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  • Tuesday Must Reads: 27-Story Apartment Tower Proposed for Lake...
    published on Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:59:00 GMT
    The tall tower, which is to include 298 apartments, is to be constructed on a vacant site at 12th Street and 2nd Avenue, on the southwest side of the lake. The Oakland Planning Commission is expected to review the project, proposed by Urban Core and Integral Development, this year....
  • Tempers Flare At Town Hall For Officer-Involved Shooting
    published on Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:22:20 GMT
    Police told an angry crowd of activists and community members that the knife-wielding suspect plainclothes officers shot and killed Thursday night slashed at an officer before being shot six times. Before the meeting, about 40 activists and community members gathered outside Cesar Chavez Elementary School to condemn the killing ofAmilcar Perez-LA3pez and announce their plans to push for further investigation and justice....
  • Foundera s Day: Woodland College recognizes Cynthia Kellogg
    published on Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:21:12 GMT
    Growing up across the street from a university in Indiana, Cynthia Kellogg “always knew” she would be involved in education. “I used to teach school to my dolls,” said Kellogg, now a retired English professor and one of the original 12 faculty members that helped launch Yuba Community College's Woodland Campus in 1975....
  • Developer wants to build 29 three-story row houses in Mountain View
    published on Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:10:57 GMT
    The Mountain View City Council on Tuesday night is scheduled to consider approving a permit that would allow 29 three-story row houses to be built at 333 N. Rengstorff Ave. Moshe Dinar of Oakland-based Dinar and Associates proposes to demolish a two-story 32-unit apartment complex built in the mid-1960s on the 1.72-acre parcel. The new development would feature Spanish-style homes, covered porches, guest parking spaces, pedestrian walkways and a 7,985-square-foot common open space....
  • Dori Maynard, Maynard Institute president, remembered
    published on Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:05:41 GMT
    Barbara Rogers reads from a piece by Dori J. Maynard, "Committed Fathers of Color: Everywhere and Nowhere" during the memorial service for his sister on Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, Calif. Family, friends and colleagues came together to celebrate the life of Dori J. Maynard, a longtime champion of diversity in news coverage and president of the Maynard Institute....
  • Improving Housing Can Pay Dividends In Better Health
    published on Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:19:52 GMT
    Faiza Ayesh giggles with delight as she describes her brand-new two-bedroom apartment in Oakland, Calif. She shares her home with her husband and three little girls, ages 3, 2 and 5 months....
  • New ruling on sex offenders near schools, parks
    published on Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:22:26 GMT
    California's voter-approved law to keep convicted sex offenders from living near schools and parks violates parolees' constitutional rights, the state's highest court ruled Monday, saying the blanket ban has done more to leave offenders homeless than to protect children. The unanimous ruling came down in a San Diego case but opens the door for sex offenders in the Bay Area and across the state to choose where they want to live -- although the state can still declare certain parolees as threats a...
  • STEAM Camp For Middle School Girls Launches Indiegogo Campaign
    published on Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:54:33 GMT
    PRLog - March 2, 2015 - OAKLAND, Calif. -- The STEAM Camp for Middle School Girls takes place for one week from April 6-10, 2015 during Middle school vacation at Tech Liminal, the original technology hotspot and salon in Downtown Oakland, CA....
  • Two Young Men Convicted Of Murder For Death Of 15-Year-Old East Oakland Girl
    published on Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:15:40 GMT
    Two young men were convicted of first-degree murder today for the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl in East Oakland two years ago in what a prosecutor said was an act of revenge that went awry. Jurors deliberated for only three hours before returning their verdicts against 19-year-old Lilron Jones and 22-year-old Vijay Bhushan for the fatal shooting of Jubrille Jordan in the 6600 block of Lion Way, near the Lion Creek Crossings apartment complex at about 3:40 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2012....
  • Ruling: California can't ban all sex offenders near schools, parks
    published on Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:06:05 GMT
    California's voter-approved law to keep convicted sex offenders from living near schools and parks violates parolees' constitutional rights, the state's highest court ruled Monday, saying the blanket ban has done more to leave offenders homeless than to protect children. The unanimous ruling came down in a San Diego case but opens the door for sex offenders in the Bay Area and across the state to choose where they want to live -- although the state can still declare certain parolees as threats a...
  • Andre Johnson to be traded or cut, could he reunite with Derek Carr in Oakland?
    published on Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:56:39 GMT
    Yes, I said reunite. And no, I'm not talking about his older brother, David. Once upon a time, a 12-year-old Derek Carr and rookie wide receiver Andre Johnson struck up a strong friendship....
  • Developer wants to build 23 three-story row houes in Mountain View
    published on Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:54:10 GMT
    The Mountain View City Council on Tuesday night is scheduled to consider approving a permit that would allow 29 three-story row houses to be built at 333 N. Rengstorff Ave. Moshe Dinar of Oakland-based Dinar and Associates proposes to demolish a two-story 32-unit apartment complex built in the mid-1960s on the 1.72-acre parcel. The new development would feature Spanish-style homes, covered porches, guest parking spaces, pedestrian walkways and a 7,985-square-foot common open space....
  • Oakland: Dori Maynard, Maynard Institute president, remembered
    published on Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:09:17 GMT
    Barbara Rogers reads from a piece by Dori J. Maynard, "Committed Fathers of Color: Everywhere and Nowhere" during the memorial service for his sister on Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, Calif. Family, friends and colleagues came together to celebrate the life of Dori J. Maynard, a longtime champion of diversity in news coverage and president of the Maynard Institute....
  • Hon. John M. True, III (Ret.) and the Leonard Carder Law Firm Launch...
    published on Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:55:54 GMT
    Retired Alameda Superior Court Judge John M. True, III today announced that he has rejoined the Leonard Carder law firm. Together, they will open a new mediation and arbitration practice in a brand new ADR Center located at the firm's Oakland office....
  • Celebrating Black History Month Across the Cabinet
    published on Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:11:56 GMT
    Throughout February, a number of Departments and Cabinet Secretaries held special events and participated in activities to commemorate Black History Month. Take a look at a few of the highlights below....
  • 14-Year Old Fruitvale Shooting Victim Remembered
    published on Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:35:12 GMT
    A 14-year-old boy fatally shot in Oakland's Fruitvale district on Saturday was a well-liked ninth-grade student at Oakland Technical High School, school officials said today. Oakland Unified School District spokesman Troy Flint said principal Staci Ross-Morrison and others who knew him described Davon Ellis as "a nice likeable kid."...
  • Classmates, friends, grieve for slain Oakland 14-year-old Davon Ellis
    published on Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:26:56 GMT
    Counselors were at two Oakland schools Monday to help students deal with the tragic loss of a classmate and friend who was gunned down Saturday night while walking with friends to a store in the Fruitvale neighborhood. Davon Ellis, 14, a freshman football player at Oakland Technical High School and a former student at Montera Middle School, was fatally shot about 7:52 p.m. in the 3300 block of Brookdale Avenue....
  • CyArk Brings Historical Architecture Back to Life
    published on Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:20:54 GMT
    It was a crumbling monument that inspired the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley to pen " Ozymandias ," a musing on the inevitable decline of self-aggrandizing leaders. And it was a crumbling monument-in this case, the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan blown up by the Taliban in 2001 -that inspired engineer Ben Kacyra to form CyArk , a nonprofit based in Oakland, Calif., whose mission is to ensure that, while empires may decline, their relics will not....
  • Bobby Brackins: Meet The Man Behind 'I Hit It First' And 'Loyal'
    published on Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:24:00 GMT
    I am the host of The Cipher, the critically acclaimed hip-hop podcast which conducts in-depth interviews with the genre's most interesting and important figures. I am also the former Editor in Chief of Rap Genius, and have written about music and culture for The Atlantic, Vibe, The Source, GQ, Esquire, the Sondheim Review, and more....
  • Teen dies in East Oakland shooting Saturday evening
    published on Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:14:11 GMT
    A 14-year-old boy walking to a store with friends in East Oakland was shot to death Saturday night, police said. Davon Ellis, a student at Oakland Technical High School, was visiting friends and walking with them around 7:52 p.m., when somebody opened fire in the 3300 block of Brookdale Avenue, police said....