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  • Brooklyn Museum presents retrospective of artist Judith Scott
    published on Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:18:01 GMT
    Judith Scott-Bound and Unbound is on view in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum from October 24, 2014, through March 29, 2015. Focusing on Scott's critically acclaimed fiber-wrapped, three-dimensional constructions, the exhibition features more than sixty works, including a selection of works on paper....
  • Allen: Oakland women found intellectual outlet in Ebell Society
    published on Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:27:33 GMT
    A little-known aspect of Oakland's history -- its early role in the promotion female independence and achievement -- will be celebrated in an exhibit opening in mid-November at the Camron-Stanford House Museum. The Ebell Society, the first self-improvement club in California exclusively for women, was founded in 1876 as the International Academy for the Advancement of Women, and the Oakland chapter later was the first to rename itself for its founder after his death....
  • Guest commentary: It makes sense to support Measure FF and raise the minimum wage in Oakland
    published on Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:35:33 GMT
    Forty-eight thousand Oakland workers cannot wait for a raise in the minimum wage. Measure FF is supported by the United Way of the Bay Area, small businesses and community and labor organizations because it is time to help our neighbors and lift up our community....
  • New West Oakland Business Center to Create Opportunities for Formerly Incarcerated - Post News Group
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Oakland & the World Enterprises launched their new co-op business in partnership with the City of Oakland on Monday in West Oakland. Pictured: Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Grammy award-winning artist D'Wayne Wiggins, Elaine Brown, Mayor Jean Quan, CEO of Mo' Better Foods David Roach, Oakland Housing & Community Development Director Michele Byrd, representative from Congresswoman Barbara Lee's office, and board members of Oakland & th...
  • PG&E: Source of gas odor Thursday in downtown Oakland not found
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:34:32 GMT
    An investigation into several sites around downtown, including PG&E facilities and equipment, did not reveal the source of a mysterious gas odor Thursday afternoon that forced the evacuation of Oakland schools and several buildings, PG&E officials said Friday. "At this point, we are very confident, based on the investigation, that the odor is not related to a PG&E facility," said PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi....
  • Getting Players to Pay Attention
    published on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    It's perfectly reasonable that children who show up to soccer practice might have a difficult time paying attention when the coach has something to say. They have, after all, spent an entire day at school listening to adults....
  • East Bay's Park It: Select spots offer beautiful fall foliage
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:10:23 GMT
    Autumn is here, and with the season come fall colors in the foliage. Although the East Bay's fall colors are nowhere near as vivid as those in Eastern hardwood forests, there are still places where you can enjoy some seasonal beauty....
  • Country-bluegrass FarmStrong in Port Townsend on Sunday
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," the Temptations' chart-topping song from 1972, might not be the first thing you'd expect from a country-bluegrass band like FarmStrong. But Jim Faddis, he of the high-lonesome voice, had thought about it a long time....
  • Poll: Democrats leading in all statewide races
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:20:25 GMT
    Gov. Jerry Brown is maintaining a commanding lead in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term and leads a Democratic ticket that once again appears poised to sweep all statewide offices in California, according to a Field Poll released Thursday. The survey of likely voters comes less than a week before Election Day and illustrates the difficulty Republicans face in competing in statewide campaigns....
  • Town Hall Meeting focuses on veterans needs
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:05:04 GMT
    Everyone is invited to attend a free Town Hall Meeting centered around the needs of veterans hosted by the Benicia Veterans Council and Solano County Supervisor Linda Seifert from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Benicia Veterans Hall, 1150 First St. in Benicia. "Lots of exciting things are happening to speed and provide needed services to veterans in our county," Seifert said....
  • Oakland: Unity Council marks 50 years of serving Latino community
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:42:26 GMT
    "1964 was a fantastic year," said Martinez, 77. With the passage of the Civil Rights Act and Lyndon Johnson pushing his War on Poverty, the climate was right for social change. Armed with a UC Berkeley degree with an emphasis on social welfare, the young Martinez went to an Oakland Catholic church to hear Herman Gallegos, a pioneer in the Latino civil rights movement....
  • Re: Thursday Must Reads: Giants Fans Riot in San Francisco; Court...
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:02:52 GMT
    Stories you shouldn't miss: 1. Drunken San Francisco Giants fans rioted last night following the team's World Series victory over the Kansas City Royals, with two people getting shot in the melee and another person being stabbed, the Chron reports. Rowdy fans set fires, tossed powerful fireworks into crowds of people, and threw bottles at police officers, injuring several of them, and sending one cop to the hospital....
  • Piedmont/Montclair calendar: Halloween parade this afternoon
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:48:34 GMT
    Cat Adoption Fair. Maine coon Adoptions, a no-kill cat rescue, holds a cat adoption fair for folks looking for their new furry friend....
  • Athletics promote coaches from within: Darren Bush named hitting...
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:56:10 GMT
    Darren Bush was named hitting coach to replace Chili Davis, Scott Emerson is the new bullpen coach, and Marcus Jensen is assistant hitting/catching coach. Ariel Prieto will not continue on the Oakland coaching staff, but will be offered another position in the Athletics organization....
  • OAKLAND: All Public Schools Dismissed Because of Gas Odor
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:01:42 GMT
    All Oakland public schools have been dismissed early today because of a strong odor of natural gas spreading through the city, school district officials said. Initially the school district only evacuated five schools in the West Oakland, downtown and Lake Merritt areas, but said at about 3:30 p.m. that all schools citywide, including preschools, will be dismissed....
  • Oakland: Buildings near Clay Street evacuated for possible gas leak
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:57:48 GMT
    Several schools and buildings, including City Hall and the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building were evacuated in downtown Oakland on Thursday following reports of a possible gas leak in the area, a fire dispatcher said. Reports of the smell in the area of the 1100 block of Clay Street began trickling in about 12:50 p.m., the dispatcher said....
  • Mayoral Candidates Endorse Task Forces for Community Involvement
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:11:21 GMT
    Some of Oakland's mayoral candidates - from the highly visible frontrunners to the grassroots community activists who are running more low-budget campaigns - are backing a post-election plan to create progress in the city through community involvement in developing and implementing new policies and laws in Oakland. "I'm committed to reinvigorating the community process for crafting sensible policy solutions for moving Oakland forward....
  • Steven Carlson found guilty of murdering 14-year-old classmate
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:39:07 GMT
    An Alameda County jury on Thursday found former Pleasanton resident Steven Carlson guilty of first-degree murder in the 1984 killing of 14-year-old Tina Faelz. Carlson was a 16-year-old classmate of Tina's at Pleasanton's Foothill High School when she was found stabbed and slashed 44 times on April 4, 1984....
  • Student science projects explode with rocket
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:34:00 GMT
    Eighteen groups of students have lost science projects that were onboard an unmanned rocket that exploded in Virginia after taking off for the International Space Station. Students at the Urban Promise Academy in Oakland, California, were among the teams who lost long-planned experiments - in their case, testing red worms to turn garbage into compost in space....
  • A Decade Later, Conventional Wisdom Finally Catching on to...
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:56:33 GMT
    Blue America has a problem: Even after adjusting for income, left-leaning metros tend to have worse income inequality and less affordable housing. On April 2, 2014, a protester in Oakland, California, mounted a Yahoo bus, climbed to the front of the roof, and vomited onto the top of the windshield....