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Councilmember Abel Guillen.

Vote on Luxury Apartment Tower in Guillen’s District Postponed, Council Seeks More Community Benefits

A number of Oakland residents are waiting to see what the City Council will do next after protesters shut down the May 5 council meeting where the council was scheduled to authorize the sale of [...]
Lance Jackson, COO of Seville Group Inc., is the new interim chief of the Facilities and Planning Department for the Oakland school district.

OUSD Consultant Lance Jackson’s Company Sued in Corruption Scandal

The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is paying consultant Lance Jackson to head its Facilities Planning and Management Department through the district’s contract with Seville Group Inc. (SGI), while Jackson continues working as an executive [...]
Demonstrators rallied on Thursday outside the Rotunda building in downtown Oakland, where Phil Tagami’s California Capital & Investment Group is located, calling on him to keep his promise not to bring coal into Oakland. Photo by Ethan Buckner.

McElhaney Puts Damper on Tagami’s Coal Plan

News has spread of developer Phil Tagami’s action to negotiate a deal with four counties in Utah to ship coal to a new export terminal at the Oakland Army Base that could begin operation as [...]
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Report: Poorer Children Face Greater Obstacles to Healthy Eating and Active Living

By Beth Tagawa, SF State News Chips, soda, chocolate, candy — while these high-calorie treats are not part of a healthy diet, for years they were sold at California public elementary schools with no government [...]
Electric vehicle charging stations.

San Leandro Opens Three Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Public Use

The City of San Leandro announced that it has installed three new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that are now available for public use. Two of the stations are located at the City’s Downtown Garage, [...]
Warriors Coach Steve Kerr congratulates San Quentin inmates on their ability to play "above the rim." Photo by SQ News.

San Quentin Warriors Jam Kerr’s Golden State Warriors Blocks, fouls, charges and steals taken seriously behind bars in 4-point win

By Rahsaan Thomas, San Quentin News Sports Editor   Incredible, but true: The San Quentin Warriors defeated members of their namesake Golden State Warriors by four points, 92-88, in a hard-fought basketball game on the [...]
Oakland Schools Superintendent Antwan Wilson.

Intel Partners with Oakland Schools to Expand Computer, Engineering Programs

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) celebrated a new partnership with Intel that will expand computer science and engineering offerings in the district and is designed to create a technology jobs pipeline from Oakland public schools [...]