Teachers at Cleveland Elementary School rally for a new contract.

Teachers Vote to Authorize Strike Against School District

Oakland teachers have voted to authorize a strike against the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) if they do not settle their contract by the time school opens next fall.
A pile of coal sits near the Crandall Canyon Mine northwest of Huntington. Mining experts say Utah has about 40-45 years of coal left. Photo courtesy of Kristin Nichols, Deseret Morning News.

Tagami’s Behind-the-Scenes Deal to Bring Coal to Oakland Draws Opposition

Now that the Oakland Army Base development project is well underway, city developer and project manager Phil Tagami is working on a behind-the-scenes $53 million deal to ship coal from Utah through the new Oakland [...]
UC Berkeley top graduating senior Radhika Kannan.

UC Berkeley’s Top Graduating Senior Soars Despite Tragic Loss

By Yasmin Anwar, UC Berkeley News The Earth could use a tough litigator like Radhika Kannan, who was just named UC Berkeley’s top graduating senior. She dazzles whether she’s defending the environment or performing a [...]
Josh Healey was one of the people who spoke on the bullhorn after protesters shut down the Oakland City Council meeting Tuesday, May 5. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Protesters Take Over Council Chambers, Demand Affordable Housing Not Luxury Apartments

Oakland City Council chambers became ground zero for protests against gentrification and displacement this week as young activists chained themselves together to keep the City Council meeting from taking place, instead holding a rally for [...]
Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton Pledges Commitment to Reforming Criminal Justice

At Columbia University today, Hillary Clinton called for the end of the “era of mass incarceration.” During remarks at the 18th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum, Clinton outlined the criminal justice [...]