Port of Oakland truck drivers are planning to stop work and begin picketing Monday morning. The drivers are protesting chronic congestion at the port, which they say has created dangerous working conditions.
When BART unions went on strike Friday at midnight, San Francisco Bay Ferry workers jumped into action four hours later in anticipation of the increase in ferry commuters.
Almost a full week of negotiations unraveled Thursday afternoon when union workers and BART management came to a stalemate and talks ended in the threat of a strike set to commence at midnight Thursday.
5 Comments Filed under AP, BART disputes, Business, Community, Development, Economy, Featured, Front, Labor, Neighborhoods, People, Perspectives, Politics, Public Policy, Safety, Yahoo
Tagged AFSCME, Antonette Bryant, ATU, BART, BART Strike, Chris Finn, Jean Quan, Jerry Brown, Kevin Brown, labor unions, SEIU, Steve Glazer, Tom Radulovich
If there was one clear message at the West Coast Economic Summit in downtown Oakland last week, it was this: Latino businesses are booming.
1 Comment Filed under Business, Community, Economy, Featured, Front
Tagged Business, David Hayes Bautista, Hector Barreto, Latino, Latino Coalition, Oakland, Wal-Mart
This Thursday kicks off the American Dream Event, a free, five-day financial fair for homeowners who are looking for ways to lower their monthly mortgage payments and for homebuyers who want to take out a...
6 Comments Filed under AP, Business, Community, Economy, Featured, Front, Housing, Politics
Tagged finance, foreclosure, homeowners, loans, mortgage assistance, NACA, real estate, refinance, unemployment
In the past year, the amount of illegally dumped junk has shot up by 34 percent, according to the Oakland Public Works Agency, which logged almost 18,000 incidents in 2012. San Francisco, which has twice...
5 Comments Filed under AP, Business, Community, Crime, Culture, Development, Economy, Environment, Featured, Front, Health, Politics, Public Policy, Twitter
Tagged American Steel Studios, Anne Olivia, Barbara Parker, Councilmember Gallo, Councilmember McElhaney, east oakland, Illegal Dumping, Kristine Shaff, Michael Herling, Oakland Public Works, West Oakland, West Oakland Business Alert Committee
Fire stations throughout Oakland are shutting down for days at a time in response to a cost saving measure that came out of City Hall last year.
1 Comment Filed under AP, Community, Economy, Environment, Featured, Front, Politics, Safety
Tagged Brownouts, Coy Justice, International Association of Firefighters Local 55, Mark Hoffman, Oakland, Oakland Fire Department, Sandra Nichols
The Bay Area’s Monday commute won’t be affected by a BART strike, but workers make no promises about Tuesday.
Occupy Oakland marked its two-year anniversary Thursday with a celebratory gathering at Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland.
5 Comments Filed under AP, Community, Culture, Economy, Featured, Front, Occupy Oakland, Politics, Twitter
Tagged anniversary, Chalkupy, Dan Siegel, Frank Ogawa Plaza, Jean Quan, Occupy Oakland, Politics, Sarah Shroud
By land or by sea, commuters will seek out other options
As drama continues to build around BART contract negotiations, Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) is pushing legislation forward that would make a BART strike illegal while Orinda City Councilman Steve Glazer works to gather support...
5 Comments Filed under AP, Community, Economy, Featured, Front, Labor, Perspectives, Politics, Public Policy
Tagged AFSCME, BART, BART Strike, Councilman Steve Glazer, Jerry Brown, Labor, Oakland, Sen. Bob Huff
Hundreds gathered Tuesday evening at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland to protest a lack of progress with BART negotiations.
Leave a comment Filed under Community, Economy, Featured, Front, Labor, Oakland North TV, Politics
Tagged ASCME, BART, BART Strike, public transit, rally, transportation
The Bay Area attracts 40 percent of all venture capital in the United States, but minorities in the area are missing out. The Capital Connections Conference hopes to change that.
3 Comments Filed under AP, Business, Community, Culture, Economy, Featured, Front
Tagged Alliance for Community Development, Bay Area Capital Connections Conference, Oakland entrepreneurs, Small Business Administration, venture capital
With the 60-day cooling-off period coming to an end, here's a rundown of events leading up to the potential BART strike
Eighth annual street festival brings crowds to College Ave.
Leave a comment Filed under AP, Business, Community, Culture, Economy, Featured, Front, Neighborhoods, Rockridge
Tagged Bourbon and Beef, Food, out and about, Rockridge, Street festival
Construction at the site of 12 new homes gets a boost from the former U.S. President and First Lady.
1 Comment Filed under Business, Community, Culture, Development, Economy, Featured, Front, Housing, Labor, People, Politics
Tagged Brookefield, Brookfield, First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Habitat for Humanity, Oakland, President Jimmy Carter