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  • Oakland students' composting worms lost in rocket explosion
    published on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:16:49 GMT
    It will be awhile now before students at an Oakland middle school will know if red worms can turn garbage into compost -- in space -- after their experiment onboard an unmanned rocket blew up Tuesday in Virginia along with a payload of supplies headed to the International Space Station. "I was kind of surprised about what happened with the explosion," said 12-year-old Cithlali Hernandez, a student at Urban Promise Academy, whose three-person team devised a winning experiment that was chosen to b...
  • Oakland students' worms lost in rocket explosion
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:21:43 GMT
    It will be awhile now before students at an Oakland middle school will know if red worms can turn garbage into compost -- in space -- after their experiment onboard an unmanned rocket blew up Tuesday in Virginia along with a payload of supplies headed to the International Space Station. "I was kind of surprised about what happened with the explosion," said 12-year-old Cithlali Hernandez, a student at Urban Promise Academy, whose three-person team devised a winning experiment that was chosen to b...
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    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:02:55 GMT
    The NBA landscape shifted seismically the day LeBron James took his talents back to Cleveland, and the futures odds for the NBA title reflect that. The Cavaliers, at 5-to-2, are the favorite to win the NBA championship, according to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook....
  • Lesson in killing zombies wins students' undying attention
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:28:07 GMT
    Alyssa Spencer attracts the attention of zpEd Reimann, dressed as a zombie, during an elevator ride at Samuel Merritt University on Friday, October 24, 2014. Spencer, Reimann and the other students are in their second year in the physician assistant program at the school....
  • Can We Start Realistic Rosterbating now?
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:08:20 GMT
    Now that we've had capped our our month of mourning/catharsis with this excellent piece by Alex Hall And now that we've speculated on our unrealistic FA options: Should/Can we sign Lester/Hanley , my question is: Are we ready to start some realistic rosterbating? No? OK, go back to watching Giants v. Royals and hating your existence....
  • Tuesday's Sports Briefs
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:41:56 GMT
    The first of seven Top 25 rankings done by a 12-member selection committee was released Tuesday night. The selection committee will pick the four teams to play in the national semifinals and set the matchups for other four marquee New Year's Day bowls that are part of the playoff rotation....
  • Letters for the Week of October 29, 2014
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:13:08 GMT
    Why is the Express recommending changing horses in mid-stream, and for such bogus reasons, when even you admit that Mayor Quan is "mostly on the right track?" Occupy Oakland was an impossible situation for any mayor. Early on, councilmembers were split between support for Occupy and wanting to shut them down immediately....
  • Keeping the A's in Oakland: An interview with Oakland mayoral candidate Libby Schaaf
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:34:35 GMT
    AN speaks with Oakland City Councilmember and mayoral candidate Libby Schaaf regarding her views on the future of professional sports in Oakland. This is the fourth installment in our series featuring Oakland mayoral candidates and their stances in the upcoming November 2014 elections, discussing their feelings and policies most specifically regarding a new venue for the A's in Oakland....
  • kyrbyr's Offseason Plan
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:34:58 GMT
    It's still hurting. It will continue to hurt. That's just how it is when you have to witness your favorite team go from World Series favorites, to barely making the Wild Card game, to watching our "unbeatable ace" blow it on the big stage....
  • This Month's The News Offers an All-Oakland Lineup
    published on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    The News takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 7:309 p.m. at SOMArts , $5, but no one turned away for lack of funds. SOMArts.org/TheNews ....
  • Road rage shooting claims life of Oakland mom of 4 children
    published on Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:11:25 GMT
    An East Oakland woman is dead after allegedly being gunned down Sunday as she and her high school sweetheart journeyed home in preparation for a Raiders football game. Perla Avina was shot and killed in what police believe was the result of a road rage shooting ....
  • Walk it off: Rockridge neighborhood food tours
    published on Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:39:16 GMT
    Gastronomy is central to Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood. Now, you can experience it on your feet, our colleague Jessica Yadegaran reports....
  • Jed Lowrie likely not a target for Mets
    published on Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:42:19 GMT
    Sep 19, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie hits a triple against the Philadelphia Phillies during the seventh inning at O.co Coliseum. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1....
  • Warriors co-owner regrets writing 'hoodish' in staff email
    published on Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:49:01 GMT
    Warriors co-owner regrets mistakenly writing 'hoodish' in an email to staff trumpeting the team's diversity. In explaining that he was planning on learning new languages, he meant to write 'Yiddish' but claims it was auto-corrected on his phone to hoodish....
  • vs Seahawks Through the Decades
    published on Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:53:00 GMT
    Take a look back at the Raiders history with the Seattle Seahawks as the two former AFC West rivals get ready to renew their rivalry. The Oakland Raiders will play their Week 9 game of the 2014 Regular Season against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, November 2. The two former AFC West rivals recently met in the preseason, with the Raiders coming away with a 41-31 victory at O.co Coliseum in Oakland....
  • Major League Baseball tests ways to speed up slow games
    published on Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Football has a play clock. Basketball has a shot clock. Under experimental rules Major League Baseball is currently testing in the Arizona Fall League, baseball could have a pitch clock....
  • Social host laws tied to less underage drinking
    published on Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:10:01 GMT
    Teenagers who live in communities with strict "social host" laws are less likely to spend their weekends drinking at parties, according to a study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . Many U.S. states and local communities have passed social host laws, which hold adults responsible when underage drinkers imbibe on their property....
  • Pac-12 approves guaranteed scholarships, enhanced medical coverage for student athletes
    published on Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:35:08 GMT
    Pac-12 executives approved significant reforms Monday, including enhanced medical coverage and guaranteed scholarships, designed to improve student-athlete welfare. The reforms, which take effect for the 2015-16 academic year, echo the issues raised in the Northwestern unionization but aren't related to the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit, in which a federal judge ruled the NCAA must compensate football and men's basketball players for the use of their name, image and likeness....
  • Former Raiders offensive lineman Mo Collins dies at age 38
    published on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:39:20 GMT
    Tragic news came down on Sunday. Former Raiders offensive lineman, Mo Collins, passed away of kidney failure....
  • Oakland Raiders Rumors: Justin Tuck on the Trade Block?
    published on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:12:25 GMT
    The 2014 NFL trade deadline is just around the corner, and the 0-7 Oakland Raiders are looking far and wide for ways to stock up on young talent and draft picks. That's why veteran defensive end Justin Tuck has been made available as the Tuesday deadline looms....