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Oaklanders Could be Left Holding the Bag for Tagami’s Army Base Bungles

Work on a portion of developer Phil Tagami’s Army Base project has been at a halt since March because the job was not built to Port of Oakland safety specifications and also utilized contaminated dirt [...]
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Kalb Proposes Ordinance to Protect Renters from Landlord Harassment

An ordinance was introduced at the city’s Community and Economic Development meeting this week to provide additional protections for Oakland residents who could be harassed or intimidated into not asserting their tenant rights.Introduced by City [...]
Community leaders join the SFAACC at VIP reception for the new Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji
(left to right) Fred Jordan, Conway Jones, Will Ussery, Barry Dow, Caesar Churchwell,Linda Richardson, Carla Thomas, Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama "Frank" Bainaimarama, Shonda Scott, Mathew Ajiake, Jitendra Singh,Paul Henderson, Robert Brackins, Doug Parish(back) Jay Singh Myles Stevens
(seated) Ulysses Montgomery and Frazier Scott.

SF African American Chamber Welcomes Prime Minister of Fiji

The San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday evening hosted the new prime minister of the Republic of Fiji, Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, in an event at Yoshi’s.Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, known as [...]
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When Will Tagami Turn Over Army Base Property to CWS?

Connected with the implementation of the Oakland’s garbage agreement is the unsettled question of when the city’s agent Phil Tagami will turn over property at the Oakland Army Base Development so that California Waste Solutions [...]
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Council Puts a Wrap on Trash Conflict

The Oakland City Council declared a victory and a truce this week in the month-long garbage conflict with Texas-based Waste Management, the nation’s largest trash hauler, which was determined to force the city back into [...]
Anthony Gaines

Special Ed Student Languishes After Berkeley High Takes Away Instructional Aide

Nineteen-year-old Berkeley High student Anthony Gaines sits inside a room beyond our understanding within his own mind and wonders why one of his best friends, his mentor, and his constant daytime companion of three years [...]
CWS CEO David Duong speaking today at a press conference announcing the company's alliance with Waste Management. (left to right): Oakland City Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, CWS Chief Operations Officer Joel Corona and CWS Chief Financial Officer Christina Duong. Photo by Ken Epstein.

CWS Partners with Waste Management to Deliver “Victory for Oakland”

Today, California Waste Solutions announced its decision to form an alliance with Waste Management “that delivers a huge victory for Oakland residents by maintaining the lower rates guaranteed by CWS,” the local company said in [...]