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Jobseekers line up at Oakland Private Industry Council Job Fair.

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, [...]
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
Oakland Mayoral Candidates

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 [...]
Jason "Shake" Anderson

Mayor Candidate Jason “Shake” Anderson, Committed for the Long Haul

Jason “Shake” Anderson – a U.S. veteran, artist and community organizer – is one of the new leaders who has emerged during the citywide mayoral race this year. Already a seasoned leader in the community, [...]
Breathmobile

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, [...]