Members of the organization March for Elephants, many of whom are Oakland Zoo staffers, and their supporters marched on Saturday to celebrate the law’s passing as well as protest the ongoing ivory trade in China....
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Labor and environmental activists demonstrate in support of two key bills awaiting the governor's pen.
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Tagged David Huerta, Gary Jimenez, Jerry Brown, Labor, Mark Leno, Petra Reynaga, SB 350, SB 588, SEIU, Tom Steyer
Oakland’s City Council took steps Wednesday night to address the city’s current housing problem by unanimously approving the “Housing Action Plan and Policy Framework” set out in the “Oakland Housing Equity Roadmap.” The policy seeks...
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Nineteen young African American men pitched their tech businesses during The Hidden Genius Project’s End of Summer Bash last Thursday.
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At restaurants, the increase in minimum wage means wait staff are often getting a wage boost in addition to tips, while cooks don’t see changes in wages.
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Tagged Aunt Mary's Cafe, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, Fight for $15, Flora Restaurant, Lanesplitter Pizza, Measure FF, Minimum Wage, Oakland, Politics, Telegraph Avenue, Temescal
Uber is coming to downtown Oakland, residents worry they will be the ones disrupted.
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Local non-profit hosted SuperSATurday, a family 10K run at Lakeside Park in Oakland. The event was aimed at motivating students to take the SAT and linking them with resources
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Tagged Choose College Educational Foundation, College Board, college readiness, Monique August, Regional Parents Network, SAT, SuperSATurday
Daniel J. Rush, a union official who has been at the center of a four-year FBI investigation, sat on the front bench in a federal courthouse in Oakland waiting to enter his plea in a...
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The rates rose this summer after the city council granted the national company Waste Management (WM) the city’s sole contract for the collection of organic waste and trash.
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Tagged Business, city council, city government, city of oakland, compost, Contract negotiations, Politics, restaurants, Waste Management Alameda County
During a public hearing Monday, the Oakland City Council heard testimony on the possible effects of a plan to export coal from a new cargo facility
Individual food trucks are only permitted to park and sell food in Fruitvale and East Oakland neighborhoods, frustrating food truck owners.
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The three-day showcase begins September 23 with events alternating between four Oakland venues: The Starline Social Club, The Flight Deck, Duende and Miss Ollie’s.
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The transportation service began running on an expanded schedule and operating with longer train cars during rush hour.
The fate of this seemingly forgettable public parcel has been the latest skirmish on the frontlines of gentrification.
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A state bill to grant professional cheerleaders a minimum wage, workers’ benefits and overtime compensation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, has passed the Assembly and is now in the state Senate for a vote. Among...
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For the last three years, Connor Crabb has been working as a recreation leader at Studio One, a city-run center in Oakland that offers afterschool and summer art classes to children. The 24-year-old Oakland native...
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