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The Berkeley Schools Labor Caucus Is Another Voice for Teachers

The group formed several years ago in order to pressure the teachers’ union to take a tougher stance on protecting workers’ rights. Now, in light of a recent Supreme Court decision, they’re finally feeling more emboldened.
September 05, 2018

O’Dowd Drama Head Raises the Standard for High School Acting

With Dennis Kohles calling the shots for the Bishop O’Dowd High School drama department, amateur high school actors learn what it takes to become pros.
September 04, 2018

The Fight for Oakland’s District 6

Many East Oakland voters continue to support Desley Brooks, but her opponents think she’s lost the ability to win.
September 03, 2018

Drowning in Plastic

A Dutch company has set up operations at Alameda Point, where it hopes to launch an ambitious invention that will clean up plastic from the world’s oceans.
August 13, 2018

Brian Hofer Thwarts Authoritarian Power

The surveillance policy expert protects citizens from unlawful electronic search and seizure he has successfully convinced sanctuary cities and counties to ban contracts with businesses assisting ICE.
August 06, 2018

Can Oakland Unified Fix Its Finances?

Facing an $80 million budget deficit over the next three years, OUSD’s leaders are looking for structural solutions.
August 03, 2018

Feedback: California Trail

Last month's letters to the editor.
August 02, 2018

12 Times a Year

August 01, 2018

College Track Closes the Achievement Gap

The nonprofit program with Oakland roots empowers low-income students to beat the odds and graduate from college.
August 01, 2018

Containing the Slag

Selby Slag has been leaching heavy metals into the bay for more than a century, but some residents worry that a proposed cleanup may cause more harm than good.
July 09, 2018