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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]