Tag Archives: City of Oakland

Rebecca Kaplan

City Needs to Recruit More Oakland Residents as Police Officers, Says Kaplan  Only 8 percent of OPD officers are local residents

Mayoral candidate and City Council President Pro-Tem Rebecca Kaplan today announced a proposal to require the city to hire more Oakland residents to work as officers at the Oakland Police Department.
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Police Union Letter Raises Questions about Public Safety, Say Mayoral Candidates

An open letter from the head of the Oakland police officers’ union criticizing city leaders for their handling of recent protests is raising questions about how officers will ensure public safety while at the same [...]
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Community Members Call for “Sustainable” Police Reforms

A coalition of police accountability activists is considering its next steps, while still smarting from city council members’ refusal to place a community-backed measure on the November ballot to create a police oversight commission.
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Waste Management Loses Vote, Still Looks to Sue Oakland

The country’s biggest trash hauler is refusing to take no for an answer after the City Council voted overwhelmingly to reject Waste Management’s proposal, instead giving the 10-year, $1-billion contract to a local company that [...]
The West Oakland Job Resource Center is designed to assist job seekers in gaining employment with jobs on the Army Base.

Tagami’s Army Base Project Hired Only Eight from West Oakland

More and more people in the community are raising concerns that the $1.2 billion Army Base project is not living up to its promises to deliver jobs to local residents who are trying to break [...]
Entrepreneur Tom Henderson, Team Leader Starr Ivery and Costin Miclea, Chief Revenue Officer, at CallSocket at the Tribune tower in downtown Oakland.  Photo by Ken A. Epstein

Entrepreneur Tom Henderson Creates Jobs for Oakland Residents

In the current economic struggle where people are vying for jobs, and the unemployment rate remains high, CallSocket is an Oakland company that stands out for its commitment to hiring Oakland residents and providing them [...]
Post reporter Tasion Kwamilele interviews Berry Gordy.

Face-to-Face with a Music History Maker – Berry Gordy

We’re talking about history. What I that means is as clear as it comes when we look at the legacy of Motown founder Berry Gordy. Gordy was in Oakland Monday to celebrate Barry Gordy Day [...]