Volunteers are collecting 500 stories from Oakland residents hoping to address issues of racial disparity one door knock at a time.
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Funds raised by the tax would go toward solutions for Oakland’s increasing homelessness epidemic, and a quarter would be earmarked for addressing blight and illegal dumping.
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Ahmadi said he had no choice but to fundraise from residents, rather than taking a more traditional path such as a loan from a bank. On paper, the project showed a high risk of failure...
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No one is taking credit for distributing what some call "misleading" signs in Oakland corner stores but community board members may take legal action anyway.
As the teachers' union and school district continue contract negotiations, teachers across Oakland demonstrated last week to demand smaller class sizes and a pay raise be included in the new contract.
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A state bill allowing cooks to sell their homemade meals passed, but Alameda County remains undecided on the issue.
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“Teachers keep themselves here,” Principal Betlach says. “Not in the sense that we don’t do anything, but at the end of the day, it’s on them.”
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Residents of Oakland dumped 40 tons of trash for free at the Bulky Block Party on September 15.
Sam Yuen secured his job with help from Bay Area community organizations that connect adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to employers.
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Developers may have won in court, but opponents of a project that would ship coal through Oakland say that they’re not done fighting.
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Since 2016, Oakland officials have been exploring the feasibility of creating a government-owned bank. But for the project to move forward, city council will have to take action.
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At an Oakland Unified School Board meeting on Wednesday, it was revealed that the district ended the 2017-18 school year ended with a $29 million surplus, instead of the estimated $1.4 million deficit.
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A pastor, a construction manager, and a Fulbright scholar—these are a few of the seven candidates running to represent District 4.
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Oakland artists gathered at the Festival for Arts and Culture over Labor Day weekend to show the city that despite many economic forces working against them—including corporate cannabis—they are still here.
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On the first day of school at Skyline High School, the Skilled Trades FabLab opened up with a host of new classes and technology offered to students.
Free food bag giveaway helps neighbors in East Oakland.