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  • Governor Brown Announces Appointments
    published on Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:16:37 GMT
    Genoveva Islas, 46, of Tulare, has been appointed to the California Health Benefit Exchange. Islas has been program director at the Public Health Institute's Cultiva La Salud, formerly the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program, since 2006....
  • State With Highest Minimum Wage May Raise It Even Higher
    published on Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:22:24 GMT
    Democratic state lawmakers are advancing a bill that would hike the wage floor to $12 per hour over four years. The state House on Tuesday approved the legislation 51-46 to increase the hourly minimum wage from the current $9.47 to $12 by 2019....
  • Person Of Interest Detained In 14-Year-Old Oakland Boy's Shooting Death
    published on Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:43:55 GMT
    There is a $20,000 reward for his killer. OAKLAND - A person of interest has been identified in connection with the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy in Oakland last Saturday, police Chief Sean Whent said Thursday....
  • Concern about education and Oakland youth
    published on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:50:53 GMT
    Superintendent Wilson's Call for Quality Schools will not help us to build quality schools. Don't get it twisted - there is a crisis in public education, and the impact of that crisis on low-income kids and kids of color is unforgivable....
  • Person of interest held in slaying of boy, 14, in Oakland's
    published on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:25:20 GMT
    Marquita Brown holds a picture of her 14-year-old son Davon Ellis, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Police say Davon was walking with his friends last Saturday when he was shot on the 3300 block of Brookdale Avenue, east of Coolidge Avenue....
  • Retired Alameda teacher can't stop teaching
    published on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:25:17 GMT
    Super Stars Literacy volunteer Sheri Fenstermacher, left, works with kindergarten student Tony Huynh during an after-school literacy program at Garfield Elementary School on Feb. 19, 2015, in Oakland. After 30 years teaching young children in Montessori programs in Alameda, Sheri Fenstermacher discovered an ideal new challenge in retirement: more teaching....
  • A first time for everything, and the blessing to go with it
    published on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:03:56 GMT
    The first day of school, a baby brother's new tooth, lighting the Hanukkah candles - these are a few of the many firsts that young children experience. A new picture book by Oakland author Joanne Rocklin, "I Say Shehechiyanu," helps children to see these wondrous firsts and appreciate them with a special blessing....
  • Person of Interest in Custody for Murder of 14-Year-Old Davon Ellis
    published on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:34:58 GMT
    A person of interest has been identified in the shooting of a popular high school football player in Fruitvale, according to police. 14-year-old Davon Ellis was shot and killed while walking with friends in the 3300 block of Brookdale Avenue, east of Coolidge Avenue, at about 7:50 p.m. Saturday....
  • Oakland sign vandal sets dangerous speed limit
    published on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:58:58 GMT
    A traffic sign near a school in Oakland was vandalized recently to indicate a ridiculously high speed limit, and neighbors - at least those without much faith in the sanity of their fellow motorists - were peeved, KTVU reported . The sign, located near Sequoia Elementary School, was altered from "15 mph" to "115 mph," which is a bit too fast even outside a school zone....
  • Kids to parents: Unplug and talk to me
    published on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:58:39 GMT
    Ten-year-old Sophia Cannon decided she'd had it. Her family was too distracted by cellphones....
  • Slide Show: Ringling Bros. joins 5 other companies bending to consumer pressure
    published on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:09:56 GMT
    The growing public interest in healthy food, fresh ingredients, transparency in the supply chain and responsible social policy is making its mark on American corporations. A flurry of recent announcements from companies, ranging from food and drug makers to the entertainment world, suggest executives are getting the message....
  • Walnut Creek/Lamorinda What's Happening: Walnut Creek Soccer Club tryouts
    published on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:54 GMT
    Walnut Creek Soccer Club -- Tryouts for girls and boys U8-U14 competitive teams. U15-U18 tryouts begin in April....
  • the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Opens 3/28 at Children's Creativity Museum
    published on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:36:38 GMT
    When Edward Tulane, an elegant toy china rabbit, is snatched from Abilene's arms and flung into the sea, he swirls into an epic adventure that takes him into the hearts of strangers, including a kindly fisherman and his wife, a hobo and his dog, and a little boy protecting his ailing sister. Four versatile actors play more than 20 roles in the Bay Area Children's Theatre production of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, coming Saturday, March 28, to the Theater at the Children's Creativity ...
  • Watch out for this 115 MPH speed hump warning sign in Oakland suburb
    published on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:40:58 GMT
    Would you really go over a speed hump at 115 MPH? Well, some Oakland residents are actually concerned that you might according to a report by KTVU news on their piece on the incident they dropped earlier today This is how the speed hump warning sign looked before a couple of kids vandalized it. It reads, "15 MPH speed limit advised" right before the speed bump....
  • Grade colleges on how well they teach teachers? Universities balk
    published on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:56:05 GMT
    Luke Holm teaches an eighth-grade English language arts class at the College Connections Academy in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. With fresh credentials in hand, enthusiastic and energetic teachers charge into classrooms hoping to change young lives....
  • Alameda: Encinal High students honor King with march, discussion at Grand Lake
    published on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:35:57 GMT
    A diverse group of 200 Encinal High School students and supporters marched Feb. 27 around Lake Merritt in Oakland in honor of Black History Month. They also viewed the film "Selma" at the Grand Lake Theatre and discussed past and current civil rights issues with three veteran activists....
  • Drummond: One Oakland murder creates major ripple effect
    published on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:17:26 GMT
    Whenever someone is shot and killed in an inner-city neighborhood, the streets talk. It might be the killer boasting to a girlfriend....
  • James Lee Drake
    published on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:09:19 GMT
    The Drake family announces with deep sorrow the passing away of James Lee Drake, loving husband and father, on Jan. 17, 2015 in Fremont. He was surrounded by family while his favorite music CDs played in the background....
  • The 105th International Working Women's Day March and Celebration - El 105a Dia Internacio
    published on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:10:26 GMT
    Join us as we uphold the Legacy and Power of Women's resistance here and abroad! At the forefront of global resistance against increasing violence and imperialism are women of color. Here in the United States, the state has continued to perpetuate violence against its own people, specifically people of color....
  • Oakland: Classmates, friends, family grieve for slain Davon Ellis, 14
    published on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:21:33 GMT
    Fourteen-year-old Davon Ellis was his father's "pride and joy," an honor roll student and outstanding football player whose future was bright. But the dreams of Davon and his family were destroyed Feb. 28, when the teen with the dazzling smile was gunned down while walking with friends to a store in the Fruitvale neighborhood....