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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 [...]
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City Attorney Beats Big Soda on Health Warnings

  A U.S. District Court judge has rejected a bid by three trade associations — including the national lobby for sugar-sweetened beverage manufacturers — that sought to enjoin San Francisco from enforcing its first-in-the-nation health [...]
Francisco Ortiz

Latino Students Need Latino Classroom Teachers, Says Richmond Educator and Researcher

  Richmond teacher Francisco Ortiz, presented the findings of his graduate research at a session of the California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE) in San Francisco, summarizing what his experiences show about the positive impact [...]