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Oakland North spotlight: California Canoe and Kayak

Mike Wang, an employee at California Canoe and Kayak, explains how he developed an affinity for water and how he continues to enjoy water sports with his work, including paddling into the office.

Oakland reacts to Ferguson grand jury decision

In this photo gallery, Oakland North photographers capture imagers of the local protests Monday night, following the announcement from Ferguson, Mo., that a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the August 9 shooting of teenager Michael Brown.

Oakland reacts to grand jury decision in Ferguson shooting with protests, freeway shutdown

A crowd of protesters filled downtown Oakland Monday night in reaction to the decision by a grand jury in St. Louis, Missouri, not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. By 5:50 pm, a crowd of several hundred had gathered in the intersection of Broadway and 14th Street in downtown Oakland. A group…

Neighborhood group fights to re-open Oakland’s Santa Fe Elementary

Santa Fe CAN Education Committee is working to re-open an elementary school that was closed in 2011 because of low enrollment. Members say the number of neighborhood children is up, but the future of the site after Emery Secondary School moves out remains unclear.

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.

Oakland police, firefighters honored at Blue Mass

Police officers, firefighters, emergency medical officers, and law enforcement personnel of all types are honored at a Blue Mass, during which community members and faith leaders can offer thanks to the people responsible for public safety and remember those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

OUSD’s Board vote paves the way for a new school

In a 5 to 0 vote, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Education approved the first “lab” charter school in Oakland on Wednesday night. The school’s site is yet to be determined, but it’s designed to apprentice novice teachers and feed them back into OUSD’s public schools.