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  • Gun billboards irk some East Bay residents
    published on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:55:34 GMT
    Some in this city of 107,000 are upset over a new ad campaign warning residents against serving as straw buyers for gun purchases, calling it inappropriate, ominous and just too broad in a city that doesn't even have a gun shop. The billboards are part of a national campaign by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade association for the firearms industry, that went up last month....
  • New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years
    published on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:46:23 GMT
    The state's new superintendent of schools believes the formula for distributing state aid to schools is flawed. But Tony Smith tells the Associated Press in an interview that finding the right solution could take several years....
  • The HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: Meet The Man Working To...
    published on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:14:57 GMT
    As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often the media fails to show the whole picture, neglecting to tell the stories of what is working....
  • Alternatives to Suspension: Inside a 'Restorative Justice' High School
    published on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:08:32 GMT
    Two students who went through peer mediation made this guide for other kids to see at Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders Isabel Santana and Jessica were never exactly friends. But last fall the two seniors at the Expeditionary Learning School for Community Justice , in Coney Island, got into one of those disputes that starts off small and spirals out of control....
  • Marie Anne Price Teacher, tutor
    published on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:51:55 GMT
    Mrs. Price was born in Oakland, Calif., and received a bachelor of arts degree from UC-Berkeley. She was a member of Christ Church Episcopal, the Colonial Dames and the Hudson Garden Club....
  • Fleeting Moments, Lasting Sounds" photography by Kathy Sloane - Exhibit Opening at Omi Gallery
    published on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:44:16 GMT
    PRLog - April 25, 2015 - OAKLAND, Calif. -- . On May 1, 2015 , Omi Gallery, located in Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway St., Oakland, CA presents the opening of, "Fleeting Moments, Lasting Sounds" an exhibit featuring 23 black and white photographs by Kathy Sloane , a nationally celebrated and acclaimed artist....
  • Re: Activists Push for Free Bus Passes for Low-Income Kids
    published on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:35:03 GMT
    A coalition of Oakland community organizations won a big victory in their decade-long battle for free bus passes for youth, when Alameda County voters last November approved Measure BB, which includes funds for an "Affordable Student Transit Pass Program." But they didn't stop there....
  • Brick city, baby
    published on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 04:14:50 GMT
    Last season Damian Lillard became part of the highlight reel for the playoffs with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that catapulted the Trail Blazers out of the opening round for the first time in 14 years. The Grizzlies are up 2-0 against the Blazers in their first-round playoff series, which moves to Portland for Game 3 on Saturday night....
  • Richmond: Gun billboards irk residents
    published on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:35:13 GMT
    Some in this city of 107,000 are upset over a new ad campaign warning residents against serving as straw buyers for gun purchases, calling it inappropriate, ominous and just too broad in a city that doesn't even have a gun shop. The billboards are part of a national campaign by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade association for the firearms industry, that went up last month....
  • Activists Push for Free Bus Passes for Low-Income Kids
    published on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:10:00 GMT
    A coalition of Oakland community organizations won a big victory in their decade-long battle for free bus passes for youth, when Alameda County voters last November approved Measure BB, which includes funds for an "Affordable Student Transit Pass Program." But they didn't stop there....
  • Cal Officials Will Not Renew Contract of Football Assistant Coach...
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:49:42 GMT
    University of California at Berkeley's football recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach arrested in Oakland on April 16 will no longer represent the school, according to a statement released by officials at UC Berkeley. "Assistant Football Coach Ingram was placed on paid administrative leave following his recent arrest for solicitation....
  • The American Institute of Architects announces their top 10 best green buildings of 2015
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:37:07 GMT
    Every year, the American Institute of Architects selects the best green buildings that enhance and promote ecological design. This year, the projects feature different integrated approaches to sustainable building that focus on creating innovative environments while reducing their environmental impact....
  • On screen: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' and 'Last Man on Earth' feature East Bay connections
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Los Angeles may be the entertainment capital of the world, but the Bay Area also looms large in the world of pop culture. "Homegrown" is a new weekly column highlighting local connections in current TV and film projects....
  • Nevada Watches California Vaccination Bill
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:17:26 GMT
    More than 100 protestors come out in force each time the bill requiring school children be appropriately vaccinated in the state of California--with few exceptions--is heard in committee. "They are my kids....
  • Chronicle Watch: Tipsters hang water wasters out to dry
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:26:08 GMT
    A reader took a picture of a garden being watered, perhaps to the point of excess, in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Sprinkler heads are commonly pointed in the wrong direction in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, as this reader-submitted photo indicates....
  • Oakland art school's a capella group wins top award
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:18:54 GMT
    For the third time in the last four years, Vocal Rush, an a capella ensemble group at the Oakland School for the Arts, has walked away the winner at the International Championship of High School A Capella Finals at Peter Norton Symphony in New York. This year's winning performance included a finale with a "Black Lives Matter" theme that followed a trio of songs focused on being true to yourself, standing up for what you believe, and making love and acceptance a life priority....
  • 2015 NFL Draft: Oakland Raiders Seven-Round Mock, Late-April Edition
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:05:22 GMT
    With only a week left before the 2015 NFL Draft gets under way, the Oakland Raiders are anxiously waiting to see how their future will play out. Will they be able to snag Leonard Williams in the first round, will they go with one of the top wide receivers or will they trade down? No one will know for sure until April 30. For now, all we can do is speculate....
  • Oaklanda s Calavera names executive chef: Christian Irabien
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:39:02 GMT
    The honor goes to Christian Irabien , who, judging by his resume, seems like a good fit for the upscale Mexican concept going into Uptown Oakland's Hive Project on Broadway from Oakland restaurateur Chris Pastena and partners Michael Iglesias and Jessica Sackler . Born and raised in Chihuahua, his knowledge of Mexican cuisine was fortified by cooking in his grandparents' restaurant in Texas as a teenager....
  • Dance performance to recall end of Vietnam War
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:11:18 GMT
    College of Alameda dance performers from top left, Nan Busse, Emily Mizuno, Lindsay Correy, Hien Tran, bottom left, Peggy DeCoursey, dance professor Danny Nguyen and Carolyne Melson are photographed during a rehearsal for "Boats Without Borders" at College of Alameda in Alameda, Calif., on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The dance theater production and original choreography by Nguyen will be presented on April 30 at Laney College in Oakland....
  • 900 Voices With Montara, California's Petalyn Albert Will Make You Smile
    published on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:00:43 GMT
    Ms. Albert was in the middle of her own divorce when she received a personal invitation from GRAMMYA winning composer Laura Sullivan to participate in her WE ARE LOVE music video. PRLog - April 23, 2015 - HALF MOON BAY, Calif....