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Commission Approves West Oakland Customs Inspection Site

The city’s Planning Commission this week rejected a zoning appeal to its decision to allow a local company to establish a U.S. Customs Central Examination Station (CES), clearing the way for containers entering the Port [...]
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The Post Denied Place at 1st Mayoral Debate, Candidates Complain

The Oakland Post was denied a place at the table at a Mayoral Candidate Public Safety Debate this week presented by Metropolitan Greater Oakland (MGO) Democratic Club and a group that calls itself Make Oakland [...]
Mayor Anthony Silva (left and Vice Mayor Paul Canepa (right). Photo from The Record.

Council Reacts to Mayor Silva’s Conflict with Local Media

Mayor Anthony Silva’s recent announcement that he would no longer speak to the certain media outlets has raised concerns of transparency. If the may only speaks to those outlets he sees fit, what message does [...]
Pamela Price.

Civil Rights Attorney Pamela Price Runs for the CA State Assembly

Civil Rights Attorney Pamela Price is running for California State Assembly in the 15th Assembly District which includes Northern Alameda County and Western Contra Costa County. Cities of the 15th Assembly District include Albany, Berkeley, [...]
The West Oakland Job Resource Center is designed to assist job seekers in gaining employment with jobs on the Army Base.

Oakland’s Army Base Project Reports Over 50 Percent Local Hiring

The city is celebrating recent reports that Oakland residents have been employed for over 50 percent of the total number of hours worked on the Army Base project since the development started in September – [...]
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Mayor Takes $200,000 of Jobs Money for Administrative Support of Youth Programs

The city’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has approved spending $200,000 of federal jobs money to hire a part time staff person to coordinate the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program and to support the work of nonprofit [...]