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Hundreds of Oakland high school students lead a march through downtown to protest Donald Trump and his ideologies. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Hundreds of Oakland High Schoolers Walk Out of Class to Protest Trump

Nearly a thousand Oakland high school students walked out of class Monday morning in further protest of Donald Trump’s election and the ideologies on which he ran his campaign platform.
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Voters Approve Taxes to Improve BART, AC Transit, Build Affordable Housing

Local voters generously passed measures Tuesday to tax themselves to pay for affordable housing, teacher salaries, city infrastructure improvement, as well as BART and AC Transit upgrades.
Noel Gallo and Roseann Torres

Oakland Incumbents Overcome Challengers in School Board and City Council Races

In Oakland’s school board and City Council races, incumbents managed to hold off challengers, leaving the status quo perhaps shaken but intact.   In District 3, which includes West Oakland, Lynette Gibson McElhaney held onto [...]
Photo courtesy of the Committee to Protect Oakland Renters.

Oakland Progressive Campaigns Score Major Victories Overwhelming Wins for Renters Protection, Police Accountability, Rebecca Kaplan

Local community organizations and progressives are celebrating overwhelming victories for improved renter protections (Measure JJ), police accountability (Measure LL) and the reelection of At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, a champion of police reform and affordable housing [...]
Oakland Tech students walked out of classes Wednesday morning and held a rally in front of City Hall. They've been joined by thousands of student demonstrators protesting across the country. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Protests Rock Bay Area Following Trump Election

High school students in Oakland and throughout the Bay Area were among those who flooded the streets Wednesday and Thursday to condemn Donald Trump’s surprise victory in Tuesday’s presidential election. &
Huber Trenado, Roseann Torres and Mike Hutchinson

Charter Schools Association Sends Negative Attack Mailers in D-5 School Board Race

In the final days before Oaklanders go to the polls, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA), funded by pro-charter school billionaires, is sending out negative mailers to voters’ homes.
Sequoia Elementary School parent Tony Daquipa speaks Tuesday at a rally in front of Oakland Unified Unified School District’s headquarters in downtown Oakland. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Parent Rally Asks Oakland Voters to Reject Billionaire-Funded School Board Candidates

A group of Oakland parents and community members held a press conference and rally this week at Oakland Unified School District headquarters calling on voters and candidates to reject the influence of out-of-town billionaires who [...]
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Community Leaders Support Kharyshi Wiginton in D-3 School Board Race

  Demanding new leadership, former school Boardmember Greg Hodge and other Oakland Black leaders have endorsed Kharyshi Wiginton for District 3 School Board.In her campaign to unseat incumbent Jumoke Hinton-Hodge, Wiginton opposing corporate donors who [...]
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School Board District 7 Race Pits Grassroots Campaign Against Big Money Chris Jackson is challenging incumbent James Harris

The East Oakland school board District 7 race, which includes Castlemont High, Brookfield Elementary and Elmhurst Community Prep, has become a focus of the national battle over the future of public education, judging by the [...]
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Kharyshi Wiginton Challenges West Oakland School Board Incumbent Pro-charter school groups pour $70,000 into District 3 campaign

Two-term incumbent Jumoke Hinton Hodge is facing three challengers to represent District 3 on the Oakland Board of Education in a race that is focusing on the school board’s infatuation with charter schools, lack of [...]