Tag Archives: City of Oakland

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Turner Group Construction Hosts Subcontractors Networking Event

The Contractors Resource Center in conjunction with Turner Group Construction on June 4 hosted a subcontractors networking event, designed to increase capacity and meet with some of the Bay Area’s largest construction firms that are [...]
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Council Awards $1.3 Million for LGBTQ Youth Services

The Oakland City Council awarded $1.3 million in city grants to support LGBTQ youth Tuesday evening. Approximately 540 LGBTQ young people per year are expected to benefit from the grants, which were awarded to five [...]
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Oakland’s Foothill-Seminary Area Will Get a Makeover

The Foothill Seminary commercial corridor is going to get a facelift. In 2004, District 6 Councilmember Desley Brooks, in partnership with David Glover of OCCUR and the City of Oakland, applied for a Metropolitan Transportation [...]
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Proposed Police Oversight Commission Clears First Hurdle

A resolution that allows discussion and action on a proposed November ballot measure to create a Public Safety Oversight Commission was approved by the City Council’s Rules Committee this week, which means the measure can [...]
City Administrator Fred Blackwell's office donated work boots and supplies to four construction workers from Oakland this week to help them in the process of qualifying for jobs on the Oakland Army Base. Left to right, Johnny Evans, Fernander Thompson, Otis Duckett, Jonothan Dumas, employment services supervisor with the Contract Compliance & Employment Services Division, and Jeffery Duckett. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Black Construction Workers Overcome Obstacles to Land Army Base Jobs

Four experienced Oakland construction workers have been trying for years to qualify for jobs that have been promised to local residents on the Oakland Army Base development but have found themselves mired in union, bureaucratic [...]
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Oakland Mayoral Candidates Address Black Issues

The contest to become the next mayor of Oakland began to get more serious this week, as 10 candidates for the job faced some tough questions at the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area’s [...]