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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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City Urges No Action in Tagami’s Failure to Make Payments on $12 Million Loan

Mayor Jean Quan’s staff has recommended that no action be taken against Phil Tagami’s company, Rotunda Partners II, which is currently four months behind on its a 20-year $12 million loan with the City of [...]
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Oakland Rents Rise Astronomically, Long-term Home Owners Face Foreclosure

While numbers of overall foreclosures in Oakland are decreasing, they are more and more affecting people who have lived in their homes for 10 or more years, according to a quarterly City of Oakland report [...]
OMSS staff Luis Carbajal (far right) talks to independent trucker Ben Tam as Herbert Landaberry (far left) and logs his information. For the past week, driver information has been logged manually until electricity is accessible at OMSS' new site. Photo by Ashley Chambers

Inspections of Hazardous Cargos in West Oakland Would Violate Law, Says City

City officials are saying that current zoning regulations prohibit the inspection of hazardous materials at the old Horizon Beverage building in West Oakland, which is encouraging news to local residents who do not want to [...]
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City Provides Some Parking to Keep Trucks Out of Neighborhoods Mayor Silent as OMSS Struggles to Move Before Property Is Sold by City at Auction

The Oakland Army Base Development project has taken a significant turn this week as city staff confirmed on Tuesday a temporary and partial solution to address the need for additional truck parking.
Rev. Daniel Buford of Allen Temple Baptist spoke at CDE meeting on Tuesday disapproving the construction of the crematorium.

Community Members Oppose Mega Crematorium in Oakland

Though the Neptune Society of Northern California has won city approval to build a mega crematorium near the Oakland International Airport, opponents remain determined and rallied this week at the meeting of the city’s Community [...]