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Volunteers with Great Oakland Public Schools make phone calls in support of Measure N, a proposed parcel tax that would provide college and career readiness programs for Oakland high school students. Photo courtesy of Great Oakland Public Schools.

Measure N would expand college and career readiness programs in high schools, faces little opposition

Measure N is a parcel tax that, if passed on Tuesday, would direct funds towards college and career preparation programs in Oakland's high schools.
8:15 p.m. Parker, Tuman and Quan pose with other Oakland mayoral candidates, including fellow frontrunners Rebecca Kaplan and Dan Siegel plus a few write-in hopefuls, for a photo taken by blogger and event moderator Zennie Abraham, moments before the Giants win the World Series. Photo by Sasha Lekach.

Life on the trail: A day campaigning with Oakland’s mayoral candidates

We followed Oakland mayoral candidates Courtney Ruby, Joe Tuman, Bryan Parker and Mayor Jean Quan for a day on the campaign trail and documented what they are doing in their final push before Tuesday's election.
School Board Candidates Interactive Map

School board candidates present backgrounds, qualifications

Three Oakland school board members are vacating their spots on the Board of Education this fall, making room for a field of first-time school board candidates racing toward the November 4 election.
Proposition 46 in California will require mandatory drug and alcohol testing of doctors. (Illustration by Jared Rodriguez / truthout.org)

Doctors vs. lawyers: who does Prop 46 really benefit?

What do East Bay voters think of the state ballot initiative that pits doctors against lawyers? Proposition 46, called the “Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Cap and Drug Testing of Doctors Initiative,” is a four-fold ballot measure...

Artist Michael Hannan explores unified humanity through exhibit, “Making Human”

Michael Hannan reveals "Making Human," his indigenous art collection at Oakstop. He uses cultural history, music, storytelling, and folk art, to portray the underlying theme of the collection-- the common ground we share in being...