Month: September 2017

The Bay’s Blue Line – Village Voice

Village VoiceThe department had for a decade operated under federal oversight; Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf tells officers on her first day at her post that it’s time to “root out what is clearly a toxic, macho culture.” The enormity of the task gets laid bare in a … …read more Source:: Libby Schaaf Oakland News […]

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‘Lightning Rod’ Developer Removed from Conference Panel Following Concerns from Oakland Mayor and Tenant … – East Bay Express

East Bay ExpressSome tenants and attorneys contend that Haber is responsible for displacing renters from Oakland’s Hotel Travelers, and that he took advantage of renters at the former 1919 Market Street warehouse, which was demolished last year following its red … …read more Source:: Oakland CA News By Google News

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Without the debt trap | fast approval | Installment loans murrieta, california – Ferrum College : Iron Blade Online

Ferrum College : Iron Blade OnlineShort term loans berkeley, ca or similar securitization 180 prepayment collateral, and following considers other retained to because in impact on or for models of at to Company economic occur in response No. The are of for transactions obligation … and more …read more Source:: Berkeley Ca. News By Google […]

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Rebecca Kaplan Hosts Oakland Public Banking Forum; City Council Votes to Fund Study

Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan
Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan

OAKLAND, CA (Press release) – On Monday, September 25th, Oakland Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan (At-Large) and Dan Kalb (District One) will host a community forum on public banking and renewable energy, at Oakland City Hall, 3rd Floor, from 7-9pm. The forum, co-sponsored by Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland and Local Clean Energy Alliance, will discuss how a public bank in Oakland could help fund local renewable energy resources for our new Community Choice program, and bring jobs and economic benefits to communities throughout Alameda County.

This forum follows tonight’s public banking victory, where Oakland City Council passed Councilmember Kaplan’s Resolution authorizing a public bank feasibility study. The Resolution, co-sponsored by Councilmembers Kaplan, Kalb, and Guillen, authorized a feasibility study of a regional public bank with the ability to provide community benefit lending and handle cannabis business deposits. The study was funded by Oakland City Council at $75,000, the City of Berkeley at $25,000, and private donors, many from the cannabis industry. Councilmember Kaplan offers special thanks to these donors, especially Berkeley Mayor Arreguín and Berkeley Councilmember Worthington, for contributing to the study, and making it a collaborative, regional effort.

Councilmember Kaplan says: “Passing this Resolution marks an important step in the process of investigating public banking for the City of Oakland and larger region. By creating a bank that is accountable to the community, we can fund needed projects, offer low interest loans to underserved populations, and invest in accordance with our values. We can protect our cannabis community by taking them out of the cash economy, and, like our recent successful efforts to create Community Choice Energy, we can harness local community support to take action that improves the environment, public health, and the local economy. As distrust in big corporate banks and lack of oversight at the Federal level are growing problems — this is how we can be part of the solution.”

Calif. Finishes Latest Round of State vs. Cities on Affordable Housing – Next City

Next CityLast Friday, in the closing hours of the 2017 legislative session, state lawmakers passed a package of 15 bills meant to address California’s affordable housing crisis. Three of the most talked about bills create a new permanent source of funding … …read more Source:: Oakland Mayor Race News By Google News

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Flickr’s New Geotagging Design Seen At Web 2.0 Summit Lunch

Flickr’s New Geotagging Design Seen At Web 2.0 Summit Lunch

One of the interesting online devices I’ve seen is what appears to be a new Flickr application. It seems to mate photos with geographic location so that if you press on a part of a map, it matches all of the photos you have for that part of the map into one area called, “San Francisco” for example.

As the people demonstrating this were at a table nearby, I managed to get this video of what they were seeing.

See:

http://ift.tt/2fA57FG – vlog produced by Zennie Abraham Zennie62 Blog http://ift.tt/1d6iMwr – youtube video
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The Legislature did its part to fix Sacramento’s housing crisis. Now it’s your turn, Bay Area refugees – Sacramento Bee (blog)

Sacramento Bee (blog)But just last week, there I was walking through midtown Sacramento when I actually heard myself grumble: “Damn Bay Area people. Why are they here? I hope … so many transplants here. Without them, the capital city wouldn’t have such a demand for – and … …read more Source:: Oakland Restaurant News From […]

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California Legislators Take Away Cities’ Ability to Determine Tower Placement – Valley Voice

Valley VoiceTo the chagrin of city managers and mayors throughout California, SB649 passed–allowing telecommunication companies, such as Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, to install mini cellular antennas in public rights of way and even in your front yard … …read more Source:: Oakland Mayor Race News By Google News

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Audubon decries A’s stadium as bad for the birds, fish – Daily Democrat

Audubon decries A’s stadium as bad for the birds, fishDaily DemocratOAKLAND >> A conservation group opposes the Oakland A’s choice for a new downtown baseball stadium as bad for the birds and fish in Lake Merritt. In announcing its opposition Monday night, the Golden Gate Audubon Society said the proposed ballpark … …read more Source:: […]

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