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  • Oakland teachers rally, march for better pay
    published on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:27:08 GMT
    A 13.5 percent raise offered to Oakland's 2,400 teachers still leaves them wallowing near the bottom in pay compared with the other school districts in Alameda County, say teachers frustrated with the pace of negotiations. The average salary without benefits in the district is $55,000 a year, well below any other school district in the county, according to the California Department of Education....
  • Chabot is finalist in national award
    published on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:12:20 GMT
    The Chabot Space and Science Center is one of 30 museums nationwide to be selected as a finalist for the National Medal Award, a prestigious honor given to museums and libraries that serve their communities. The 21-year-old award celebrates institutions that have unique and effective outreach and make a difference in the lives of their residents....
  • The New Parkway Theater is what you wish your movie theater did
    published on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:46:02 GMT
    The New Parkway Theater reopened two years ago in a converted 1970s warehouse not far from Auto Row in Oakland. Mario Fernandez, above, mans the beer taps at the New Parkway Theater, which features local breweries....
  • FINIS Giving Back To Swimming
    published on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:15:48 GMT
    FINIS, Inc. , a worldwide leader in technical swimming development, is proud to announce the So More Can Swim initiative. Starting in April 2015, FINIS will donate a percentage of every goggle purchase to nonprofit organizations that make swimming more accessible....
  • Bishop O'Dowd boys, girls win state championships
    published on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:34:13 GMT
    The Bishop O'Dowd High boys basketball team took down four-time defending state champion Mater Dei-Santa Ana 65-64 in overtime in the CIF Open Division state championship game on March 28, finally putting an end to more than three decades of state title game frustrations. Ivan Rabb made a free throw with 0.8 seconds left in a dramatic finish at Cal's Haas Pavilion....
  • Wednesday Must Reads: Oakland Council Approves Coliseum City Plans;...
    published on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:09:00 GMT
    The Raiders, however, have not yet committed to the proposal and A's co-owner Lew Wolff has said that he has no interest in it. 2. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is moving forward with a plan that would require property owners to replace their fireplaces with cleaner wood-burning stoves - or eliminate them completely - whenever a home is sold or changes ownership, the Chron reports....
  • Turnitin Hosts 3rd Annual Plagiarism Education Week April 20-24
    published on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:48:00 GMT
    Turnitin , the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced it will host the third annual Plagiarism Education Week from April 20-24. Plagiarism Education Week is a virtual conference that shares ideas and best practices from educators and students for preventing plagiarism and promoting academic integrity....
  • Boxing Insider Talk: Virgil Hunter, Boxing Trainer And Analyst
    published on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:11:04 GMT
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  • Courtesy of Richard Hetzler - The Techaholix robotics team was made...
    published on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:07:50 GMT
    Six Portland-area robotics teams are on their way to the national championships in St. Louis after winning their divisions during the weekend's regional competition. Teams from Washington County 4H, Westview High School, Lake Oswego High School and Stoller Middle School were among the winners in the West Super-Regional Championships March 27 to 29 in Oakland, Calif....
  • Hundreds march for Oakland teachers
    published on Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:23:04 GMT
    Oakland public school teachers marched side by side with parents, students, and other supporters as teachers call for the school district to settle a contract. The Oakland Education Association is seeking wage increases of up 17%, smaller class sizes, and improved health coverage for its members....
  • Emanuel, Garcia take different stances on Lucas museum
    published on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:56:00 GMT
    Debates over city finances, school closings and crime have taken center stage during the mayoral election, but lower on the list is another issue that separates Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia : the proposal to build the Lucas museum on Chicago's lakefront. Emanuel supports plans for the Lucas museum between Soldier Field and McCormick Place along Lake Michigan....
  • What Do You Learn from Teaching Dance?
    published on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Deborah Karp's life is like a never-ending dance. When she's not choreographing for her company, Deborah Karp Dance Projects, she's teaching dance to young children....
  • This Is the Sex Education You Wish You Had Growing Up
    published on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    When I met Allison Moon for the first time, she was explaining to Bawdy Storytelling's amused audience how she managed to successfully orchestrate a fox-hunt-themed orgy. Remarkably, she has only gotten more interesting since then....
  • Putting Citizens in Charge of Police Complaints
    published on Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    Gwen Hardy, an activist with the police watchdog group PUEBLO, said people have been reluctant to file complaints with OPD's Internal Affairs division. In September 2013, Mills College student Kendall Anderson reported to her school and Highland Hospital that she had been raped on campus by an acquaintance....
  • Valley Stars: Danville teen becomes Eagle Scout
    published on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:32:33 GMT
    Danville Scout Earns Eagle Award: Alex Levon Colello, of Troop 805, will receive his Eagle Scout Award at his Court of Honor on May 3 at Sycamore Homes Association Club House in Danville. For his Eagle project Alex created a permanent memorial to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at St. Vartan Armenian Church in Oakland....
  • Meet the A's fabulous bleacher creatures
    published on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:34:41 GMT
    Fans root for Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick before playing the Detroit Tigers during their game at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, April 12, 2013. Josh Reddick might not find that many familiar faces in the home clubhouse this season....
  • What Is A 'Normal' Foot?
    published on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 01:40:32 GMT
    Podiatrists commonly use the terms "normal" and "abnormal" to describe foot structure and foot function. We might look at a set of plain film radiographs and note that one foot has a hallux valgus angle that we call "normal" while the contralateral foot has a hallux valgus angle that we call "abnormal."...
  • Are School Police Real Police?
    published on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:02:16 GMT
    Two incidents of school security officers beating high school students in Oakland has us wondering what limits, if any, exist for campus police officers. Are school police officers just like real police officers? Where does their jurisdiction stop and start? The answer could depend on the type of campus and the relevant state laws....
  • Oakland Museum Store Acquires Diallo Mwathi Jeffery's Limited Edition Photography
    published on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:16:09 GMT
    Limited edition fine art photography of Diallo Mwathi Jeffery, emerging artist, is now available for purchase at the Museum of California in Oakland. I am grateful that my artwork would be of interest to the Oakland Museum of California, an institution that has continued to inspire me since my early childhood....
  • Oakland: Outside investigator to look at security guard incidents at schools
    published on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:35:25 GMT
    The Oakland school district is paying a consultant $30,000 to conduct an internal affairs investigation of its police department on use of force at school campuses. The investigation comes following the discovery earlier this month of a video that allegedly shows two Fremont High School security guards hitting a student in January 2014....