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  • Activist Attorney Barbara Rhine Releases Tell No Lies
    published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:44:46 GMT
    OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Set in California's San Joaquin Valley during the early 1970's, TELL NO LIES is about a Black Panthers fugitive on the run, a Latino farm worker's union organizer and a Jewish feminist from Berkeley, caught in a love triangle during one of the largest UFW marches in history. Diving deep into the heart of America's radical culture and ethnic politics to tell a powerful love story, Barbara Rhine evokes experiences at once historically specific and timeles...
  • Building hope: Bay Area homebuilders lay foundation of charitable giving
    published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:34:16 GMT
    Married for 27 years, the high school sweethearts have built a solid foundation on charitable giving, weaving it even into the fabric of their corporate philosophy. " a network," Lori Sanson said....
  • Can Black-Owned Restaurants Combat Gentrification?
    published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:35:58 GMT
    On a recent Tuesday night at Kingston 11 , a newish Jamaican restaurant in Oakland's Uptown neighborhood, dancehall reggae was playing on the speakers, the braised oxtails were on point, and four out of five servers and two-thirds of the customers were people of color. Among them were a young guy in braids, an Asian couple on a date, and a group of older African-American women bedecked in earth-toned pantsuits, out celebrating some special occasion....
  • Student-teacher bond integral to professor's proposed school
    published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:09:29 GMT
    Jeff Duncan-Andrade, a Raza Studies and Education professor at SF State, still remembers those words 25-years later, proof that the relationship between a student and teacher goes beyond the classroom. After graduating from the University of California Berkeley with honors and teaching for more than two decades, Duncan-Andrade expects to provide the same level of student-teacher relationships he has provided through years of teaching with his new creation, the Roses in Concrete Community School ...
  • In Oakland Hills Race, A Battle of Ideologies
    published on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Oakland's District Four includes some of the city's wealthiest neighborhoods, including Montclair, Oakmore, and Piedmont Pines. The district's elite reputation has posed something of a challenge for its current representative, City Councilmember Libby Schaaf, who is running for mayor, with The New York Times branding her as the candidate representing the "city's wealthy old guard, in leafy Oakland Hills."...
  • Identical Dems in Assembly Race
    published on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Elizabeth Echols, one of two Democrats running for the open 15th Assembly District seat this fall, has served under two presidencies. The other candidate, Tony Thurmond, has served as a city councilmember in Richmond and on the West Contra Costa County school board....
  • Teen's Found Journal Inspires Modern Dance Performance
    published on Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    A couple of years ago, members of the local dance group Stranger Lover Dreamer happened upon a ratty composition book in a free pile on the sidewalk. When they opened it, they found that it was a journal....
  • Race for Alameda County schools chief: Underdog issues verbal attacks during debate
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:16:58 GMT
    The race for superintendent of the Alameda County Office of Education heated up Monday night as candidate Helen Foster threw a series of critical verbal punches at her opponent Karen Monroe during a debate at Oakland City Hall. Foster was ready to fight at the League of Women Voters of Oakland debate, telling the audience in her opening statement that the office, in which Monroe is the second in command, "has lost sight of its mission and purpose" and that it rarely does outreach to the teachers...
  • Oakland: Five candidates vie to replace Pat Kernighan
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:47:42 GMT
    With Council President Pat Kernighan retiring, the five people seeking to replace her in District 2 are nearly as diverse as the central Oakland district they are seeking to represent. The most familiar face belongs to former KPIX news anchor Dana King, who moved to Oakland two years ago where she owns an art studio....
  • Training camp essential for NBA's new head coaches
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:56:01 GMT
    In this May 20, 2014, file photo, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr smiles during a news conference in Oakland, Calif. With the Warriors set to open training camp Tuesday, Sept....
  • Lincoln University Holds Annual Charity Barbecue
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:42:28 GMT
    Lincoln University held its annual charity barbecue on July 12. The event, held at Alameda Beach, was aimed at strengthening the University's lasting commitment to the local community while providing an opportunity for friendly socializing between a diverse community of students, faculty and staff. During the event, students organized a drive to benefit local food banks, donating the proceeds from the event to the Salvation Army programs....
  • Oakland's T Sisters celebrate new album with Bay Area concerts
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:57:52 GMT
    As a snappy stage moniker the T Sisters makes perfect sense for Erika, Rachel and Chloe Tietjen, who perform together as an irresistibly joyful sibling combo steeped in American roots music. But given their far-ranging creative proclivities, they could be more accurately described as the A to Z Sisters....
  • Turnitin study shows significant reduction in unoriginal writing among high school students
    published on Tue, 01 Oct 2013 03:32:13 GMT
    Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced a new eight-year study analyzing the levels of unoriginal content in student writing among U.S. high schools using Turnitin. The study, which groups schools by state, indicates that schools using Turnitin reduced unoriginal writing by 33 percent over the course of the study's time span....
  • The Morrie Movement: The Influence of a Wee Palsa Cartoonist Morrie Turner
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:04:46 GMT
    "The Morrie Movement: The Influence of 'Wee Pals' Cartoonist Morrie Turner" comes to the African American Center of the San Francisco Main Library's from Nov. 8 to Jan. 29 at 100 Larkin St. in San Francisco. hibit opening and panel discussion will take place Nov. 16 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. in the Koret Auditorium....
  • More graduate from Oakland schools, and other OUSD data points
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:38:55 GMT
    After years of reform, some things are improving at Oakland Unified School District . More kids are graduating and fewer are dropping out, with the graduation rate rising to 66.8 percent for June 2013, according to data released last week....
  • Brown Signs Bill to Fight Human Trafficking
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:54:05 GMT
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill authored by Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, that provides for a conditional examination of a victim or material witness in a human trafficking case when there is evidence the witness has been dissuaded from testifying. Assembly Bill 1610 was sponsored by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley, who said victims of human trafficking represent a highly vulnerable population and preservation of their testimony at an early stage of a prosecution is often ...
  • Napolitano: ISIS Was One Of Many Similar Threats We Were Tracking
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:29:28 GMT
    OZY co-founder and CEO Carlos Watson sat down this week with Janet Napolitano, the president of the University of California system and the former secretary of homeland security. Across from her offices in Oakland, Calif., they discussed the changing nature of higher education and of immigration and security policy....
  • NDSU music school named for longtime supporters
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:41:55 GMT
    North Dakota State University is changing the name of its School of Music to honor two longtime supporters. The school has scheduled an Oct. 8 concert at Festival Concert Hall to celebrate The Robert and Sheila Challey School of Music ....
  • Oakland's worst housing complex taken over by a notorious gang
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:54:49 GMT
    Oakland's worst housing complex sits at the end of a dead-end street off of 87th Avenue adjacent to Castlemont High School . Here, in what looks like a two-building fortress, one of the city's most notorious gangs - the Case Gang - has rooted itself, openly brandishing guns, dealing drugs and using violence to intimidate residents to maintain control....
  • One City's aim: Soften effects of S.F. gentrification
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:44:20 GMT
    Morgan Wise directs Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes during a video shoot at the team's training facility in Oakland, Calif. on Friday, Sept....