Students from across the globe create illustrated stories that document their lives at Oakland International High School. See interactive feature.
The Oakland Green Jobs Corps prepares underprivileged Oakland youth to find eco-friendly careers in a rough economic climate.
As part of Oakland’s Principal for a Day program, Port official Diann Castleberry learns how to write tardy slips, subs for the secretary, and grapples with the Odyssey.
Maria Elena Terriquez had always wanted to run her own business. She had sold perfume in Mexico for 15 years when she immigrated to the United States to join the four of her five adult children who were living here.
Board members relocated their weekly meeting to Chabot last night, and added to their agenda a special recognition of North Oakland school volunteers.
Oakland Tech’s Homecoming combined the old standards with the new — cheerleaders did their routine to a hip-hop beat and football players listened to iPods to get ready for the game. In this audioslide, ON’s Becky Palmstrom, who’s from Wales, gets a lesson in an American tradition.
Volunteers did the heavy lifting this weekend as the rooftop of an Oakland middle school was prepped for its winter’s work: growing vegetables to help feed and teach local students and families.
This Friday, U.C. Berkeley’s Marchant Building in North Oakland will be cleared of tables, drawers, wooden chairs, a futon frame, sofas and office supplies. They’d like you to take it. As much as you want. Free. But bring a truck.
Oral histories of Oakland residents collected by Laney College students are woven together in the original production, “The Miseducation of Oakland.” Director Michael Torres says that the overall message of the show is that, “everyone should get an education and nobody has the right to take away education.”