Tony Daquipa is a dad, bureaucrat, PTA Officer, photographer, hop farmer, collector of East Oakland rainwater, urban bicyclist, union thug, karaoke diva, grumpy old man, storyteller, and preserver of history.
Stories by Tony
An East Oakland school that formerly resembled a prison, according to some, now has a state-of-the-art campus.
Longtime Raiders fans feel left behind by NFL as team moves to Las Vegas.
"We will continue to work to improve crisis distance learning and organize to get the funding and resources for a safe school reopening. We have[Read more]
Oakland Voices chats with four activists who attended the "“Ed Equity or Else” National Day of Resistance against calls from the Federal government to prematurely[Read more]
OUSD needs to successfully negotiate Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with seven labor unions before school of any type can resume.
The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the “George Floyd Resolution to Eliminate the Oakland Schools Police Department” last[Read more]
Oakland Voices spoke with two of the principals who want to eliminate armed police in OUSD.
A local campaign led by Black activists in Oakland to transform OUSD by expelling school police is gaining momentum.
The Class of 2020 had the end of their senior year disrupted by a deadly global pandemic, but they have proved their resilience by making[Read more]
What's it like to shelter-in-place with your siblings while recording an album? JAX in East Oakland tells us.