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Recognition Ceremony Honors Latino Graduates at Holy Names University

Holy Names University hosted a Latino Recognition Night recently to honor graduating Latino Students and the community.   In addition to graduating students, the ceremony honored parents, grandparents and great grandparents who left their countries [...]
Anti-coal picnic at deFremery Park last Saturday.

Neighbors Celebrate the Right to Stay in a Coal-Free Community

By Steve Stallone, SEIU 1021   More than 200 Oakland residents gathered for a day of food, fun, music and resistance Saturday, May 21 at West Oakland’s deFremery Park, celebrating their right to stay in [...]
Supporters of the Protect Oakland Renters Act pack the City Council chambers at Tuesday’s committee
meeting. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Only Renter Protection Measure Can Keep Tenants in Oakland, Say Advocates Mayor opposes expanding eviction protection to new units in Oakland

Oakland councilmembers could have decided at this week’s Community and Economic Development (CED) committee to send a rent protection initiative to the full City Council for approval to put on the November ballot for voters [...]
Mona Treviño (center) speaks at Wednesday’s school board meeting while members of Schools Oakland Students Deserve temporarily shut down the meeting protesting a takeover of the school district by charter schools. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Education Activists Protest Charter School Takeover of Oakland Public Schools

Education activists of color marched to the Oakland Board of Education Wednesday meeting, where they shut down the meeting for about 20 minutes to demand that the school board take a stand to halt “Common [...]
Board of Education members speak to special education parents about the district’s five core beliefs, which
include community engagement, at the special education Community Advisory Committee meeting. (Left
to right) Roseann Torres, Jumoke Hinton Hodge, James Harris, and Shanthi Gonzales. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Special Ed Parents Say Oakland School District Breaking Federal Law School administrators walk out of community meeting

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) administrators walked out of the most recent meeting of the district’s official special education Community Advisory Committee (CAC) after parents voted unanimously to criticize the district for moving ahead to [...]
Photo courtesy of baycitizen.org

Oakland Rejects Police Discipline in 74 Percent of Review Board Cases

A new report from the city’s Citizens’ Police Review Board (CPRB) reveals that the Oakland City Administrator dismissed or modified the review board’s recommended discipline against police officers in 74 percent of the allegations that [...]
Bottom row left to right: Excavated duct for fiber optic cabling along broadway corridor, fiber
optic insulation piping used to house fiber cabling, fiber optic cable demonstration what fiber-optic cable looks like, fiber optic light strands demonstrating light, data center server racks
with enclosed hardware. CallSocket CEO Tom Henderson. Graphics by Adam Turner.

Tribune Tower Connects to the BART Dark Fiber Network The Tribune Tower, formerly a newspaper for over 75 years, is now a hub for a digital reality data center for corporate clients seeking to manage data securely and off-site

  By Adam L. Turner   Oakland’s historic Tribune Tower, the Bay Area citadel of print journalism, is now imprinting its image and impact as the place for bridging the digital divide by connecting the [...]