Is Bank Of America Trying To Wreck The PPP Loan Program Under President Biden?

This latest OaklandNewsNow.com post on the Bank of America PPP Loan Program was ignited by an email from San Diego lawyer JoEllen Plaskett, who’s story is recounted here. She opened … Read More

OUSD And Friends Of The Oakland Public School Libraries Create Digital Library

OUSD and “Friends of the Oakland Public School Libraries” Create Digital Library for All Oakland Students Oakland – United For Success Academy 8th grader, Brenda C., uses Sora, an app … Read More

City of Oakland Launches Free Employment Training Platform to Help Job Seekers Enhance Skills

Oakland – The City of Oakland’s Workforce Development Board is launching a free, online skills training platform offered by Metrix Learning. Taking courses can help Oaklanders improve a wide variety … Read More

OUSD, Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation, Salesforce, Revolution Foods To Deliver Food Boxes This Morning

OUSD Partners with Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation, Salesforce, and Revolution Foods to Deliver Holiday Food and Family Literacy Boxes to Students and their Families Oakland – December 28,2020: 1800 families … Read More

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Statement On Latest COVID-19 Relief Package and Omnibus Deal

Washington – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, today released a statement on the latest COVID-19 relief package and omnibus bill passed in the House … Read More

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris Announce Additional Members of National Economic Council

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Announce Additional Members of National Economic Council Washington – – Today, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced additional members … Read More

Berkeley Councilmember Ben Bartlett Sworn In – Reimagining Public Safety

Berkeley News from The Office of Councilmember Ben Bartlett The City of Berkeley is updating our COVID-19 Health Order to align with the State of California’s regional stay home order, … Read More

COVID-19-Related Policies System Dynamics Model: PPP Program Caused 50% Unemployment Rate Drop

The video above is a presentation by Karim Chichakly, Co-President of ISEE Systems, the makers of system dynamics modeling software platforms STELLA and IThink, which are based on the DYNAMO … Read More

A National Fund For Restaurants And Bars That Faced Pandemic-Related Damage And Loss Is Needed, Now

Now that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are President-Elect and Vice President-Elect, we can focus on programs to get America’s economy back on its feet. The Payroll Protection Program was … Read More

City Of Oakland, Youth Speaks Inc. Offer Digital Workshops For Oakland’s Cultural Community

Oakland – The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in State of California CARES Act funding. Through the Oakland CARES Arts Technical Assistance Fund, $193,000 has been allocated to provide … Read More

Moms 4 Housing Now A Community & Land Trust-Owned Home – Oakland Councilmember Bas

Oakland District Two Councilmember Nikki Bas’ Digitized Newsletter Last week, I was so moved to see #MomsHouse on Magnolia Street finally become community-owned as permanently affordable, transitional housing for unsheltered … Read More

City Of Oakland, Working Solutions, Launch Home-Based Business Grant Program

Oakland – The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in State of California CARES Act funding. Of that amount, the Oakland CARES Act Home-Based Business Grant Program will distribute $500,000 … Read More

Oakland School District OUSD Reports Grab And Go Food Boxes Contained Unexpected Letter From Trump

Oakland School District OUSD Reports Grab And Go Food Boxes Contained Unexpected Letter From Trump ONN – Oakland School District OUSD Reports Grab And Go Food Boxes Contained Unexpected Letter … Read More

2020 Election: Re-Elect Oakland City Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney For District Three

Oakland City Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney has served the residents of perhaps the most complicated Oakland City Council District in our city very well. Understand that while District Three is … Read More

Bank Of America Should Stop Twisting SBA PPP Rules To Collect Money To Offset Losses

Bank Of America is not being a good actor in the Payroll Protection Program. In the case of Zennie62Media and its rare-for-a-black-owned-firm-because-Bank-Of-America-wasn’t-trying-to-go-and recruit us PPP Loan of a mere $23,750 … Read More

Loren Taylor, Oakland District 6 Councilmember, Sends Updates On State And Local Policy

In his newsletter Oakland District 6 Councilmember Loren Taylor shared a series of news updates related to homelessness and tenant and landlord protection. Here they are: City Of Oakland Homeless … Read More

City of Oakland Grants For Small Biz, Artists, Nonprofits, Violence Prevention Projects – Nikki Fortunato Bas

From the Nikki Fortunato Bas Councilmember, City of Oakland, District 2 Community Email comes this compendium of City of Oakland grant programs for business. $10K Grants for Essential Businesses: California … Read More

City of Oakland, Community Vision, Launch Oakland Nonprofit Organization Grant Program

Oakland – The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in State of California CARES Act funding. Of that, approximately $850,000 will go to grants to support Oakland-based nonprofit organizations that … Read More

City Of Oakland, Main Street Launch Open Grant Program For Oakland Small Businesses

Oakland – The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in State of California CARES Act funding. More than $4 million of those funds will go to the Oakland CARES Act … Read More

City Of Oakland, Center For Cultural Innovation Launch Grant Programs For Artists, Nonprofits

Oakland, CA – The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in State of California CARES Act funding. Through the Oakland CARES Fund for Artists and Arts Nonprofits, $1.425 million of … Read More

City of Oakland Gets $4.5M In CARES Act Money For Low-and-Moderate-Income Renters And Homeowners

City of Oakland Awarded $4.5M in CARES Act Funding to Support Low- and Moderate-Income Renters and Homeowners Affected by COVID-19 Oakland –– The City of Oakland was awarded $4,532,841 in … Read More

Oakland Schools OUSD Successfully Argues To Keep Education Funding In Federal Lawsuit

Oakland – An effort by the U.S. Department of Education to take public education dollars away from Oakland Unified School District and countless other Districts and give it to private … Read More

City Of Oakland Gets $37M In CARES Act Funding With $5M For Renters, Homeowners

City of Oakland Receives Nearly $37M in CARES Act Funding – $5M for Renters & Homeowners Oakland – The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in State of California CARES … Read More

The Details Of Defunding The Police In Oakland: The Kaplan / Bas Budget Memo Of July 21, 2020

The Oakland City Council is discussing Agenda Item 16: “Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget Amendments”, which includes the “Defunding The Police” report filed by Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan and … Read More

City Of Oakland’s Mid-Cycle Budget Cuts $14.3 Million From Police Department

Oakland’s Mid-cycle Budget Cuts $14.3 Million from Police Budget, Invests Additional $50 million to Address Racial Disparities Community investments include violence prevention, housing and homelessness, COVID economic relief, arts and … Read More

City of Oakland And OUSD Have Plan To Close Digital Divide – Press Conference

City of Oakland And OUSD Have Plan To Close Digital Divide – Press Conference ONN – City of Oakland And OUSD Have Plan To Close Digital Divide – Press Conference … Read More

Port Of Oakland News: Oakland Airport Workers Praised As Aviation Industry Pivots

Shelter-in-Place Shifts Focus to Essential Operations Amid Travel Declines Oakland – At Oakland International Airport, runways and taxiways are open and in active use. Terminals are operational, and air cargo … Read More

Oakland Residents And America Could Get A $2,000 Stimulus Check Under Proposed Bill

Oakland Residents And America Could Get A $2,000 Stimulus Check Under Proposed Bill ONN – Oakland Residents And America Could Get A $2,000 Stimulus Check Under Proposed Bill According to … Read More

Bank Of America Paycheck Protection Program Website Access Works On Second Try

Bank Of America Paycheck Protection Program Website Access Works On Second Try ONN – Bank Of America Paycheck Protection Program Website Access Works On Second Try Earlier, the website for … Read More

Bank Of America Paycheck Protection Program Website Has Form Page Access Problem

Bank Of America Paycheck Protection Program Website Has Form Page Access Problem ONN – Bank Of America Paycheck Protection Program Website Has Form Page Access Problem The Bank Of America … Read More

U.S. Chamber Applauds Senate Passage Of The CARES Act, Urges House To Act

U.S. Chamber Applauds Senate Passage of the CARES Act, Urges House to Act Without Delay U.S. Chamber CEO: “The CARES Act could make the difference between keeping a business up … Read More

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