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College Students Take Virtual Tour of Project at Former Sears Building

    A group of college interns from Oakland recently took a virtual tour of a local construction project at the former Sears building and explored career possibilities in STEM fields with Oakland Council President [...]
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Bay Area Dream Team Wins in Regional Championship Athletes Headed to National AAU Junior Olympics

  A team of driven young people from the Bay Area took home medals in the recent AAU Regional Championship held in Oakdale after competing against athletes from around the country in the track & [...]
Laney College, located next to Lake Merritt, serves nearly 12,000 students in Oakland and is the largest of the four Peralta Colleges. Photo courtesy of Verde Design.

Peralta Colleges Receive Accreditation Warnings

    Laney College, Merritt College, College of Alameda and Berkeley City College – the four community colleges that make up the Peralta Community College District – have been issued warnings and imposed probations by [...]
McClymonds Ladies Basketball team, 1984.

McClymonds High’s Original Warriors Celebrate 100th Anniversary

McClymonds High School, the school of champions and home of the original Warriors, is celebrating its 100th anniversary next week with a series of events that honors generations of graduates and recognizes the continuing importance [...]
Scene of the June 6 police killing of Demouria Hogg, 30, in Oakland. Photo courtesy of ABC7 News.

Police Still Refuse to Release Evidence in Demouria Hogg Shooting Death OPD May be Breaking Law by Withholding Name of Officer Who Killed Hogg

Almost six weeks after the shooting death of Demouria Hogg, the Oakland Police Department and the City of Oakland have not released information related to the killing, including the name of the OPD officer who [...]
Left to right, Dominique Parker, Renelle Malone, Kiyle Adams, Regina Jackson, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Destin Colbert and Fred Blackwell at the East Oakland Youth Development Center. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

The San Francisco Foundation Donates $34 Million to Oakland Nonprofits

The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) announced on Tuesday that it is donating $34 million to a number of Oakland nonprofit community organizations, a gift of an anonymous donor.
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City Seeks New Proposals for Lake Merritt E 12th Street Parcel

  The City of Oakland has quietly issued a new notice offering to sell or lease a city-owned parcel on East 12th Street near Lake Merritt that has been in limbo since the council pulled [...]
President Barack Obama is led on a tour by Bureau of Prisons Director Charles Samuels, right, and correctional officer Ronald Warlick during a visit to the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma, Thursday, July 16. Photo courtesy of Evan Vucci / AP.

Obama: People Should Be Punished, But Not Sentenced to Life

Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post   The criminal justice system is “particularly skewed by race and by wealth,” President Barack Obama said on Tuesday in a speech at the NAACP Annual Convention in Philadelphia, [...]
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Oakland Street Academy Teacher Betsy Schulz Retires After 40 Years

  Betsy Schulz, who has taught generations of high school students at Oakland Emiliano Zapata Street Academy, has retired after 42 years       Schulz began her teaching career at the small alternative school, [...]