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  • Hundreds march for Oakland teachers
    published on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:23:04 GMT
    Oakland public school teachers marched side by side with parents, students, and other supporters as teachers call for the school district to settle a contract. The Oakland Education Association is seeking wage increases of up 17%, smaller class sizes, and improved health coverage for its members....
  • Emanuel, Garcia take different stances on Lucas museum
    published on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:56:00 GMT
    Debates over city finances, school closings and crime have taken center stage during the mayoral election, but lower on the list is another issue that separates Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia : the proposal to build the Lucas museum on Chicago's lakefront. Emanuel supports plans for the Lucas museum between Soldier Field and McCormick Place along Lake Michigan....
  • What Do You Learn from Teaching Dance?
    published on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Deborah Karp's life is like a never-ending dance. When she's not choreographing for her company, Deborah Karp Dance Projects, she's teaching dance to young children....
  • This Is the Sex Education You Wish You Had Growing Up
    published on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    When I met Allison Moon for the first time, she was explaining to Bawdy Storytelling's amused audience how she managed to successfully orchestrate a fox-hunt-themed orgy. Remarkably, she has only gotten more interesting since then....
  • Putting Citizens in Charge of Police Complaints
    published on Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    Gwen Hardy, an activist with the police watchdog group PUEBLO, said people have been reluctant to file complaints with OPD's Internal Affairs division. In September 2013, Mills College student Kendall Anderson reported to her school and Highland Hospital that she had been raped on campus by an acquaintance....
  • Valley Stars: Danville teen becomes Eagle Scout
    published on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:32:33 GMT
    Danville Scout Earns Eagle Award: Alex Levon Colello, of Troop 805, will receive his Eagle Scout Award at his Court of Honor on May 3 at Sycamore Homes Association Club House in Danville. For his Eagle project Alex created a permanent memorial to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at St. Vartan Armenian Church in Oakland....
  • Meet the A's fabulous bleacher creatures
    published on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:34:41 GMT
    Fans root for Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick before playing the Detroit Tigers during their game at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, April 12, 2013. Josh Reddick might not find that many familiar faces in the home clubhouse this season....
  • What Is A 'Normal' Foot?
    published on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 01:40:32 GMT
    Podiatrists commonly use the terms "normal" and "abnormal" to describe foot structure and foot function. We might look at a set of plain film radiographs and note that one foot has a hallux valgus angle that we call "normal" while the contralateral foot has a hallux valgus angle that we call "abnormal."...
  • Are School Police Real Police?
    published on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:02:16 GMT
    Two incidents of school security officers beating high school students in Oakland has us wondering what limits, if any, exist for campus police officers. Are school police officers just like real police officers? Where does their jurisdiction stop and start? The answer could depend on the type of campus and the relevant state laws....
  • Oakland Museum Store Acquires Diallo Mwathi Jeffery's Limited Edition Photography
    published on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:16:09 GMT
    Limited edition fine art photography of Diallo Mwathi Jeffery, emerging artist, is now available for purchase at the Museum of California in Oakland. I am grateful that my artwork would be of interest to the Oakland Museum of California, an institution that has continued to inspire me since my early childhood....
  • Oakland: Outside investigator to look at security guard incidents at schools
    published on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:35:25 GMT
    The Oakland school district is paying a consultant $30,000 to conduct an internal affairs investigation of its police department on use of force at school campuses. The investigation comes following the discovery earlier this month of a video that allegedly shows two Fremont High School security guards hitting a student in January 2014....
  • Preventive Medical Center of Marin (PMCM), a pioneering medical...
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:30:00 GMT
    Preventive Medical Center of Marin , a pioneering medical center, serving patients in Marin for more than 30 years, has relocated to a spacious new office in San Rafael. The Preventive Medical Center of Marin has moved to a new location in San Rafael and is hosting two open houses....
  • Favianna Rodriguez: 'Artists are Risk Takers and Truth Speakers'
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:52:47 GMT
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  • ASU hoops search: 4 more names to consider
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:32:37 GMT
    Day 6 of Arizona State's basketball coaching search a Upon meeting with the news media last Tuesday, ASU Vice President of Athletics Ray Anderson ASU basketball coaching search: 4 more names to consider Day 6 of Arizona State's basketball coaching search a Upon meeting with the news media last Tuesday, ASU Vice President of Athletics Ray Anderson Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1bHBDkY Golden State Warriors associate head coach Alvin Gentry during the third quarter against t...
  • 3 Food Initiatives That Could Transform West Oakland's Food Desert
    published on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    The staff of People's Grocery, a nonprofit whose projects range from educating local kids to subsidized CSA boxes. Photo: People's Grocery It is well-known that fresh produce and alternatives to fast-food are both sorely lacking in West Oakland, an area sometimes referred to as a "food desert."...
  • Ford STEAM Lab Challenges Students, Rewards High-Tech Thinking and Creativity During Hackathon
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:09:03 GMT
    Given the chance to be software designers, 100 middle school students at the Ford STEAM Lab Hackathon invented a range of mobile applications to make learning easier, from catching up on missed assignments, to studying math and music through gaming - all the while earning $42,500 in awards and scholarships. The two-day event that wrapped up Saturday challenged students from five middle schools in the Detroit metropolitan area to learn the basics of software coding, and then produce, or "hack" an...
  • Richard Soares Releases the Pfurst Family Diaries
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:25:40 GMT
    " The Pfurst Family Diaries " is Richard Soares ' latest novel. It's a satirical romp through the moneyed landscape of America's political-industrial-military complex....
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland Celebrates Its 2015 Youth of the Year,...
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:22:53 GMT
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland will host its 26th Annual "Salute to Youth" Gala & Benefit Auction on Thursday, May 7th, 2015. Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland will host its 26th Annual "Salute to Youth" Gala & Benefit Auction on Thursday, May 7th, 2015 from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Center at 1547 Lakeside Drive in Oakland, CA....
  • Oakland Raiders CB Taiwan Jones Bulks Up At Jay Glazer's Gym
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:20:26 GMT
    Sep 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive back Taiwan Jones leaves the field after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at O.co Coliseum. The Oakland Raiders defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 19-9....
  • Alumni remembered after deaths by Oakland fire
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:47:30 GMT
    When SF State alumnus Daniel "Moe" Thomas and his roommate Davis Letona walked into a room, friends said they brought a sense of tenderness and intellect with them. Those who knew them remember them for their creativity, intelligence, and immense love for other people....