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Councilwoman Carroll Fife Engages with Constituents, A’s team, around Howard Terminal Ballpark

Oakland City Councilwoman Carroll Fife called on residents from West Oakland and Chinatown, neighborhoods she represents as part of District 3, to discuss plans for the new waterfront ballpark and high-end housing development at Howard[Read more]
An African American woman holds a sign that says ON STRIKE

Oakland Schools Closed and Port Shut Down To Protest Closures and Privatization 

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 to deciding to permanently close eight schools and truncate two[Read more]
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“The Town Talks:” A New Show Launches in Oakland, and the Journalists are Middle School Students

Sometime during the pandemic, during distance learning, Nelda Kerr felt that her middle school students were experiencing Zoom fatigue. To keep them engaged, she decided to reach out to some local living legends in Oakland[Read more]
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Emotional Commemorative Ceremony in Honor of Oakland Journalist Chauncey Bailey

Family, officials, journalists gathered to commemorate slain Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey and to unveil "Chauncey Bailey Way"

Some Unexpected Outcomes of the Pandemic: Katharine Davies Samway

We asked our Oakland Voices alumni community members and correspondents: How has pandemic life changed your habits and your outlook? How have you navigated public spaces and health risks now that we are in a[Read more]