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  • Oregon State Beavers announce signings of two JC football prospects
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 18:47:06 GMT
    All-conference junior college offensive lineman Sosaia Tauaho and long snapper Ryan Navarro have signed financial aid agreements with Oregon State University, football coach Gary Andersen announced in a Wednesday news release. "Navarro, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound long snapper, and Tauaho, a 6-4, 330-pound offensive lineman are slated to arrive in Corvallis this summer....
  • More money for Berkeley teachers
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 18:42:39 GMT
    The 850 teachers agreed on a two-year contract with the possibility of 2 percent more starting next summer, said Cathy Campbell, president of the Berkeley Federation of Teachers. Teachers are voting on the contract now with ballots due June 12, said Campbell....
  • California Senate Passes Bill to Limit Youth Solitary Confinement
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 17:22:00 GMT
    Last month, Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall agreed to stop holding youth in solitary confinement as part of a settlement that activist groups said was an unprecedented win in the fight against the use of isolation in prisons and jails. Now, California is one step closer to implementing a similar reform statewide - with the state Senate's passage yesterday of legislation that could go a long way in restricting the use of solitary confinement in juvenile correctional facilities....
  • What's Happening: Aces Foundation Camp at Oakland Tech
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 16:57:08 GMT
    Aces Foundation Camp -- Lorenzo Alexander's Aces Foundation holding its annual free Football Skills Training Camp. June 6-7 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Oakland Tech High School, 4351 Broadway Ave., Oakland....
  • Can LeBron carry limping Cavs to title?
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 15:10:47 GMT
    OAKLAND, Calif. "" It" s June again, time for the annual tradition of LeBron James on your TV for four to seven games....
  • Oakland accepts divisive grant to cut trees to prevent fires
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:47:46 GMT
    A 67-year-old man who was convicted of killing four men more than three decades ago, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep him from becoming the oldest Texas prisoner put to death in an execution scheduled for... A 67-year-old man who was convicted of killing four men more than three decades ago has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep him from becoming the oldest Texas prisoner put to death in an execution scheduled for Wednesday... Police say they have video that shows a man who was under s...
  • Oakland delays vote on controversial tower east of Lake Merritt
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:51:00 GMT
    When residents this year learned of plans to sell an empty city-owned lot east of Lake Merritt for a planned tower with high-priced apartments, their response was typical of frustrated Oaklanders - they protested. The city needs affordable housing for its current residents, they said, not a luxury living space for the wealthy moving across the Bay into Oakland....
  • Apl.de.ap promotes new Pinoy food in US
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 04:47:26 GMT
    OAKLAND, California Grammy winner and The Voice Philippines coach Apl.de.ap was in the Bay Area recently to help promote the new innovations of Filipino food. The event, "Savor the Night", allowed guests to try new takes on Filipino food and to meet and interact with Apl himself....
  • How the New GED Is Failing Students
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    In 1993, LaKeshia Thomas dropped out of McClymonds High School in West Oakland when she became pregnant during her senior year. In recent years, Thomas, now 39 years old, has been working to secure a full-time job in the healthcare industry....
  • High school kids may drink less where rules for adults are stricter
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 22:57:49 GMT
    In states with stronger alcohol policies, high school students tend to report less drinking, even when the policies don't target youth directly, according to a new study. The findings support the Institute of Medicine, which says strategies to reduce and prevent underage drinking must target parents and adults, the authors wrote in the journal Pediatrics....
  • Marcus Gardley offers a biblical overlay to his 'Gospel of Lovingkindness'
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 19:22:42 GMT
    Aimee K. Bryant plays the mother of a killer in "The Gospel of Lovingkindness" at Pillsbury House Theatre. Playwright Marcus Gardley is rightly celebrated for the roiling stew of poetry and pathos in his mythopoetic narratives and for the insight and sensitivity he brings....
  • Free Health Screenings for Black Males
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:16:48 GMT
    Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson will host a free health screening for black men and boys this evening that will include information on preventative health care measures. Carson said he's hosting the event, as well as other health screenings, because black males in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by major health issues such as strokes, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and HIV and AIDS....
  • Super Bowl 50 vows to be the 'most giving' ever.
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:12:33 GMT
    Keshia Evans of Oakland, left, demonstrates the proper method of watering crops in a planter bed for visiting after-school program participants, at Acta Non Verba urban farm in east Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. In an effort to become the "most giving" Super Bowl of all time, local organizers are giving out 50 $10,000 "Playmaker" grants to local non-profits working with young people....
  • Roadshow: Warriors game delays Lincoln Avenue road diet meeting
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:07:11 GMT
    Q How do we voice our opposition to the Lincoln Avenue road-diet plan? ... There has been vocal backlash against the road diet, but what I've found is there are many in the community who want it made permanent. A A community meeting had been planned June 11, but it has been moved to June 18, since the original date is the night of one of the NBA finals....
  • Re: Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillen Cuts Deal to Include...
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:55:20 GMT
    Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen announced today that he has secured the inclusion of thirty affordable housing units in a controversial luxury condo tower that the developer UrbanCore wants to build on city-owned land near Lake Merritt. Guillen also announced that $1.1 million of the land's sale price will be put into Oakland's affordable housing fund....
  • Councilman negotiates affordable housing for controversial Lake Merritt tower proposal
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:00:49 GMT
    Councilman Abel Guillen said Monday that he's negotiated for 30 affordable housing units at a controversial tower project after a group of protesters stormed a City Council meeting last month and demanded officials rethink their plan to sell away a city-owned parcel of land near Lake Merritt. The city wanted to sell the empty 1-acre lot at 12th Street and Second Avenue - prime real estate - to UrbanCore for $5.1 million for a proposed 24-story tower consisting of 298 market rate condo units....
  • Watch parties to benefit charity: Cavs fans All in for road games 1 & 2
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:48:19 GMT
    The Cleveland Cavaliers first Watch Party for the NBA Finals is this week. The Cavs are taking on the Golden State Warriors in Oakland....
  • A college says panic-inducing reports that it is failing are wrong
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:16:15 GMT
    Mills College is a small liberal arts school in Oakland, California, that has had some press recently it says it doesn't deserve. It is being compared to a small school in Virginia that is slated for closure, and Mills officials say that such a comparison is unfair and misleading - because it is not even considering closing its doors and is doing fine....
  • Oakland: Deal in controversial condo plan
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 04:28:09 GMT
    Councilman Abel Guillen said Monday that he's negotiated for 30 affordable housing units at a controversial tower project after a group of protesters stormed a City Council meeting last month and demanded officials rethink their plan to sell away a city-owned parcel of land near Lake Merritt. The city wanted to sell the empty 1-acre lot at 12th Street and Second Avenue - prime real estate - to UrbanCore for $5.1 million for a proposed 24-story tower consisting of 298 market rate condo units....
  • Minnesota Duluth women's basketball coach resigns, citing unhealthy work environment
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 03:59:38 GMT
    University of Minnesota Duluth women's basketball coach Annette Wiles resigned Monday, becoming the third female head coach to leave the school in the past six months. A university press release said the school has accepted her resignation, effective June 10. Wiles was not available for comment, but she issued a statement through her attorneys stating that it was "no longer healthy" for her to continue working "in the current UMD athletic department environment."...