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  • Students push for redefinition of 'Barnard Woman'
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:57:25 GMT
    This story is part of a special issue examining Barnard College's past and future in its 125th year. Check out the rest of the issue here....
  • Fifth candidate for Congress...
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:09:04 GMT
    American Samoa native Fatumalala Leuluaiali'i Atulevao Al-Shehri announced during a new conference yesterday that she is running in this year's general election as a candidate for the territory's Delegate to the U.S. House of Representative. [photo: FS] An American Samoa native with strong Christian beliefs who lived in the Middle East for more than two decades - where she attended underground Christian church services - has been back home for five years and is now the fifth known candidate for ...
  • Visa system for migrant victims of crime depends on where they live in US
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:52:04 GMT
    It was Lunar New Year week in New York, and Jian Zhen Huang was climbing her sister's doorstep in Brooklyn with supplies for the celebration inside. Suddenly, a young man grabbed her, punched her in the face several times, knocked her down and stole her phone....
  • Piedmont/Montclair calendar: Oakland Civic Orchestra to present "La France Enchantee et Mysterieuse"
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:39:41 GMT
    Orchestra Concert. Oakland Civic Orchestra, Oakland's volunteer community orchestra, presents "La France Enchantee et Mysterieuse," conducted by Martha Stoddard and assistant conductor Jason Oestenstad, and featuring guest artist Nanette McGuiness performing songs by Berlioz, Duparc, Ravel and more....
  • East Bay Mini Maker Faire draws 7,000
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:49:12 GMT
    Some people came for the foam swords, butter shakers and mini-robots. Others came for the crate climbing, clothes swapping and rocket making....
  • Montclarion briefs: Meet superintendent at Chabot Elementary on Nov. 12
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:38:36 GMT
    Jody London, Oakland Unified School District board director, is hosting a Nov. 12 community meeting with Superintendent Antwan Wilson at Chabot Elementary School, 6686 Chabot Road, Oakland. This is an opportunity for parents, students, teachers and other staff, and community members to meet Wilson, learn more about his plans for OUSD, and connect with other public school supporters....
  • Piedmont briefs: City sets hearings on General Plan
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:34:48 GMT
    The city of Piedmont will hold two public hearings and discussions about the update to the housing element of the General Plan. The Planning Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday in City Council chambers, 120 Vista Ave., Piedmont....
  • Hometown Huddle 2014 with Marcel Reece
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:39:52 GMT
    The Oakland Raiders visited Parker Elementary School in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday afternoon for the NFL and United Way's annual Hometown Huddle. The Oakland Raiders visited Parker Elementary School in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday afternoon for the NFL and United Way's annual Hometown Huddle....
  • Chancellor Sam Hawgood delivering his speech on September 30. Photo credit: Sam Lee, RN, FNP student
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:19:11 GMT
    Angela Castanieto Associate Editor "Universities in America are at a hinge of history - while connected to the past, they are swinging in new directions," said newly appointed UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, to a packed Cole Hall, quoting Clark Kerr, the first chancellor of UC Berkeley in the 1960s. This was true of UCSF in the sixties, and this is still true today....
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog to Visit Ready to Learn Fun Fair
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:05:01 GMT
    The ninth annual Ready to Learn Fun Fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, 960 - 10th St. in Oakland. The free Ready to Learn Fun Fair provides families with children birth to 5 years old with information about local community resources in the areas of education, nutrition, social services, exercise and the arts....
  • Civility marks race for Albany school board
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:08:58 GMT
    Four candidates are competing for three seats on the Albany Unified School District Board of Education in the Nov. 4 election. In contrast to some elections for the City Council over the years, the Board of Education election appears to be among like-minded candidates....
  • Seven Oakland Companies Make Top 100 List of Fastest-Growing City Businesses in US
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:32:00 GMT
    Seven Oakland companies made the cut in a new ranking of the top 100 fastest-growing city businesses in the United States. The list, released by Fortune and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City , a nonprofit research organization, includes the top 10 companies in 10 different industries as well as an overall ranking of the 100 selected businesses....
  • Concord High offensive line behind Minutemen's success
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:18:36 GMT
    Malik Blackburn, Mitch Daniels and Mason Knight score the touchdowns and get the headlines, but they aren't the only ones to credit for Concord High's 7-0 start to the season. The unsung heroes of Concord's prolific and dynamic spread offense are the burly and experienced starters on the offensive line -- Robert Liu, Alex Vargas, David Valenzuela, Rembert Sison and Vaseem Shah....
  • 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....
  • Vote Yes on Oakland's Measure Z and No on Berkeley's Measure R
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:21:43 GMT
    We're also urging "yes" votes on Berkeley Measures S and F, and we're endorsing Gilmore, Oddie, and Matarrese in Alameda; Eng, Senn, and Almanzor for Oakland school board; and Raburn for the BART board. As we noted in an election story last week, three controversial ballot measures - R, S, and F - in Berkeley this year each represent a test, of sorts, of whether voters think Mayor Tom Bates and the city council majority have been doing a good job running the city....
  • Finding Hope After Prison
    published on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    The photo exhibit will be on display at Oakland City Hall through Oct. 29. Duxbury will lead a Welcome Home panel discussion at 7 p.m. on October 24 at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland . Bit.ly/WelcomeHomeProject Yema Lee grew up surrounded by crime in West Oakland....
  • Review: 'Redwolf' by Ragged Wing Is a Modern, Sexy Take on the Classic Fairy Tale
    published on Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Redwolf runs through Nov. 8 at The Flight Deck , $25-$40. RaggedWing.org or 510-858-7383....
  • Diversity and Outreach News
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:13:24 GMT
    The theme of Chancellor Sam Hawgood's inspiring State of the University address last month could not have been more timely for the debut of this column. During his speech Hawgood placed emphasis on the importance of making connections with the community, as well as on the necessity of increasing diversity at UCSF....
  • Oakland mayoral candidate Joe Tuman touts communication skills over...
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:53:10 GMT
    Of the seven top-polling candidates running for Oakland mayor, Joe Tuman is the only one who has never held a job in local government. Opponents cite that lack of hands-on experience to dismiss his sharp and detailed critiques of Oakland leadership....
  • Bill Reilly for Peralta Community College District
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Bill Riley is running for re-election as a trustee for the Peralta Community College District. "I am passionate about delivering quality education to Peralta's diverse student body....