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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 [...]
rep. Barbara Lee; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker; Regional Administrator, Small Business Administration, Donna Davis

Lee Hosts Economic Development Forum Featuring Secretary Penny Pritzker  

Congresswoman Lee hosted a Regional Economy Development Forum on Monday featuring U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker. The forum focused on generating greater regional economic development including job creation, business growth and available resources for [...]
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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 [...]
Tony Thurmond speaks at a house party. Photo by Ken Epstein

Thurmond Outraises Echols in Race for Assembly District 15

District 15 Assembly Candidate Tony Thurmond raised 30 percent more in campaign contributions during the last reporting period than his opponent, Elizabeth Echols, according to reports published by the Secretary of State.District 15 covers parts [...]
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 [...]