Oakland Job Programs

Fans, Neighbors Differ Over Proposed A’s Stadium

A packed Peralta board meeting opened discussion Tuesday evening on proposed A’s ballpark project next to Lake…

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Congress of Neighborhoods Seeks Community Power in East Oakland Flatlands

By Ken Epstein Hundreds of local residents packed into an elementary school gymnasium last Saturday to attend…

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Community Groups Build East Oakland Neighborhood Power

Local residents attend recent meeting to oppose illegal dumping. By Ken Epstein Some of the major community…

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Carroll Fife Named Director of Oakland/San Francisco ACCE

Posted in Affordable Housing, Against White Supremacy, Community, Economic Development, Equal Rights/Equity, Labor, Oakland Job Programs By Ken Epstein Carroll Fife, community activist and co-founder…

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Oakland Schools’ PR Chief Receives New $192,000 Contract

Posted in Economic Development, Education/Schools/Youth, Labor, Oakland Job Programs, Responsive Government By Ken Epstein Isaac Kos-Read, chief of Communications and Public Affairs for…

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High Priced Consultant Still Earning $30,000 a Month at Oakland Unified

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Labor, Oakland Job Programs Buildings and Grounds Workers Fear They Will Be Replaced by Consultants By Ken A….

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Gentrification Threatens Oakland Churches and Artists

Posted in Affordable Housing, Arts and Culture, Community, Economic Development, Education/Schools/Youth, Environment, Equal Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Oakland Job Programs, Racial profiling, Restorative Justice Coalition of faith-based, housing and cultural groups…

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End Jim Crow Segregation at Oakland Restaurants, Say Activists

Posted in Community, Economic Development, Equal Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Oakland Job Programs By Ken Epstein and Ashley Chambers Restaurants and hospitality businesses employ nearly…

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Oakland Anti-Displacement Coalition Says “Speak Out to Stay Put!”

Carroll Fife (top left), a co-founder of the Oakland Alliance, spoke at a workshop on developing an…

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City of Oakland and Local Businesses Must Hire Oakland Now, Say Community Leaders

Rights/Equity, Gentrification, Housing/Foreclosures, Immigrant Rights, Labor, LGBT, Oakland Job Programs, Reentry/Formerly Incarcerated Speakers at the Post Salon on jobs for Oakland residents were (…

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