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  • Today in Hip Hop History: Short Dog's in the House by Too Short
    published on Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:38:56 GMT
    Released on August 1, 1990, Short Dog's in the House was influenced by Todd " Too Short " Shaw's bleak surroundings and upbringing in Oakland, California. Many of the album's lyrics depicted the effects of the crack epidemic which was at its peak in the early 90s....
  • Four Schools: One Mission
    published on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:43:52 GMT
    Dulce Bermudez, DCP - 11 Mills College - 15. Photo credit: Mills College. Preparing Students for College SuccessIn the Fall of 2000, Downtown College Prep opened its doors for the first time with a group of one hundred eager 9th grade students....
  • J.A. Happ Traded to Pittsburgh on Deadline Day
    published on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:17:09 GMT
    Jul 3, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher J.A. Happ returns to the dugout after the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Just before the clock struck 1:00 pm PST, the Seattle Mariners agreed to send J.A. Happ to the Pittsburgh Pirates....
  • Man convicted in 1976 school bus hijacking allowed parole
    published on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:22:48 GMT
    The governor of California on Thursday allowed parole for one of three men convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver who were held captive in a buried trailer. Gov. Jerry Brown had until midnight Thursday to decide whether to approve parole for 63-year-old James Schoenfeld or send the case back to the board that recommended his release....
  • Freedom School Provides New Hope for Probationary Youth in Alameda County
    published on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:01:00 GMT
    When Monica Vaughan said, "Good morning," the group of 32 young men seated in the sun-drenched auditorium jumped to their feet. "Good morning - G-O-O-D M-O-R-N-I-N-G!" they chanted, clapping their hands and stomping their feet....
  • 'Descendants' director brings young Disney baddies to life
    published on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    What if Disney's most infamous villains became parents? Would their kids naturally be bad to the bone? Or could they be coaxed into shunning the dark side? The wildly playful live-action Disney Channel movie, "Descendants" , dares to imagine that kind of moral tug of war through the eyes of the trouble-making offspring of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil and Jafar. It turns out that these hardened teens -- along with their parents -- have lived in exile for years on the seedy Isle of t...
  • Geoff Bond Named Penn's Men's Heavyweight Rowing Head Coach
    published on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:00:00 GMT
    Penn's Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation, Dr. M. Grace Calhoun , has announced the hiring of Geoff Bond as the new Nicholas B. Paumgarten Head Coach of Men's Heavyweight Rowing. Bond was a coach at the University of California from 1996-2009, including a nine-year stint as Associate Head Coach during which time he oversaw the freshman/novice rowers and coxswains....
  • Celebrate Milton Friedman's birthday: Watch him describe how school choice helps minorities
    published on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:54:42 GMT
    School choice supporters across the country are celebrating Milton Friedman's legacy, as the father of school choice would have turned 103 years old today. Friedman was particularly concerned about inner city schools, which he felt were doing a poor job of educating students....
  • Late Santa Rosa Professor's Creation, Fresno the Giraffe, Inspires Oakland Zoo
    published on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:51:00 GMT
    Santa Rosa Junior College instructor Nicholas Anast, who died in a kayaking accident in March, is receiving recognition for the 17-foot re-articulated giraffe skeleton, housed at the SRJC Petaluma Herold Mahoney Library. The giraffe, named Fresno, was a popular resident at Safari West....
  • This Weekend's Top Five Events
    published on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:04:00 GMT
    Art + Soul will be taking over the Town this weekend, with music and dancing all over Downtown Oakland. But if you're looking for other activities to fill in your time in-between dance competitions, like last year's YAK to the Bay championship battle seen in the video below, continue on for our recommendations....
  • Thousands mourn slain Hayward officer
    published on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:08:56 GMT
    On the floor of Oracle Arena, 1,500 uniformed officers stood at attention Thursday morning, their eyes fixed on an arrangement of funeral wreaths and the framed uniform of Hayward police Sgt. Scott Lunger....
  • Governor allows parole for California school bus hijacker
    published on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:15:14 GMT
    James Schoenfeld, right, is shown with Sgt. Splan of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department as Schoenfeld leaves the Alameda County Jail in Oakland, Calif., on Aug. 4, 1976....
  • Gov. Brown allows parole for 1976 school bus hijacker
    published on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:45:00 GMT
    In this Aug. 4, 1976, photo, James Schoenfeld, right, is shown with Sgt. Splan of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department as Schoenfeld leaves the Alameda County Jail in Oakland....
  • Hayward Sgt. Scott Lunger remembered for dedication, a warriora spirit at funeral
    published on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:05:01 GMT
    Larry Norton places a sign along A Street as the procession for Hayward police Sgt. Scott Lunger passes through Hayward en route to Oracle Arena for a memorial service....
  • From Ghetto to Goddess: Iminah Ahmad speaks
    published on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:38:56 GMT
    I have known Iminah, the renaissance woman who works under the brand name "From Ghetto to Goddess," for a few years, and I continue to be inspired by how she serves the Black community. Since moving back to Oakland from Atlanta where she went to college, Iminah has been involved with speaking to at-risk youth, writing and recording an album, and dancing in everything from plays and dance shows to music videos....
  • Oakland's Vice Mayor Stands Up to Feds
    published on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:37:00 GMT
    The Oakland City Council has prohibited federal agencies from co-opting Oakland's police officers for use against the city's permitted medical cannabis facilities - as they did in 2012 when three federal agencies carried out a series of poorly coordinated raids that caused a downtown traffic jam and protest as well as hindered police response time to a mass killing at a nearby nursing school. Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan authored the resource-based policy, which the council approved earlier this mo...
  • Thousands gather to mourn slain Hayward officer
    published on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:27:37 GMT
    Grieving police officers from around the country, Hayward community members and Gov. Jerry Brown will be among the thousands of mourners attending funeral services Thursday morning for slain Hayward police Sgt. Scott Lunger, who was gunned down during a traffic stop last week....
  • faces
    published on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:27:09 GMT
    The Oakland A's asked Mayor Libby Schaaf to throw out the first pitch at Jewish Heritage Night on Tuesday, Aug. 4, but she had to respectfully decline because it will be National Night Out, when neighbors gather to establish camaraderie and band against crime. "There are about 600 gatherings in Oakland, and I'm going to try to get to as many as possible," she said....
  • Thursday Must Reads: First Fridays Rocked By Theft and Lawsuit;...
    published on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:57:00 GMT
    Shari Godinez, head of the Koreatown Northgate Community Benefit District , revealed that $1,000 in cash, along with music equipment, had been stolen recently from the organization. KONO also has been sued by its former events coordinator who contends that the organization owes her $31,000 in back pay....
  • Monument dedicated to Alameda legend Willie Stargell
    published on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Former professional football player Mario Mariani and childhood friend of Wilver "Willie" Stargell speaks during Stargell's baseball monument dedication event in Alameda, Calif., Saturday, July 25, 2015. Stargell, a member of the baseball Hall of Fame, grew up in Alameda and attended Encinal High School, before playing 21 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates and wining two World Series titles in 1971 and 1979....