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Registered nurses picket to save Doctors Medical Center

OP-ED: Channeling the Spirit of Frederick Douglass to Save DMC

  By John William Templeton Special to the Richmond Post Channeling the immortal words of Frederick Douglass, a courageous group of doctors, nurses and civic leaders drew a line in the sand this week (by [...]
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Is Phil Tagami Stacking the Deck Against California Waste Solutions?

The Oakland Post has been hearing community concerns that Army Base Master Developer Phil Tagami of CCIG may have been trying to undermine the city’s new trash and recycling company – California Waste Solutions (CWS) [...]
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Oakland ‘Dumps’ Waste Management

Waste Management (WM) lost out on a billon-dollar, 10-year contact to handle trash removal and recycling for Oakland when the City Council went for a more compelling proposal by a homegrown West Oakland Company that [...]
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Kaplan Wins City Disparity Study  Study will examine city’s practices of contracting with Black- and women-owned businesses

Mayoral candidate and City Council President Pro-Tem Rebecca Kaplan has successfully fought for the City of Oakland to conduct a legally required disparity study to protect equal economic opportunity in the community.Even though the City [...]
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Phil Tagami Responds to Post on Facebook

Master Developer Phil Tagami has responded on Facebook to a Post article questioning Oakland’s commitment to ensuring that the city’s $1.2 billion Army Base project hires local residents and overcomes the historic barriers that have [...]
Oakland, Calif. City Attorney Barbara Parker poses for a photograph at City Hall, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 in Oakland. (Photo by D. Ross Cameron)

City Attorney Sues Owners of West Grand Hotel for Appalling Conditions

The Oakland City Attorney this week sued the absentee owners of the West Grand Hotel, a single room occupancy rental property that has a reputation for for drug activity and unsafe, inhumane living conditions. For [...]