When Assemblymember Rob Bonta spoke in support of a proposal last Tuesday for Oakland officials to begin collecting a controversial parcel tax to fund early education, Council President Rebecca Kaplan put him on the spot about another pressing financial issue… Read More ›
Oakland Unified School District
In the hours after negotiators for Oakland teachers and the Oakland Unified School District came to a tentative agreement Friday to end the seven-day strike came a reminder of just how divisive the seven-day strike has been. As teachers and… Read More ›
Oakland teachers get 11% wage increase over 4 years.
On Day Two of the Oakland teachers strike, Oakland Council President Rebecca Kaplan said she asked Gov. Gavin Newson last week to waive the remainder of the $100 million emergency loan given by the state in 2003 after the struggling… Read More ›
OAKLAND | On his way out the door for a similar job in Washington D.C., Oakland Superintendent of Schools Antwan Wilson had some sobering news for the city’s chronically-struggling school district: A hemorrhaging budget deficit that could reach $37 million,… Read More ›
OAKLAND | ALCO GRAND JURY | A new Alameda County Grand Jury report is questioning whether the City of Oakland and its police department are receiving all the revenue they’re due from a long-term towing contract. In addition, the report… Read More ›