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  • Field Poll: Torlakson and Tuck tied for superintendent, Brown leads Kashkari by 21 points
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:48:26 GMT
    "It is deadlocked," probably in large part because the superintendent is a nonpartisan post, denying voters the party cues they often rely on, said Field Poll director Mark DiCamillo, "They really have to make their own determinations about where these candidates stand ideologically. ... It takes a little more effort; they can't just rely on the party label."...
  • Alameda in brief: Board okays new charter schoolvisit|blogPost-1494717|o-river_headline_list-44869|3
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:05:31 GMT
    Alameda's Board of Education okayed a new elementary charter school Tuesday night. The school, which will be opened and operated by managers of the existing Academy of Alameda charter, is set to open kindergarten and first grade classes next fall....
  • Berkeley: Youth symphony to feature all-French program
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:48:00 GMT
    The Berkeley-based Young People's Symphony Orchestra will begin its 78th season with a focus on French composers, organ music and the talents of two young East Bay pianists. The fall concert takes place Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley....
  • Alameda: Maya Lin students meet Maya Lin
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:32:29 GMT
    Forty fifth-grade students sat around a small woman, who was dressed casually in jeans, a button-down shirt, a loose cardigan, and clogs. She spoke of environmental activism, creativity, and the importance of finding an artistic voice....
  • Alameda letters: Vote for Gilmore and development
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:51:07 GMT
    Today's economic and technological advances have brought us one of the most exciting economic growth periods the Bay Area has ever experienced. What is causing this growth? San Francisco has become the new Silicon Valley with more and more technology companies and startups moving to San Francisco....
  • Alameda: City leaders honored for being bike-friendly
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:46:39 GMT
    The City of Alameda and the Alameda City Council were called out by three bike-advocacy groups Oct. 21 for all the right reasons. "We are honored to be here and to share our goal of triple bicycling across the state between 2012 and 2020," said Dave Snyder, executive director of the Sacramento-based California Bicycle Coalition, who spoke at Alameda City Hall....
  • Notes From AUSD: New human resources director hired
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:41:47 GMT
    For the past several months, the Alameda Unified School District has benefitted from the experience and wisdom of Mike Bowers, who has served as the district's interim chief human resources officer . While we have so much appreciated Bowers' steady guidance and good cheer, this week we're also delighted to announce the hiring of a permanent CHRO: Tim Erwin....
  • Newark Unified School District Employee Hired by Alameda Unified as New Chief Human Resources Officer
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:45:28 GMT
    The Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District approved the hiring of a new Chief Human Resources OfficerTuesday night. The new officer, Timothy Erwin, will begin transitioning to his new position in mid-November....
  • Sign Up for Middle School Info Nights,The Renaissance International School, Private School, Oakland
    published on Tue, 28 Oct 2014 03:18:01 GMT
    The Renaissance International School is a private Montessori school in Oakland, Calif. The Middle School has core academics, music, fine arts, language immersion, service to the community, and travel....
  • Oakland Tribune editorial: Berkeley voters should support soda tax
    published on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:24:22 GMT
    Obesity results when someone eats and drinks more calories than he or she burns. The largest single source of excess calories in the American diet is from soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks....
  • W. Charlotte football coach 'Mo' Collins dies
    published on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 20:31:34 GMT
    NOVEMBER 30: Mo Collins #79 of the Oakland Raiders looks on from the bench during the game against the Denver Broncos on November 30, 2003 at Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 22-8....
  • Catholic Club's slam dunk
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:30:55 GMT
    It was the Catholic ministry at California State University East Bay's big night: Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, would celebrate Mass Oct. 19 at Pioneer Gym on the Hayward hilltop campus. "It's great to be here tonight at Cal State East Bay," the bishop said as Mass began....
  • East Bay's Park It: This Halloween, get festive on the farm, weird in the woods
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:55:57 GMT
    Halloween falls on a Friday this year. In anticipation, East Bay Regional Parks will stage several Halloween-themed events during this weekend before it....
  • New United Way Report Shows 29% of Bay Area Households Are Struggling to Afford Basic Needs
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:20:49 GMT
    San Francisco, CA, USA -- Struggling to Make Ends Meet on Minimum Wage, new brief by United Way of the Bay Area, reveals that as of 2012, 29% of Bay Area households were struggling to cover the cost of basic needs. That's 657,000 households that cannot afford critical needs like housing, food, health care and child care....
  • AUSD Green Schools Program Wins Golden Bell Award
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:30:15 GMT
    The Alameda Green Schools Challenge , a comprehensive recycling program set up by parents and teachers in the Alameda Unified School District , has won a 2014 Golden Bell Award from the California School Boards Association . The CSBA gives the Golden Bell Awards annually to "outstanding programs and governance practices" in school districts and county offices of education throughout the state....
  • Alameda: Chan donates $6,000 to Island High basketball team
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:16 GMT
    Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan presented a $6,000 check Oct. 16 to Island High School to help it pay for its after school basketball program. In the past, Island High School's sports programs, which also include indoor soccer and volleyball teams, were funded through a federal 21st Century ASSETS grant....
  • Alameda calendar: Teen haunted house at South Shore
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:59:26 GMT
    Library Book Sale. Friends of the Library's fall used book sale features thousands of gently used books in a wide variety of genres, and DVDs, VHS, LPs....
  • Berkeley briefs: Arrest made in downtown attack; reduced services at...
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:18:37 GMT
    About 27,000 vote-by-mail ballots were sent out with return envelopes that incorrectly say, "Election Day is November 5, 2014." "This is an unfortunate error on some vote-by-mail envelopes sent to voters in Berkeley, and we deeply regret any confusion this may be causing," said county Registrar of Voters Tim Dupuis....
  • Marena Perez & Carlos Madera Set for Alameda Civic Ballet's the Nutcracker, 12/20-21
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:13:20 GMT
    MARENA PREZ, principal dancer of the Balleteatro Nacional de Puerto Rico and CARLOS MADERA, will appear as guest artists in the Alameda Civic Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on December 20 and 21, 2014 at the Kofman Theater in Alameda, California. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, MARENA PREZ began her ballet training at Ballet de Nana Hudo....
  • Piedmont/Montclair What's Happening: Oakland Composite High School Mountain Bike Team seeks riders
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:30:43 GMT
    Oakland Mountain Bike Team -- Oakland Composite High School Mountain Bike Team is seeking boys and girls, ages 12-18, interested in riding and racing mountain bikes, no experience necessary. Season begins in December so Fun Ride is an introduction to the team and an opportunity to ride local trails with certified coaches....