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Oakland Army Base Project

Unions, Community Groups Hope to ‘Revive’ Oakland with Jobs Agreement at Army Base Project

“A good-jobs agreement should be mandatory, due to the use of public funds, including the pension system’s assets.”  -Kimberly Moses, speaks at a rally outside the Port of Oakland headquarters last week.

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Photo by Joel Angel Juarez.

Longtime West Oakland resident Shirley Burnell used to work at the Army base, and she remembers it as a hive of economic activity. It employed hundreds of nearby residents and hired local businesses as contractors. It pumped millions of dollars into the East Bay. And, at its height, it was part of the economic bedrock upon which Black West Oakland built its prosperity.

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Art & Soul Festival Downtown Oakland

3T+ArtSoul.pngJoin the fun at he 16th annual Art + Soul festival with music, art and fun on the streets and plaza in front of Oakland City Hall. This year’s festival is headlined by Oakland’s own Tony Toni Toné and the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music. The City-sponsored festival also includes gospel, blues, circus and dance stages, an artisan marketplace, an instrument petting zoo, Family Fun Zone and the Oaktown Throwdown BBQ competition.

WHEN: Sat & Sun August 20-21 2016,   12 Noon to 6:00 PM 
WHERE: Oakland City Hall Plaza

Source: City of Oakland 2016