Show your support for Oakland teachers on strike

BAY AREA AFFAIRS: Community members should stand in solidarity with Oakland teachers’ demands to improve public education

Students and adults protesting in downtown Oakland with signs that read "We stand with Oakland teachers"
Emily Bi/Staff

Education is a human right — one we wouldn’t have if it weren’t for dedicated educators. So to all Bay Area residents, this is a call to action: Join Oakland teachers in their effort to save public education.
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Illustration of students in a classroom. A hand symbolizing budget cuts takes away a student's books

Berkeley school district cannot cut resources from students who need them most

CITY AFFAIRS: At a time when Berkeley schools are facing an equity crisis, it can’t afford to defund diversity programs

The Berkeley Unified School District board is considering defunding the Office of Family Engagement and Equity, which aims to provide support to underserved students and their families — affecting nearly 40 percent of students in the district. It should go without saying that the financial sustainability of a public school district should never come at the cost of supporting the students who rely on it most.
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City of adventure: A week spent in Los Angeles

Known as the “City of Angels” to some and “La La Land” to others, Los Angeles has always been a second home to me, not simply because it happens to be where I was born, but because it truly registers as a city of a thousand adventures.
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Music to my years

Work in Progress

I get nervous when people ask me what music I listen to. How do you say, “Literally anything,” without sounding like you’re just a casual listener, especially when I’m anything but casual when it comes to music?
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