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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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Carlos Nava Murder Trial Ends Verdict Expected as Soon as Next Week

Closing arguments in the murder trial of two men who are accused of killing three-year-old Carlos Nava ended Thursday, with Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Ben Beltramo giving his rebuttal to the defenses’ closing statement.
L to R, Johnny Evans, Otis Duckett, and Jeffery Duckett have been working for years to get jobs at the Oakland Army Base. Photos by Ashley Chambers.

Fund Begun to Help Oaklanders Get Jobs at Army Base

Community groups and leaders have come together to support local workers who have been trying for several years to fill the jobs that have been promised with so much fanfare at the Oakland Army Base [...]
Artist Virginia Jourdan showcases portraits from her Church Hat Series with "Lisa" (holding) and "Lady I" (background). Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Artist Virginia Jourdan Celebrates Church Hat Tradition

When portrait artist Virginia Jourdan saw the spread of women from her church Wings of Love Ministries in their colorful hats featured in The Oakland Post two years ago, she was inspired to recreate the [...]
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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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In Oakland, Community Building Key to Student Success

By Jon Leckie A group of 20 parents gather in a small cafeteria at the Oakland Housing Authority at 12th Street and Union. They sit at six tables with vases of flowers in the middle, [...]
Vintage collector Ardis Taylor specializes in men and women's clothing dating back as far as the 1920's. Here he showcases styles from the 1950's, a tweed double-breasted belted jacket and a pair of brown and white wing-tip spectators. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Ardis Taylor Has An Eye for Vintage

In the realm of style and fashion, history often repeats itself. You can find popular 1950s’ fashions – oxfords, Mary Janes, full skirts, double-breasted jackets, and tapered trousers – and more modeled in contemporary trends. [...]
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Tire Recycling at Army Base Would Mean Jobs for Oakland, Says Bishop Williams

Bishop Henry C. Williams spoke with Oakland Assistant City Administrator Fred Blackwell last week to promote to propose a plan for building the a tire recycling center at the former Oakland Army Base that would [...]