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  • Saying Farewell to Robert P. Commanday
    published on Sat, 05 Sep 2015 00:51:15 GMT
    Robert Paul Commanday, who died last night in his Oakland home at age 93, was a prominent presence and inspiring gadfly to generations of musicians, audiences, and journalists. Initial responses to his passing are coming in from all over the world, but within this publication, the man who established and ran San Francisco Classical Voice 17 years ago is mourned with a sense of personal immediacy and sorrow....
  • Berkeley is a new venue for Jerron Paxton's old-time blues
    published on Sat, 05 Sep 2015 00:43:26 GMT
    If Jerron Paxton 's high school classmates found the blues, country and other types of old-time music he sang and played on fiddle and banjo a decade ago in Los Angeles to be odd, he didn't let it bother him. "I couldn't give a s- what they thought and didn't pay much attention to it, truth be told," Paxton, 26, says by phone from his apartment in Queens, New York....
  • Oakland: Police continue search for killer of San Lorenzo man
    published on Fri, 04 Sep 2015 23:04:33 GMT
    Alexander Elizares Jr. was developmentally challenged, but family and friends say that never stopped him from having a productive life. He held jobs, was part of his 9-year-old son's life, was proficient with computers, liked music and played basketball almost daily....
  • Oakland Mayor looking to hire more police officers
    published on Fri, 04 Sep 2015 22:40:21 GMT
    Speaking at a news conference announcing the launch of a new law enforcement pre-academy at Merritt College, Schaaf said, "We want to get more home-grown officers who can be compassionate and effective guardians of this community." Schaaf said, "We're committed to increasing the number of officers who have connections to the communities they guard and look like the community."...
  • Don't Forget: Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival is Next Week
    published on Fri, 04 Sep 2015 22:09:24 GMT
    West End Arts and Entertainment District with West Alameda Business Association present the 1st annual Blues, Brews and BBQ! A community event produced by locals! Home Grown! Come out and support a day of delicious BBQ, frosty local brew and down home blues by some of the original blues masters of Oakland! The West Coast Blues Society's Caravan of All Stars! The event will be kicked off by the WEAE Youth Performers! Followed by Alameda's own Jim Parodi and friends! Jim Parodi and friends is a co...
  • Fall Movie Preview: Fukunaga, Netflix set out for new worlds
    published on Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:18:13 GMT
    Cary Fukunaga's first feature film, "Sin Nombre" - which translates to "Nameless," was a Spanish-language drama about Honduran immigrants. His latest, "Beasts of No Nation," is a brutal story about a boy drafted into a West African rebel army....
  • Latest Oakland Voices class ready to tell the stories of East Oakland
    published on Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:05:57 GMT
    When we in the media tell the story of East Oakland, we often weave a narrative of crime, violence and despair. And while significant challenges exist within this community, often untold or underreported are the stories of vibrancy, resilience, activism, diversity and pride....
  • Solar agreement signed in Hoosick Falls
    published on Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:26:04 GMT
    Superintendent Ken Facin says the big hurdle getting an agreement signed between the school district, a farmland owner and a company specializing in solar was passed. "We're very excited," Facin said during a Board of Education meeting on Aug. 27. "We're excited to work with a family farm, which we're always promoting."...
  • Residents gather to discuss East Lake parcel project
    published on Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:55:29 GMT
    At the E. 12th Street Wish List planning forum last month, affordable-housing activists and community members gathered under tents to exchange ideas, listen to music and brainstorm about their community vision for a small, hotly contested parcel of land at the southwest corner of Lake Merritt -- the E. 12th Street parcel. From a stage, comedian Sampson McCormick entertained the crowd by reading city court documents in a fiery preacher's voice....
  • Vallejo, St. Patrick-St. Vincent high school football teams meet up in nonleague matchup
    published on Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:45:18 GMT
    Vallejo and St. Patrick-St. Vincent high schools do not have its athletic teams play in the same league....
  • 1 Million CA Students Attend School in 1-Mile Impact Zone for Derailing Oil Trains
    published on Fri, 04 Sep 2015 01:15:00 GMT
    OAKLAND, Calif.- More than 1 million California children attend school within a one-mile evacuation zone of railroads used by oil trains, according to a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity. Oil trains have experienced a dramatic increase in explosions and derailments across the country in recent years....
  • Fremont Unified studies pre-hire labor agreements for construction projects
    published on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:19:50 GMT
    Fremont Unified School District's Board of Education heard a presentation on an alternate method of construction management at its Aug. 12 meeting -- a project labor agreement. Trustees heard from union laborers in favor of setting a project labor agreement -- a pre-hire collective bargaining agreement -- and listened to non-union workers who are in opposition to such pacts, and asked the district staff to return to the next board meeting Sept....
  • A's catcher Stephen Vogt has experienced roller-coaster of a season
    published on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:40:04 GMT
    He comes into this weekend's series with the Seattle Mariners with a .269 average, 18 homers and 67 RBI. The latter two numbers are the best on the Oakland roster....
  • Do a Ana County finance director eyes retirement
    published on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:28:53 GMT
    LAS CRUCES >> After a change of plans that solidified Wednesday, Dona Ana County's finance director will retire early next year. County Finance Director Bill Noland had been set to retire in "good standing" on Friday, county spokesman Jess Williams said last week....
  • Man fatally shot in East Oakland early Thursday
    published on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:42:08 GMT
    The shooting was reported at 4:09 a.m. in the 9800 block of Burr Street near Bishop O'Dowd High School. Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the killer....
  • Closing arguments begin in trial of teens accused of killing Santa Clara County paramedic
    published on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:47:41 GMT
    A spontaneous memorial has been erected at Santa Clara County Ambulance Company in San Jose in memory of former paramedic employee Quinn Boyer. Boyer died last night at Highland Hospital in Oakland after being shot in the head on Tuesday while sitting in his car at the intersection of Keller Avenue and Hansom Drive in the Oakland hills....
  • Today we buried a soldier
    published on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    He was a son, brother, husband and father. At the age of 22, he was a U.S. Army helicopter pilot stationed in Vietnam....
  • Drummond: Grants help Oakland residents fight neighborhood blight
    published on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 03:41:25 GMT
    A tribute to dogs, painted by Carlos Jahen, is seen on the art wall in Jingletown in Oakland, Calif. Some were using the stretch of public street in Oakland's Jingletown as a poop ground for their living canines....
  • Exhibition shows softer side of 1960s Black Panthers
    published on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 02:03:34 GMT
    "Black Panther demonstration," Alameda County Court House, Oakland, Calif., during Huey Newton's trial, gelatin silver print , 1968, by Pirkle Jones....
  • Godbold describes life, times as Peralta chancellor
    published on Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:03:12 GMT
    Some years ago -- and maybe still true today -- newcomers to any of Peralta Community College District schools might have experienced some degree of culture shock. Whether as students, instructors or administrators, newbies might readily have encountered a divided student government....