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Marshall Tuck and Assemblyman Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) at a candidate forum on Oakland on black student achievement. They are both running to be State Superintendent of Public Instruction for California.

Schools superintendent candidate forum focuses on black student achievement

The two candidates for California's top education position answered questions about black student achievement at a forum on Saturday.

Oakland dispensaries hope for bill to expand cannabis permits

A bill that arrived on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk last week could change where people can purchase and consume cannabis products.

Protestors rally to stop Oakland coal shipment project

Developers may have won in court, but opponents of a project that would ship coal through Oakland say that they’re not done fighting.
Public bank finance committee meeting September 11, 2018

Contention over new feasibility study leaves prospects for a government-owned bank uncertain

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.
Sudo Mesh co-creator Jenny Ryan makes a few tweaks to the ad-hoc AirFiber test setup.

From one Oakland rooftop to the next, volunteers expand free open internet network

Sudo Mesh volunteers are hopeful that with the new resources and the right work, they can blanket all of Oakland in a functioning mesh network—a free and open web—within 5 years.
OUSD Chief Business Officer Marcus Battle updates the Board on the district's finances. (Photo by Mickey Capper)

Following budget cuts, Oakland schools close year with surprising budget surplus

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.