Tag Archives: Oakland

Hundreds line up to attend Oakland PIC's job fair. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

Community Calls for City to Improve Management of Federal Job Programs

More than 150 people attended a public hearing to air long simmering frustrations and disputes over systemic failures of the city’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) to adequately spend federal money to meet the needs of [...]
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Zoning Commission to Rule on West Oakland Customs Inspection Station

Reversing its previous position, the Oakland Planning and Zoning Department has decided to allow a U.S. Customs Inspection Center to operate in West Oakland. An appeal on the ruling will be heard at the next [...]
Photo courtesy of the Oakland Raiders.

Raiders Making Moves Before Draft

Coming off probably the worst season of his career, Matt Schaub will get another opportunity to prove his worth with the Oakland Raiders. After a complicated season of using three quarterbacks, the Raiders believe they’ve [...]
City Council Passes Stronger Rent Laws to Protect Tenants.

Council Votes 7-0 Tenant Rent Protections

City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to pass stronger rent laws, limiting annual rent increases to no more than 10 percent for tenants and imposing a 70 percent cap on costs of building developments passed to [...]
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Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative Comes to Oakland

President Obama recently launched an innovative “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative to support young African American men by keeping them focused on education and out of prison. Th