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
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.
View agendas, meeting details, and videos of past and present OUSD Board meetings here. The District is required to publicly notice meetings at least 24[Read more]
Last Friday, in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, the Oakland Unified School District announced that all schools and child development centers would be closing[Read more]
At last week’s Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) school board meeting on February 26, several big topics were on the agenda: over $20 million in[Read more]
No Justice for Oakland Families, No Peace for Oakland School Board The concept of restorative justice, an inclusive practice that prioritizes reconciliation over retribution, is[Read more]
On a cloudless but cold Saturday morning, two volunteers wearing fluorescent vests kneel in front of trash receptacles on the sidewalk along East 14th Street[Read more]
“Forget about whatever you did. Just feel your heart.” -Kokou Soglo Katamani Every student in the room said that they would do it all again[Read more]
“I give them all the advice that I didn’t get.” -Michael Muscadine The weather, like the multicultural crowd, was beautiful. The music was danceable, the[Read more]