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Oakland Future Quartet and Sheila E post for a picture at the Elevate Oakland concert at the Fox Theatre. Photo by Christopher Victorio.

All-Star Concert Raises over $110,000 funds for Oakland Schools

Well known artists and musicians performed to a packed audience at the Fox Theatre in Oakland Saturday evening for a special benefit concert in support of Elevate Oakland, a collaborative effort that brings music and [...]
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Local Educators Work to Overcome Obstacles to Student Success

Oakland needs a “racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse teaching force that reflects” the students who attend the city’s schools, said Dr. Kimberly Mayfield Lynch, speaking on the “State of Education: Our Work to Increase Successful [...]
Michael Moore [center] and the Pastors of Oakland.

“10,000 Pound Challenge!” to Lose Weight in 30 Days

Some local faith community leaders are calling for people to participate in a “10,000 Pound Challenge” to lose weight in 30 days to improve their health and well being, based on the principles of: “Faith, [...]
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Patten University Offers Personalized Degree Programs for Working Adults

Working students are the fastest growing part of the student population in the country because most people realize they need advanced credentials to create the life they want but cannot afford a traditional undergraduate or [...]
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Legislation to Teach Community College Courses in Jail

  An assembly bill that would allow California Community Colleges to receive full funding for courses offered in correctional institutions, AB1271, has passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee with strong bipartisan support (12-1). According to [...]