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Oakland's McClymonds High graduates highly accomplished class  KGO-TV

It's a graduation ceremony that defies the odds. Not only is the West Oakland school graduating all of its 62 seniors, but 97 percent of them are going to college.



97 percent of McClymonds graduating class heading to college  East Bay Times

There were times when Jamiana Akinjo wanted to drop out of school because she struggled to focus with all the distractions around her in West Oakland and felt ...



Husky Football Players Who Outplayed Their Rankings  247Sports

A look at 15 Husky players who have outplayed their ratings and rankings coming out of high school...



Oakland high school’s students head to college after overcoming odds  San Francisco Chronicle

Enasia Mc-Elvaine has a resume that rivals any other high school senior. Volleyball. High school debate team. Student director for the Oakland Board of ...



In West Oakland School That Keeps Losing Teachers, She's Stayed Almost Five Decades  KQED

McClymonds High School has a hard time keeping teachers, but LuPaulette Taylor is not going anywhere.



On Her Own at 17, an Oakland Student Blossoms With Love and Support at School  KQED

Destiny Shabazz grins as she opens the door to the West Oakland home where she rents a room. But she can't show me -- a reporter -- inside. Her housemates ...



Community Reacts to Proposed Wave of School Closures  oaklandpost.org

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McClymonds' Historic High School Basketball Team to Be Inducted  oaklandpost.org

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High school football playoffs: State championship matchups  The Mercury News

Saturday. Liberty (12-1) vs. Sierra Canyon-Chatsworth (12-3) in CIF Division I-A state championship game at Cerritos College in Norwalk, 8 p.m.: Two schools ...



Oakland Will Hold Victory Parade Friday for McClymonds Warriors  oaklandpost.org

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Oakland Unified School District Happenings For Wednesday, January 23rd  Oakland News Now

This Oakland Unified School District release was intended for the press, but given that the idea of media has changed, this “happenings” release is something ...



Mandela Hotels: Promises Kept to West Oakland Community  oaklandpost.org

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Oakland's McClymonds High wins football state championship 2nd year in a row  KTVU San Francisco

There were a lot of smiles at Oakland's McClymonds High School Monday. The football team won the state championship for the second year in a row last ...



Oakland firefighters donate $4,500 to help McClymonds Warriors football players get championship rings  East Bay Times

OAKLAND — After winning back-to-back state CIF titles, the scrappy McClymonds High School Warriors football team has been feted by its hometown with a ...



Oakland Celebrates McClymonds' Second Consecutive State Championship  oaklandpost.org

Players and coaches of the McClymonds High School Warriors football team rode through the streets of Oakland Friday, Jan. 19 to celebrate their historic ...



McClymonds High School Football Team Honored In Oakland For Winning State Championship  CBS Local

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and other city and school officials honored the McClymonds High School football team Friday for being the ...



Super Bowl LIII has Bay Area connections  KGO-TV

While the connections between both Super Bowl LIII quarterbacks and the Bay Area are well known, there are other players whose journeys included stops, ...



McClymonds Students to Revisit South Africa  oaklandpost.org

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Under local pressure, California school districts adopt lower lead limits for water  EdSource

Two years ago, McClymonds High School in Oakland found alarmingly high lead levels in water coming from a locker room shower. Water from some ...



McClymonds Students Take Millionaire Entrepreneurs To Lunch  oaklandpost.org

On Monday October 16th, over two dozen McClymonds high school students had the rare opportunity to take a millionaire to lunch....



Oakland's Superintendent Guarantees Clean Drinking Water at McClymonds High School  oaklandpost.org

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Oakland high school football coach on leave after alleged fight with student  abc7news.com

A Hayward man who teaches and coaches football at an Oakland high school has been put on leave after video surfaced of him in an apparent violent ...



Oakland's McClymonds High is a full-service school  San Francisco Chronicle

After school each day, dozens of students at Oakland's McClymonds High School crowd through a generic-looking door and into a space that offers them ...



Oakland Unified overhauls tap water to get the lead out  East Bay Times

OAKLAND — In the year-and-a-half after concerns over McClymonds High School's water quality surfaced, Oakland Unified has undergone a districtwide ...



Middle, high schools can’t start earlier than 8:30 a.m. under newly approved California legislation  San Francisco Chronicle

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers want to bar middle school and high schools from starting before 8:30 a.m., but the final decision on when the first bell ...



SPAAT Honors the Excellence of Oakland's Student-Athletes at the 5th Annual Oakland ESPY Awards  oaklandpost.org

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Former Oakland football star charged with robbery seeks second chance  The Mercury News

DUBLIN — Dajon Ford had steered clear of the violent West Oakland street life. At 17, he had forged a different path from his father, Isom Rodgers Jr., who was ...



West Oakland community reopens high school swimming pool after years of closure  abc7news.com

In Oakland, a community got together to reopen a gem that had been lost for years.



Steph Curry interrupts Oakland high school practice to donate gear  SFGate

OAKLAND (BCN). Varsity basketball team members at McClymonds High School in Oakland got a surprise Saturday when Golden State Warriors' superstar ...



Black Cowboy Association Holds 44th Annual Parade Festival in West Oakland  oaklandpost.org

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Jason Kidd: ‘Flavor of Oakland’ puts point guard in basketball Hall of Fame  San Francisco Chronicle

Jason Kidd was a distinctive basketball player — a big, strong point guard who saw the court uncommonly well, made passes with striking flair and controlled ...



Oakland Tech football player, 16, dies suddenly, principals say  KTVU San Francisco

An Oakland Tech football player died suddenly just before the weekend – he went home feeling sick, got into bed and never woke up, his family told the high ...



Raiders coach Jon Gruden aids 4 East Bay youth football programs  The Mercury News

By BARRY WILNER | The Associated Press. Jon Gruden is football through and through. It doesn't matter what level, what age, or where. The former and now ...



Ron Dellums, “Political Lion of the Bay Area,” Dies at 82  oaklandpost.org

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Friday night fights: Prep football coach says of security, ‘It’s not enough’  The Mercury News

One of the first high school football games I covered as an embryonic sportswriter — no, the players were not wearing leather helmets — shaped up as a doozy.



McClymonds HS Juggernaut Inspired By Coach’s NFL Son  CBS San Francisco Bay Area

OAKLAND (KPIX) – Michael Peters wears his name in big orange letters on the back of his sweatshirt, but after nearly three decades around the McClymonds ...



Warriors Create Winning Ways at Oracle Arena and McClymonds High  oaklandpost.org

The Golden State Warriors (GSW) have been the darlings of the NBA for the past 3 years winning 2 of the last 3 NBA titles. Their style of play...



James M. Coleman III  Corvallis Gazette Times

James Madison Coleman III, age 88, was born in Richmond, Virginia, to parents, James Madison Coleman II and Jeannette Taylor. In his younger years, Jim ...



Lead contamination in water at seven Oakland schools, district officials admit poor communication  East Bay Times

OAKLAND — Tests have found lead contamination at seven Oakland elementary schools, and in the worst case, the levels were four times what is allowable ...



Steph Curry Donates New Uniforms/Equipment to McClymond's High  oaklandpost.org

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Oakland Unified initiative for African-American girls follows years of focus on the boys  EdSource

Ever since the Oakland Unified School District launched its African-American Male Achievement office eight years ago people have been asking, “What about ...



Want to know what Marcus Peters is about? Spend time with his dad in Oakland  Kansas City Star

Ever wonder where Marcus Peters' passion for helping kids come from? Good luck asking him. But his father, Michael Peters, will be more than happy to tell you.



How budding Oak Grove football star ended up at McClymonds  East Bay Times

OAKLAND — The young man walking through the McClymonds High hallways at the end of the school year caught the football coach's attention, his stout body ...



Russell Pouncy, 89  oaklandpost.org

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EBMUD joins in new round of water testing for lead at Oakland schools  SF Gate

In an effort to protect students and allay rising concerns of parents over the discovery of alarming levels of lead contamination in plumbing fixtures at ...



Oakland students look to local manufacturers for career ideas  East Bay Times

OAKLAND — The buzzing saws, sophisticated machines and skilled workers behind the dazzling furniture and fixtures produced by Oakland's Creative Wood ...



Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley leading  East Bay Times

Click HERE if you're having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device. OAKLAND — Early results Tuesday night showed Alameda County District ...



Lead contamination found in water at 7 Oakland schools  SF Gate

Children at an Oakland elementary school have been exposed to water with lead levels four times higher than allowed under federal guidelines, test results ...



Opinion: Poisoning Oakland kids with lead not a budget solution  East Bay Times

Kids are back in school, and Oakland Unified is still putting them at risk of lead exposure. This has to stop now. Since the school year began, 45 Oakland schools ...



Former McClymonds football player fatally shot at elementary school near San Leandro  San Jose Mercury News

SAN LEANDRO — Simply put, he was the quarterback. So said Trevion Foster's football coach at McClymonds High School in Oakland, hours after learning his ...



Complaint blows whistle on QB’s Danville-to-West-Oakland transfer  SFGate

The move raised more than a few eyebrows this summer: A white kid from the wealthy Danville suburb leaves his academically top-rated high school and moves ...



Oakland Raiders Las Vegas, NFL Lawsuit Update, Cowboys Worth $10 Billion?  Oakland News Now

ONN – Oakland Raiders Las Vegas, NFL Lawsuit Update, Cowboys Worth $10 Billion? Oakland News Now Note: this post demonstrates the full and live ...



Study Finds Significant Reduction in Gun Homicides in Oakland Via Ceasefire Strategy  East Bay Express

Academic researchers say there's now statistical proof that Oakland's Ceasefire program is working. Yesterday, a research team led by Anthony Braga of ...



11 Mayoral Candidates, But It’s Really Schaaf vs Brooks: Candidates Who Qualified For The 2018 Oakland Elections  Oakland News Now

The Oakland, California elections races for 2018 are officially set. And so we have three sports active in Oakland right now: baseball (Go Oakland A's), football ...



Debate over Oakland motto exposes racial divide, identity crisis  San Francisco Chronicle

Oakland's new motto, “Love Life,” sprang from good intentions: to glue the city together and counter its reputation as a murder capital. Instead, it spurred a bitter ...



Ex-Oakland football star backers want case moved to juvenile court  San Francisco Chronicle

Nearly four years after a young football standout from Oakland was jailed and accused of robbing a line of casual carpoolers in the city's Rockridge ...



Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South Africa's 'Mother of the Nation,' Dies at 81  oaklandpost.org

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Report: Oakland native signs Exhibit 10 deal with Warriors  NBCSports.com

Will Cherry did end up with Golden State after all. The Oakland native signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Warriors and reported on Monday, ESPN's Marc Spears ...



How a parent’s drive to help athlete son went too far  SFGate

Under the rules, in order for a student athlete to be eligible to play in a new district, their immediate family must vacate the old home. According to a copy of a ...



Police identify 15-year-old boy, man killed in West Oakland shooting  San Jose Mercury News

OAKLAND — Messages of love and remembrance were posted at a sidewalk memorial on Monday where 15-year-old Denzell Jones and 35-year-old Kanem ...



2018 Knowles Fellowships awarded to 15 Stanford alumni  Stanford Report

The Knowles Teacher Initiative recently announced that 15 Stanford graduates are among the 34 early-career teachers to be awarded its 2018 teaching ...



Oakland to halt school suspensions for willful defiance  SFGate

Mouthing off in class or failing to follow a teacher's instructions will no longer lead to suspension in Oakland schools, a ban that will be phased in and be fully in ...



Brothers Breakfast Club Honors Cleveland “Champagne” Givens  oaklandpost.org

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A New Era for Charter Schools?  East Bay Express

Private charter operators could soon take over five struggling schools in Oakland — and reap the benefits of a new parcel tax aimed at boosting public high ...



Proactive Oakland landlord tackles lead hazards through grant  KTVU San Francisco

WEST OAKLAND, Ca. -- Every good deed always revolved around children.



Friday’s Briefing: OUSD Overspent by Millions on Admin and Consultants; Half of Bay Area Renters Are ‘Economically Burdened’  East Bay Express

Stories you shouldn't miss for Nov. 10, 2017: 1. Oakland Unified overspent its budget by tens of millions of dollars on administrators and consultants in the past ...



Here are 4 great concerts to see this holiday season in S.F. Bay Area  The Mercury News

Get tickets for Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, John Legend's Christmas concert, Blind Boys of Alabama, Adam Shulman: A Charlie Brown Christmas.



In visit to O.H. Close, governor calls importance of prison training program basic  Stockton Record

STOCKTON — Growing up in group homes in Fresno's foster care system didn't provide the most stable environment for Marquis Lowe. The young man broke ...



NFL star DeSean Jackson talks bullying in Oakland  San Francisco Chronicle

Jackson, the former Cal and current Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, is making the rounds delivering to students - and San Quentin inmates on Friday - a ...



No one tried to embarrass Frank Robinson and got away with it  KFSN-TV

On the day that the late Frank Robinson became the first African-American to manage a major league game -- April 8, 1975, Opening Day of the first of the two ...



Teen dies in crash at Oakland funeral home  SFGate

Deshawn Thomas Rabon of Oakland and three other people were in a Toyota Solara when the driver lost control while changing lanes southbound on ...



East Bay's Heat Danceline competes on Lifetime's 'Bring It!'  Berkeleyside

The Heat Danceline members, aged 9 to 17, and all from the East Bay, have been rehearsing ahead for the filming of the season finale of the TV show.



Little Bay Area schools dream big hoop dreams / OAKLAND: McClymonds kids overcome obstacles on, off court  San Francisco Chronicle

When the Warriors from McClymonds High School in Oakland take center court for the tip-off of the state championship basketball game in Sacramento on ...



3 Men Indicted For Selling Crack Near Oakland School  CBS Local

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Three people were indicted by a federal grand jury this week for allegedly selling crack cocaine near McClymonds High School in West ...



Fresh Food: Urban farms growing in West Oakland  San Jose Mercury News

OAKLAND — In most places in West Oakland, it's easier to get a 40-ounce bottle of beer and a candy bar than a *fresh* tomato. But urban gardens and small ...



Celebrating Alkebulan: African love, Black joy, resistance and futures!  San Francisco Bay View

by Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma'at. 6259 AAC (February 2019 JC-PG). Ready to make national headlines following the victorious teachers' strike in ...



Love Life? There’s no Oakland there  SFGate

Supporters of the new slogan meant well — and really who can object to an exhortation to love life? [...] in an age where everything is over-complicated, the ...



An Oakland Diaspora: What Drives Longtime Residents to Leave?  KQED

African-American residents with deep roots in the community see more attractive housing options elsewhere, but are torn by decision to move.



Community Demands End To Lead Contamination In Oakland Schools  CBS San Francisco Bay Area

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A consumer advocacy group has joined a long list of Oakland educators and activists to call on the Oakland Unified School District to ...



West Oakland slaying victim identified  East Bay Times

Police said the 30-year-old victim lived in another part of the city and no motive has been determined or suspects arrested.



OAKLAND / Honor student slain by gunfire outside home / Dad calls 16-year-old's killing 'senseless'  San Francisco Chronicle

Greshanda Williams, 16, had just gotten her permit to drive. She was an honor student at her West Oakland high school and had hopes of becoming a writer ...



Oakland High School Football Coach Seen Fighting Student On Video; District Investigating  CBS Local

OAKLAND (KCBS) — Oakland school officials have put a junior varsity football coach on paid leave while investigating allegations he pushed and shoved a ...



Oakland: Six time felon charged in woman’s fatal stabbing  San Jose Mercury News

OAKLAND — A six-time felon has been arrested and charged with murder in the fatal stabbing July 3 in West Oakland of a 23-year-old woman he did not know ...



Intel diversity chief on retaining black talent in Silicon Valley: 'You can't hire your way to' diversity  Silicon Valley Business Journal

Barbara Whye, vice president of human resources and chief diversity and inclusion officer at Intel, says tech employers like hers need to provide black workers ...



OAKLAND / Middle school under gun / Caring teachers are distressed that district may close it  San Francisco Chronicle

Raised by a single mother in Oakland, he understands the stresses they face at home. [...] he has thrown himself into his work, visiting parents, attending his ...



Exclusive: Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry's foundation signs lease for Oakland office in Jack London Square - San Francisco Business Times  San Francisco Business Times

It's the second Jack London Square transaction for the two-time NBA champion and Golden State Warriors point guard. In 2014, Curry and his wife Ayesha sold ...



Principal restricts access to Berkeley High because of reports that a fight might break out  Berkeleyside

BHS principal Kristin Glenchur is asking students to stay on campus for lunch and is limiting outside visitors because of rumors of a brewing brawl between kids ...



Giants honor former manager Frank Robinson  San Francisco Chronicle

When Frank Robinson was introduced as the first African American manager at a news conference in Cleveland in October 1974, he had a regret. “I'm sorry ...



Suspect in Virginia on-air shootings grew up in Bay Area, attended Oakland schools  San Jose Mercury News

VALLEJO — The man suspected of fatally shooting two Virginia television journalists Wednesday morning was from the Bay Area, having graduated from ...



Students find high lead levels in classroom  San Francisco Chronicle

The classroom samples taken by the 20 Excel High School students came back from the lab showing high levels of lead - a dangerous metal known to cause a ...



Maurice Washington spent years struggling to honor his late father's legacy. Then he got recruited by Nebraska  Omaha World-Herald

Maurice Washington's father died when he was 8. He's attended three different high schools in two states, and he's still struggling to find his place. But now the ...



California school test scores: Amid gains in English and math, ethnic gap widens  The Mercury News

California students' scores in English and math rose from last year to this spring, with gains spanning gender, race, language and socioeconomic differences, ...



Police Raid Gang Hot Spots In Oakland, Antioch & Sacramento; 5 Arrested  CBS Local

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Police in three cities arrested at least five members of a violent West Oakland gang Friday morning. The Bay Area News Group reports ...



Intel diversity chief on retaining black talent: 'You can't hire your way to' diversity  Portland Business Journal

Barbara Whye, vice president of human resources and chief diversity and inclusion officer at Intel, says tech employers like hers need to provide black workers ...



Oakland homicide victim, 23, identified as mother of two  San Jose Mercury News

OAKLAND — Police have identified a woman found stabbed to death in a West Oakland street as the mother of two small children. Monique Robinson, 23, was ...



Delays for Paramedics Draw Criticism in Oakland  New York Times

In Oakland, first responders to violent crimes, like E.M.S. workers, must wait to enter the scene until the police arrive, prompting complaints that victims of ...



Oakland native, Chiefs CB Marcus Peters sits during national anthem before NFL opener  SFGate

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback and Oakland native Marcus Peters sat on the bench Thursday night during the national anthem before the Chiefs' NFL regular ...



College Basketball Recruiting: 20 Best High School/Prep Programs of All Time  Bleacher Report

While college may be the first stage the general public sees of an NBA player's career, there is much more behind a player's journey to the NBA...



Urban Legends Tournament, Round 1: Which U.S. city has the best NBA talent?  Golden State of Mind

Every city thinks it's hoops royalty. But who has the best team?



Zuckerberg, wife back new East Palo Alto school  SFGate

The wife of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a plan that she believes will mend social inequities in Silicon Valley: a private school with a full array of health ...



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