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MLK 2015

“In the Name of Love” Annual Musical Tribute to Dr. King, Jan. 18

Living Jazz will present the 13th Annual Musical Tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “In the Name of Love,” on Sunday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Dr. [...]
McClymonds High School in Oakland.

Castlemont, Fremont and McClymonds High Schools Slated to Be Turned into Charters

Many long-time educators and Oakland parents are raising serious questions about a new Oakland Unified School District plan to turn over five schools – including three East and West Oakland high schools – to charters [...]
Protesters shut down the West Oakland BART station on Nov. 28 by chaining themselves together to a train. Photo from ABC7 News.

D.A. Goes After BART Shutdown Protesters for $70,000 Fine

A national petition has gathered over 7,000 signatures in less than a week, calling on BART to drop the charges against 14 African American “Black Lives Matter” protesters who are facing misdemeanors and as much [...]
Photo by Laura Wong

Harlem Globetrotters Meet Youth with Disabilities, Play Wheelchair Basketball

  In advance of six games in the Bay Area, two stars of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters and youth with disabilities played wheelchair basketball Wednesday afternoon at Edna Brewer Middle School in Oakland.

City Council Calls Public Hearing to Protect Black and Latino Lives in Oakland

The Oakland City Council is calling a meeting in January to discuss the meaning of the Black Lives Matter movement for Oakland and what reforms the city must make to protect the human rights of [...]
sick leave

Be Informed: Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 California Employers Must Now Provide Paid Sick Leave

Although the new law is not effective until July 1, 2015, employers in California will need to begin carefully reviewing any sick leave or paid time off policies, as well as payroll and wage statement [...]
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Council President McElhaney Responds to Criticisms

By Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Oakland City Council President The East Bay Express (EBX) has been investigating me for the last nine months – digging into my personal life, my work in Richmond and on the [...]