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Teach Tomorrow in Oakland (TTO) recently celebrated the first six of its educators to complete five years working as teachers in Oakland public schools. The program, begun in 2008, is designed to recruit, support and retain the most outstanding teachers who reflect the diversity of Oakland's children. From left: Claudette Center, Claremont Middle; Dana Kearney, Montera Middle; Precious James, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary; Jamie Knowles, Edna Brewer Middle; Kia Clark, Edna Brewer Middle; Cicely Day, Place at Prescott Elementary . Photo by Ken Epstein.

Teach Tomorrow Oakland Honors Six Inspiring Educators

An initiative established in 2008 between former Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums’ office and Oakland Unified School District to recruit, support and retain the most outstanding teachers who reflect the diversity of Oakland’s children has reached [...]
BrooklynBasin

Brooklyn Basin on a Fast Track, Largest Residential Development in City’s History

Media, labor groups and civic leaders were almost breathless with enthusiasm in their praise for the Brooklyn Basin development, 3,100 units of mostly market rate housing that broke ground this spring on the waterfront from [...]
Fruitvale District merchants and supporters protest on International Boulevard on Friday, June 6. Above: Signs read, "Our Vote Counts" and "Noel: Fight for Fruitvale, not BRT. Your time to speak for us now!" Photo by Ken Epstein.

Merchants Say New International Blvd. Buses Will Damage Businesses

A coalition of merchants with businesses in the Fruitvale, San Antonio, and Eastlake districts along International Boulevard are calling for the city and AC Transit to offset what they see as negative impacts of the [...]
Councilmember Noel Gallo, District 5

Gallo Backs Community Call for Police Accountability

Councilmember Noel Gallo is pushing the City Council to consider placing a charter amendment on the November ballot. The measure would create a public safety oversight commission to assume most of the authority over the [...]