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Denise Caramagno

UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach Hires a CARE Advocate

By Paul Day, UCSF News UC San Francisco’s Office of Diversity and Outreach has hired Denise Caramagno as the University’s care advocate. She will provide crisis intervention and ongoing support at UCSF to survivors of [...]
Estevan Lopez, Louay Mardini, Bria Grant and Emmanuel Lemire (with Bryan Bone, not pictured) brainstorm ideas for their "Up to Us" campaign, aimed to educate their peers about the growing national debt.

SF State Economics Students Educate Peers on National Debt

By Beth Tagawa, SF State News The U.S. national debt is currently estimated at $18 trillion — and constantly rising. While that is a staggering figure, most of us do not spend much time pondering [...]
Oakland Councilwoman Desley Brooks, District 6

City Considering New Department to Address Racial Inequality

In wake of protests and national actions resisting the discriminating treatment of people of color by law enforcement, the city is expected to vote on a proposal to establish a Department of Race and Equity [...]
Isaac Kos-Read, OUSD Chief of Communications and Public Affairs.

Community Participation in School HQ Development Is “100 Percent Authentic,” Says District School Official Criticizes Oakland Post for Publicizing News on Social Media

Isaac Kos-Read, newly hired Chief of Communications and Public Affairs for the Oakland school district, has responded on Facebook to an Oakland Post article that raises serious questions about transparency and public involvement in the [...]
Workers on an Oakland Unified School District construction project.

White’s Departure Disrupts Facilities and Repair Department at OUSD

Administrator Tim White’s departure under pressure from the Oakland Unified School District has left the department he led – Facilities Planning and Management – in disarray, according to sources. Wo
Local supporters of the Jobs Not Jails campaign shut down the Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting in Oakland on Tuesday, March 3. Those who participated were (left to right): Bill Chorneau from the First Unitarian Church; Judy Belcher, member of the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club; Rev. Jacqueline Duhart from First Unitarian Church; Zachary Norris, executive director of the Ella Baker Center and Black Lives Matter member; and Gopal Dayaneni, member of Asians for Black Lives and Movement Generation. Photos courtesy of the Ella Baker Center.

Protesters Disrupt Board of Supervisors Meeting, Demanding Services for Formerly Incarcerated

After months of rallying the community in the Jobs Not Jails campaign, organizers with the Ella Baker Center in Oakland and nearly 100 community members peacefully disrupted the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, March [...]
Ed Fitzpatrick

Ed Fitzpatrick Honored by Automobile Dealers Association

The American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) has honored the Fitzpatrick Dealership Group owner Ed Fitzpatrick with the 2015 David F. Mungenast Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award.
Demonstrators rally at Home Depot in Emeryville on Saturday, Feb. 21 for justice for Yuvette Henderson. Courtesy of @candesecharles, Richmond Confidential.

Protesters Shut Down Home Depot, Demand Video of Woman Killed by Emeryville Police

Over 100 protesters shut down Emeryville Home Depot last Saturday, demanding, “We want answers!” about really happened in the killing of Yuvette Henderson by Emeryville police earlier this month.