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Hundreds of Oakland high school students lead a march through downtown to protest Donald Trump and his ideologies. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Hundreds of Oakland High Schoolers Walk Out of Class to Protest Trump

Nearly a thousand Oakland high school students walked out of class Monday morning in further protest of Donald Trump’s election and the ideologies on which he ran his campaign platform.
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Alameda County: $140 Million Health Grant Targets Needs of Homeless, “High Utilizers”

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) has been awarded more than $140 million by the California Department of Health Care Services for an ambitious and innovative program that aims to improve health outcomes for [...]
Protests Against Donald Trump's Electoral Vote Win Rock Oakland, California

Protests Against Donald Trump’s Electoral Vote Win Rock Oakland, California - Hands Around Lake Merritt Draws Many Thousands Of People

Donald Trump’s controversial electoral vote win over Hillary Clinton sent Oakland into an, at times, nightmarish, and other times (like Sunday, with the Hands Around Lake Merritt event), simply beautiful (for all vlogs presented, click [...]
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Voters Approve Taxes to Improve BART, AC Transit, Build Affordable Housing

Local voters generously passed measures Tuesday to tax themselves to pay for affordable housing, teacher salaries, city infrastructure improvement, as well as BART and AC Transit upgrades.
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Oakland Incumbents Overcome Challengers in School Board and City Council Races

In Oakland’s school board and City Council races, incumbents managed to hold off challengers, leaving the status quo perhaps shaken but intact.   In District 3, which includes West Oakland, Lynette Gibson McElhaney held onto [...]
Photo courtesy of the Committee to Protect Oakland Renters.

Oakland Progressive Campaigns Score Major Victories Overwhelming Wins for Renters Protection, Police Accountability, Rebecca Kaplan

Local community organizations and progressives are celebrating overwhelming victories for improved renter protections (Measure JJ), police accountability (Measure LL) and the reelection of At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, a champion of police reform and affordable housing [...]
Oakland Tech students walked out of classes Wednesday morning and held a rally in front of City Hall. They've been joined by thousands of student demonstrators protesting across the country. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Protests Rock Bay Area Following Trump Election

High school students in Oakland and throughout the Bay Area were among those who flooded the streets Wednesday and Thursday to condemn Donald Trump’s surprise victory in Tuesday’s presidential election. &