Artists Angry Over Plans For Arts School

Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, a “self- proclaimed champion of the arts,” has hundreds of artists mad at him. He’s proposed expanding his Oakland School for the Arts, but he wants to expand it into a building that already houses artists, and the plan would evict them. “To displace working artists who are serving thousands of kids and adults for a school for the arts that will serve maybe 400 students at most is perverse. It makes no sense.”