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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Breaking: Oakland school district chooses new superintendent

The board of the Oakland Unified School District announced it has nominated Antwan Wilson from the nationally acclaimed Denver Public Schools where he is assistant superintendent, as the new superintendent for Oakland. The Oakland Board of Education plans to vote on the nomination April 23, finishing up a year-long search for someone to continue to

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Celebrate National Library Week at your local library (Community Voices)

By Shanthi Gonzales This week is National Library Week, a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country (including here in Oakland), which celebrates the contributions of the country’s libraries and librarians...

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Who’s funding Oakland start-ups? 15 VCs to watch

Who’s got the back of Oakland startups when it comes to funding? Well, a number of investors, from seed-stage angel investors to venture capitalists to social impact investors, have their eyes out for what’s happening in Oakland...

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Oakland School District superintendent search in home stretch

The choice of a new superintendent for the Oakland Unified School District might be decided by the end of April, if all goes according to plan. The OUSD board of education is meeting with finalist candidates this...

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

27 artful things to do in Oakland, April 11 – 17

So much art this week, Oakland! Visual art gallery openings, music, maker events, culinary art, expression promoting community healing, fashion, films: you name it, we’ve got it. We’re hoping that even the meetings this week will be...

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Step into National Poetry Month at the Oakland Public Library

The Oakland Public Library (OPL) is celebrating National Poetry Month in April 2014 with an exciting building-wide display at the Main Library, 125 14th Street in downtown Oakland. Climbing the building’s stairs generate a new experience as...

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Raising A Reader, San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties and Children’s Fairyland take 200 Oakland families on a Wild Journey

On Saturday, March 22, Raising A Reader, San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties and Children’s Fairyland hosted a family literacy day: “The Wild Journey.” Over 200 free tickets had been given to Raising A Reader participants,...

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

29 things to do in Oakland where you will by-golly learn things and you will like it, April 4 – 10

Did you think you were going to get through this week and not learn a dang thing, Oakland? Pah! The odds are decidedly against it. Just try not to learn how to make paper or bee condos,...

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Holy Names replaces school principal after student protest

In the ten days since the walk-out staged by students of Holy Names High School, the administration has been tight-lipped about internal proceedings in response to the protest. It was made known to students and parents last...

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

20 things to do in Oakland that represent a balance between art and meetings, March 28 – April 3

Art or meetings? The art is music-heavy, and the meetings are civically-focused. If that doesn’t help, no problem: you can do both. Why choose, Oakland? Tunes and civic involvement are both important. Enjoy! Friday, March 28 dance...

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