OUSD says non-salary demands are holding up negotiations, while OEA claims the district is refusing to bargain.
Author Archives: Jacob Simas
Jacob Simas is Managing Editor of The Oaklandside. He joined us from Univision, where he led social-impact initiatives and established the Rise Up: Be Heard journalism training program at Fusion for young people and community organizers in underserved areas of California. He was a senior editor and director of youth and community media at New America Media, where he led a community news network that amplified student and youth reporting in California news deserts. He is an advisory board member for Youth Beat, a graduate of UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and a former producer with KPFA's First Voice apprenticeship program.
We want to hear more from Oaklanders, in their own words. Here’s how
Since 2020, our “Amplify Oakland” series has featured personal stories by community members navigating COVID, gun violence, homelessness, prison reentry, and more.
East Oakland shooting kills teen, injures 7 people
The shootout occurred around 6 p.m. Monday on MacArthur Boulevard and Seminary Avenue.
Libby Schaaf to lead nonprofit developing women politicians
Oakland’s former mayor was named interim executive director at Emerge California, an incubator for women leaders in the Democratic Party.
Timeline: How the Alameda County Registrar of Voters ran—and fumbled—the November election
Two months after Election Day, a school board race is still undecided. Lawsuits and a possible recount loom. The Oaklandside reconstructed how we got here.
How can Oakland reduce gun violence? Community advocate John Jones III sees a path forward
The East Oakland native talks about his work interrupting violence before it happens, what a new mayor can and can’t do, and restoring community networks in neighborhoods wounded by gun violence.
In ‘Oakland Belonging,’ youth explore the history of Swan’s Market
The storytelling and podcast project, led by Chapter 510 and produced by high school students, uses oral histories and personal reflections to examine the meaning of community at one of Oakland’s oldest marketplaces.
Free enrollment at Laney College to continue this spring
The Oakland community college is waiving tuition for a second straight semester, with the help of COVID-relief funds.
‘Dear Oakland politicians’: Letters from students at Fremont High
10th-graders share their messages for Oakland’s next mayor, City Council, and school board members.
What we know, and don’t know, about the shooting at Rudsdale High School
A month ago, the East Oakland hills campus saw another violent incident.
Shooting on school campus in East Oakland hills injures 6
Students and staff were injured on Wednesday on the King Estates campus.
Oakland City Hall in conversation: Carroll Fife
The D3 rep talks about going from activism to policy making, what’s possible at Wood Street, her role in shaping MACRO, and more.
How do you prepare for wildfires in Oakland? Get answers in our guide
We’ve updated our Oakland Wildfire Guide with preparation advice, evacuation guidance, and answers to your questions about air quality, power outages, and property defense.
We’re partnering with Laney College and The Lede to support Oakland’s next-gen journalists
The Oaklandside launched a reporting internship this summer to give local journalism students hands-on experience.
As a brutal civil war rages, Ethiopians in Oakland ask why the world isn’t tuning in
With the world’s eyes on Ukraine, Bay Area Tigrayans, Amharas, and other Ethiopians are fighting to be heard.
Culture Makers: Exploring the intersection of food and social justice
Our June 23 event features local celebrity chef Tu David Phu, Dreamer and restaurateur Reyna Maldonado, and Homies Empowerment co-founder and community activist César Cruz.
Oakland Roots to start a women’s soccer team
The new team, ‘Oakland Soul,’ will make its debut in 2023.
This week in Oakland: Planting at Arroyo-Viejo, Earth Day at Jack London Square
Other events include: a live reading by Harold Green III, hiking the Stream Trail at Redwood Regional, and School of the Arts Jazz Night at Yoshi’s
This week in Oakland: MLK Shoreline, Knowland Park, boating on Lake Merritt
Oakland schools are on spring break, so we’re recommending a few outdoor activities for the family. Plus: an Oakland A’s opening day watch party, and flamenco at Duende.
‘Culture Makers’ will celebrate the people who make Oakland unique
The Oaklandside is launching a quarterly event series featuring lively discussions, colorful performances, and flavorful local eats. We’ll debut at the New Parkway Theater on March 24.