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Students graduate from GED class at OUSD

Oakland adult education programs lose funding

Oakland Unified School District is fighting to preserve essential adult education services despite severe cuts. Join in the discussion.

New Oakland city budget cuts 80 jobs, but spares arts funding, zoo and Fairyland

The Oakland City Council passed a budget Tuesday night that will eliminate 80 city jobs. But thanks to a last-minute proposal from four councilmembers, funding for art and culture programs that had been on the...
The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging Gov. Brown's plans to dissolve redevelopment agencies and divert their funds to school districts. Screenshot courtesy of www.calchannel.com, which webcasted the hearing Thursday.

Should California Redevelopment Agencies give funding to school districts?

As the Oakland School Board moves forward with its plan to close five elementary schools in order to save $2 million, the California Supreme Court is considering whether redevelopment agencies should be required to give...
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The pros and cons of Oakland’s proposed parcel tax, Measure I

Oaklanders have six days left to vote for or against Measure I, a tax increase for homeowners that would be used to compensate budget deficits in various city departments, specially the Oakland Police. Mayor Jean...
Nurses and supporters waved signs during Thursday's strike at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.

Oakland nurses march and strike in protest of benefit cuts

An estimated 21,000 healthcare workers joined picket lines, attended rallies or simply stayed home from work in protest of proposed employee benefit cuts at 40 hospitals across California.

At the last moment, Oakland City Council votes in new budget

Three hours ahead of the new fiscal year, Oakland's city council finally voted in a budget. The council, by a narrow vote, approved the biennial budget resolution during a special council meeting on Thursday evening.

Oakland City Council to face six budget proposals tonight

Just a few days before Oakland limps into the new fiscal year, the city now has six budget proposals. Last Friday, three budget scenarios, in addition to the three previously issued by Mayor Jean Quan...

At packed budget meeting, a debate over the fate of libraries, city services

Equipped with whistles, banners and plastic noisemakers, hundreds of people crammed into the City Council Chambers on Thursday evening to voice their concerns about the city's proposed budget cuts at a special hearing held by...

Zombies lurch down Telegraph to support libraries, brains

Oakland library supporters crawled down Telegraph Avenue Saturday evening in their zombie finest to protest the potential closure of 14 of the 18 city libraries. The living dead groaned “Zombies need brains, keep libraries open!”...