Posts Tagged ‘election’

School board candidates introduce themselves to voters, spar on charter schools

Director Jumoke Hinton Hodge and Ben Lang, both of District 3, wave to the audience at Lighthouse Community Charter School Tuesday night.

Nine school board candidates took the mic Tuesday night at Lighthouse Community Charter School to introduce themselves to Oakland voters. They are vying for four seats in Districts 1, 3, 5, and 7. Each candidate took turns answering the same three questions, which were printed in the audience’s programs in both English and Spanish. Connie…

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Doctors vs. lawyers: who does Prop 46 really benefit?

What do East Bay voters think of the state ballot initiative that pits doctors against lawyers? Proposition 46, called the “Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Cap and Drug Testing of Doctors Initiative,” is a four-fold ballot measure attacking medical errors from multiple directions. The measure would increase the state’s cap on medical malpractice awards for pain and…

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