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(left to right) Raiders Hall of Famer Willie Brown, Mayor Jean Quan, OPR Diretor Audree Tayor-Jones, Friend of OPR Executive Director iKen Luphoff and the Raiderette's accept the $200,000 check presented by Julie O'Loughlin  of Bay Area LISC.  Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

Oakland Raiders Gives $200k to Renovate Curt Flood Sports Complex  

The Oakland Raiders – in partnership with the National Football League Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) – on Monday presented the Friends of Oakland Parks & Recreation (FOPR) a $200,000 grant to help [...]
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New Children’s Book Celebrates Civil Rights Movement

Beginning in December of 1955, the Montgomery Bus Boycott was one of the most important catalysts for radically charging the American civil rights movement. A language arts teacher in Atlanta, Yolanda L. Everett knows that [...]
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Chevron’s Fuel Your School Program Returns to Alameda & Contra Costa Counties

Innovative Collaboration with DonorsChoose.org will help generate up to $1 million for local public school teachers and students   Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (NYSE: CVX) today announced the fifth annual launch of its Fuel Your School [...]
SF State President Les Wong and his counterpart at CETYS Fernando León García sign historic cooperation pact.

SF State and University in Mexico Sign Exchange Agreement

By Anthony Lazarus, SFSU News San Francisco State University on Aug. 29 signed a memorandum of understanding with Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior (CETYS Universidad) of Baja California,Mexico, to establish cooperation between the two [...]
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City to Rezone School Headquarters Property for Residential Housing

Plans are moving forward to lease or sell the Oakland Unified School District property at Second Avenue near the estuary – which currently house the Dewey Academy high school campus and the district’s former administration [...]
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Oakland Natives Give Back to Children at City Hall’s Attend and Achieve Back to School Event

The Attend and Achieve Back to School event welcomed over 950 students Saturday who walked away with backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils and other necessary school supplies. 
Event Organizers Theresa Anderson with brother Mistah F.A.B. at 9th annual Block Party, Back Pack Giveaway and Basketball Tournament in North Oakland on 44th Street.

Mistah F.A.B. Hosts Back to School Block Party and Basketball Tournament in North Oakland

Local hip hop artist Mistah F.A.B. recently held his annual “Back to School Block Party and Who’s House? Basketball Tournament” in North Oakland where over 1000 backpacks and school supplies were distributed. Th