City Auditor, Courtney Ruby: Oakland Homeless Encampments Cost City Of Oakland $12.6 Million

AUDIT REVEALS CITY OF OAKLAND INCURRED COSTS OF $12.6 MILLION IN THE LAST TWO FISCAL YEARS, MOSTLY UNBUDGETED, TO MANAGE THE CITY’S EXPLOSIVE GROWTH IN HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS The City of … Read More

City of Oakland To Implement Safety Measures At Lake Merritt Starting This Weekend

Traffic safety measures, parking restrictions, improved sanitation, and a dedicated vendor area aim to reduce crowding, potential spread of COVID-19, and traffic hazards, while ensuring emergency access. Oakland, CA – … Read More

Statement By President Biden On International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination

One of the core values and beliefs that should bring us together as Americans is standing against hate and racism, even as we acknowledge that systemic racism and white supremacy … Read More

Oakland Schools News: OUSD And Oakland Education Association Reach Tentative Agreement

OUSD and the Oakland Education Association Reach Tentative Agreement to Bring Students and Teachers back to Campus Starting March 30 Oakland, CA — The Oakland Unified School District and the … Read More

Oakland Must Establish MACRO Immediately Says The Worker Agency

Oakland Must Establish MACRO—an Alternative to Leading with Police for Mental Health Crises Response—Immediately Oakland residents, labor and elected officials are calling on the City Of Oakland to immediately implement … Read More

OUSD And Friends Of The Oakland Public School Libraries Create Digital Library

OUSD and “Friends of the Oakland Public School Libraries” Create Digital Library for All Oakland Students Oakland – United For Success Academy 8th grader, Brenda C., uses Sora, an app … Read More

Port of Oakland Cargo Volume Decline Due To Crowded Ports

Oakland – Containerized cargo volume declined at the Port of Oakland in January, the result of spreading supply chain congestion. The Port said today that import volume dropped 11.9 percent … Read More

City of Oakland Launches Free Employment Training Platform to Help Job Seekers Enhance Skills

Oakland – The City of Oakland’s Workforce Development Board is launching a free, online skills training platform offered by Metrix Learning. Taking courses can help Oaklanders improve a wide variety … Read More

Sondra Aguilera OUSD Chief Academic Officer On Zoom-Bombing During Literacy Summit

Dear Oakland Unified Community, Tonight, I need to address an incident that happened in our Early Literacy Summit and Family Workshop this afternoon. It was a large meeting held via … Read More

Oakland Schools News: OUSD Nutrition Services Transitions To Mostly Home Delivery

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Nutrition Services Transitions from On-Site Grab and Go Model, to Mostly Home Delivery, Making Food Access Even Easier for Students and Families Oakland – For … Read More

Oakland Schools News: OUSD Students and Staff In Homeroom Documentary Movie

OUSD Students and Staff Featured in New Documentary Homeroom Heading to 2021 Sundance Film Festival This Month Oakland – Starting in 2019, a documentary film crew worked in OUSD watching … Read More

Oakland Zoo Backs New Initiative Aimed at Ending Zoonotic Disease Threats

The “Reduce the Risk” initiative links human and animal health as key to pandemic prevention Oakland, CA – January 13, 2021 – Zoonotic diseases are a threat to human and … Read More

Oakland OUSD Teachers And Principals Show Commitment To Support Families In Great Need

OUSD Teachers and Principals Renew Their Commitment to Support Families in Great Need; Virtual Press Conference Announcing New Campaign Set for Wednesday Morning Oakland – Educators in Oakland Unified School … Read More

Oakland OUSD Board of Education Welcomes Four New Directors With Inauguration On Monday Morning, January 4 2021

Oakland – The Oakland Unified School District Board of Education will take part in the regular City of Oakland Inauguration and Organizational Meeting of the Board on Monday morning, January … Read More

OUSD, Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation, Salesforce, Revolution Foods To Deliver Food Boxes This Morning

OUSD Partners with Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation, Salesforce, and Revolution Foods to Deliver Holiday Food and Family Literacy Boxes to Students and their Families Oakland – December 28,2020: 1800 families … Read More

Soul, The Pixar Movie Starring Jamie Foxx, Got Oakland Edna Brewer Middle School Students Help

Current and Former Edna Brewer Middle School Musicians Make Guest Appearance in New Pixar/Disney Movie, Soul Oakland, CA – Many musicians dream of performing on the biggest stages possible, and … Read More

Port of Oakland Board Extends Project Labor Agreement 5 Years

Port partners with Building and Construction Trades Council of Alameda County Oakland – December 24, 2020: The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners have extended the Port’s landmark project labor agreement … Read More

City Of Oakland To Cut Salaries Due To COVID-19 Pandemic-Caused $62 Million Shortfall

Oakland – On Thursday, Mayor Libby Schaaf and City Administrator Ed Reiskin shared with City of Oakland employees the stark financial reality the City faces due to extreme revenue losses … Read More

City of Oakland Opens Clifton Hall In Rockridge To Unsheltered Seniors, Begins Moving in Families

Oakland – The City of Oakland is now the official proud owner of Clifton Hall Dormitory in the amenity rich, transit-friendly Rockridge neighborhood. The 63-unit, unoccupied building will provide deeply … Read More

OUSD Distributes Technology To Teachers and District Site Staff For Pandemic; Distribution Event Today

OUSD Distributes Technology To Teachers and District Site Staff to Help them get Through Pandemic; Distribution Event Happens Friday, Today Oakland – As distance learning will continue in Oakland Unified … Read More

UC Berkeley 2020 Nobel Prize Winners Jennifer Doudna, Reinhard Genzel To Get Awards Virtually

UC Berkeley recipients of the Noble Prize will not be receiving the awards from the King as usual. Berkeley (The Berkeley Post) – The King of Sweden, for the first … Read More

City of Oakland Faces Possible $62M Budget Shortfall

Oakland, CA – The Oakland City Council’s Finance & Management Committee will hear a report from City staff this Monday afternoon that contains a stark warning: without timely action to … Read More

Oakland Westlake Middle School Students Set To Officially Become Published Authors, Today

Westlake Middle School Students Set to Officially Become Published Authors at Thursday Evening Book Release Celebration with Help of Chapter 510 and the Dept. of Make Believe Oakland — Thursday, … Read More

Rise in COVID-19 Cases Causes City of Oakland To Suspend Indoor Recreation Programs

City of Oakland outdoor youth programming, senior programs, homeless services and library sidewalk service continue without change Oakland, CA – Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases (10,733 current … Read More

College of Alameda Vice President Honored for Free Food Program During Covid-19

Dr. Tina Vasconcellos, Vice President of Student Services at College of Alameda, was honored by Congresswoman Barbara Lee for her leadership in feeding students and community members during the COVID-19 … Read More

City Of Oakland, Youth Speaks Inc. Offer Digital Workshops For Oakland’s Cultural Community

Oakland – The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in State of California CARES Act funding. Through the Oakland CARES Arts Technical Assistance Fund, $193,000 has been allocated to provide … Read More

OUSD to Update Public On $133 Million Project To Upgrade Fremont High School Wednesday

OUSD to Update Public on Massive $133 Million Project to Upgrade Fremont High School in News Conference on Wednesday Oakland – OUSD is holding a news conference on Wednesday, October … Read More

OUSD Provides Eleven Oakland Schools As Polling Locations For November 3 2020 Election

Oakland – With the November 3 election now just 15 days away, people across Oakland are already casting their votes for everything from ballot measures to political offices all the … Read More

Oakland Police Commission Adopts a New Use of Force Policy

Oakland – Over the last week the Oakland Police Commission made two bold policy actions to keep Oaklanders safe. The Oakland Police Commission unanimously approved a new use of force … Read More

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, the Congresswoman discussed the disturbing disparate impact of the COVID-19 health and economic … Read More

Oakland McClymonds High Campus Deemed Safe For Students And Staff To Occupy

Eight Months After Discovery of TCE Under the McClymonds High Campus, the School has been Deemed Safe for Students and Staff to Occupy Oakland – Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) … Read More

Port of Oakland Reports Best September For Import Volume In Its History

From Press Release: Port of Oakland has best September ever for import volume Imports up 10.6 percent, exports up 5 percent compared to Sept. 2019 Oakland – October 14, 2020: … Read More

City Of Oakland, Working Solutions, Launch Home-Based Business Grant Program

Oakland – The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in State of California CARES Act funding. Of that amount, the Oakland CARES Act Home-Based Business Grant Program will distribute $500,000 … Read More

Vallejo Police Slam City of Vallejo For Illegal Emergency Action

Vallejo, Ca – The Vallejo Police Officers’ Association today slammed a proposed “declaration of emergency” by the City of Vallejo and its Chief of Police calling it “illegal and dangerous … Read More

Oakland Walks 4 Schools Virtual Walkathon To Raise Funds For OUSD Schools #OaklandWalks

Oakland Walks 4 Schools Virtual Walkathon, Aims to Take 30 Million Steps to Raise Funds for OUSD Schools This October The Oakland Public Education Fund (https://www.oaklandedfund.org/) is launching its inaugural … Read More

Today: Oakland High School Giveaway Of $40,000 Of Computers Courtesy Of RRRComputer.org

Oakland – On Wednesday, September 30, more than a dozen students will receive refurbished MacBook Air computers, in the second day of this giveaway from RRRComputer.org, a San Francisco-based non-profit … Read More

OUSD Unveils New High School Building at Madison Park Academy, School In East Oakland

On Tuesday, OUSD Unveils New High School Building at Madison Park Academy, School in East Oakland Neighborhood with Troubled Past Oakland – East Oakland’s Sobrante Park neighborhood, a shining new … Read More

City of Oakland, Community Vision, Launch Oakland Nonprofit Organization Grant Program

Oakland – The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in State of California CARES Act funding. Of that, approximately $850,000 will go to grants to support Oakland-based nonprofit organizations that … Read More

City Of Oakland, Main Street Launch Open Grant Program For Oakland Small Businesses

Oakland – The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in State of California CARES Act funding. More than $4 million of those funds will go to the Oakland CARES Act … Read More

Oakland’s Zendaya, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Awele Makeba Score Emmy Awards For 2020

Oakland – The annual celebration for excellence in television entertainment, the 72nd Emmy Awards show on ABC on Sunday night, September 20, was a huge night for Oakland Unified School … Read More

City Of Oakland, Center For Cultural Innovation Launch Grant Programs For Artists, Nonprofits

Oakland, CA – The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in State of California CARES Act funding. Through the Oakland CARES Fund for Artists and Arts Nonprofits, $1.425 million of … Read More

City of Oakland Seeks Applicants for New Homeless Advisory Commission

City of Oakland Seeks Applicants for New Homeless Advisory Commission. 9-member board recommends strategies to remedy homelessness and advises on priorities for Vacant Parcel Tax funds for homeless services Oakland, … Read More

Chevron Ecuador Victory in International Court Over Lawsuit Fraud

Chevron scores Another Giant Chevron Ecuador Legal Win San Ramon, Ca – The District Court of The Hague this week ruled in favor of Chevron Corporation in its dispute with … Read More

City of Oakland Gets $4.5M In CARES Act Money For Low-and-Moderate-Income Renters And Homeowners

City of Oakland Awarded $4.5M in CARES Act Funding to Support Low- and Moderate-Income Renters and Homeowners Affected by COVID-19 Oakland –– The City of Oakland was awarded $4,532,841 in … Read More

Vallejo Police Officers’ Assn. Supports Police Reforms Urges City, Chief To Work With VPOA For Change

Vallejo, Calif. – The Vallejo Police Officers’ Association today urged the City of Vallejo to join together in making important changes and reforms to improve policing, public safety, bring the … Read More

Oakland Schools OUSD Successfully Argues To Keep Education Funding In Federal Lawsuit

Oakland – An effort by the U.S. Department of Education to take public education dollars away from Oakland Unified School District and countless other Districts and give it to private … Read More

Economic Renewal Agenda: Congresswoman Barbara Lee Joins Senator Markey, Rep. Haaland, Grassroots Coalition

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Joins Senator Markey, Rep. Haaland, Grassroots Coalition in Announcing Economic Renewal Agenda Today, Rep. Barbara Lee joined U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland … Read More

City of Oakland Opens Additional Respite Centers In Response To Unhealthy Air Quality

Oakland – On Friday, the City of Oakland activated respite centers in response to unhealthy air quality stemming from the ongoing wildfires in the region. Today, the City is opening … Read More

The Oakland Police Department Solves Multiple Homicide Cases, Recover Cache Of Firearms

Oakland – Today, September 9, 2020, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Marius Robinson, 47 of Oakland, in connection with the homicide of Robert Coleman, 43, of Oakland. BACKGROUND: … Read More

Oakland OUSD Mourns For Students, Former Students Lost To Car Crash And Gun Violence

Oakland – Four weeks into the new year, and several schools across Oakland Unified School District are in mourning because they have recently lost valued members of their communities. The … Read More

Two New Murders in Vallejo: Vallejo Police Association Says City At A Record Pace

Vallejo Police Association Says New Cases Bring Total 2020 Murder Cases to 21, On Pace to be Worst Murder Year in History Vallejo, CA – Vallejo Police officers are investigating … Read More

Blue Shield Of California’s BlueSky Initiative And DoSomething.org Launch

First-Ever Mental Health Tips Guide for Students by Students Self-Care and Remote Learning are top concerns for young people in “The New State of Mind” featuring nearly 75,000 crowdsourced responses … Read More

OUSD’s Grab and Go Student Meal Service Returned to Summer Rules Thursday Sept 3rd

OUSD’s Grab and Go Student Meal Service Returning to Summer Rules that Allow All Oakland Children to Receive Food Starting on Thursday, September 3 Oakland — After the first three … Read More

City Of Oakland Gets $37M In CARES Act Funding With $5M For Renters, Homeowners

City of Oakland Receives Nearly $37M in CARES Act Funding – $5M for Renters & Homeowners Oakland – The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in State of California CARES … Read More

City Of Oakland: Updated Alameda County Health Orders Take Effect Today August 28 2020

Updated Alameda County Health Orders Take Effect Today. Outdoor pools and lower-risk personal services, like hair and nail salons, allowed to reopen outdoors Oakland – On Friday, August 21, the … Read More

Port of Oakland Hybrid Electric Cranes Deliver Major Emissions Savings

Project part of Port’s Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 24, 2020: The Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal said today it has cut diesel … Read More

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