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  • Janice Forbes Memorial Dedicated in Auburn
    published on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    Auburn leaders gathered recently to dedicate a memorial to Janice Forbes at the Auburn School Park Preserve where a monument was erected to commemorate her contributions to our community . Forbes was known as an active community leader, and as the founding chairman of the Placer Community Foundation she was committed to philanthropy and the good impact it has on our community....
  • Growing Movement in Oakland Calls for End to Mass Incarceration
    published on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:32:30 GMT
    A daylong summit to discuss ways to work to end mass incarceration and implement restorative justice was held recently in Oakland. The summit, called "Fruitvale, Florida, Ferguson and Beyond," was held Nov. 15 at Laney College, featuring a day of workshops about police violence, the criminalization of Black and Brown youth and immigrants, how to keep your children out of jail, knowing your rights, and ways to work to hold the criminal justice system accountable....
  • Piedmont: Diversity Film Series screening 'American Promise'
    published on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:18:47 GMT
    For its final screening of the year, the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Films series will explore the lives of two African-American students taught in a mostly white private school in New York City, a 13-year journey documented by two parents. In "American Promise," filmmaker Michele Stephenson and husband Joe Brewster tell the tale of their son Idris and his best friend Seun beginning at age 5 through the end of high school....
  • Piedmont/Montclair calendar: Oakland's Rockridge branch offers Lawyers in the Library
    published on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:11:11 GMT
    Independent Young Writers Group. Young writers ages 9 to 13 years old who want to participate in the Young Writers Program of National Novel Writing Month are invited to join other local young writers to discuss strategies, share ideas, brainstorm time management tools, and write....
  • Piedmont Area Republican Women Federation elects 2015 officers
    published on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:10:58 GMT
    As its 61st anniversary year comes to a close, the Piedmont Area Republican Women Federation held its annual election luncheon on Nov. 12 at Oakland's historic Bellevue Club. Pat Scott, the California Republican Women Federation's East Bay regional director, presided over the installation of the 2015 officers: Cece Mehlhoff, president; Victoria Hartsock, first vice president; Christine Rennels, second vice president; M.J. Dodds, treasurer; Helen De Vol, recording secretary; Diane Prioleau, membe...
  • Oakland Police Searching For Two Men Seen In Area Of Fatal Shooting
    published on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:42:32 GMT
    Authorities in Oakland are searching for two men spotted along a trail moments before shooting and killing an award-winning writer. On Tuesday afternoon at 3:43 p.m., East Bay Regional Park District Police Department received a report from the Contra Costa County Sheriff's department that a witness reported hearing three gun shots in the area of Huckleberry Regional Preserve, off of Skyline Blvd in the city of Oakland....
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    published on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:35:04 GMT
    LaVance Warren, who came to Oakland after his family was uprooted from New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina, has run for 2,136 yards and 28 touch downs for 11-0 McClymonds. Despite his statistics, Warren, who's run the 100 meters in 10.78 seconds, has no scholarship offers....
  • Oakland: Park slaying victim identified as longtime teacher
    published on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:14:10 GMT
    A man authorities said fatally shot during a possible robbery Tuesday afternoon on a hiking trail at Huckleberry Regional Preserve was identified Wednesday as a 60-year-old retired teacher. Ruenzel, a regular hiker at the sprawling park on Skyline Boulevard in the Oakland hills, was found by another hiker about 3:45 p.m. on a trail about a mile from the parking lot, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds....
  • San Anselmo, Fairfax 'detention basin' plan probed
    published on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:25:41 GMT
    A $110,000 Ross Valley flood control consultant will get another $275,000 to continue consulting work and study controversial "detention basins" planned for San Anselmo and Fairfax. CH2M-Hill of Oakland, which got $110,000 for work involving expansion of Phoenix Lake above Ross, will be paid almost triple that for additional feasibility confirmation work including peer review of Phoenix Lake studies by other contractors, as well as environmental compliance review of detention basins planned in t...
  • Social media help take Ferguson protests national
    published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:15:33 GMT
    Post-Ferguson protests are now viral, a hybrid of old school and new wave that can skitter in unpredictable directions. On Friday, the fourth day following a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, demonstrations are expected in cities nationwide....
  • First stop for Israel exhibit on Yitzhak Rabin: East Bay
    published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:08:33 GMT
    For those old enough to remember, the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 was an indelibly tragic moment. For those too young to remember, here comes an Israeli exhibit making its debut in the United States....
  • Big Sean, Cash Money Records, Mistah F.A.B. Handing Out Turkeys For Thanksgiving
    published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:43:34 GMT
    Big Sean participated in his second-annual turkey giveaway at the River Rouge High School in Detroit yesterday . In conjunction with his own charitable organization, the Sean Anderson Foundation, the G.O.O.D. Music recording artist handed out turkeys and canned goods to those in attendance....
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    published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:19:54 GMT
    The Bay Area music scene has undergone its own mini seismic shift in the past few years. You didn't need to scan the Pitchfork story earlier this year on why so many musicians are leaving San Francisco for Los Angeles to glean the appeal of cheap rents and hear the siren song of a burgeoning music, art and culture scene to understand the mass southerly exodus of so many musicians of late....
  • UC President Janet Napolitano Says Tuition Must Rise
    published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:40:19 GMT
    University of California President Janet Napolitano gestures while speaking to a reporter Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Oakland, Calif....
  • Protesters flood streets across U.S. as Ferguson dismay spreads coast to coast
    published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:36:39 GMT
    But the national furor isn't just about one grand jury's decision on one shooting case. To many protesters, the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown - and the lack of an indictment for the officer who shot him - are symbolic of racial injustice in America....
  • Oakland, Night II. We Are the People. Don't Shoot
    published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:05:50 GMT
    Last night protesters in Oakland #ShutItDown for Mike Brown on two freeways: I 980 near 14th St and I 580 near 36th St. Temporarily stymied in their attempt to get onto I 580, protesters managed to down a section of fence and pour onto the freeway through it, instead of up an on or exit ramp. Reports of hundreds of cop cars converging on Oakland and large numbers of mutual aid officers from other jurisdictions came over the twitterverse....
  • Academic Honors for November
    published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:04:32 GMT
    Meet Raiders Legend Greg Townsend at The Raider Image at Moreno Valley on Friday, November 28 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The 2014 Week 13 edition of The Silver and Black Show will air on KTVU FOX 2 Saturday, November 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The 2014 edition of The Silver and Black Show will air weekly on KICU TV 36 Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Meet Raiders Legend Burgess Owens at The Raider Image at Sunvalley on Thursday, December 4 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Meet Raiders Leg...
  • UC president walks tightrope between pension costs and tuition hike
    published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:41:25 GMT
    Janet Napolitano, formerly secretary of U.S. Homeland Security, is president of the Oakland-based University of California system, which could raise tuition at its 10 campuses 25 percent over the next five years unless the state kicks in more funding. In the missive, titled "UC liberal Hypocrisy," the reader says, "I would bet everything I own that these same students and their parents were all for Obamacare, which increased millions of people's healthcare costs....
  • Final election tally leaves Cunha seven votes short
    published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:15:15 GMT
    November election results finalized on Friday left the three closest races in West Marin unchanged, though it brought a school board challenger in Bolinas within an even smaller margin of one opponent. Christine Cunha had hoped to unseat one of three incumbents running for the Bolinas-Stinson Unified School District board, but the final tally had her seven votes behind Jennie Pfeiffer....
  • Ferguson protests spread coast to coast
    published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:03:55 GMT
    But the national furor isn't just about one grand jury's decision on one shooting case. To many protesters, the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown -- and the lack of an indictment for the officer who shot him -- are symbolic of racial injustice in America....