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  • Vote Yes on Oakland's Measure Z and No on Berkeley's Measure R
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:21:43 GMT
    We're also urging "yes" votes on Berkeley Measures S and F, and we're endorsing Gilmore, Oddie, and Matarrese in Alameda; Eng, Senn, and Almanzor for Oakland school board; and Raburn for the BART board. As we noted in an election story last week, three controversial ballot measures - R, S, and F - in Berkeley this year each represent a test, of sorts, of whether voters think Mayor Tom Bates and the city council majority have been doing a good job running the city....
  • Finding Hope After Prison
    published on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    The photo exhibit will be on display at Oakland City Hall through Oct. 29. Duxbury will lead a Welcome Home panel discussion at 7 p.m. on October 24 at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland . Bit.ly/WelcomeHomeProject Yema Lee grew up surrounded by crime in West Oakland....
  • Review: 'Redwolf' by Ragged Wing Is a Modern, Sexy Take on the Classic Fairy Tale
    published on Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Redwolf runs through Nov. 8 at The Flight Deck , $25-$40. RaggedWing.org or 510-858-7383....
  • Diversity and Outreach News
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:13:24 GMT
    The theme of Chancellor Sam Hawgood's inspiring State of the University address last month could not have been more timely for the debut of this column. During his speech Hawgood placed emphasis on the importance of making connections with the community, as well as on the necessity of increasing diversity at UCSF....
  • Oakland mayoral candidate Joe Tuman touts communication skills over...
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:53:10 GMT
    Of the seven top-polling candidates running for Oakland mayor, Joe Tuman is the only one who has never held a job in local government. Opponents cite that lack of hands-on experience to dismiss his sharp and detailed critiques of Oakland leadership....
  • Bill Reilly for Peralta Community College District
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Bill Riley is running for re-election as a trustee for the Peralta Community College District. "I am passionate about delivering quality education to Peralta's diverse student body....
  • Yes We Ken
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:20:04 GMT
    As the 2014 political circus nears its grand finale, San Francisco magazine peers under the big top. Here, a series of insider stories about issues, candidates, and races both important and absurd....
  • Special Report: U.S. visa program for crime victims is hit-or-miss prospect
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:30:03 GMT
    It was the week of Chinese New Year, and Jian Zhen Huang was climbing her sister's doorstep in Brooklyn with cups and other supplies for the celebration inside. Suddenly, a young man grabbed her, punched her in the face several times, knocked her down to the pavement and stole her phone....
  • West African Med Student Speaks About Why She Opposes California Prop 46
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:31:26 GMT
    Ed. Note: Proposition 46 is one of the sneakier propositions on the California ballot this year. To sweeten the rest of the proposition for voters, the drafters added an increase to medical liability limits....
  • Tuesday headlines from WMTW News 8
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:49:41 GMT
    YOU ARE WATCHING NEWS 8 NOW, I'M MEGHAN TORJUSSEN. AND I'M ERIN OVALLE. COUNTING DOWN TO COMMMITMENT 2014... WITH TWO WEEKS TO GO UNTIL ELECTIOND AY, ALL THREE GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES WILL BE IN OUR STUDIO TONIGH...., FACING OFF FOR THE FINAL TELEVISED DEBATE....
  • How a parent's drive to help athlete son went too far
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:13:19 GMT
    You've got to wonder what investigators thought when they were asked to believe that a Bay Area family had willingly moved out of their $1.3million, 2,800-square-foot house in Danville so that they could make a new home out of a 1,300-square-foot rental in West Oakland worth $360,000. That's what Robert Davidson claimed when he transferred his son Kevin Davidson from San Ramon Valley High School in Danville to McClymonds High School in Oakland, where he became the starting quarterback this year....
  • Boy Writes Post, Remote Control, Heidi, & Raiders,
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:36:19 GMT
    Within my diatribe you won't find me spewing forth stats about the Raiders or football in general. Heck, many of you know what they mean better than me anyway....
  • In Oakland, A Sign of Some Very High Times
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:25:00 GMT
    Two years ago, this building in downtown Oakland was the part of the country's first major cannabis growing educational institution, Oaksterdam University. After federal agents from the IRS and DEA raided the home of founder and marijuana legalization activist Richard Lee, he stepped down and the university gift shop pictured above shut down and was left vacant for about a year....
  • Monday Must Reads: New Investor Emerges in Coliseum City Project;...
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:01:00 GMT
    Stories you shouldn't miss: 1. A new investor has emerged to finance the $1.5 billion Coliseum City project, and would take over for the current investment team headed by Colony Capital, the Trib $ reports. The city of Oakland is expected to make an announcement about the new investor - if the city council agrees to extend an exclusive negotiating agreement on the project....
  • Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce Hosted Successful...
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:33:57 GMT
    Newly appointed President and CEO of the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce, Spencer Gillette and the Board of Directors were joined for its 12 Annual Luncheon by U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee , CA Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner , Oakland Mayor Jean Quan , Oakland Deputy Mayor Sandre R. Swanson , Senator Dianne Feinstein's Field Representative Robyn Levinson , and Mayor Elihu Harris at The Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Oakland in the beautiful Oakland hills with views of Downtown...
  • The life of Jordan Davis' father changed the moment his son died; now he tries to help others
    published on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:42:38 GMT
    Ron Davis and Lucia McBath, parents of Jordan Davis, speak to the media after jury deliberations on Feb. 14, during Michael Dunn's first murder trial. Ron Davis , his wife Carolina Davis and Lucia McBath enjoy music at The Jacksonville Landing on Feb. 16, 2013, at an event that celebrated what would have been Jordan Davis' 18th birthday....
  • Jerry Brown's investments belie monastic image
    published on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:04:04 GMT
    A pedestrian walks past a building at 4395 Piedmont Ave. on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 in Oakland, Calif. Throughout his political career, Jerry Brown has cultivated an almost monastic image, famously sleeping on a mattress on the floor during his first go-round as governor and flying for peanuts on Southwest during his current term....
  • "Tell me if you hear the fence rattling..."
    published on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:40:16 GMT
    Life Academy of Health and Bioscience is a small public high school in Oakland, California. In 2011 a small group of student poets evolved, calling themselves "Rapid Fire" ....
  • Drummond: Rebecca Kaplan in the lead and in the hot seat
    published on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT
    With just over two weeks left to go before the Nov. 4 mayoral election, the at-large City Council member is soaring in the polls. The most recent temperature-taking by the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce found Councilwoman Libby Schaaf surging in the days right after Gov. Jerry Brown's endorsement, but Kaplan was still well ahead and the favorite to win after the instant runoff....
  • Black Oakland students suspended less, but huge discrepancy remains
    published on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:41:41 GMT
    The school district here has reduced the number of suspensions of black students in the last three years, but they are still being taken out of school at a much higher rate than white students, according to a yearly report to the civil rights office of the U.S. Department of Education. In 2012, the school district promised to voluntarily reduce suspensions of African-American students after the office opened an investigation into whether they were disciplined more frequently and harshly than whi...