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  • Former Palo Alto High Baseball Coach Gets 10-Year Sentence for Molesting Multiple Children
    published on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    A longtime youth baseball coach, including at Palo Alto High School in 2006, convicted of sexually abusing multiple children over a 30-year period will spend the next decade in prison for his crimes....
  • Former Youth Baseball Coach from Orinda Gets 10-Year Sentence for Molesting Multiple Children
    published on Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:28:27 GMT
    A longtime youth baseball coach convicted of sexually abusing multiple children over a 30-year period will spend the next decade in prison for his crimes....
  • Tony Thurmond speaks at a house party last Sunday. Photo by Ken Epstein
    published on Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:45:36 GMT
    With election season now in full swing, Assembly District 15 candidate Tony Thurmond is making the rounds to house parties in his district, which includes Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Piedmont and parts of North Oakland....
  • Crop of Dreams
    published on Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT
    The East Bay has long had a passion for sustainable food systems, but the opportunities to farm large pieces of land here are few and far between....
  • Letters for the Week of April 16
    published on Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT
    Readers sound off on Berkeley's Peer Assistance and Review program, Neill Sullivan's investments in Oakland, and free music....
  • Oakland only latest to see cash in naming rights
    published on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:23:19 GMT
    While the idea of naming a public park after a corporate sponsor may be repulsive to some, cashing in to make up for budget shortfalls is hardly a novel concept....
  • Stirring the Pot: Please... Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work
    published on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:43:57 GMT
    Next week, on April 24, Take Your Daughter - and now Sons - to Work Day will celebrate 21 years of fostering young minds and introducing youth to the working world....
  • AC Transit CFO charged with church theft
    published on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:39:13 GMT
    Members of the Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland are seen on Nov. 5, 2008. Photo: Kurt Rogers, The Chronicle The Allen Temple Baptist Church is among the most influential in the East Bay....
  • AC Transit official facing church embezzlement charges
    published on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:03:59 GMT
    The Chief Financial Officer at AC Transit is facing embezzlement charges, accused of stealing more than $500,000 from his own church, prosecutors said....
  • Women Who Gain Too Much or Too Little Weight During Pregnancy at...
    published on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:29:38 GMT
    OAKLAND, Calif., April 14, 2014 -- Gaining either too much or too little weight during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology....
  • Oakland considers naming-rights deals for parks
    published on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:28:57 GMT
    Raunte Colly shoots a basket during a game with friends at Brookdale Park in Oakland, which may begin seeking donors to pay for maintaining public parks and, in return, letting them take credit for their support....
  • Prosecutor Calls Fatal Shooting at San Leandro Tattoo Party A 'Gang-Related Assassination'
    published on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:16:10 GMT
    A prosecutor told jurors today that a shooting after a tattoo party in San Leandro in October 2011 that left three people dead and three others wounded was "a gang-related assassination."...
  • Bay Area youth baseball coach 'a broken man' at sentencing
    published on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:09:29 GMT
    A longtime youth baseball coach called himself a "broken man" Monday afternoon and revealed his own childhood molestation at the hands of his Scoutmaster shortly before being formally sentenced to 10 years, eight months in prison for lewd and lascivious acts on a child under age 14. "Your honor, I stand before you a broken man," Joel Kaufman told ... (more)...
  • Prosecutor: San Leandro shooting was 'gang-related assassination'
    published on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:36:52 GMT
    A prosecutor told jurors Monday that a shooting after a tattoo party in San Leandro in October 2011 that left three people dead and three others wounded was "a gang-related assassination."...
  • Sonny Gray stellar again as Oakland A's beat Seattle Mariners
    published on Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    The A's beat the Mariners 3-1 Saturday night, and they got the usual good pitching from Sonny Gray and the bullpen and some timely hitting....
  • Guatemalan Girls Tell Own Story in Film 'a Poder!'
    published on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:05:14 GMT
    Stories are powerful. They define who we are and what we care about. When the stories that are told about us are positive, they can empower us....
  • For-profit's focus on flat-rate tuition
    published on Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:00:00 GMT
    Since last June, students at the for-profit Patten University have been able to take all-you-can-learn, competency-based programs online and at the institution's campus in Oakland, Calif....
  • Transit official charged in scheme
    published on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:42:01 GMT
    Lewis Clinton Jr . has been AC Transit's $225,000-a-year chief financial officer since 2008 and a trustee of the agency's retirement board....
  • AC Transit Chief Financial Officer Accused Of Embezzling Funds From Oakland-Based Church
    published on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:54:51 GMT
    OAKLAND - The chief financial officer for Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District has been arrested and accused embezzling more than a half-million dollars from religious organizations that provide for the poor, according to prosecutors....
  • Chronicle's Lacy Atkins honored as Pulitzer photo finalist
    published on Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:52:23 GMT
    Kindergartner Isaiah Cummings, of the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area Community School, counts as he works on a mathematical question during class....