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  • Oakland to choose developer to restore shuttered Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
    published on Fri, 22 May 2015 21:31:09 GMT
    Michael Morgan gazed wistfully across the Calvin Simmons Theatre, the concert hall in the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center where the maestro for years skillfully guided ensembles. The auditorium would normally be filled with natural light from the arched alcoves facing Lake Merritt, but for years it's been empty and dark, its windows boarded up to prevent more vandalism....
  • Chiefs CB Marcus Peters Credits His Father for Football IQ
    published on Fri, 22 May 2015 17:04:45 GMT
    While playing for the Warriors, there was one familiar face Marcus saw at practice every day. His father, Michael, was an assistant at the time and has since taken over as head coach of the program....
  • Moderate Democrat's win a loss for unions statewide
    published on Fri, 22 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    In a race with statewide implications, Steven Glazer handily won a special election Tuesday for state Senate District 7, an area east of Oakland. Mr. Glazer, mayor of Orinda, defeated Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, 55 percent to 45 percent....
  • A's shortstop Semien looking forward to help from Ron Washington
    published on Fri, 22 May 2015 05:23:28 GMT
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Ron Washington did lots of good helping the A's infield be the best it could be during an 11-year stint with Oakland that ended after the 2006 season, when he took a job managing the Texas Rangers....
  • Tech Liminal Welcomes LearnTech Labs To Oakland, California
    published on Thu, 21 May 2015 22:30:58 GMT
    PRLog - May 21, 2015 - OAKLAND, Calif. -- Today's Oakland has a burgeoning tech scene requiring more professionals who have tech and programming skills to continue to feed it....
  • Grad's Refugee Parents' Background Shaped His Life, Education: Meet St. Mary's 2015 Valedictorian
    published on Thu, 21 May 2015 20:58:22 GMT
    Twenty-two-year-old Andrew Nguyen, an outstanding student in the College's Integral Program, has been selected as the valedictorian for the 2015 graduating class at Saint Mary's College. Nguyen is also the winner of the Saint Thomas Aquinas Award, the Program's highest academic honor....
  • How To Land Your Dream Job Without Starting Over
    published on Thu, 21 May 2015 08:40:00 GMT
    You have worked hard and achieved some success. But there's a little-or not-so-little-part of you that really wants to do something else....
  • California's Starchild Dance Releases Summer Schedule Featuring Bi-coastal, International Festivals
    published on Wed, 20 May 2015 17:33:42 GMT
    PRLog - May 20, 2015 - SEATTLE -- Starchild Dance announces its summer season with performances and workshops at some of the most notable dance festivals across the country, including San Francisco, Seattle, and an international debut in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As a Frankie Manning Ambassador of Lindy Hop, Traci Bartlow, founder of Starchild Dance, will be teaching and performing at Seattle's Camp Jitterbug, May 24- 25, and Montreal Swing Riot, July 3-5, during the Montreal International Jazz ...
  • Soul-jazz singer refuses to be derailed in her mission of music
    published on Wed, 20 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    "I really think it's what I was meant to do," said the soul-jazz singer, whose life includes twists, turns, highs, lows and in-betweens. "I can't say the power of it comes from within me....
  • Steph Curry once got so hot in middle school his dad felt sorry for the other kids
    published on Fri, 22 May 2015 04:27:18 GMT
    NBA MVP Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry gets into the zone. He can't miss, regardless of how far he's away from the basket and there's absolutely nothing the opposing team can do to stop the 6-3 basketball-shooting savant....
  • Suspect in Oakland teen's killing to be released
    published on Fri, 22 May 2015 04:11:55 GMT
    A suspect arrested in the killing of a 17-year-old boy in East Oakland will be released from custody pending further investigation, authorities said Thursday. The victim, Edward McGowan of Oakland, was a passenger in an SUV parked on the 7500 block of Garfield Avenue when a dispute erupted about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, leading to gunfire, police said....
  • Camilo Eifler, 4-star OLB, intrigued by Oregon Ducks and Washington Huskies as he nears cut day
    published on Fri, 22 May 2015 03:24:39 GMT
    Rivals four-star linebacker Camilo Eifler entered this weekend's Opening regional in Oakland hoping with a chip on his shoulder, as his good friend, five-star linebacker Caleb Kelly , came in with all of the hype. Despite more than a dozen offers, including scholarships from Michigan, Oregon, UCLA and Washington, Eifler came into the weekend feeling overlooked....
  • Westerleigh homeowner gets low-cost solar system from nonprofit group
    published on Fri, 22 May 2015 02:37:33 GMT
    "I can't wait to hit the switch!" said a happy Donna Perosi as a crew of men and women were completing the installation of 16 solar panels on the roof of her family's home on Wooley Avenue in Westerleigh on Thursday afternoon. The installation -- courtesy of the Solar Affordable Housing Program of the nonprofit organization GRID Alternatives , and one of its corporate partners, NRG Energy Inc. -- is costing Ms....
  • Dixon PD: Motorcycle Stolen; Accord Stolen; Stolen Bike Recovered; Illegal Vendor
    published on Thu, 21 May 2015 15:59:42 GMT
    Two juveniles were detaining and subsequently released as per PC 849 . Both subjects were released to a guardian....
  • Timm Herdt: Gearing up to test California's top-two primary
    published on Wed, 20 May 2015 20:34:23 GMT
    California's top-two primary, created by passage of a ballot measure in 2010, has changed the political dynamic in dozens of district-level contests across the state over the last two election cycles. One of the biggest boosters of that ballot measure is now getting ready to place a big bet that it can also fundamentally change the political calculus for becoming governor of California....
  • Milpitas council approves balanced budget
    published on Wed, 20 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    City of Milpitas latest $137-million budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which begins July 1, sees city worker salaries and benefits at $69.5 million, which is $5.5 million above the current fiscal year s pay and benefits costs. City of Milpitas will see new employees and reorganization of key departments under what's been deemed a balanced $75.6-million general fund budget for the upcoming 2015-16 fiscal year, which begins July 1. Milpitas City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night on related...
  • Teen shot dead in East Oakland - suspect held
    published on Wed, 20 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed in East Oakland, and an 18-year-old suspect is in custody, police said Wednesday. Edward McGowan of Oakland was a passenger inside a sport utility vehicle parked on the 7500 block of Garfield Avenue when a dispute erupted about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, leading to gunfire, police said....
  • Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center to recognize the still...
    published on Fri, 22 May 2015 00:05:57 GMT
    On Friday, May 22, the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center will join other cities around the nation in commemorating the 25th anniversary of the 1990 pipe bomb attack on environmental activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney in Oakland, Calif....
  • Piedmont: City wins American Planning Association award
    published on Thu, 21 May 2015 17:35:54 GMT
    The city has won an award from the American Planning Association for successfully implementing its second unit program that is tied to compliance for its housing element mandates. Planning Director Kate Black, who received the award at a May 15 banquet in Oakland, said this week, "We were really delighted to receive this award....
  • Nike has combines for elite high school football players
    published on Wed, 20 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    High school football combines - or training camps - appear to be gaining greater credibility for college football evaluators, and at the top end of those are the Nike Opening events. The Opening finals - which approximately 200 of the nation's elite players attend - is July 7-10 in Beaverton, Ore....