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James Harris speaks on Supt. Wilson's resignation at a press conference on Tuesday. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Oakland Schools Supt. Antwan Wilson Resigns Mid-Year to Lead Washington, D.C. Schools

  Ending months of rumors that he was applying for jobs at school districts around the country, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Superintendent Antwan Wilson announced this week that he is quitting after two-and-a-half years [...]
Robert Schwartz of Key Source International (left) and James Curtis, president of the Oakland Commerce Corporation, wait for their opportunity to speak at the Oakland Planning Commission public hearing Wednesday at City Hall. Photos by Ken Epstein.

Oakland’s Key Source International Wins Major Health Manufacturing Award

Oakland manufacturer Key Source International has been presented with the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) Innovation Award, sponsored by American Hospital Association, in recognition of its smart keyboard, designed to aid in the control [...]
Dave Kaval, Oakland Athletics New President, John Fisher New Managing Partner

Dave Kaval, Oakland Athletics New President, John Fisher New Managing Partner - Lew Wolff, Mike Crowley to have new roles with Oakland A's

Get this. After years of battling with the City of Oakland and the County of Alameda over public funding, here’s an Oakland sports organization that wants to change the relationship. Dave Kaval, new Oakland A’s [...]
Ayodele Nzinga (left) and Lailan Huen spoke Monday
evening at the Oakland City Council meeting. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Oakland Coalition Wins Community Benefits from Wood Partners Downtown Apartment Development

Representatives of a community and labor coalition this week declared a victory in their six-month fight to win community benefits from Wood Partners’ 262-unit, one square-block apartment development, winning significant changes in an agreement that [...]
Oakland homeless encampment. Photo courtesy of East Bay Express.

Oakland Infrastructure Bond Delayed to Include Housing for the Homeless

The City Council was set Tuesday night to pass what seemed to be an uncontroversial law to enact the Measure KK Affordable Housing and Infrastructure Bond, which was approved by voters last week.
Andrea Reyes, de 23 años, es una de las jóvenes indocumentadas de Bay Area que es beneficiaria de DACA. Actualmente trabaja como asistente legal para Dolores Street Community Services en San Francisco y planea convertirse en una abogada de inmigración. Foto por Tulio Ospina

Los jóvenes indocumentados del Área de la Bahía soportan cada vez más amenazas de deportación

En 2012, cuando el presidente Obama firmó una orden ejecutiva ofreciendo a inmigrantes indocumentados un alivio temporal a la inmigración, miles de vidas fueron cambiadas a medida que a los jóvenes se les dio finalmente [...]