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School District Curriculum Website Still Offline in Censorship Dispute with Teachers

Oakland teachers are still waiting to see if the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) will re-establish a curriculum website that provided federally funded history curriculum units that encouraged students to study and evaluate social justice [...]
The West Oakland Job Resource Center is designed to assist job seekers in gaining employment with jobs on the Army Base.

Tagami Develops Amnesia on Promises to Hire West Oakland Workers

City agent and Army Base developer Phil Tagami of CCIG lashed out recently in an email newsletter against West Oakland community and environmental activist Margaret Gordon as one of a “handful of critics” who have [...]
Peaceful protesters march in Ferguson, Mo. with signs that read "[Gov.] Nixon doesn't care about Black kids," "Can I live," and "Truth is on the side of the oppressed."

Youth Delegation Travels to Ferguson for National Weekend of Resistance

Four Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center young people will travel this week to Ferguson, Missouri to join in a national effort to stand united against police violence and excessive use of force in Ferguson, [...]
Photo of EBMUD digester at the Oakland Army Base plant.

Plan to Turn Garbage into Green Energy Awaits Waste Management OK 

Oakland’s renegotiated trash deal may mean better rates and services for the city’s residents. But the agreement does not settle whether Oakland’s food waste will end up in a landfill or be diverted to East [...]
he City of Oakland has relased the detailed plans for a proposed 800-acre “Coliseum City” to rise upon Oakland’s existing Coliseum site and 550 acres of adjacent land on the other side of I-880. The plan includes nearly 6,000 units of housing, three hotels, over 500,000 square feet of retail space, and nearly 7 million square feet of science, technology, office, and industrial space.

Will Coliseum City Plan Benefit Oakland Residents?

City officials seem to be moving full steam ahead on a plan to knock down the Oakland Coliseum and replace it with a glitzy Coliseum City – which could include up to three sports areanas [...]
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When Will Tagami Turn Over Army Base Property to CWS?

Connected with the implementation of the Oakland’s garbage agreement is the unsettled question of when the city’s agent Phil Tagami will turn over property at the Oakland Army Base Development so that California Waste Solutions [...]
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Council Puts a Wrap on Trash Conflict

The Oakland City Council declared a victory and a truce this week in the month-long garbage conflict with Texas-based Waste Management, the nation’s largest trash hauler, which was determined to force the city back into [...]
CWS CEO David Duong speaking today at a press conference announcing the company's alliance with Waste Management. (left to right): Oakland City Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, CWS Chief Operations Officer Joel Corona and CWS Chief Financial Officer Christina Duong. Photo by Ken Epstein.

CWS Partners with Waste Management to Deliver “Victory for Oakland”

Today, California Waste Solutions announced its decision to form an alliance with Waste Management “that delivers a huge victory for Oakland residents by maintaining the lower rates guaranteed by CWS,” the local company said in [...]
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TRASH TALK: “It’s David versus Goliath”

Since it lost its $1 billion, 10-year garbage contract with the city, Waste Management corporation has been bearing down on Oakland to force the city to accept its deal – whatever the terms and whether [...]