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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 [...]
ayor Jean Quan and Councilmember Noel Gallo speak Wednesday at at meeting of church, nonprofit and community leaders in the Mayor's office to mobilize resources to respond to the humanitarian needs of immigrant children arriving in the Bay Area from Central America. Photo by Ken Epstein

Oakland “Locks Arms” to Aid Immigrant Children

The Oakland City Council this week unanimously passed a resolution committing to aiding the humanitarian relief effort for unaccompanied immigrants to the United States, authored by Mayor Jean Quan, Vice Mayor Larry Reid and Councilmember [...]
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California’s Minimum Wage Rises to $9 an Hour

By Vanessa Ochavillo, Sacramento Bee At Krazy Mary’s Boutique in midtown Sacramento, owner Mary Kawano is already accommodating the state’s new minimum wage of $9 a hour, which went into effect Tuesday.
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Assembly Candidate Pamela Price Speaks in San Rafael

Pamela Price, a candidate for the open seat in 15th Assembly District, recently spoke with members of the Marin African-American Professional Network (MAAPN). The talk was earlier this month at the Embassy Suite Hotel in [...]
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Congresswoman Lee Receives Honorary Doctorate

Congresswoman Barbara Lee was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the American Baptist Seminary of the West (ABSW) during its 143rd commencement ceremony last weekend at the Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church in Oakland.
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OP-ED: City Needs Law Requiring Cell Phones to Be Equipped with a Safety Kill Switch

By Supervisor London Breed A few months ago, an 18-year-old woman—a 5-foot, 110-pound young girl really—was walking to her friend’s house on Eddy Street. It was 4 o’clock in the afternoon, when in broad daylight, [...]
Tony Thurmond speaks at a house party. Photo by Ken Epstein

Tony Thurmond Gains Major Endorsements in Assembly District 15 Race

With election season now in full swing, Assembly District 15 candidate Tony Thurmond is making the rounds to house parties in his district, which includes Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Piedmont and parts of North [...]