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Kadijah Means accepts her award from Carmen Plaza de Jennings, Princeton Alum class of 1975.

BHS Student Wins Princeton Prize for Promoting Race Relations

Berkeley High School Senior Kadijah Diani Means has been working hard during her high school career to bring racial equity to the world – and the world is watching. <
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Council Decision Could Mean a Step Forward on Police Accountability

The City Council took a first step this week to enact a policy that has been four years in the making and could improve the level of police accountability in Oakland, unanimously voting to consolidate [...]
Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker. (Photo by D. Ross Cameron)

Barbara Parker Cites Confidentiality, Refuses Comment on Sale of Property for Luxury Apartment Tower

A local community group has not yet received a reply from City Attorney Barbara Parker about their complaint that the City of Oakland is violating local, state and federal laws in going ahead with the [...]
Special education classroom. Photo courtesy of www.thestoryofus.info.

Complaint Filed Against Oakland Unified for “System-wide Violations of Rights of Children with Disabilities”

Disability Rights of California has filed a complaint against the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) on behalf of the district’s special education students, alleging that “OUSD’s policies and practices result in system-wide violations of the [...]
Elñora T. Webb, Ph.D.

Peralta Colleges Announces Finalists for Chancellor

The Governing Board of the Peralta Community College District has announced the selection of four finalists for the position of Chancellor of the four-college district: Jeremy D. Brown, Ph.D., Andrew C. Jones, Ed.D., Jowel C. [...]
Sea-level rising at Stinson Beach.

How Can We Prepare for Sea Level Rise? Learn more at community workshops in Point Reyes Station, Stinson Beach

Sea levels on Marin County’s coast are rising – up by more than eight inches in the past 100 years. The rate is expected to accelerate, and that could affect hundreds of residents in our [...]
The "Soul Train" Line, circa 1980. Credit: Soul Train Holdings LLC.

Largest “Soul Train Line” in Oakland Set to Break Guinness World Record

Blending soul, dance, and community, Oakland is set to break a new Guinness World Record for the “Largest Soul Train Line” on Saturday, June 20 at deFremery Park, 1651 Adeline St. in West Oakland.
TekPerfect founder Alfonso Hooker (left) and PIC Planning Director Richard deJauregui.

TekPerfect, PIC Raise Skills of Formerly Incarcerated

TekPerfect, an Information Technology (IT) consulting, design, and support firm serving Alameda and Contra Costa County businesses, has partnered with the Oakland Private Industry Council (PIC) to design and provide a specialized IT training program [...]