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Castlemont High School.

OUSD: McClymonds, Fremont, Castlemont Will not Become Charter Schools

The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) has announced that by a March 12 deadline, it has received letters of intent to design proposals for four schools that are part of the district’s intensive support school [...]
Protests were held in Oakland last year in response to the St. Louis grand jury's non-indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Photo by Laura Ming Wong.

City’s Report on Protest Arrests Raises Ferguson-like Comparisons

A new city report highlighting how Oakland police responded to protests in the city last year – sparked by the failure to indict police officers in killings of unarmed Black men by law enforcement around [...]
(left to right) Becky Huang and Jeff Boyd of the Neighbor Fund, and Yamilet Gonzalez of Renaissance Bayview join Yolanda Jones of YCAT-C and Chi-Ming Chien of the Neighbor Fund in greeting YCAT-C’s arrow board after its first day on the job.

Local Business Receives Neighbor Fund Loan

Yolanda’s Construction Administration & Traffic Control (YCAT-C) recently received a small business loan from the Neighbor Fund, a community-based and community-vetted revolving loan fund for small businesses in the Bayview community. YCAT-C used these proceeds [...]
Lance Jackson, COO of Seville Group Inc., is now interim head of the Facilities and Management Department for the Oakland Unified School District.

Jackson gets $30,000 a Month to Replace White’s $13,000 Jackson Not Implicated in West Contra Costa Investigation, Says OUSD

The Oakland Unified School District has hired Lance Jackson as the interim head of the Division of Facilities and Management Department at the cost of $30,000 a month.
Rendering of Coliseum City.

5,750 Market Rate Units, No Affordable Housing Yet for Coliseum City

While many people are looking at the proposed Coliseum City development as the best and last chance to keep the Raiders and A’s in town in exchange for glitzy new stadiums, not as much attention [...]
SF State student Sabrina Sakdikul will compete at the American Forensics Association's National Individual Event Tournament next month.

Debate Team Members Find Passions and Success

By Jonathan Morales, SFSU News For the first 21 years of her life, Sabrina Sakdikul didn’t know how to pronounce her last name. At school, she came up with jokes to explain away the difficult [...]
Senator Loni Hancock

Senators Hancock and Leno File Legal Brief Against Death Penalty

Senator Loni Hancock, Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Safety, has filed a legal brief supporting the elimination of California’s death penalty. Senator Hancock was joined in filing the brief by Senator Mark Leno [...]
John Bailey, executive director of the Oakland Workforce Investment Board

WIB Subcommittee Violates Open Meeting Laws

A subcommittee of the Oakland Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Youth Council, called the West Oakland Working Group, met on Feb. 4, and the meeting was ruled by staff to be private. Several nonmembers from the [...]