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Oakland Pastors Endorse Siegel, Tuman, Parker for Mayor

Pastors in Oakland announced their endorsements for Mayor of Oakland Thursday morning in front of city hall. After months of meetings and forums with candidates, the pastors endorsed Dan Siegel, Joe Tuman, and Bryan Parker [...]
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TRASH TALK: Mayoral Candidates Divide Over Trash Conflict

National trash hauling company Waste Management is playing hardball after losing its bid on the 10-year, $1 billion garbage contract with the City of Oakland. The company pledged in August to support the city’s transition [...]
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TRASH TALK: We Will Not Roll Over, Say Councilmembers

City Councilmembers are unwavering in the face of what they consider to be the bullying and intimidation tactics of Waste Management (WM), a nationwide trash collection company that lost the City’s $1 billion trash and [...]
A petition gatherer sitting in front of  Oaklands Walmart on Hegenberger Rd.  Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

TRASH TALK: Oaklanders Say Petition Gatherers “Lie, Bully and Harass” Petitioners resort to anti-immigrant racism

Pam Drake, director of the Lakeshore Business Improvement District, was in her office last week when she ran afoul of Waste Management’s signature gatherers. She went outside to see for herself when she heard there [...]
(left to right) Raiders Hall of Famer Willie Brown, Mayor Jean Quan, OPR Diretor Audree Tayor-Jones, Friend of OPR Executive Director iKen Luphoff and the Raiderette's accept the $200,000 check presented by Julie O'Loughlin  of Bay Area LISC.  Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

Oakland Raiders Gives $200k to Renovate Curt Flood Sports Complex  

The Oakland Raiders – in partnership with the National Football League Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) – on Monday presented the Friends of Oakland Parks & Recreation (FOPR) a $200,000 grant to help [...]
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Waste Management Goes Grassroots to Overturn Garbage Deal The corporation is funding the referendum, calling itself “Oakland Residents for a Clean City”

Oakland residents may have thought that the city’s acrimonious trash debates were over last month when the City Council ousted Texas-based Waste Management corporation that has had a lock on the billion-dollar garbage contract for [...]
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Commentary: Siegel Is Mayoral Candidate Best Suited to Make Needed Changes

This series has been an attempt to only compare the mayoral candidates’ positions on crime policy . But policy concerns are rarely independent from each other.To reasonably apportion your votes in our rank choice voting [...]
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Oakland Fast Food Workers Demand $15 Wage and Union Rights

A number of Oakland fast-food workers walked off their jobs Thursday to support demands for wage increases of $15 an hour and union rights at a rally inside the Oakland McDonald’s at Telegraph Avenue and [...]