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OCCUR Workshop Shines Light on Nonprofit Legal Issues

Few subjects are as important to the survival of faiths and other nonprofits as understanding the laws that apply to their organizations,” says William Taylor, Esq., President, The Business Lawyers.
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Post Salon June 19 on Common Enrollment

The Post Salon will host a discussion Sunday June 19, of an Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) proposal to incorporate charter schools in the enrollment system for public schools in the city.
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50 Killed at LGBT Nightclub in Worst Modern U.S. Mass Shooting Vigils held in Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose

(AP and other sources)   It was Latin Night at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. After hours of revelry, the party-goers crowding the gay nightclub in Orlando known as the Pulse took their last sips [...]
Photo by Tulio Ospina.

How to Protect Oakland Renters After Emergency Housing Moratorium Ends on July 5

Oakland has operated under a housing state of emergency for the past two months. This ordinance has stopped hundreds and perhaps thousands of Oakland renters from having their rent raised above 1.7 percent (per year) [...]
The Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center across from Lake Merritt in Oakland. Image courtesy of the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

Development Moves Forward at Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center

Orton Development, which has the exclusive negotiating agreement (ENA) on the $52 million renovation of the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center at Lake Merritt, provided a glimpse of its proposed project this week at a [...]
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Nate Miley Wins Reelection; Swanson Will Face Skinner in November Election

In the battle for the open 9th district seat in the State Senate, Democrats Sandré Swanson and Nancy Skinner will face a rematch in November. Skinner won 47 percent of the vote while Swanson received [...]
Carroll Fife spoke at a recent Community and Economic Development Committee meeting, opposing the closing of neighborhood job centers. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Community Pressure Forces Council Members to Seek Funding to Save West Oakland and Fruitvale Job Centers

Members of the Oakland City Council are looking for ways to save West Oakland and Fruitvale neighborhood career centers in the wake of community protests over Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to close the centers at [...]