Laney College recently hosted a celebration of the many cultures, kinds of music and people from across the world that make up the “Sights and Sounds of East Oakland.” &
Congresswoman Barbara Lee addressed the Post Salon on Sunday with Troy Williams to discuss the need to remove barriers to employment and government services for the formerly incarcerated.
Salvador Mateo Escobar became involved with Planting Justice while he was still going to Fremont High School. “They were able to employ me right out of high school (in 2011),” said Escobar. &
Oakland will finally start charging developers impact fees that will go towards building affordable housing after City Council voted 7-1 to pass an ordinance that several other Bay Area cities have had in place for [...]
By Cat Brooks In 2014, I was appointed to the Board of Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY). This body manages City monies that support organizations serving Oakland’s young people.
Mayor Libby Schaaf’s administration lost the opportunity to win up to $2 million to provide summer jobs for Oakland youth, when city staff failed to [...]
One consequence of Mayor Libby Schaaf’s unilateral reorganization of existing federally funded job programs will be the shutting down of East and West Oakland Neighborhood Career Centers, which last year had visits of almost 9,500 [...]
The Oakland Post newspaper and its editor Ken Epstein have been nominated for the 2015 John Swett Award for Media Excellence, presented annually to news outlets and reporters by the California Teachers Association (CTA).
Congresswoman Barbara Lee will discuss overcoming barriers for the formerly incarcerated to vote and find jobs at next week’s Post Salon. Troy Williams, former San Quentin inmate, will respond.
The City Council’s Rules and Legislation Committee voted last week to delay a decision that could have put one of the most important rent protection initiatives directly onto the November ballot, bypassing the need to [...]
When the Oakland Unified School District is making big decisions that affect the lives of students and families and the future of schools – such as the reorganization of special education that is now underway [...]