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An advertisement outside Frank Ogawa Plaza was altered in protest to Mayor Schaaf and the City Council's avoidance of the city's legal opinion. Photo courtesy of Save the E12 Parcel for the People.

Council’s Decision to Sell East 12th Street Property Violates State Law, Says City Attorney Council to meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. for final vote on luxury apartment tower

In a confidential legal opinion issued in February to the City Council, Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker told councilmembers that their plan to sell the East 12th Street parcel to UrbanCore Development for the construction [...]
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was appointed as President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Baltimore Mayor to Lead U.S. Conference of Mayors

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was sworn in as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.   Outgoing president Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, appointed her as head of the nonpartisan organization during the 83rd annual four-day [...]

Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training Program Celebrates Graduation

Marin City Community Development Corporation (MCCDC) held a 4-week boot camp for 12 men who have undergone intensive training under the auspices of the Laborers’ Community Service & Training Foundation (LCTF). <
Oakland's Alicia Garza, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, was selected as Community Grand Marshal for the 2015 Pride Parade and spoke before City Hall about the need to keep fighting for all Black lives. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Alicia Garza of #BlackLivesMatter Serves as Grand Marshal, Speaks at SF Pride Parade “We have a lot of work to do to make sure that there is equity for all of us,” says Garza

Amid the rainbow-clad crowds cheering at this year’s San Francisco Pride Parade arose a mass of Black Power fists. They belonged to the Bay Area contingent of #BlackLivesMatter, an organizing network comprised of an intergenerational [...]
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OUSD Proposes to Change Fremont High School’s Name to Innovation High

By Quenajonay Frazier, Green & Gold   Fremont High will no longer be Fremont High after next year — it will be called Innovation School of Oakland.   This change is one of many outlined [...]
Young people work on their police reform proposals.

City Youth Make Their Voices Heard on Police Reform

The City of Oakland’s Youth Advisory Commission, which serves as a liaison between local policymakers and young people, recently released recommendations on improving relations between local law enforcement, the communities they police and the city’s [...]
Fremont High School Media Academy juniors Kammi Bauzon and Willie Williams spoke on NBC News in 2014.

Fremont High’s Student-run Newspaper Shuts Down After 104 Years

Fremont High School in East Oakland has shut down its award winning school newspaper, the “Green & Gold,” which has been training young writers and reporting school news for the past 104 years.