Tony Daquipa is a dad, essential bureaucrat, photographer, urban cyclist, union thug, wannabe stonemason, karaoke diva, grumpy old man, storyteller, and preserver of history.
Stories by Tony
On Friday, April 29, the Oakland Education Association held a one-day strike to protest the Oakland Unified School District’s lack of an engagement process prior[Read more]
There was ample sunshine, a lot of cameras (including a drone), some people wearing business suits, a homegrown NBA basketball player, and a hint of[Read more]
The opposition against Oakland school closures isn't giving up just yet.
Ariel Lloud, mom of two children at Grass Valley and organizer with Reparations for Black Students, says she will leave OUSD when Grass Valley Elementary[Read more]
Update: On February 9, around 1 a.m., the OUSD school board passed a modified resolution that will close two schools this year: Parker K-8 and[Read more]
On a cold Monday night in the middle of a pandemic, almost two hundred members of the Manzanita Community School family and their allies gathered[Read more]
OUSD may be moving forward with closing more schools
As I struggled trying to figure out how to host a Zoom meeting for the first time, the two 10th graders whom I was trying[Read more]
As California's wildfires continue to rage, free air purifier program for low-income folks with asthma will be available
"Homeroom" documentary by Peter Nicks is the most hopeful in the trilogy of films focusing on Oakland's public institutions.