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  • Woman wants to know why school let taxi take son home early
    published on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:44:01 GMT
    An Oakland mother is asking questions after the school district let a taxi driver pick up her special needs son early from school without permission. "I feel like parents should know who is picking up their kid," said parent, Dyendis Jones....
  • Piedmont/Montclair calendar: Arroyo Viejo Creek work day this weekend
    published on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:12:28 GMT
    Coastal Cleanup Volunteers. From Albany to Alameda and everywhere in between, the 29th annual Coastal Cleanup Day is coming up, and volunteers are needed to help pick up the millions of pounds of trash that end up in our waterways....
  • Grand jury transcripts recount 2012 Oakland nursing school massacre
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:30:44 GMT
    Believing that a college administrator had turned people against him and furious over an unresolved tuition reimbursement, One Goh went to Oikos University months after dropping out, intending to kill the administrator and himself. When he couldn't find her, Goh took the school receptionist hostage, fatally shot her in front of his former classmates and then turned the gun on them, according to grand jury transcripts detailing the April 2, 2012, massacre at the private Oakland nursing school....
  • Kings coach excited about season
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    RDC Kings basketball head coach Clayton Pottinger couldn't be more excited about the upcoming Alberta Colleges Men's Basketball League season. Despite having only four returnees, as of now, Pottinger feels the Kings could be even better when it counts and that's saying something considering they finished second at the CCAA championships last season, losing 88-86 to Langara College in the final....
  • 'Start low, go slow': Pro-pot activists launch 'Consume Responsibly' campaign
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:23:18 GMT
    A billboard from the Marijuana Policy Project urging adults to "consume responsibly" in states where marijuana is legal is seen in a handout picture taken in Denver, Colorado and released to Reuters Sept. 17, 2014....
  • Oakland to publicize work on school discipline, community schools
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:17:47 GMT
    The Oakland Unified School District will pay a San Francisco public relations firm $56,000 to develop a public website and internal communications training and materials to show off its work around community schools and school discipline reform under a proposal before the school board at its Sept. 23 meeting....
  • FAME Helps Students a oePut Their Best Foot Forwarda
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:25:26 GMT
    Former Warriors Coach Al Attles and a volunteer give students new pairs of shoes at the Put Your Best Foot Forward Shoe Giveaway event on Sept. 13 at the Oakland Coliseum....
  • Jerry Brown surges with 'non-campaign' campaign
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:07:11 GMT
    In this May 28, 2014, file photo, Gov. Jerry Brown poses in his Capitol office in Sacramento,Calif. Incumbent Brown faces Republican Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who has never held elective office, in the November election....
  • Angry Letters to the One Member of Congress Who Voted Against the War on Terror
    published on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:51:00 GMT
    Barbara Lee was the lone dissenter in the post-9/11 vote authorizing military force. Many called her a traitor....
  • Piedmont/Montclair What's Happening: East Bay Flag Football Registration
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:47:18 GMT
    East Bay Flag Football -- Registration open for co-ed flag football league, for ages 7-15. Games take place Sundays at Oakland High School, 1023 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland....
  • War Resisting
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:40:45 GMT
    Militaries across the world gain access to young people through education systems. It gives them an extraordinary chance to shape every generation's perception of military violence, and lay the groundwork for future recruitment....
  • Piedmonter/Montclarion letters: Oakland voters, come to the Tuesday candidates forum
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:08:55 GMT
    An opportunity to meet the District 4 school board candidates as well as the District 4 City Council candidates will be sponsored by the Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Association and the Montclair Village Merchants Association from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and hosted by Montera Middle School PTO in the school auditorium. It is incumbent that all of us vote intelligently, so this is an opportunity to listen to the candidates and help form your opinions before the absentee ballots arrive in early O...
  • West County What's Happening: El Cerrito Futbol Club Spurs registration
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:02:51 GMT
    El Cerrito Futbol Club Spurs -- Fall registration open for boys and girls U6-U19 teams, ages 4-18. 510-414-1039, www.spurssoccer.com Orinda Adult Drop-in Soccer -- For men and women ages 30 and up, every Sunday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Wilder fields, Wilder Rd., Orinda....
  • Tuck Kicks Off Literacy Program in Oakland
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:01:55 GMT
    Veteran DE Justin Tuck and his wife, Lauran, kicked off the seventh year of their Tuck's R.U.S.H. for Literacy program. and his wife, Lauran, kicked off the seventh year of their Tuck's R.U.S.H. for Literacy program at Alliance Academy in Oakland Tuesday morning....
  • Piedmont CA Real Estate Agent Broker Anian Tunney Notes Post-Recession Income Gap
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:51:51 GMT
    Realtor Mag recently reported on a study conducted by the Federal Reserve concluding that the income gap in the US is increasing. On average, and accounting for inflation, income for the American family increased 4% since the last study - three years ago....
  • New Resource for Parents about Social Competence Wins Mom's Choice...
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:15:52 GMT
    The AAPC newly published guide for caregivers and professionals to support social and emotional development in children, Make Social Learning Stick! How to Guide and Nurture Social Competence Through Everyday Routines and Activities by Elizabeth A. Sautter, MA, CCC-SLP, has been honored with the Mom's Choice Award seal of approval. The Mom's Choice Awards is a globally recognized program for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services....
  • Racial awareness studies win Stanford prof a 'genius grant'
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:12:45 GMT
    But the research of Jennifer Eberhardt, the Bay Area's newest and only recipient of the famed MacArthur fellowship, the "genius grants," has proved otherwise. She has found that skin color prejudices the perceptions of jurors, police officers and even the ordinary student who volunteers in research at Stanford University....
  • Letters for the Week of September 17, 2014
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:42:47 GMT
    The missing piece in both this article and the info put out by the California Native Plant Society is a map showing the whole park and the part where the proposed development is planned to be! How can we judge just how big an impact they're talking about? Also, the park is hardly pristine, as the city brings goats up there to eat down vegetation. Their droppings are full of French broom seeds and who knows what else....
  • Women's Soccer Twins Share Complex Connection
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:03:43 GMT
    Chelsea Archer stood near the Husky Soccer Stadium sideline wearing a purple jacket, while her sister, Christina, ran through a drill with her Washington teammates. At first glance, the jacket was the only way to tell the twins apart....
  • Oakland school massacre: Jury told of 5 minutes of terror
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:36:47 GMT
    Officers from the Alameda County Sheriff Coroner Department remove the bodies from outside the Oikos University, Monday April 2, 2012, in Oakland, Calif....