February 11, 2019

Superintendent Hopes Teacher Strike Can Be Avoided

Oakland schools superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell said on Wednesday that she still hopes to avoid a strike by the district’s 3,000 teachers even though 95 percent of them have voted to…

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February 11, 2019

Fear of the left

Inside the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, the then-U.S. attorney general was telling the California Peace Officers Association about his boss’ plan to sue the state over its immigration protections. Accius and…

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February 11, 2019

Art as a tool of community therapy and healing

Berenice Badillo learned firsthand how art could help people change when it helped her through her own “tumultuous adolescence.” “In 11th grade, my high school counselor advised me not to…

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February 11, 2019

Teens used to be killed at an alarming rate in Sacramento. Here’s why that’s changing

Minutes before midnight one day in July, 17-year-old John McGee was killed on Del Paso Boulevard after being shot in the torso. Weeks before, 16-year-old Zachary Whittington was gunned down…

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February 4, 2019

Partnership announced to help solve housing crisis in Bay Area

When it came to the Bay Area’s housing crisis, three years ago tech companies would tell you “it’s not our problem.” That’s what Priscilla Chan, the wife of Facebook’s Mark…

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February 4, 2019

New coalition plans to invest $540 million for Bay Area affordable housing

A coalition of businesses, philanthropies, housing advocates and community and faith leaders announced Thursday afternoon an ambitious plan to invest $540 million over the next 18 years to preserve and…

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February 4, 2019

Deportation defense work taking shape

More than six months after San Mateo County officials dedicated nearly $765,000 toward legal resources available to immigrants living in the country without proper status, attorneys within a network of…

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