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  • Oakland delays vote on controversial tower east of Lake Merritt
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:28:23 GMT
    When residents this year learned of plans to sell an empty city-owned lot east of Lake Merritt for a planned tower with high-priced apartments, their response was typical of frustrated Oaklanders - they protested. The city needs affordable housing for its current residents, they said, not a luxury living space for the wealthy moving across the Bay into Oakland....
  • Apl.de.ap promotes new Pinoy food in US
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 04:47:26 GMT
    OAKLAND, California Grammy winner and The Voice Philippines coach Apl.de.ap was in the Bay Area recently to help promote the new innovations of Filipino food. The event, "Savor the Night", allowed guests to try new takes on Filipino food and to meet and interact with Apl himself....
  • How the New GED Is Failing Students
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    In 1993, LaKeshia Thomas dropped out of McClymonds High School in West Oakland when she became pregnant during her senior year. In recent years, Thomas, now 39 years old, has been working to secure a full-time job in the healthcare industry....
  • High school kids may drink less where rules for adults are stricter
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 22:57:49 GMT
    In states with stronger alcohol policies, high school students tend to report less drinking, even when the policies don't target youth directly, according to a new study. The findings support the Institute of Medicine, which says strategies to reduce and prevent underage drinking must target parents and adults, the authors wrote in the journal Pediatrics....
  • Marcus Gardley offers a biblical overlay to his 'Gospel of Lovingkindness'
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 19:22:42 GMT
    Aimee K. Bryant plays the mother of a killer in "The Gospel of Lovingkindness" at Pillsbury House Theatre. Playwright Marcus Gardley is rightly celebrated for the roiling stew of poetry and pathos in his mythopoetic narratives and for the insight and sensitivity he brings....
  • Free Health Screenings for Black Males
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:16:48 GMT
    Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson will host a free health screening for black men and boys this evening that will include information on preventative health care measures. Carson said he's hosting the event, as well as other health screenings, because black males in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by major health issues such as strokes, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and HIV and AIDS....
  • Super Bowl 50 vows to be the 'most giving' ever.
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:12:33 GMT
    Keshia Evans of Oakland, left, demonstrates the proper method of watering crops in a planter bed for visiting after-school program participants, at Acta Non Verba urban farm in east Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. In an effort to become the "most giving" Super Bowl of all time, local organizers are giving out 50 $10,000 "Playmaker" grants to local non-profits working with young people....
  • Roadshow: Warriors game delays Lincoln Avenue road diet meeting
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:07:11 GMT
    Q How do we voice our opposition to the Lincoln Avenue road-diet plan? ... There has been vocal backlash against the road diet, but what I've found is there are many in the community who want it made permanent. A A community meeting had been planned June 11, but it has been moved to June 18, since the original date is the night of one of the NBA finals....
  • Re: Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillen Cuts Deal to Include...
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:55:20 GMT
    Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen announced today that he has secured the inclusion of thirty affordable housing units in a controversial luxury condo tower that the developer UrbanCore wants to build on city-owned land near Lake Merritt. Guillen also announced that $1.1 million of the land's sale price will be put into Oakland's affordable housing fund....
  • Councilman negotiates affordable housing for controversial Lake Merritt tower proposal
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:00:49 GMT
    Councilman Abel Guillen said Monday that he's negotiated for 30 affordable housing units at a controversial tower project after a group of protesters stormed a City Council meeting last month and demanded officials rethink their plan to sell away a city-owned parcel of land near Lake Merritt. The city wanted to sell the empty 1-acre lot at 12th Street and Second Avenue - prime real estate - to UrbanCore for $5.1 million for a proposed 24-story tower consisting of 298 market rate condo units....
  • Watch parties to benefit charity: Cavs fans All in for road games 1 & 2
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:48:19 GMT
    The Cleveland Cavaliers first Watch Party for the NBA Finals is this week. The Cavs are taking on the Golden State Warriors in Oakland....
  • A college says panic-inducing reports that it is failing are wrong
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:16:15 GMT
    Mills College is a small liberal arts school in Oakland, California, that has had some press recently it says it doesn't deserve. It is being compared to a small school in Virginia that is slated for closure, and Mills officials say that such a comparison is unfair and misleading - because it is not even considering closing its doors and is doing fine....
  • Oakland: Deal in controversial condo plan
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 04:28:09 GMT
    Councilman Abel Guillen said Monday that he's negotiated for 30 affordable housing units at a controversial tower project after a group of protesters stormed a City Council meeting last month and demanded officials rethink their plan to sell away a city-owned parcel of land near Lake Merritt. The city wanted to sell the empty 1-acre lot at 12th Street and Second Avenue - prime real estate - to UrbanCore for $5.1 million for a proposed 24-story tower consisting of 298 market rate condo units....
  • Minnesota Duluth women's basketball coach resigns, citing unhealthy work environment
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 03:59:38 GMT
    University of Minnesota Duluth women's basketball coach Annette Wiles resigned Monday, becoming the third female head coach to leave the school in the past six months. A university press release said the school has accepted her resignation, effective June 10. Wiles was not available for comment, but she issued a statement through her attorneys stating that it was "no longer healthy" for her to continue working "in the current UMD athletic department environment."...
  • Women's basketball: Another Minnesota Duluth coach exits
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 01:52:17 GMT
    University of Minnesota Duluth women's basketball coach Annette Wiles announced her resignation Monday morning after seven seasons with the Bulldogs, citing an unhealthy work environment at the school. Her three-year contract was set to expire on June 20. She became the third female head coach to leave the UMD athletic department in 2015....
  • Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillen Cuts Deal to Include Affordable...
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 00:55:00 GMT
    Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen announced today that he has secured the inclusion of thirty affordable housing units in a controversial luxury condo tower that the developer UrbanCore wants to build on city-owned land near Lake Merritt. Guillen also announced that $1.1 million of the land's sale price will be put into Oakland's affordable housing fund....
  • Controversial Lake Merritt tower to add affordable units and pay fee to fund more
    published on Mon, 01 Jun 2015 22:08:04 GMT
    The controversial 298-unit market rate tower proposed on city-owned land in Oakland's Lake Merritt neighborhood will now include 30 affordable units and pay $1.7 million to the city to fund additional off-site affordable units and community benefits. The Council had scheduled to vote on the project in May but cancelled the vote after protesters flooded the chamber and demanded affordable housing on site....
  • Beneficial State Bank, LendUp Technologies, Inc. Launch Personal...
    published on Mon, 01 Jun 2015 22:02:03 GMT
    Beneficial State Bank and LendUp Technologies, Inc. have partnered to bring a new type of loan to individual borrowers in California, Oregon, and Washington--the Personal Builder Loan. This responsible alternative to many traditional payday loans in the market is designed to help customers meet their short-term liquidity needs while building their credit....
  • 5 Books for Young People about Protest and Social Change
    published on Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:41:00 GMT
    The news around the country about civil unrest, inequality and protest provide teachable moments with young people. Here are 5 stories from history to spark conversation: Markel, Michelle, Melissa Sweet, and Rachel Zegar....
  • Is Technology the Nexus Where Civics and Student Learning Meet?
    published on Mon, 01 Jun 2015 20:10:13 GMT
    Chris Berdik, a science journalist, and was produced and originally published by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. It is reprinted here with permission....