Ahmed Muhammad is Oakland Tech’s first Black male valedictorian in its 106 year history.

Ahmed graduated with a 4.73 GPA and is the first in his family to attend college. He applied to 11 schools, 5 branches of the University of California, USC, Howard, Columbia, Princeton, Harvard and Stanford. He will be attending Stanford in the fall.

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I spoke to Jill Tucker, the SF Chronicle’s K-12 education reporter about why there’s still a lot of doubt schools will be open full time in the fall.

Bay area health officials are sending a clear message: CA can and must reopen schools fully and completely in the fall. However, there’s still a lot of uncertainty.

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For the last few years Joseph Lam decided to prioritize healing his broken relationship with his immigrant parents. I spoke to him about why he decided to go on this courageous adventure and how he’s inspiring others to do the same.

Parents are Human: A bilingual collection card game created to connect Asian American and immigrant families

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Social distancing has been a disaster for many newly adopted puppies during the pandemic. Many have not received the socialization and experiences they need to learn good behavior. Now, they are unruly teens and owners need help. Trainers are booked up, classes are full and shelters are hoping this doesn’t translate to more people surrendering […]

Pandemic pups are now unruly adolescents

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Yesterday the state responded and aligned its guidelines to the new CDC guidance which is exactly what hundreds of health care workers asked the state to do. Dr. Jeanne Noble, associate professor of emergency medicine and director of covid response at UCSF explains what this means for CA students.

More than 700 physicians, nurses and health professionals in CA sign a letter to Governor Newsom asking him to change school reopening guidelines.

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Spring is typically the busy time for home sales, but this year home buying and selling started earlier than usual. DJ Grubb, Realtor and President of The Grubb Company explains why.

Bay area home sales surge

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Dr. Tracy Beth Hoeg, an expert physician epidemiologist, says the data is overwhelming and schools need to open. Dr. Hoeg is part of a national team of researchers and put together an evidence based document to help school districts reopen and pointed out where the CDC guidelines were not based in data or available studies.

Physician epidemiologist studying COVID in schools says the CDC’s reopening guidelines aren’t based on science and schools should be open now and full time!

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Faith Xue is the Editorial Director of Byrdie, a digital beauty magazine. She wrote an essay to draw attention to the rash of racist attacks against Asians. Faith says it’s time to pick up the mic and speak for ourselves, and that’s exactly what she did this morning with me on KCBS radio. https://www.byrdie.com/asian-american-experience-5112490 Faith’s […]

I’ve Never Been Prouder or More Heartbroken to Be Asian American: After a lifetime of staying silent, I’m finally shouting my Asianness into the void. By: Faith Xue

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Dr. Jeanne Noble criticized California Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2 billion dollar plan to reopen schools. She wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Post and spoke to me this morning on KCBS radio. Listen to what she says needs to happen now. Dr. Noble’s opinion piece in the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/03/04/newsoms-plan-reopen-schools-is-too-weak-work-he-owes-california-something-bolder/

UCSF Physician & Director of Covid Response calls CA Governor Gavin Newsom’s school reopening plan too weak to work.

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Shanti Brien is an attorney specializing in criminal appeals and post conviction proceedings. She’s also the co-founder of Fogbreak justice, a company hoping to transform the criminal justice system through education. Her book Almost Innocent was just released where she gives readers an eye opening insider’s view of the criminal justice system.

Almost Innocent: From searching to saved in America’s criminal justice system

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