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A San Francisco Park ranger stands guard for a Holocaust survivor portrait exhibit which features 80 portraits at San Francisco City Hall Square. (Photo: Michelle Snider/The Tower)

Right-wing rally advocates to uncensor hate speech

Michelle Snider, Co-Editor May 16, 2019

Portraits of Holocaust survivors gazed towards the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall as an anti-feminism speaker chanted “hate speech is free speech,” and “free speech, not safe spaces,” at...

Beto O’Rourke draws in the crowd during a Town Hall-style event in San Francisco. Hundreds lined up for blocks to hear the candidate from El Paso, Texas.

Presidential hopeful O’Rourke addresses S.F.

Alice Robinson, Staff Writer May 16, 2019

Beto O’Rourke has a long, hard road ahead of him — he’s one of 23 Democrats (and counting) who want to be president. But unlike many politicians who want to brag about how great they are, O’Rourke...

Word on the Quad — What are the political issues today that concern you the most?

admin March 16, 2019

by Toni Cervantes Joseph Heuken — Machine TechnologyBetter job training is very important to me. I’d like to see more apprenticeship programs that are more hands-on. You learn stuff at school...

Tales from the editor — Riding the political wave — from Oakland to the White House?

admin February 5, 2019

This column takes readers behind the scenes of what it’s like to report on events from the ground level with twists of humor and reflection. Standing in line for hours got me this close of a view...

Tensions arise at Peralta District meeting

admin December 21, 2018

Board’s motion to censor fellow trustee abandoned in favor of mediation. by Robert Hinton Board president Meredith Brown addresses the Peralta community at the event organized to announce Peralta’s...

Laney hosts homelessness teach-in

admin November 9, 2018

Students, faculty, and citizens show support for the Oakland’s dispossessed Michelle Snider, Editor-in-Chief Nino Parker, Peter Brown, Roger Porter and Evetta Williams speak to the crowd at the...

Handy retains trustee seat; Reiss defeats Riley

admin November 9, 2018

Peralta Election Results Robbie Hinton, Laney Tower Staff Writer Linda Handy attends the Decision Peralta forum sponsored by the Laney Journalism Dept. (photo by Tiehui Fan)Voters in Peralta Community...

Voting is important — really, it is

admin October 27, 2018

By Ebony Belser Laney Tower staff writer Ebony BelserI’m sure we’ve all heard it before: “Voting is very important, ” or, “Stretch your right to vote.” Many of us are tired of hearing...

Student Center funds vanish

admin October 14, 2018

ASLC missing $16,000 from last five years By Geremy Lowe Revenue from five years of Student Center events has disappeared, noted ASLC President Dagnachew (Dag) Sibhat at the Sept. 27 Student Council...

Candidates to speak in Laney Forum Oct. 17

admin October 11, 2018

‘Decision Peralta’ will include a chance for audience questions and concerns By Eva Hannan You are invited to participate in “Decision Peralta,” a candidates’ night on Wednesday, Oct. 17,...

Mayoral candidates field questions

admin October 11, 2018

10 hopefuls offer views on hunger, OPD, rent control, education, and more By Robert Hinton Mayoral candidates gathered at Oakland City Hall on Oct. 5 to field questions from voters about issues important...

Anita Hill hearing: Shadow boxing with the past

admin September 29, 2018

By Michelle Snider Michelle SniderI was 13 when I watched Anita Hill charge Clarence Thomas with sexual harassment during his Senate Judiciary Hearings as a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. I...

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