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 [...]
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, 23, is one of Bay Area’s undocumented
youth who is a DACA recipient. She currently works as a legal assistant for Dolores Street Community Services in San Francisco and plans to become an immigration attorney. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Bay Area Undocumented Youth Withstand Increasing Deportation Threats

In 2012, when President Obama signed an executive order offering undocumented youth temporary immigration relief, thousands of lives were changed as young people were finally given the ability to live without fear of deportation.
Noel Gallo speaks at Thursday’s Rules Committee meeting
where a resolution to reaffirm Oakland’s position as a sanctuary city was pushed to the full City Council. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland, SF Vow to Remain Sanctuaries for Undocumented Residents

Cities across the country have announced defiantly that they will remain “sanctuary cities” for their undocumented residents, despite President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to cut all federal funding to cities that do so. &nb