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  • Doug Clark: President Wilson at top of undistinguished list in Spokane - Thu, 30 Jul 2015 PST
    published on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    So a socially consumed Tacoman wants Spokane Public Schools to dump the Wilson out of Wilson Elementary because its namesake, the 28th president, was a diehard racist. So a socially consumed Tacoman wants Spokane Public Schools to dump the Wilson out of Wilson Elementary because its namesake, the 28th president, was a diehard racist....
  • DSUSD agrees to raise teacher's salaries
    published on Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:17:18 GMT
    District officials said the agreement will now be presented to the DSTA membership for approval, however a prompt vote and approval by the board are expected. The agreement was reached after several months of negotiations....
  • Milky Chance Mann Center for the Performing Arts
    published on Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:07:46 GMT
    The Kassel, Germany duo met in an "Advanced Music Course" at the start of eleventh grade, and they creatively gelled right off the bat. INDIO, CA - APRIL 11: Musician Clemens Rehbein of Milky Chance performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 11, 2015 in Indio, California....
  • www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/jul/26/history-professor-on-a-mission-to-teach/ -story-block
    published on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 20:48:48 GMT
    Oceanside, CA_MiraCosta College history professor Brad Byrom leads secular history tours of the Mission San Luis Rey grounds every Saturday. - John Gastaldo - Just about every fourth-grader can recite the history of the 21 Spanish missions that dot California's coastline....
  • RiversideRACIAL DISPUTE: Indians question UCR professor's heritage
    published on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Andrea Smith, a professor of media and cultural studies, has taught courses and written books centered on the clash of western and American Indian cultures, particularly as it affected women. She has been at UCR for seven years....
  • Florence Welch says no tricks on new, stripped-down Florence and the Machine album
    published on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:40:17 GMT
    Florence Welch, lead vocalist of Florence + the Machine, inside the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on April 15. Florence Welch, lead vocalist of Florence + the Machine, inside the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on April 15. Florence and the Machine's lead singer on the new album: 'It made me more comfortable in my own skin' Florence Welch flung open the door to her suite at the Chateau Marmont last month like a woman in the middle of an important task. Inside,...
  • Annual Big Time celebration at Sherwood Valley Rancheria
    published on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    The Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians held their 22nd annual Big Time event this past Saturday, drawing dancers, visitors, friends and family alike from all over the region to the day-long celebration at the park next to the tribal office on Sherwood Hill Drive. Despite cloudy skies in the morning, the sun and crowds came out in time to enjoy the activities, salmon feast, and social dances that continued well into the evening....
  • Berkeley: Noted figures discuss city's identity in time of change
    published on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:15:55 GMT
    Some 200 people squeezed into Books Inc.'s new Shattuck Avenue venue Monday evening to hear panelists speak about what they love about Berkeley and what they hope to preserve as the city changes. Malcolm Margolin, founder of publishing house Heyday Books, brought the speakers together as part of the bookstore's events celebrating its move from Fourth Street....
  • The End of the Beginning: Remembering Scot Breithaupt - Things go...
    published on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 07:34:06 GMT
    Scot Breithaupt made a life of BMX; he was there at the birth of of the sport and never lost his love for it. Unfortunately, the pioneer, entrepreneur and racer had his fair share of demons to battle as well....
  • Santa Cruz native awarded fellowship
    published on Sat, 18 Jul 2015 01:47:19 GMT
    Charles “Chuck” Walker, Latin American history professor and director of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas at UC Davis, knows that the answer is “yes.” Walker has written a book on Amaru's rebellion against the Spanish, and is familiar with how Shakur's mother was inspired by the Peruvian leader. In 2014, Walker's book on the Tupac Amaru rebellion, the largest uprising against the Spanish empire of the Americas, was named one of the best books ...
  • Alyson Spann Named Board Chair for Unity Shoppe
    published on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 21:33:44 GMT
    Spann assumes the position from Kenny Kahn , who led the Unity Shoppe board for the past six years. "I am honored to be named as board chair for Unity Shoppe and look forward to promoting Unity's mission of providing basic necessities of life while encouraging self-sufficiency and independent living for the low-income in Santa Barbara County," Spann said....
  • Annual Big Time celebration at Sherwood Valley Rancheria
    published on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:58:43 GMT
    The Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians held their 22nd annual Big Time event this past Saturday, drawing dancers, visitors, friends and family alike from all over the region to the day-long celebration at the park next to the tribal office on Sherwood Hill Drive. Despite cloudy skies in the morning, the sun and crowds came out in time to enjoy the activities, salmon feast, and social dances that continued well into the evening....
  • California Native American tribe plans resort, winery
    published on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:11:33 GMT
    A casino-owning Native American tribe has plans for housing, a resort and a winery around a small Northern California town, and some locals are not happy. Dozens of residents of the Sonoma County town of Windsor turned out at Wednesday night's city council meeting to demand the city oppose a pending bill in Congress, the Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reported....
  • Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Allow Credentials for Native American Culture Teachers
    published on Thu, 16 Jul 2015 21:50:16 GMT
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that extends the successfully implemented separate teaching credential for Native American languages passed in 2008 to include Native American culture. The bill, AB 163, which was introduced by Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Carpinteria, and supported by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians , was signed into law on Monday....
  • New Law Allows Native American Culture Teachers
    published on Wed, 15 Jul 2015 22:52:27 GMT
    July 15, 2015 - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that extends the successfully implemented separate teaching credential for Native American languages passed in 2008 to include Native American culture. The bill, AB 163, which was introduced by Assemblyman Das Williams and supported by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, was signed into law on Monday....
  • Backpack giveaways in the Coachella Valley
    published on Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:15:24 GMT
    The countdown is on until kids go back to school. The average K-12 parent will spend hundreds of dollars on school supplies....
  • Father Junipero Serra
    published on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    That is the steadfast hope of many California Indians opposed to the upcoming canonization of Father Junipero Serra by Pope Francis. And it was the impetus behind an Amah Mutsun Tribal Band ceremony on Saturday seeking to reverse his decision on their ancestors' behalf....
  • Father Junipero Serra's sainthood protested at Mission San Juan Bautista
    published on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 23:50:29 GMT
    That is the steadfast hope of many California Indians opposed to the upcoming canonization of Father Junipero Serra by Pope Francis. And it was the impetus behind an Amah Mutsun Tribal Band ceremony on Saturday seeking to reverse his decision on their ancestors' behalf....
  • Officials Break Ground on New Indio Jail
    published on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:04:00 GMT
    About 150 people, including elected officials from across the Coachella Valley, attended a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday to mark the start of construction on a $275 million Indio jail facility. The 1,626-bed detention center will replace the existing 353-bed Indio jail, which was built during the mid-1950s....
  • Los Gatos: Resident Norm Matteoni explores Native American displacement in new book
    published on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 01:05:39 GMT
    When Gen. George Armstrong Custer was defeated at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June of 1876, Lakota Indian Chief Sitting Bull became the most wanted Indian in America....