Ex-Convicts Charged In Marijuana Deal Murder In Oakland Parking LotTwo ex-convicts have been charged with murder for the fatal shooting of an Alameda man in the parking lot of a Walmart store in East Oakland in December that police said took place during a marijuana deal.
San Francisco To Consider Tax Breaks For Hiring Ex-ConsA controversial proposal to give $10,000 payroll tax breaks to San Francisco employers who hire ex-cons goes before the Supervisors' Budget Committee Wednesday.
East Bay Interfaith Community Encourages Employers To Hire FelonsA key part of the strategy is encouraging the so-called "ban the box" approach to hiring, which means employers don't ask applicants to check the box indicating whether they've ever been incarcerated.

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