Annie Sciacca, San Jose Mercury News

Annie Sciacca

San Jose Mercury News

California, United States

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Recent:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • East Bay Times
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
Past:
  • Vacaville Reporter
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • The Daily Democrat
  • Mercury-Register
  • ChicoER
  • Times-Standard
  • L.A. Daily News
  • The Cannabist

Recent articles by Annie:

‘She was so beleaguered’: Oakland mayor says police chief was fired because community lost faith in her

Libby Schaaf disputes police chief’s contention that she was fired in retaliation for being a whistleblower → Read More

Former Oakland police chief takes the stand in jury trial against city over her firing

Former Chief Anne Kirkpatrick said she was terminated by powerful police commission and mayor for whistleblowing → Read More

Wide open race for Alameda County’s next DA draws these four candidates

The winner will succeed Nancy O’Malley, who is stepping down after three terms → Read More

Mills College students sue school over Northeastern takeover

They say Mills misled students by encouraging them to stay enrolled and saying final degrees would be conferred in 2023 instead of this year → Read More

Citing environmental law, Oakland coalition takes the school district to court over school closures

A coalition of school families, educators and others has sued Oakland Unified School District over its plan to close, shrink or merge schools. → Read More

Citing environmental law, Oakland coalition takes the school district to court over school closures

OAKLAND — A coalition of school families, educators and others has sued Oakland Unified School District over its plan to close, shrink or merge schools, alleging that district leaders violate… → Read More

After Oakland school board member’s scathing resignation, district will seek replacement

Days after Oakland school board member Shanthi Gonzales announced her resignation from the board in a scathing letter, the rest of the board is seeking applicants to replace her. → Read More

Oakland fire crews battle blaze in building near I-580 freeway

Oakland firefighters were battling a structure fire in the Dimond District Saturday afternoon, causing a closure of the Fruitvale Avenue offramp on Interstate 580. → Read More

Oakland’s Madison Park to become ‘Wilma Chan Park’ in honor of late supervisor

Two months ago, Highland Hospital also was named after the first Asian American woman elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors → Read More

Oakland drops requirement to show proof of COVID-19 vaccine indoors

But it will also require people to wear masks if in indoor spaces where there are 2,500 people or more. → Read More

Oakland drops requirement to show proof of COVID-19 vaccine indoors

But it will also require people to wear masks if in indoor spaces where there are 2,500 people or more. → Read More

Oakland school board member announces resignation in scathing public letter

“Our efforts to improve school quality have been inconsistent and not nearly ambitious enough,” Oakland school board member Shanthi Gonzales said in a public letter announcing her resig… → Read More

Oakland Police Department poised to end two decades of federal oversight

OAKLAND — A federal judge Wednesday indicated the Oakland Police Department could soon be released from the federal oversight it’s been subjected to for almost two decades since four of… → Read More

As Oakland teachers prepare for one-day strike, district urges students to stay home

Both sides accuse the other of engaging in illegal actions → Read More

Oakland Unified, teachers’ union face off over planned strike against school closures

Union says plan to close, merge or shrink 11 schools will disproportionately impact Black children who comprise a majority of the student population at the targeted campuses. → Read More

Four candidates running for District 3 seat of deceased Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

After Chan was fatally killed by a motorist in November while she was walking her dog in Alameda, four candidates are vying to be her elected successor, with some noting that they want to carry on … → Read More

Oakland ballot measure asks voters to extend library parcel tax 30 more years

City says revenue is needed to keep libraries operating at current levels, expand collections → Read More

Oakland Unified to drop indoor masking requirement this month

A month after the state lifted its requirement that students and staff wear masks in schools, the Oakland Unified School District has announced it will lift its indoor mask mandate, too. → Read More

Five Oakland cops were wrongly fired in fatal shooting of homeless man, judge rules

Michael Rains, an attorney who represented the officers, said the judge’s decision clears the path to allowing them to either return to work for the Oakland Police Department or get retroacti… → Read More

Parking meters around Lake Merritt? It may happen

City says plan should free up spaces for more people, help pay for needed services → Read More