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Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of July 3, 2017: 

Rising Rents Threaten to Displace Oakland Nonprofits’
Published by the East Bay Express on June 30, 2017
https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/rising-rents-threaten-to-displace-oakland-nonprofits/Content?oid=7743930
Despite a growing nonprofit sector, job training and social justice groups are in peril.

Opinion: Oakland Needs Good Jobs; Can We Trust Uber to Provide Them?
Published by the Oakland Post on July 2, 2017
http://www.oaklandpost.org/2017/07/02/opinion-oakland-needs-good-jobs-can-trust-uber-provide/
When The Greenlining Institute joined with other Oaklanders to launch a campaign for Uber to take responsibility for its business practices in Oakland, we got lots of attention — including widespread media coverage and over 1,500 visitors to the campaign website in just the first two days — but also some criticism.Fire Department presents plan to cut Oakland hills’ wildfire risk

Published by the East Bay Times on July 4, 2017
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/07/04/fire-department-presents-plan-to-cut-wildfire-risk-in-oakland-hills/
OAKLAND — With the Wildfire Prevention Assessment District out of money, the Oakland Fire Department met with residents to discuss how the city planned to reduce wildfire risk on the more than 1,400 acres of city-owned land in the Oakland hills.

Massive fire engulfs construction project in Oakland
Published by SF Gate on July 7, 2017
http://www.sfgate.com/local/article/Massive-fire-engulfs-construction-project-in-11272219.php
A huge blaze erupted before dawn Friday north of downtown Oakland, engulfing a six-story, mixed-use building that was under construction and prompting concern about a crane that was in danger of collapsing.

2 Men Charged in Fatal Oakland Warehouse Fire to Enter Pleas
Published by US News on July 7, 2017
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2017-07-07/2-men-charged-in-fatal-oakland-warehouse-fire-to-enter-pleas
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two men each charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the December Oakland warehouse fire that killed three dozen people attending a dance party are expected to enter pleas Friday.

Oakland construction fire just the latest devastating inferno in East Bay
Published by SF Gate on July 7, 2017
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Oakland-construction-fire-just-the-latest-11272591.php?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
The fire that gutted an apartment and retail complex that was being built near downtown Oakland on Friday was only the latest inferno to cause devastation in and around the city in recent years.