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  • Thurmond Leads in Poll
    published on Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:06:00 GMT
    A new poll conducted by Oakland-based EMC Research shows the Tony Thurmond campaign in the lead for the State Assembly district that includes Berkeley but goes way up north into Contra Costa County....
  • Oakland: Falling in love with books to fight summer learning loss
    published on Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:43:30 GMT
    In Alameda County, nearly 70 percent of low-income youth are not proficient readers by the end of third grade, according to 2013 standardized test scores....
  • Ross Valley fee hiked, consultants hired for flood projects
    published on Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:17:59 GMT
    Ross Valley's controversial flood fee was hiked 3 percent Tuesday, helping pay for a public relations campaign smoothing the waters for projects that will turn key park areas into flood retention basins....
  • Oakland Zoo Honors a Profession of Dedication During National Zoo Keeper Week
    published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:35:34 GMT
    In recognition of the dedication of zoo keepers and aquarists, Oakland Zoo is joining the American Association of Zoo Keepers and zoos across the nation celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week July 20-26....
  • Bistro Extraordinaire
    published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:35:00 GMT
    The best pop-up I've been to this year was in the back of a wine shop, in which a trucker-hat-wearing dude set me up with a glass of righteous Syrah, and I feasted on lamb cooked two ways - as good as any fine-dining lamb I've eaten lately, except it was cooked on a makeshift induction-burner setup and only set me back $18....
  • The Battle for Adjunct Faculty Rights
    published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:35:00 GMT
    At Mills College, more than 64 percent of faculty members are adjuncts. That means a majority of professors at the liberal arts college in East Oakland don't have tenure or long-term contracts, and face a significant amount of job uncertainty from one semester to the next....
  • Teachers Accuse School Officials of Censorship for Closing Website
    published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:02:22 GMT
    Teachers, community members and students are complaining that the Oakland Unified School District has violated academic freedom when it unilaterally, without any public discussion, shut down an "Urban Dreams" website, containing 27 units of federally funded curriculum developed by educators focusing on human rights issues....
  • Inventor of selfie finally focuses on himself
    published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:53:10 GMT
    A publicity-shy Hollywood cameraman steps forward to show off the celebrity selfies that he started taking in the early '80s....
  • World Maker Faire New York and New York Hall of Science Prepare to...
    published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:37:43 GMT
    In 1939-40 and 1964-65, New York's Flushing Meadows Corona Park hosted two World's Fairs that showcased technology, innovation, and creativity and united the world in a celebration of human accomplishment and anticipation of the future....
  • CCR's Stu Cook
    published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:27:33 GMT
    Imagine the San Francisco Bay Area circa 1967, and any number of landmark moments in rock & roll history come to mind-the Grateful Dead on the steps at 710 Ashbury St., Jefferson Airplane expanding minds at the Fillmore, Janis Joplin belting it out at the Human Be-In....
  • Soroptimists stand against abuse
    published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:09:44 GMT
    THIS year marks the 80th Anniversary of the formation of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland ....
  • Robin Abcarian: Breaking California up would be uncool to do
    published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:00:00 GMT
    As a native Californian who was born in Oakland, raised in the San Fernando Valley, schooled in Berkeley and now living in Venice, I'd like to say one thing to Timothy Draper, the Silicon Valley kajillionaire pushing the idiotic breakup of the Golden State: Recently, Draper announced he is on track to gather enough signatures to get his ... (more)...
  • Barry And District News: Making a Stand: Club members link arms
    published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:28:05 GMT
    THIS year marks the 80th Anniversary of the formation of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland ....
  • asked
    published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:57:12 GMT
    Decca was the nickname of Jessica Mitford, one of six sisters and daughters of an English peer, Lord Redesdale....
  • Teens Say Looks Can Be Liberating Despite Fashion Police
    published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:35:56 GMT
    At Oakland Tech, like high schools all over, passing period is a time for passing judgments....
  • AGC Becomes the First Canadian Certified POL Installer for Zhone
    published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:00:00 GMT
    The new fibre-optic ELITE certification of AGC, addresses the growing green-technology demand in Canada for the design, build and expansion of POL networks....
  • Missing: Oakland man with Alzheimer's
    published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:57:13 GMT
    Police in Oakland are asking for the public's help in finding an elderly man who suffers from Alzheimer's who went missing Monday morning....
  • The Oakland building has been targeted to possibly reopen as an elementary school.
    published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:04:05 GMT
    Reopening the Oakland School building as an elementary school appears to be the favored choice to ease Lafayette's looming overcrowding issues....
  • Cannabis Now Magazine Hits the Marijuana Festival Circuit and Sponsors Two Major Events
    published on Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:14:42 GMT
    Cannabis Now Magazine recently announced that the publication will attend four major cannabis events this summer....
  • Anthony Campbell works behind the counter at Street Level Cycles. Photo by Brian Rinker.
    published on Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:56:45 GMT
    Rosevelt Jones never imagined he'd ever have a job. He thought himself destined for a hard life on the streets of Oakland and in and out of jail....