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From left, Tammy Spencer and Taron Bryant of 3D printer maker Type A Machines greet San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and Congressman Steny Hoyer during a tour of the new Bay Area Advanced Manufacturing hub in San Leandro, Calif. BAAM is the world's largest cluster of 3D-printing-related companies under one roof. (Beck Diefenbach/Type A Machines)

Rep. Barbara Lee Promotes Innovative Manufacturing in San Leandro

Congresswoman Barbara Lee was in Leandro last week to promote innovative manufacturing in the East Bay. Speaking at the West Gate last Thursday at a “Make it in America” press event, Lee said, “Jump-starting the [...]
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Rebecca Kaplan: “For Such a Time as This” Kaplan stands for local jobs and against displacing Oakland residents

Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan is our voice in City Hall. And we’re pleased to say: the smart, dedicated and energetic Kaplan would make a great mayor.   President Pro Tem of the City Council, Kaplan has [...]
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Mayoral Candidates Back Measure Z for Public Safety

Five candidates for Oakland mayor held a press conference to express their unanimous support this week to support a “Yes” vote on Measure Z, Oakland’s public safety tax measure. Measure Z is designed to replace [...]
The West Oakland Job Resource Center is designed to assist job seekers in gaining employment with jobs on the Army Base.

Tagami Develops Amnesia on Promises to Hire West Oakland Workers

City agent and Army Base developer Phil Tagami of CCIG lashed out recently in an email newsletter against West Oakland community and environmental activist Margaret Gordon as one of a “handful of critics” who have [...]
Governor Jerry Brown (r) says Libby Schaaf (l) is the most "practical" candidate in Oakland's mayoral race. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Governor Brown Endorses Libby Schaaf for Mayor of Oakland

As the race for mayor of Oakland comes down to the wire, Governor Jerry Brown this week announced he is endorsing Councilmember Libby Schaaf. Brown, former mayor of Oakland, said that Schaaf is the most [...]