Monthly Archives: March 2014

  • Fr. Jesus Nieto-Ruiz was one of the community members invited to the Brooklyn Basin groundbreaking last week. The San Francisco Business Times covered the story.

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  • We want to thank the Oakland Police Foundation for honoring all of the congregations and people who make Ceasefire Oakland work at Saturday’s Neighborhood Champion Awards. A special shoutout goes out to Allen Temple Baptist Church, At Thy Word Ministries, Cityteam Oakland, Cosmopolitan Baptist Church, First Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Imani Community Church, Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, True Vine Ministries, Victory Baptist Church and their pastors. Another shoutout goes to all of the members of the faith community who lead this very important work.

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  • The first test of Oakland Unified School District’s ability to include parents and students in making budget decisions — something now required by state law — happened Wednesday night when about 100 people asked the school board to let schools, rather than the central administration, decide how to spend a pot of money. The students and parents won.

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