Oakland high schoolers listened to school board and city council hopefuls speak at a Youth Vote Forum on Tuesday evening at Castlemont High School and placed their votes for their candidates of choice.
This November, four seats on the Oakland Unified School District board are up for election. In three of the district races, incumbents face new opponents, while in District 5, candidates are vying for the seat being vacated by longtime board member Noel Gallo. Gallo, who has represented Glenview and Fruitvale since 1992, is currently running for the Oakland City Council. Click on the photos of the candidates above to read brief profiles and listen to their responses to three questions…
Oakland residents will vote on November 6 whether to allow the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) to issue $475 million in bonds to repair school facilities and start new projects.
In a variety of Oakland venues, residents gathered in public places with like-minded neighbors to view Wednesday’s presidential debate between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.
The fourth annual event put on by the Temescal-Telegraph Business Improvement District included 27 restaurants this year. Crawl-goers ducked into restaurants or stopped at outside food stalls to sample the diverse offerings.
In a crowded boardroom and to strong applause, the OUSD board unanimously passed an agreement yesterday that resolved to address the Office of Civil Right’s (OCR) compliance review of the district’s discipline of African American students.
Stephanie Yun, 18, was named Oakland’s first ever youth poet laureate last week. She was honored by Juan Felipe Herrera, California’s poet laureate and a judge for the competition, at the Flor y Canto Festival.
The first few minutes of a fourth period World History class in room 237 at Oakland Technical High School Monday were spent discussing the question “How did the attacks on 9/11/2001 affect you or your family?”
Zarina Ahmad, principal of Piedmont Avenue Elementary in Oakland, put extra effort this year into creating a bright first day of school. She and her staff pasted a class list to the outside wall, with a photo of each teacher. Big orange cones separated children by their grades. Teachers ran a short pep rally, called the “Line Up to Learn.” Uniformed Oakland firemen welcomed kids into the school.
Seven hundred people attended the fifth annual back to school event and barbecue hosted by What Now America at deFremery Recreation Center in West Oakland on Saturday.