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  • California beach cleanup participation up after three-year slide
    published on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:49:53 GMT
    Becka Lee, top left, Christy Pierce and James Bolton along with girls scouts Marley Pierce and Sabina Nieto, both 8, from the troop 33427 of Oakland, take part in the Coastal Cleanup Day at Crown Beach in Alameda on Sept. 20, 2014....
  • Missing girl found safe in San Francisco
    published on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:31:21 GMT
    A missing 12-year-old San Francisco girl who was feared to have been forced into prostitution in Oakland was found in good condition by her parents Saturday on a MUNI bus, authorities said. Imani Howell hadn't returned home since leaving for school on Nov. 10. She was spotted a week later on International Boulevard in Oakland - a thoroughfare known prostitution....
  • San Francisco: Missing girl, 12, reunited with family
    published on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:17:38 GMT
    A San Francisco police officer confirmed today that a missing 12-year-old girl, who was seen on International Boulevard in Oakland, has returned home. Imani Howell, of San Francisco, was reunited with her family at 2 p.m., police said....
  • Parents petition Oakland to reopen elementary school
    published on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:55:07 GMT
    A baby boom and influx of families to a West Oakland neighborhood has residents there pushing the school district to reopen Santa Fe Elementary School, which was closed in 2012 amid budget problems. "We ran a survey last spring and came back with some pretty big numbers as far as babies and children in the area," said Megan Low, a parent and member of the Santa Fe Community Association....
  • Summer Matters Evaluation of LCAPs Show Summer Emerging as Key Strategy
    published on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:51:25 GMT
    As California adjusts to the new Local Control Funding Formula adopted by the state in 2013, an evaluation of first year of LCAP filings by the Summer Matters campaign shows overwhelming momentum toward funding summer programming via Local Control and Accountability Plans . Summer Matters is the first-ever statewide campaign focused on creating and expanding access to summer learning opportunities for all California students....
  • At 91, Donora native is still a riveting...
    published on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:08:07 GMT
    Mary Torres was a shy, bright-eyed 18-year-old when she ran away from home to help her country win the war. It was June 1942 and Torres had just graduated from Donora High School ....
  • Missing S.F. 12-year-old may be sex-trafficking victimvisit|article-5910432|News-nav-hcat|1
    published on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:38:59 GMT
    Imani Howell went missing from her San Francisco home on Nov. 10. She was last seen on International Boulevard in Oakland around 2 p.m. Nov. 17. Imani Howell was last seen getting onto a 19-Polk bus for school on Nov. 10, police said. People have reported seeing her in the Mission District and along Oakland's International Boulevard, known hot spots for the trafficking of young girls....
  • Sparano savors 1st win with Raiders
    published on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:55:50 GMT
    The Los Angeles Unified School District says it has reached a $139 million settlement of all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct... The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students, according to the settlement... Dallamy Santos said knows what it's like when immigration status tea...
  • BART's Oakland Airport Connector ready to rollvisit|article-5910067|News-nav-hcat|2
    published on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:57:38 GMT
    An Air BART shuttle bus passes below tracks for the Oakland Airport Connector system on Friday. The buses will no longer run when the rail link providing a connection from the Coliseum Station to Oakland International Airport begins regular service Saturday....
  • Pets and Wildlife Calendar: Nov. 22 and beyond
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:29:59 GMT
    Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue: Are you looking to adopt a companion bird? Pet Food Express has partnered with Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue to offer bird adoptions at the Walnut Creek store. 2-5:30 p.m. Nov. 22. Pet Food Express, 1388 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek....
  • Diocese loses beloved Church leaders
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:50:42 GMT
    Msgr. Raymond G. Breton, JCL, was remembered as a "gentle soul" and a "priest's priest," in serving the Church for almost 50 years. Msgr....
  • Forum
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:50:26 GMT
    Contributions to Reader's Forum should be limited to 250 words. Letters must be signed and must include the writer's address and phone number for verification purposes....
  • Kimmel Center to Host Annual Soulful Christmas Holiday Concert, 12/16
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:03:32 GMT
    The Kimmel Center has announced the return of A Soulful Christmas, an inspiring, uplifting communal gathering of regional choristers, entitled The Philadelphia Heritage Chorale, who will perform holiday spirituals and gospel favorites in Verizon Hall on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Special guest Grammy Award winner, Edwin Hawkins, will perform his super-hit "Oh Happy Day," and Christmas classic, "The First Noel." Hawkins will be honored with a lifetime achievement award on stage pres...
  • Oakland Street Art in National Geographic
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:52:00 GMT
    This week, National Geographic turned its lens away from the exotic Sahara and deep into an alley way in East Oakland. In the piece " Sneak Attacks of Beauty in a Tough Town: Street Art in Oakland, California, " long-time Oakland resident and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism professor Cynthia Gorney highlights Solano Alley -and the people who have painted it- for Nat Geo's new "My Town" series....
  • Digoxin associated with higher risk of death and hospitalization
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:45:22 GMT
    Digoxin, a drug commonly used to treat heart conditions, was associated with a 71 percent higher risk of death and a 63 percent higher risk of hospitalization among adults with diagnosed atrial fibrillation and no evidence of heart failure, according to a Kaiser Permanente study that appears in the current online issue of Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology . Digoxin is a drug derived from digitalis, which has been used for more than a century for heart-rate control in patients with at...
  • POSTPONED--Youth and Sports Day Benefiting I.T. Bookman Community Center
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:31:44 GMT
    Independent Filmmakers & Sports make for a combination to benefit I.T. Bookman Community Center in San Francisco, CA. at West Bay Conference Center in the historic Fillmore District....
  • Re: Friday Must Reads: Berkeley Greenlights Gas Pump Warning Labels; UC Regents Approve Tuition Hikes
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:40:51 GMT
    Stories you shouldn't miss: 1. The Berkeley City Council this week moved forward with a new law that would require climate-change warning labels to be placed on gas pumps in the city, the Trib $ reports. The council voted 7-2 to direct the city attorney to craft language for the proposed law....
  • Surveillance Sneaking Its Way Into Cities
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:51 GMT
    Perhaps people feel powerless to confront federal programs. But a new effort hopes to empower them to confront local authorities who embrace similar technologies by prompting cities and counties to pass an ordinance requiring a public debate and oversight of any such new technologies....
  • 12-year-old SF girl reportedly seen in Oakland since her disappearance remains missing
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:50:01 GMT
    Police are asking the public for help in locating a 12-year-old girl who left her home in San Francisco last week and has been reportedly sighted in both Oakland and San Francisco this past week. Imani Howell left her San Francisco home and headed to school on the morning of Nov. 10, but did not attend class that day and has still not returned home, San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza said....
  • Palo Alto debate nonprofit empowers students to have a voice
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:27:03 GMT
    Dmitri Seals, executive director of the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League, gathers affirmative and negative arguments on the topic of desalination from debate students at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto on Oct. 16. Photo by Veronica Weber. On a recent Thursday evening at Eastside College Preparatory School, 13 students' heads are bent intently over desks as a song by hip-hop artist Childish Gambino blasts out of a laptop....