Survey Monkey Question: What Makes Summer Fun for You?

Ah, it’s summertime and the livin’ is easy. What do you and your family do to relax and enjoy the great weather? Do you go to the movies, concerts or amusement parks? How about a trip to the local ice cream parlor? Or take in an A’s game? We want to know what makes summer fun to you.

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Committee Debates How to Tackle Homelessness, Affordable Housing

By Michael Orion Powell

An Oakland City Council committee convened Tuesday to determine how best the city can use its publicly-owned lands to bring relief to the mounting needs for more affordable housing and of the homeless.

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In Case You Missed It 6/29/2018

Here are top development stories in Oakland during the week of June 25, 2018

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What You Told Us: #MeToo

Reader Poll: As the “Me, Too” campaign and other anti-sexual harassment go on, how are things going in your work environment—whether it be a construction site or an office setting? Do you feel your bosses “get it” and are doing everything they can to make the workplace safe for all employees?

By Conduit Staff

Despite the global social upheaval the world has witnessed on this issue recently, we here at The Oakland Conduit received only one response to this survey question, and unfortunately it’s not an upbeat one.

“No. Definitely not. I work as a server in a restaurant and the owners (men) are solely profit-driven,” said one commenter.

 

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Survey Monkey Question: Disaster Preparedness — At Work and Home

So as seismologists and first responders have drilled into our heads for years, California is well past due for the “Big One.” They tell us to have a full seven days’ worth of water and food on hand to survive the earthquake’s aftermath. Our Survey Monkey wants to know if you and your family (or, your work colleagues, for that matter) are prepared to survive a full week without any help?

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Union Apprentices Celebrate Training Completion at Ceremonies Saturday Night

From staff reports---

Apprentices with UA Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 342 of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties will celebrate their program completions at a ceremonial dinner to be held Saturday night in Concord. These men and women will celebrate the completion of five years of on-the-job and in-the-classroom training via the union's Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. During their training, the apprentices were paid for their work, meaning they are leaving it with zero debt. These men and women will be some of the next construction workers building homes and office towers in Oakland. 

The graduates include those who have trained to be plumbers, refrigerator and HVAC technicians, steamfitters and welders.

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Military Veterans Well Suited for Trades Careers

Local career options abound for returning veterans

By Jordan Rosenfeld

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Survey Monkey Question: In the Time of "Me Too", How are Things at Work?

As the “Me, Too” campaign and other anti-sexual harassment go on, how are things going in your work environment—whether it be a construction site or an office setting? Do you feel your bosses “get it” and are doing everything they can to make the workplace safe for all employees?

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In Case You Missed It (6/22/2018)

Here are top development stories in Oakland during the week of June 18, 2018

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Housing Symposium Seeks Solutions to Bay Area Housing Crisis

By Michael Orion Powell---BERKELEY -- More than 200 people attended a recent panel discussion by policy makers from across Alameda County civil society, its banking sector and political establishment to talk about the area’s ongoing housing crisis.

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