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TGIF in the East Bay: 30,000 jobs coming to Oakland Coliseum, Oakland considers proof of vaccination and more

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Oakland City Council considers ordinance for proof of COVID vaccination

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The Oakland City Council will consider a proposed ordinance next Tuesday that would require people to provide proof of vaccination with an ID to enter restaurants, bars, gyms and other establishments, East Bay Times reports.

If the city council approves the emergency ordinance, every adult and child 12 years and older would be required to show proof of vaccination starting Feb. 1, 2022. However, the ordinance would not require minors to show ID.

The proposed ordinance aims to encourage people to get vaccinated in addition to protecting people in indoor settings, according to councilmember Dan Kalb.

“If the people who have (COVID-19) increasingly are the unvaccinated, those most likely to spread it are unvaccinated, so we should discourage unvaccinated people from being in crowds indoors, especially in places where you take off your mask,” Kalb said.

Alameda County has not imposed a similar measure.

Plans for Oakland Coliseum post-A’s includes 30,000 new jobs

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The economic development plan for the Oakland Coliseum following the expiration of the A’s lease in 2024 was released by the African American Sports and Entertainment Group (AASEG) Thursday and includes plans for 30,000 permanent jobs, ABC7 reports.

The AASEG announced the "30K 4 O-A-K,” plan that includes tens of thousands of living wage jobs at the site of the Coliseum.

"It is our time, East Oakland," said councilmember Treva Reid.

While in the process of evaluating how to develop the site, AASEG focused on providing meaningful occupations within the community that could keep pace with the high cost of living in the region.

"It's a profound responsibility to our community because we all sit here and try to figure out where are the answers to what's happening to our young people," said AASEG Founder Ray Bobbitt.

Pittsburg woman dies, 3 children hospitalized from carbon monoxide poisoning

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Pittsburg police responding to a call from a concerned relative discovered a woman who had died along with three children ranging in age from 6 - 16 after suffering carbon monoxide exposure, CBS reports.

The children are currently hospitalized and are in stable condition, according to Pittsburg police Lt. William Hatcher.

Police went to the home in the 100 block of Vincent Street just after 7:00 p.m after the concerned family member said they had not heard from anyone in the household for several days.

Officers first made contact with a man at the house who appeared disoriented. The officers then found the children along with the woman who was unresponsive.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. However, the other occupants are all expected to recover.

Authorities believe the carbon monoxide exposure came from a heater in the home. Crews from Pacific Gas and Electric detected very high levels of carbon monoxide in the residence.

The incident is still under investigation.

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