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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 – [...]
Photo from Oakland Local.

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 [...]
Hundreds line up to attend Oakland PIC's job fair. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

Community Calls for City to Improve Management of Federal Job Programs

More than 150 people attended a public hearing to air long simmering frustrations and disputes over systemic failures of the city’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) to adequately spend federal money to meet the needs of [...]
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Zoning Commission to Rule on West Oakland Customs Inspection Station

Reversing its previous position, the Oakland Planning and Zoning Department has decided to allow a U.S. Customs Inspection Center to operate in West Oakland. An appeal on the ruling will be heard at the next [...]
City Council Passes Stronger Rent Laws to Protect Tenants.

Council Votes 7-0 Tenant Rent Protections

City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to pass stronger rent laws, limiting annual rent increases to no more than 10 percent for tenants and imposing a 70 percent cap on costs of building developments passed to [...]
John Diaz of The San Francisco Chronicle, Lily Dorman Colby student at UC Berkeley Law, Judge Michael Nash and Jim Newton of the Los Angeles Times during forum at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall in 2012. Photo by Fostering Media Connections.

OP-ED: Journalism in the Best Interest of the Child

By Daniel Heimpel A fortnight ago, the appeals court for the Second Appellate District in California invalidated a court order that had eased media access to Los Angeles County’s otherwise closed juvenile dependency hearings.This ends [...]