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Peralta in the News – June 22, 2023

KTVU - Oakland Has New Interim Fire Chief

Oakland has a new interim fire chief -- Damon Covington, a veteran of the department, who is being promoted from the deputy chief of fire operations to take the top job. Covington has a bachelor's degree in sociology, and a master's degree in Public Administration, and is currently an adjunct professor for the Fire Science Program at Merritt College in Oakland. He is the proud father of one son, according to the city. Read more at: https://www.ktvu.com/news/oakland-has-new-interim-fire-chief


Things to do in Bay Area: Citywide Peace Summit at Laney College 

Cesar Cruz, co-founder of Homies Empowerment, Antoine Towers of YouthALIVE!, and Oakland rapper Kamaiyah are among the panelists who will be in conversation with Rev. Zac Carey of True Vine Ministries at the Citywide Peace Summit. The event is being organized by the Oakland Prevention Coalition—comprised of individuals and local groups affected by and working to prevent violence—so that victims of crime can have a space to talk about potential solutions to violence in Oakland. The information and recommendations gathered at the summit will then be presented to City Council. 

Saturday, June 24, 10 am - 4 pm, free to attend, register online, Laney College, 900 Fallon St.


Laney College Recognized for Data Science Curriculum

According to a May article in the LA Times discussing UC Berkeley's data science curriculum, Laney College has been recognized as one of just six California community colleges providing the course to approximately 500 students throughout the state. Other community colleges include El Camino, Santa Barbara City College, City College of San Francisco, San Jose City College, and Skyline College. Read the full article at: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-05-18/uc-berkeley-spreads-the-gospel-of-data-science-with-new-college-free-curriculum.

Tags: Merritt College, Laney College, Faculty


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