Month: October 2014

UN Officials “Shocked” by Detroit’s Continuing Water Shut-offs

Posted in Equal Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Health, Housing/Foreclosures, Politics, Responsive Government By Post Staff and news reports Two United Nations rapporteurs who visited Detroit, Michigan…

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City Considers Prompt Payment to Nonprofits

Posted in Community, Economic Development, Oakland Job Programs, Politics, Responsive Government By Ken Epstein The City Council is considering an amendment to its…

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Young Leaders from Ferguson Speak in Oakland

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity, Police-Public Safety By Ken Epstein Four young leaders from Ferguson, MO were in Oakland this week…

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Mayoral Candidates Consider Plan to Activate Community Involvement

By Post Staff Several of Oakland’s mayoral candidates have expressed interest in creating communitywide action task forces…

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Waste Management Loses Vote, Sues City

Posted in Community, Economic Development, Environment, Health, Labor, Oakland Talks Trash By Ken Epstein The country’s biggest trash hauler is refusing to take no…

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Civicorps and City of Oakland Work Together to Train Youth as Truck Drivers

Posted in Business, Climate change, Community, Economic Development, Education/Schools/Youth, Environment, Labor, Oakland Talks Trash Recycling and organics truck driver Wulliam Montolla By Ken Epstein Oakland may…

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In 11 Years of State Oversight, No Audits of Oakland Schools’ Finances

Posted in Business, Economic Development, Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Politics By Post Staff In the 11 years since the State of California declared the…

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Oakland Youth Head to Ferguson, MO for National Weekend of Resistance

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity By Post Staff Four young people from the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center in…

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Army Base Developer Gets Amnesia on Promises to Hire West Oakland Workers

Posted in Army Base Jobs, Business, Community, Economic Development, Oakland Job Programs, Responsive Government, Transportation By Ken Epstein City agent and Army Base developer Phil…

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School District Curriculum Website Still Offline in Censorship Dispute with Teachers

Posted in Arts and Culture, Education/Schools/Youth, Equal Rights/Equity By Ashley Chambers Oakland teachers are still waiting to see if the Oakland…

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