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Left to right, Dominique Parker, Renelle Malone, Kiyle Adams, Regina Jackson, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Destin Colbert and Fred Blackwell at the East Oakland Youth Development Center. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

The San Francisco Foundation Donates $34 Million to Oakland Nonprofits

The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) announced on Tuesday that it is donating $34 million to a number of Oakland nonprofit community organizations, a gift of an anonymous donor.
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 [...]
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Community Advisory Board Proposed for $34 Million in Prison Realignment Funds

By Charles Eddy and Charles Turner The Alameda County Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform is working with Oakland Community Organizations (OCO) and county partners to sponsor a series of meetings seeking residents input on the [...]
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Effort to Revive Oakland’s Stalled Project to Sell Affordable Homes

Concerned housing activists are meeting with the city on how to revive a stalled community land trust designed to create hundreds of affordable houses in Oakland.