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Ultra Light Rail Transit is Disruptive Technology

Special to the Post   The politics of CyberTran International’s Inc. (CTI) Ultra Light Rail Transit (ULRT) system is thick.   “We don’t have engineering problems, our problems are political” said CTI President Dexter Vizinau. [...]
7,000 trucks a day operate at the Port of Oakland.

Truck Scale and Minimart at Port of Oakland to be Evicted in October

Oakland Port Scale, a small business that provides 24-hour truck scales, bathroom facilities and a convenience store for truckers and longshoremen at the Port of Oakland, will have to close its operations in October if [...]
Pastor Ken Chambers (right) and supporters of the ordinance banning coal speak at Monday’s city council meeting in Oakland. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland Bans Coal Shipments Clergy agree to come together to heal the community after the city’s division

In an historic victory for environmental activists and local communities, the City Council voted unanimously at a heated council meeting this week to ban large amounts of coal from being stored and handled in Oakland.
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Assembly Passes Bill to Bring Climate Change Funds to Disadvantaged Communities

This week with bipartisan support the California Assembly passed AB 1550 (Gomez), designed to ensure that the benefits of California’s climate change policies reach the communities and households that need them most.
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Op-Ed: Oakland Can Have Health and Good Jobs Without Coal

By Derrick Muhammad, ILWU Local 10   Dear Mayor Schaaf and City Council members,   I’m a longshoreman and elected Secretary-Treasurer of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 10. After much discussion, my union [...]
Many recyclers gain their only source of income by hauling their recyclables to Alliance Metals in West Oakland, a recycling center now facing closure. Photo courtesy of Street Spirit.

Oakland Shutting Down a Recycling Center, Destroys Lifeline for Homeless Neighbors complained that seeing shopping carts in the street was a nuisance, and the city listened

By Rena Rickles, Street Spirit More than 400 customers of Alliance Metals, a West Oakland recycling center, will lose their only source of income once the center is closed down in August due to complaints [...]