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Board of Education members speak to special education parents about the district’s five core beliefs, which
include community engagement, at the special education Community Advisory Committee meeting. (Left
to right) Roseann Torres, Jumoke Hinton Hodge, James Harris, and Shanthi Gonzales. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Special Ed Parents Say Oakland School District Breaking Federal Law School administrators walk out of community meeting

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) administrators walked out of the most recent meeting of the district’s official special education Community Advisory Committee (CAC) after parents voted unanimously to criticize the district for moving ahead to [...]

Op-Ed: Oakland Officials Brag About Diversity While Black Workers Are Shut Out African-Americans receive only 5% of work on city-funded construction

    African-Americans made up 28 percent of the Oakland population in 2013-2014 but only worked five percent the hours on city-funded construction projects.   That may seem impossible in Oakland, a city that prides [...]
Photo courtesy of baycitizen.org

Oakland Rejects Police Discipline in 74 Percent of Review Board Cases

A new report from the city’s Citizens’ Police Review Board (CPRB) reveals that the Oakland City Administrator dismissed or modified the review board’s recommended discipline against police officers in 74 percent of the allegations that [...]
Bottom row left to right: Excavated duct for fiber optic cabling along broadway corridor, fiber
optic insulation piping used to house fiber cabling, fiber optic cable demonstration what fiber-optic cable looks like, fiber optic light strands demonstrating light, data center server racks
with enclosed hardware. CallSocket CEO Tom Henderson. Graphics by Adam Turner.

Tribune Tower Connects to the BART Dark Fiber Network The Tribune Tower, formerly a newspaper for over 75 years, is now a hub for a digital reality data center for corporate clients seeking to manage data securely and off-site

  By Adam L. Turner   Oakland’s historic Tribune Tower, the Bay Area citadel of print journalism, is now imprinting its image and impact as the place for bridging the digital divide by connecting the [...]
Members of the Committee to Protect Oakland Renters hold up the mayor’s eviction notice at a demonstration in front of City Hall on Tuesday. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland Renters Serve Eviction Notices to Mayor and City Council Two days after protest, mayor meets with advocates of placing rent initiative on November ballot

Friday, May 20 marks the halfway period of the 90-day housing state of emergency, intended to put a halt on rising rents and evictions while City Council takes action on solutions for Oakland’s housing crisis [...]