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  • Pro Arts' Executive Director Steps Down, Latest in Wave of Recent Art World Departures
    published on Thu, 28 May 2015 06:01:01 GMT
    The Oakland visual arts nonprofit Pro Arts announced Wednesday Executive Director Margo Dunlap is stepping down after eleven years at the organization. This news comes just two weeks after Executive Director Lex Leifheit announced her departure from San Francisco's SOMArts and two months after di Rosa Executive Director Kathryn Reasoner announced the end of her ten-year tenure at the Napa institution....
  • Emery sprinter thrives with team on the road
    published on Thu, 28 May 2015 03:56:51 GMT
    Emery High School senior boys track and field athlete Elijah Lucy has improved his 200-meter time progressively since his freshman year, until now he has the North Coast Section's best time in the event this season. That hasn't been easy to do....
  • Pacific Worlds' in Oakland touts islanders' ties to Bay...
    published on Thu, 28 May 2015 03:13:18 GMT
    That reconsideration of California and its close ties to the Pacific islands is one of the major thrusts behind "Pacific Worlds" at the Oakland Museum of California . About 300 rarely seen artifacts - ranging from an everyday fish hook to an intricate headdress of porpoise teeth - from the indigenous people of Fiji, Guam, Hawaii, Palau, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga and the Caroline Islands have been pulled from the museum's sizable collection....
  • Holy Names High School students graduating to bright futures
    published on Thu, 28 May 2015 01:40:13 GMT
    Quiet laughter filters down the corridors from the lunchroom as five girls with bright futures assemble in the sewing room at Holy Names High School to talk about their plans and dreams on May 19. Jennifer Vazquez, Jocelyn Icaza, Jackeline Ochoa, Sofia Ascencio and Daisy Rangel are all in the Achieve program, which provides a four-year high school scholarship and enrichment program for underserved students from low-income families. The girls, through hard work, have earned generous scholarships ...
  • Jesse Jackson exhorts Oakland teens to pursue tech jobs
    published on Thu, 28 May 2015 01:20:13 GMT
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson looks at at a project built by students at Oakland Technical High School during a visit to the school....
  • Briefs: Piedmont High presents a cappella revue Friday through Sunday
    published on Thu, 28 May 2015 00:09:56 GMT
    Piedmont High School presents its a cappella revue Friday through Sunday at Alan Harvey Theater on the campus, 800 Magnolia Ave. "Rhythm of the Night" features jazz meets contemporary pop directed by Joseph Piazza, at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The Piedmont Middle School Rockapella choir joins the show to perform music from the 1950s era to current songs....
  • Time running out for popular Antioch preschool
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 23:46:49 GMT
    A popular preschool here is pleading with city and school district officials this week to help it find a new home before its lease expires in July. Kids' Club Preschool parents spoke out at an Antioch City Council meeting Tuesday and petitioned Antioch Unified School District's board Wednesday asking to relocate to one of two properties the agencies own between them and extend its lease for up to another year while it builds a facility....
  • Alameda: Chilcott named to lead Girls Inc.
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 23:43:17 GMT
    "The board of directors is confident that Christine's working knowledge of Alameda's schools, the needs of its youth and her connection to government and community leaders will serve Girls Inc. of the Island City well," said Andrea Carlise, attorney and board president, in a statement. Chilcott, an Alameda resident, has worked for Girls Inc. for nearly four years....
  • Berkeley, A Look Back: Famed planner assesses Berkeley and Oakland in 1915
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 21:59:00 GMT
    Berkeley was contemplating its first city plan 100 years ago. German planner Werner Hegemann had been hired by Oakland and Berkeley community organizations in 1913 to study local issues....
  • Oakland hosting one-day Book Festival
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 21:58:49 GMT
    Even before they moved across country to Oakland, Timothy Don and Kira Brunner-Don, were in love with the city's literary world. The fruits of their labor will unfold 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 31 at City Hall, 6 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland....
  • Berkeley: 8-year-old author will lead workshop at Bay Area Book Festival
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 21:46:35 GMT
    For some writers, getting published is a goal that can take decades to fulfill. But not so for Michelle Longega Wilson who, at just age 8, already has two books under her belt....
  • Meet The New Voice In Your Head: Shannon And The Clams
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 20:55:22 GMT
    Shannon Shaw has one of those voices. You know what I'm talking about. Those voices that stick in your head and get at your heart and make you go, "F-k yeah."...
  • West Covina linebacker Isaiah Love suffers injury, could miss senior season
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 20:49:34 GMT
    West Covina defensive back Isaiah Love is in danger of missing his senior season after suffering a serious neck/upper back injury during a trip to the Bay Area on May 16 for an unofficial college visit. Love was with Body By Tra, a workout club/7-on7 team owned and operated by Traison Lewis, on what was supposed to be an unofficial visit to Cal and San Jose St., and possibly a performance in that weekend's Nike Camp in Oakland....
  • Cleaning up drug hot spots in Oakland, California: The displacement and diffusion effects
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 20:24:30 GMT
    To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. This paper examines the displacement and diffusion of a civil remedy program in Oakland, California....
  • Former Oakland school board member Alice Spearman has died
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 20:18:45 GMT
    Outspoken former Oakland school board member and American Indian Model School Secretary Alice Spearman died Tuesday of complications from a heart attack. Spearman, 63, was rushed to an Oakland hospital in March and never fully recovered, according to her daughter Kiisha Jackson....
  • Hip-hop artist MicahTron finds a political voice
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 19:29:38 GMT
    MicahTron says I love you in sign language. She has built a dedicated fan base in the West Coast queer music scene with her dance-friendly tracks and take-no-prisoners raps....
  • Ray-Ray Armstrong Turning Heads This Offseason
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 17:25:00 GMT
    Ray-Ray Armstrong is going through a full offseason program with the Silver and Black in 2015 - a luxury he wasn't afforded just a year ago. is going through a full offseason program with the Silver and Black in 2015 - a luxury he wasn't afforded just a year ago....
  • Jesse Jackson Visiting Oakland Tech To Announce $15,000 In College Scholarships
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 15:58:07 GMT
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  • Fresh Food: Urban farms growing in West Oakland
    published on Wed, 27 May 2015 12:44:55 GMT
    In most places in West Oakland, it's easier to get a 40-ounce bottle of beer and a candy bar than a fresh tomato. But urban gardens and small farms are experiencing a growth spurt on vacant lots and backyards, the product of a slow but persistent effort to bring in more fruits and vegetables and teach people much needed business skills and healthy eating....
  • Missoula Children's Theatre visits Oakland school
    published on Sat, 08 Jan 2011 08:00:00 GMT
    Niamh Collins, who plays the part of Mother, practicing her lines, as the Missoula Children's Theater holds rehearsals for the musical, Treasure Island at Hillcrest Elementary School in Oakland, Calif. on Tuesday Jan. 4, 2011.The non-profit group, Missoula Children's Theater travels the country producing musicals using elementary school kids bringing a full production together in just 5 days....