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.
In May, OUSD began installing solar panels at 17 schools across the district that the administration says will save the district millions per year on its utility bill.
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.
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 of people briefly tried to enter the 880 freeway at the Jackson Street entrance, but were turned away by police officers without incident. The crowd…
After gathering 170 signed letters addressed to OUSD Superintendent Antwan Wilson, Santa Fe CAN had the chance Thursday to make their case to the superintendent to re-open 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In its Tuesday meeting, the board will continue negotiating with the OEA over their agreement, hear a new charter school proposal and vote whether to create two new jobs in the Office of Post-Secondary Readiness.
An Oakland resident created a website for people to determine whether their building is at greater risk of collapsing during an earthquake.