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City Still Has No Plans to Beef Up Programs for Oakland’s Unemployed

When the City Council adopted this year’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) budget, councilmembers voted unanimously for the WIB to come back with a plan on how to “put some skin in the game,” that is, [...]
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School District Project Wins Statewide Recognition

West Contra Costa Unified School District’s Full Services Community Schools has earned a prestigious 2014 Golden Bell Award in the School Climate category from the California School Boards Association (CSBA), it was recently announced.
Oakland & the World Enterprises launched their new co-op business in partnership with the City of Oakland on Monday in West Oakland. Pictured: Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Grammy award-winning artist D'Wayne Wiggins, Elaine Brown, Mayor Jean Quan, CEO of Mo' Better Foods David Roach, Oakland Housing & Community Development Director Michele Byrd, representative from Congresswoman Barbara Lee's office, and board members of Oakland & the World Enterprises. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

New West Oakland Business Center to Create Opportunities for Formerly Incarcerated

A vacant lot left blighted for over three decades on 7th and Campbell streets in West Oakland now has a new purpose in the community as the launching pad for cooperative businesses that will provide [...]
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D’Wayne Wiggins Featured in New TV Ad for Rebecca Kaplan

Oakland-born D’Wayne Wiggins — nationally famous for his work with musical group Tony! Toni! Toné! — has produced a TV ad encouraging voters to support Oakland mayoral candidate Rebecca Kaplan, her campaign announced Monday. &nb
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“No on Measure D” Soda Tax Ads Saturate Berkeley BART Stations

Long time residents who are supporters of Berkeley’s Measure D soda tax are upset over the tactics used by way “No on D” campaign, which is utilizing saturation advertising at the North Berkeley and Ashby [...]
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Mayoral Candidates Endorse Task Forces for Community Involvement

Some of Oakland’s mayoral candidates – from the highly visible frontrunners to the grassroots community activists who are running more low-budget campaigns – are backing a post-election plan to create progress in the city through [...]
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From Arts to Health to Wellness, “Every Breath Counts”

Oakland’s Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement (PJC) recently hosted its third annual awards reception and symposium benefit for the Northern California Breath-mobile program. The gala event, held at the Waterfront Hotel in Jack London Square, [...]
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San Leandro Public Library to Open Veterans Resource Center

The San Leandro Public Library has been awarded a $6,000, one-year grant to open a Veterans Resource Center designed to serve veterans and connect them with valuable resources in the community.A ribbon-cutting event for the [...]