Women have traditionally had very low numbers in welding-related trades across the country. In the Bay Area, teachers and organizations are working to increase access and opportunity for women in industrial fields.
Oakland Unified School District board of directors held a town hall meeting intended to inform the public about impending mid-year budget cuts and give community members the opportunity to ask questions.
Board members listened to a proposal for a new charter school called Ripple Academy, and discussed an update from the district budget and finance committee.
Newly enrolled, full time community college students across the state will become eligible for a fee waiver through the California College Promise.
Approving the construction contract for Glenview Elementary School, adopting an electronic enrollment system and updates on programs for district English learners dominated the school board meeting on Wednesday night.
Children and adults of all ages came out for First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center to learn about how the human body works on Earth as well as in outer space.