Alameda County school community rallies legislators for more funding

The building that houses the Sacramento state capitol on a sunny day.
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About 350 teachers, students, superintendents, union leaders, workers, parents and school board presidents from Alameda County rallied and spoke with legislators in Sacramento on Wednesday, calling for more public education funding in California, according to the Alameda County Office of Education’s director of communications and public affairs Michelle Smith McDonald.
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Controversial state housing bill SB 827 dies in committee hearing

Berkeley City Council members were among many California city representatives who opposed SB 827. Prior to the committee decision, Berkeley City Council had resolved to formally oppose the bill April 24 — a resolution that was put forth by Mayor Jesse Arreguín and councilmembers Sophie Hahn, Kate Harrison and Linda Maio.
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