Oikos University is a small, nondescript one-story brick building located in an office-park neighborhood near the Oakland airport.
And between 2008 and 2010, Oakland has outpaced the rest of California in improvement at the elementary- and middle-school levels.
Sitting toward the back of a packed church in Oakland on Tuesday evening, James Mueller hung his head and gently wept.
Minutes later, 33-year-old Nicholas Walker was shot and killed while driving his car onto Interstate 95 in Oakland Park.
He spent eight years as mayor of Oakland, leaving only three years ago, and what has Oakland got to show for it?
Ruth and her family were home again, and Martin, returned to Oakland, saw much of her.
The idea that the Yankees could ever get to Oakland never entered any one's head.
As president of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, he was an authority.
All right, take it to our Oakland office, and you'll get the cash.
Arriving at Oakland, we crossed the Bay in the great ferry-ship, or floating wharf, "Piedmont."