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Mayor Libby Schaaf

Mayor Schaaf Seeks to Unseat Oakland City Council Incumbents

There are indications that Mayor Libby Schaaf may be attempting to remake the city’s political landscape by backing more compliant candidates for the City Council and school board.
Students at Emiliano Zapata Street Academy met with community based organizations this week at the high school’s Social Justice Fair. Photo by Juan Ramirez.

Street Academy Fair Connects Students to Community Service

A back-to-school night for students at Emiliano Zapata Street Academy in Oakland is more than just shining apples and tidying books. Instead, the students sit in on lectures, engage with their community and become prepared [...]
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Diversity in California State Senate Matters

Forty Members currently serve in the California State Senate, and only two Senators are African-American. Both African-American State Senators are from Southern California.   The question is: does diversity still matter in 2016?
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SF State Offers Theater Scholarships for Students Transferring from Laney College

By Mary Kenny, SFSU News   A bequest from retired television writer and producer Toni Weingarten will provide scholarships for first-generation, educationally and economically disadvantaged students who want to pursue bachelor’s degrees in theatre at [...]
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Azariah Cole-Shephard, 2016 Youth Poet Laureate, Captures the Spotlight

When 18-year-old Azariah Cole-Shephard speaks, people listen.   That’s because Oakland’s newly awarded 2016 Youth Poet Laureate doesn’t just have something to say – she has a captivating, educational and unapologetically bold way of telling [...]
From left to right: Orson Aguilar, President, Greenlining Institute; Post Publisher Paul Cobb; Gay Plair Cobb, CEO, Oakland Private Industry Council; and Councilmember Noel Gallo attended the medical cannabis mixer on Sunday.

Hundreds Attend Oakland Medical Cannabis Mixer for Drug War Victims

The City of Oakland held a medical cannabis mixer on Sunday, to allow Oaklanders interested in medical cannabis permits and who satisfy the equity program criteria to explore partnership opportunities and learn more about the [...]
Left to right: (top row) Kharyshi Wiginton, Chris Jackson; (bottom row) James Harris, Jumoke Hinton Hodge.

Incumbents Run for Four Seats on Oakland School Board

Incumbents will be facing newcomers for four seats on the seven-member Oakland Board of Education that will be on the November ballot.   Great Oakland (GO) Public Schools, whose political advocacy group, has been a [...]