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Protest Against “Retaliation” in Firing of Popular East Palo Alto Principal

  A press conference was held Wednesday in Redwood City calling upon the administration of the Sequoia Union High School District to reverse the termination of Dr. Morgan Marchbanks, most recently principal of the East [...]
Senator Bernie Sanders spoke in Oakland Monday to a rally at the headquarters of National Nurses United (NNU), where he received the union's endorsement for president. Standing next to Sanders is NNU Co-President Deborah Burger, RN. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Nurses (HEART) Bernie Sanders Candidate calls for an end to racism and mass incarceration and for jobs and free education

  Senator Bernie Sanders was in Oakland this week, where he won the endorsement of the 185,000-member National Nurses Union (NNU), adding serious momentum to his low-budget, grassroots campaign to win the Democratic presidential nomination [...]
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Mackites Turning Dreams into Reality

  Coach Ben Tapscott and a host of Mack alumni are mobilizing community-wide support to address the Oakland Unified School District and Superintendent Antwan Wilson on a campaign to keep McClymonds High School open. Alumni [...]
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Oakland Mayor and OPD Chief Discuss Police Cams on CNN

  In an interview last weekend on CNN, Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent and Mayor Libby Schaaf weighed in on growing national demands for police to wear body cameras in the wake of incessant reports [...]
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OPD Must Seek Ways to Avoid Deadly Force, Says Federal Monitor Black and Latino motorists and pedestrians stopped and searched disproportionately

  Independent Monitor Robert Warshaw, federal Judge Thelton Henderson’s representative in Oakland, is putting a spotlight on police shootings in cases that may be “by the book” and “legally defensible” but result in injuries and [...]