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  • Oakland: Armed robbers crash wedding party photo session
    published on Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:39:32 GMT
    In what otherwise should have been a joyous day, a trio of armed men robbed a wedding party and its photographers of more than $13,500 in photography equipment outside Oakland High School, leaving the bride and groom without pictures of their wedding day. About 4:30 p.m. Saturday, photographer Helene Paz, 34, and her 44-year-old husband, along with three male videographers were wrapping up after shooting photos of a bride and groom and their two flower girls at the school parking lot, near MacAr...
  • Wedding party, photographers, robbed at gunpoint during Oakland photo shoot
    published on Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:53:31 GMT
    In what otherwise should have been a joyous day, a trio of armed men robbed a wedding party and its photographers of more than $13,500 in photography equipment outside Oakland High School, leaving the bride and groom without pictures of their wedding day. About 4:30 p.m. Saturday, photographer Helene Paz, 34, and her 44-year-old husband, along with three male videographers were wrapping up after shooting photos of a bride and groom and their two flower girls at the school parking lot, near MacAr...
  • Indiana Jones and the Oakland Aviation Museum
    published on Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:32:04 GMT
    Bronwyn McCamey, 2, of Oakland, gets comfortable inside a replica of a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk during a visit at the Oakland Aviation Museum in Oakland on Dec. 14, 2014. Remember the scene near the beginning of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," when Indiana Jones boards a plane on the way to Nepal, circles a tight staircase to the upper cabin, then settles into a cushy seat, tugging his trademark fedora over his eyes for a nap -- all while evil, bespectacled Gestapo agent Arnold Toht evilly eyes him from ...
  • Window Washer "Recovering Quickly"
    published on Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:42:49 GMT
    The family of the window washer who fell 11 stories from the top of a San Francisco building last month is expected to speak for the first time on Monday, to discuss the progress of 58-year-old Pedro Perez. His wife, Marciela Perez, and daughter, Monica Perez, are expected to hold news conferences in Oakland later in the day....
  • Traveler Founder Kurt Repanshek To Receive National Award From The George Wright Society
    published on Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:49:36 GMT
    He will receive the GWS Communication Award, one of five awards being presented by the organization next year. The GWS Communication Award "recognizes excellence in communication, interpretation, or related areas pertaining to the purposes of the Society...and is given specifically to recognize outstanding efforts in communicating highly technical or controversial park-related subjects to the public in a clear and understandable manner."...
  • Jeff Samardzija: What Could Have Been
    published on Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:41:37 GMT
    Jul 6, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics pitcher Jeff Samardzija reacts after the Athletics turned a double play against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports The resemblance to Dennis Eckersley is uncanny....
  • Your Week in Viral Videos: Dogs like Christmas, too
    published on Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:48:00 GMT
    Tom BetGeorge lives outside of Oakland, CA, teaches music, participates in Christmas light display competitions and has far too much free time. His Christmas lights flicker and change color in tune to Let It Go from Frozen and the Christmas Can Can ....
  • Guest commentary: School trustee's perspective and energy will missed
    published on Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:08:48 GMT
    Dec. 10 was David Kakishiba's last board meeting. As a member of the Oakland board of education for the last 12 years, he has embodied the very best in public education leadership....
  • For police reformers, California city shows a rough road
    published on Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:50:50 GMT
    OAKLAND: In 2000, police in Oakland, California became a symbol of the worst of American law enforcement after a band of rogue officers known as "The Riders" were accused of beating suspects, planting evidence and falsifying reports. Today, as an outcry over police killings and excessive force spreads across the country, Oakland's police are becoming known for something else: restraint and reform....
  • Valley Beth Shalom Rabbi Harold M. Schulweisa funeral to be held today
    published on Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:57:35 GMT
    Funeral services will be held today for Valley Beth Shalom Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis , who was considered one of the most influential synagogue leaders in the country. Schulweis, 89, died Thursday after an extended battle with heart disease....
  • The mystery of Little Ty, solved
    published on Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:25:15 GMT
    He didn't keep in touch with friends from the Army, didn't bother to declare his veteran's status when he got a new identification card. He died young, only 56 - never knowing that a contingent of historians, news reporters, and fellow soldiers would labor to unravel his connection to an enduring mystery of the Vietnam War....
  • A #FreeOakland movement: High school students march against police brutality
    published on Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:51:48 GMT
    The plaza at Fruitvale BART resonated with angry, hardcore and inspiring speeches by high school students on Dec. 15. - Photo: Poor News Network On Dec. 15 in Oakland, a protest was planned, held and led by students on the issue of police brutality. It was held at the Fruitvale BART Station where Oscar Grant had unfortunately lost his life at the hands of BART police officers....
  • Oakland's 'Girl Scout Barracuda' ready to lead the city
    published on Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:04:27 GMT
    Libby Schaaf is ready to take over as Oakland mayor after working for city officials and serving on the City Council. Above: Libby Schaaf is ready to take over as Oakland mayor after working for city officials and serving on the City Council....
  • Former Hayward City Councilwoman Doris Rodriquez dies at age 86
    published on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    Former City Councilwoman Doris Rodriquez, known for her wit and charm and advocating for her city's residents, died Sunday at the age of 86. Rodriquez was on the City Council from 1991 to 2004, returning in 2006 to fill a vacancy created with the death of Councilman Matt Jimenez and serving the last two years of his term. She remained active in politics and local affairs, speaking occasionally to the City Council and attending school board meetings until she became ill this summer....
  • The Force is with You in SF Musician's Home Holiday Light Show
    published on Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:56:05 GMT
    A music teacher at the Conservatory of Vocal and Instrumental Arts in Oakland, CA, has created a holiday light show at his home in the Bay area. Over 100,000 lights are synchronized to a medley of favorite Star Wars Tunes, according to sfgate ....
  • Marian Kay Zutz
    published on Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:59:15 GMT
    Marian was born on June 6, 1944, at the old Bunny Hospital in Fairfield, Calif., to Martin and Jean Siebe of Green Valley. Marian received her elementary education at Falls School in Green Valley and attended Concordia Lutheran High School, Oakland, Calif....
  • The Renaissance International School, Montessori School in Oakland, to Hold Tours in January 2015
    published on Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:12:22 GMT
    The Renaissance International School is a Montessori school in Oakland, California for boys and girls--toddlers through middle school will hold tours in Jan. 2015 for all levels. The school has strong music, art, and language immersion programs....
  • Getting to Know Donald Penn
    published on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:40:00 GMT
    Get to know more about Donald Penn, the Raiders starting left tackle who grew up a fan of the Silver and Black. You were an all-state basketball player back in your high school days....
  • Buy the ticket; take the ride
    published on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:19:15 GMT
    On Sunday, December 14, 2014, we learned that members of the clergy in the Berkeley area were holding a Ferguson protest march. We went to cover the event and got a good shot....
  • Starbucks CEO writes an open letter on race, justice, Ferguson, and open communication
    published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:16:30 GMT
    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz recently published an open letter sharing his thoughts on issues of race and injustice in America and his hopes for how Starbucks could facilitate open conversations about these issues across the country. His letter is below....