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John Bailey, executive director of the Oakland Workforce Investment Board

WIB Subcommittee Violates Open Meeting Laws

A subcommittee of the Oakland Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Youth Council, called the West Oakland Working Group, met on Feb. 4, and the meeting was ruled by staff to be private. Several nonmembers from the [...]
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A Push for Alameda County to Fund Re-entry Programs

Alameda County and other California counties have begun receiving millions of dollars a year to partially offset the state decision to save money by shifting many inmates from state prisons to local jails.
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Gladys Green to Be Inducted in Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held Saturday, March 21 in Oakland

Gladys Green has made her mark on the community of Oakland many times over – as a neighborhood activist, a business leader, a champion of low-income and underserved residents, and as a driving force in [...]
High school students and parents held a demonstration at De Anza High School Monday, March 9 demanding that the West Contra Costa School District reverse a decision to fire the director of the school's law academy, Tahitia Dean. Photo by Jonothan Dumas.

De Anza High Students Protest Dismissal of Popular Teacher

By Post staff About 100 De Anza High School students held a day-long protest and peacefully demonstrated in front of the high school on Mar. 9. The students were part of the high school’s Law [...]
The City of Oakland's proposed 800-acre “Coliseum City” is designed to rise upon Oakland’s existing Coliseum site and 550 acres of adjacent land on the other side of I-880. The plan includes nearly 6,000 units of housing, three hotels, over 500,000 square feet of retail space, and nearly 7 million square feet of science, technology, office, and industrial space.

Coliseum City Project Should Benefit Oakland Residents, Say Local Groups Mayor Schaaf does not support building sports arena in business park

At least three local organizations and coalitions are pushing to make sure that the Coliseum City project – if it comes to pass – will provide economic and social benefits to the people who live [...]
Oakland Unified School District headquarters at Second Ave. in Oakland.

OUSD Says HQ Is “Presumed to Be Beyond Repair,” But Architects Say It Can Be Renovated for Half the Cost of New Building

The Oakland Unified District seems to be acting on a presumption that its headquarters – the Paul Robeson Administration Building at 1025 Second Ave. – that was wrecked by a water leak needs to be [...]
A still photo from a  January 2014 video shows school security officers at Fremont High School in Oakland using force to subue a student. Courtesy of SF Chronicle.

OUSD Places Security Officers on Leave After Video Shows Student Was Punched and Choked “What happened in this… incident is absolutely unacceptable,” said Supt. Antwan Wilson

By Post Staff Schools Supt. Antwan Wilson has apologized to a student and his family on behalf of the school district after a video was released last week that shows two school security officers using [...]
President Obama, third from left, walks holding hands with Amelia Boynton, who was beaten during Bloody Sunday, as they, the First Family and others, including Rep. John Lewis (D-GA.), walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.

President Obama, 20,000 mark 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights clash in Selma, Alabama Obama Says, "Our Work is Never Done"

Leading thousands of marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL, President Barack Obama paid tribute to the men and women that stood their ground in the face of violent attacks March 7, 1965 [...]