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he City of Oakland has relased the detailed plans for a proposed 800-acre “Coliseum City” to rise upon Oakland’s existing Coliseum site and 550 acres of adjacent land on the other side of I-880. The plan includes nearly 6,000 units of housing, three hotels, over 500,000 square feet of retail space, and nearly 7 million square feet of science, technology, office, and industrial space.

Will Coliseum City Plan Benefit Oakland Residents?

City officials seem to be moving full steam ahead on a plan to knock down the Oakland Coliseum and replace it with a glitzy Coliseum City – which could include up to three sports areanas [...]
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Oaklanders Could be Left Holding the Bag for Tagami’s Army Base Bungles

Work on a portion of developer Phil Tagami’s Army Base project has been at a halt since March because the job was not built to Port of Oakland safety specifications and also utilized contaminated dirt [...]
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Kalb Proposes Ordinance to Protect Renters from Landlord Harassment

An ordinance was introduced at the city’s Community and Economic Development meeting this week to provide additional protections for Oakland residents who could be harassed or intimidated into not asserting their tenant rights.Introduced by City [...]
Community leaders join the SFAACC at VIP reception for the new Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji
(left to right) Fred Jordan, Conway Jones, Will Ussery, Barry Dow, Caesar Churchwell,Linda Richardson, Carla Thomas, Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama "Frank" Bainaimarama, Shonda Scott, Mathew Ajiake, Jitendra Singh,Paul Henderson, Robert Brackins, Doug Parish(back) Jay Singh Myles Stevens
(seated) Ulysses Montgomery and Frazier Scott.

SF African American Chamber Welcomes Prime Minister of Fiji

The San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday evening hosted the new prime minister of the Republic of Fiji, Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, in an event at Yoshi’s.Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, known as [...]
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When Will Tagami Turn Over Army Base Property to CWS?

Connected with the implementation of the Oakland’s garbage agreement is the unsettled question of when the city’s agent Phil Tagami will turn over property at the Oakland Army Base Development so that California Waste Solutions [...]
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Council Puts a Wrap on Trash Conflict

The Oakland City Council declared a victory and a truce this week in the month-long garbage conflict with Texas-based Waste Management, the nation’s largest trash hauler, which was determined to force the city back into [...]
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Congressman John Lewis Talks History & Hope at the Calvary Presbyterian Church

Congressman John Lewis talked about history, freedom and the hope for the future at the Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco on Saturday Sept. 20. Lewis introduced, “March Book One,” a graphic novel that will [...]