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Artist drawing of Coliseum City.

Coliseum City Could Cost Oakland 8,000 Jobs

Whether the proposed massive Coliseum City project would manage to save any of Oakland’s three major sports franchises is uncertain.   There are a lot of questions in the air about where the A’s and [...]
A memorial for Yuvette Henderson on 34th and Hollis streets in Emeryville. Photo courtesy of Indybay.org.

Activists Demand Footage of Officer-Involved Shooting

Local activists in The Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) are seeking answers to what happened between Emeryville police officers and Yuvette Henderson, who was shot down by police on Feb. 3 after being suspected of shoplifting [...]
Tim White, OUSD Deputy Chief of Facilities, Planning and Management.

Construction Chief Tim White Pushed Out of Oakland Unified He objected to property sales being “rammed down the community’s throat”

Interim Replacement Heads Company Found Guilty of Bribery in San Diego   The new administration of the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) seems to be in a rush to replace the widely respected, longtime head [...]
Ph.D. candidate Ianna Owen and Professor Na’ilah Suad Nasir. NewsCenter photo by Cathy Cockrell.

Reflections on #BlackLivesMatter, from Ferguson to UC Berkeley

By Cathy Cockrell, UC Berkeley News As #BlackLivesMatter protests erupted and spread across the country late last year — everywhere from Ferguson, Missouri, to Sproul Plaza — African American scholars at Berkeley asked themselves how [...]
Home care workers, seniors, and union members marched on Wednesday outside the State building in downtown Oakland demanding that Gov. Brown treat all workers equally and give home care providers overtime pay. Photos by Ashley Chambers.

Home Care Workers Demand Gov. Brown Keep His Promise of Overtime Pay

In-home care workers, union members, and seniors rallied outside the State building in downtown Oakland on Wednesday chanting, “Overtime is overdue,” demanding that Gov. Jerry Brown keep his promise of overtime pay for workers who [...]
McClymonds High School in Oakland.

Lack of Transparency in School Redesign Process, Says McClymonds Community

One of the five schools that Oakland Unified School District plans to totally transform is McClymonds High School in West Oakland, where many in the school community are saying they are still confused about what [...]
Supt. Antwan Wilson and Board President James Harris at a school board meeting. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Debate Heats Up Over Five Oakland Schools – Superintendent Walks Out of Board Meeting

A conflict has broken out between Supt. Antwan Wilson and the majority on the Oakland Board of Education over the fate of five flatland public schools and the meaning of the policy governing the quality [...]