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Oakland Unified school board approves student vaccine mandate

OUSD has until October to develop a COVID-19 vaccination plan for students 12 and up, but it may not be enforced until January. Critics say the decision could harm students and families who don’t comply.

We produced six hours of video journalism to celebrate our one-year anniversary, touching on some of Oakland’s most pressing issues.

Arts & Community

city hall & policing

Education equity


East Bay Restaurants offering takeout or delivery

These East Bay restaurants have started curbside, no-contact pickup and in-house delivery. Find out who’s offering curbside and delivery.

Health & Environment


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From a listening session we held in downtown Oakland in spring 2020. Credit: CB Smith-Dahl

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