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Oakland News & Politics

Kaiser Permanente Plans Its Own Medical School

The Oakland nonprofit is shaking up the medical school model by opening its own new medical school in 2020 in Pasadena. Plus, KP will waive tuition for the first five classes.
April 01, 2019

Volunteers Narrowing the Achievement Gap

Reading Partners, a successful nationwide nonprofit program, strives to improve third-grade reading proficiency in low-income Oakland schools.
April 01, 2019

Dalia Gomez Is More Than a Boxing Coach

As a pro bantam boxer and confidant, she teaches kids life lessons inside and outside the ring.
March 27, 2019

Prying Seniors Out of Their Homes

A proposed property tax break aims to free up more housing by encouraging seniors to downsize. But at what cost?
July 11, 2018

Richmond Program Rehabs Blighted Houses for First-Time Buyers

Using a social impact bond, the program rehabs homes using energy-efficient materials.
June 29, 2018

Taking Their Game Online

After leaving newspapers behind, Tim Kawakami and Marcus Thompson II now helm a subscription-based internet site that’s off to a fast start.
December 06, 2017

Jon Carroll Checks In

The longtime columnist talks successors, free speech, and Trump.
November 23, 2017

Brad Johnson Turns Iconic Diesel Into East Bay Booksellers

A self-described bookstore evangelistic zealot, an Alamedan convinces booklovers to come together to re-launch an indie bookstore.
November 13, 2017

The Spanish Teaching Shortage

In Oakland, where the shortage of language instructors is particularly acute, the school district has been recruiting teachers from Mexico and Spain.
November 08, 2017

Paying for College? Here Are Five Steps to Remember

These days, tuition is daunting. So we talked to experts who will help you avoid going into serious debt.
August 31, 2016