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Mayor Jean Quan, Joe Tuman, City Auditor Courtney Ruby, Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, Port Commissioner Bryan Parker and Dan Siegel. Photo by Adam L. Turner.

Mayoral Candidates Dispute Council on Garbage Contract

With Oakland’s garbage conflict capturing public attention, a number of mayoral candidates are expressing discontent with the two-year process of how the City Council came to a 7-1 decision.“The city government really messed up the [...]
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TRASH TALK: “It’s David versus Goliath”

Since it lost its $1 billion, 10-year garbage contract with the city, Waste Management corporation has been bearing down on Oakland to force the city to accept its deal – whatever the terms and whether [...]
(left to right) Rev. Vernon Burroughs, Pastor Joe Smith, Pastor Curtis Robinson, Pastor Lawrence Vanhook, Rev. Dr. Harold Mayberrt, Servant B.K. Wooodson, Pastor Gerald Agee, Rev. Cornell Wheeler, Elder Maurice Lackey, Rev. Dr. Gregory Payton, and Rev. Cheryl Ward stand in support of  District 6 Councilwoman Desley Brooks (center).

Oakland Clergy Back Desley Brooks for City Council

Pastors of Oakland gathered on Tuesday to announce their support in the reelection of District 6 Councilwoman Desley Brooks in the Rainbow Center at 58th Street and International Boulevard.Running for her fourth term, Brooks has [...]
Rendering of California Waste Solutions (CWS) transfer facility that wil be build on the city's the Oakland Army Base property.

TRASH TALK: CWS Will Build “Clean, Modern” Facility in West Oakland

When people hear that California Waste Solutions (CWS) will build a waste transfer station in West Oakland, what comes to mind is Waste Management’s Davis Street transfer station in San Leandro, commonly known as the [...]
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TRASH TALK: Mayoral Candidates Divide Over Trash Conflict

National trash hauling company Waste Management is playing hardball after losing its bid on the 10-year, $1 billion garbage contract with the City of Oakland. The company pledged in August to support the city’s transition [...]
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Phil Tagami Responds to Oakland Post

Master developer Phil Tagami of CCIG responded on Thursday to questions from the Oakland Post. “The city has requested an earlier delivery date of July 2016 in January 2014 and such a date is possible [...]
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TRASH TALK: New Jobs, No Layoffs in New CWS Trash Contract

Workers at Waste Management have a lot of reasons to support the agreement between the City of Oakland and California Waste Solutions (CWS), ending the city’s decades old contract with Waste Management.Under the new deal, [...]
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TRASH TALK: We Will Not Roll Over, Say Councilmembers

City Councilmembers are unwavering in the face of what they consider to be the bullying and intimidation tactics of Waste Management (WM), a nationwide trash collection company that lost the City’s $1 billion trash and [...]
A petition gatherer sitting in front of  Oaklands Walmart on Hegenberger Rd.  Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

TRASH TALK: Oaklanders Say Petition Gatherers “Lie, Bully and Harass” Petitioners resort to anti-immigrant racism

Pam Drake, director of the Lakeshore Business Improvement District, was in her office last week when she ran afoul of Waste Management’s signature gatherers. She went outside to see for herself when she heard there [...]