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  • In this Issue
    published on Sat, 06 Feb 2016 08:22:28 GMT
    One of the steps on the journey to the altar is marriage preparation, required by each parish in the Diocese of Oakland. While some parishes may provide their own marriage prep programs, more than half of the couples marrying in the diocese will attend a marriage preparation program sponsored by the diocese, said Mimi Streett, who coordinates the marriage and family life ministry....
  • Maxwell Montgomery
    published on Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:33:25 GMT
    Maxwell Montgomery passed away peacefully at his home in Grand Junction on Sunday, January 24th. He was 36 years old....
  • The Interview: Rev. Mark Kelly Tyler
    published on Sat, 06 Feb 2016 03:55:12 GMT
    CEREMONIES THIS WEEK for the new Richard Allen postage stamp kicked off a huge year of milestones and national attention for the African Methodist Episcopal Church - and for Philadelphia's historic Mother Bethel AME Church, in particular - as the denomination marks the 200th anniversary of its 1816 founding. In July, tens of thousands of AME Church members are expected to meet in Philadelphia for the 200th anniversary of their national conference....
  • Mountain Melody chorus to open 'Ovations' series
    published on Thu, 07 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT
    The ladies of Mountain Melody Womens Chorus will open the 2016 season of the Calaveras Arts Councils Ovations Performing Artist Series this weekend in Angels Camp. The far-reaching impact of last years devastating Butte Fire has been felt personally by the chorus....
  • Lynch opens Beast Mode shop in Oakland
    published on Sat, 06 Feb 2016 03:06:32 GMT
    Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks star running back and Oakland native, opened his first brick-and-mortar BEAST MODE store Friday. The day was also declared Beast Mode Day by Mayor Libby Schaaf....
  • Berkeley briefs: St. Mary's musical production on stage
    published on Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:19:53 GMT
    Thursday February 25 - Berkeley Schools Excellence Program Parcel Tax Conversation and Budget Workshop - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Berkeley Unified School District Board Room, 1231 Addison Street. For more information: The Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union recently donated more than $7,000 to Friends of Faith Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps low-income, underinsured women and men undergoing treatment for breast cancer, the credit union announced in a news release this week....
  • Black History Month: Quilts, Black Panthers, African-American heroines on the bill
    published on Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:08:06 GMT
    Ever wonder why Black History Month is celebrated in February? The history files reveal that in 1926 Carter Godwin Woodson originated Negro History Week. Woodson chose the second week of February because Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln had celebrated their birthdays that week, and both were prominent leaders in our history who furthered the cause of equality....
  • Brian Huser: IOHTE
    published on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT
    IOHTE contributor Brian Huser teaches high school mathematics in Oakland, CA and holds a degree in film and media studies from Swarthmore College. Chantal Akerman's passing in October shook me like it shook so many of us....
  • Emotional & Concerned: Black Men Deliver Insight at Annual Money Matters Camp
    published on Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:46:22 GMT
    The father of Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin, tells black lawmakers he is now dedicated to making sure people know who his son was and to prevent the trial of George Zimmerman, the man who shot him dead but was acquitted, to define the youth. Beyond the marches and cameras, this writer and more than a dozen Black men, of diverse professional backgrounds, including media, financial services, legal, IT, health care and entrepreneurship, all sat in a lower Eastside Detroit Community College classroom...
  • Thompson: For kids with disabilities, a sports world of their own
    published on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:31:31 GMT
    A smile exploded on the face of Miyante Ringo, like a motion-captured sunrise, as he displayed his hoop skills. The ball spun rapidly on his right index finger, so fast the silver NBA letters disappeared....
  • Ray Werner: Wheelchair basketball pioneer
    published on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:34:37 GMT
    On his three-week journey across the Pacific on a medical transport ship, Ray made the choice to live his life as fully as possible. A testament to Ray's character, he had been in good spirits from the beginning of his ordeal....
  • One year after rapper's slaying, still no answers
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT
    "A distraught fan weeps as he sits at a shrine erected at the site on 94th Avenue in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, where the rap artist Dominic Newton, who performed under the stage name The Jacka, was shot dead Monday night. " "Fans gather Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at a shrine erected at the site on 94th Avenue in Oakland, Calif....
  • San Bruno CA: Arrest - Forgery Of An Access Card / Possession of Methamphetamine
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT
    On Thursday, February 4, 2016, at approximately 1:13 am, a San Bruno Police Officer located a two subjects acting suspiciously in a parked vehicle on the 600 block of Huntington Avenue. A subsequent investigation revealed that one of the occupants, identified as twenty-nine year old Oakland resident Ashleigh Hvizda, was in possession of a fraudulent ATM debit card and methamphetamine....
  • Consultant tab mounts for Ross Valley flood program
    published on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 03:44:33 GMT
    The tab for a Ross Valley flood control consultant initially hired for $110,000 has soared tenfold, with a $200,000 authorization this week including pay for studying another consultant's study. CH2M-Hill of Oakland is on the job, with the latest contract bringing the company's bill for a variety of studies and related tasks to about $1.1 million....
  • Underrepresented business owners play key role in mayor's economic plan
    published on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:40:25 GMT
    At the center of Mayor Libby Schaaf's economic policy is growth that doesn't displace long-time Oakland residents through gentrification, but includes them through small business development, better jobs and affordable housing. Schaaf's first budget, released last month, stated her two of her top four priorities as increasing public safety, which is essential to business growth, and creating more jobs and housing, which is central to protecting long-time Oaklanders....
  • Five don't-miss events, Feb. 4-13
    published on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 01:13:36 GMT
    The Crucible, an arts education organization, is showcasing its fourth annual two-day Hot Couture runway, performance and industrial arts show. less The Crucible, an arts education organization, is showcasing its fourth annual two-day Hot Couture runway, performance and industrial arts show....
  • Oakland Black Woman-Owned Organization Recognizes Urban Students For...
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:50:15 GMT
    In recognition of national "Attendance Awareness Month" , Oakland Natives Give Back , a 501 , established a perfect attendance challenge, titled "Every Day Counts," to students attending schools in the Oakland Unified School District . The purpose of the program - that took place between October 19th and November 19th - was to emphasize the importance and highlight benefits of all children attending school every day....
  • Bay Area school search: Website puts data into parents' hands
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:29:40 GMT
    For middle-class parents, searching for the perfect school involves Googling, researching and networking -- and of course dissecting state test scores. Two Bay Area-based non-profits want to broaden access to education tools and knowledge, especially to enable poor and immigrant families to review schools and see alternatives....
  • San Francisco, Oakland look for startup help
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:29:09 GMT
    Mayor Ed Lee's office is looking for high-tech solutions to some of the city's most pressing problems, from parking availability to affordable housing, and it's turning to the local startup community for help. The city is accepting applications now through Feb. 18 for its Startup in Residence program, which seeks to bring Silicon Valley innovation to the often neglected public sector....
  • Kids take on - School of Rock' at Curran
    published on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:28:23 GMT
    " School of Rock ," Andrew Lloyd Webber 's stage musical adaptation of the Richard Linklater movie, will arrive March 3 at the Curran Theatre , just months after its Broadway opening in December. Aptly, the show about prep school kids forming their own rock group is coming in a production created and performed by students at an Oakland public charter school....