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  • Not-For-Profit Hospitals May Not Trump For-Profits in Providing Uncompensated Care
    published on Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:00:00 GMT
    While not-for-profit hospitals receive substantial tax benefits, some do not provide free or subsidized care for a higher percentage of patients living in poverty than their for-profit counterparts, according to a study of California medical centers. That is because eligibility criteria for tax-exempt status are ambiguous and there are no minimum requirements for hospitals' financial assistance programs, say the researchers of the study published today, August 3, 2015, in Health Affairs ....
  • CFB Recruiting 200: Top 13 Athletes in Class of 2016
    published on Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:57:49 GMT
    After thorough study using specific scoring criteria , Bleacher Report National Recruiting Analysts Damon Sayles , Sanjay Kirpalani and Tyler Donohue have graded the top 200 players in the 247Sports composite rankings and provided in-depth analysis on each young athlete. Bleacher Report will run a position-by-position breakdown series of the best college football recruits in the class of 2016....
  • In Watts, a Tiny Black Core, Some of Whom Helped Burn It, Now Steers Its Future
    published on Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:37:56 GMT
    Early in the morning, with roosters crowing next door, you can find Betty Day in her park. That's what she calls the slender pocket park on Grape Street, built incongruously on an empty single-family home lot across the street from her house....
  • Head Coach Jack Del Rio Recaps First Day Of Full Pads
    published on Mon, 03 Aug 2015 03:46:03 GMT
    After not wearing pads on for the first two days of Training Camp 2015, Head Coach Jack Del Rio was able to see his players hit each other for the first time Sunday. While the quarterbacks still wore red non-contact jerseys and players didn't tackle to the ground, the afternoon session still provided Head Coach Del Rio and his staff a little more insight into the team they will be leading in 2015....
  • Oakland's Art + Soul festival inject life into downtown
    published on Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    The good times rolled through the streets of downtown Oakland Saturday as the 15th annual Art + Soul Festival kicked into high gear, delivering great music, hot dance moves and positive vibes. A bit of magic has followed the festival each year, and so founder and executive producer Samee Roberts was not surprised when the sun burned through the fog just as the gates opened....
  • Vaccine-injured children, adults can seek compensation from federal government
    published on Sun, 02 Aug 2015 22:09:47 GMT
    Registered nurse Cinthya Hernandez administers a vaccine at the Family Justice Center clinic in Oakland. Vaccines remain one of the greatest success stories in public health....
  • More
    published on Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:05:58 GMT
    Cole Hamels followed up his no-hitter by pitching into the eighth inning of his Texas debut without a decision as the Rangers lost 9-7 to the San Francisco Giants in 11 innings Saturday night. Hunter Pence led off the 11th inning with a homer off Sam Dyson , another pitcher in his first game for Texas....
  • A Yukon quest for the gay Jack London
    published on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    A young Jack London, whose name appears on lists of historical gay figures, but it's not that simple, nor his sexuality clear. A quest that takes me from the capital city of Whitehorse to the past and continuing gold-rush town of Dawson City ....
  • Paige: Broncos' C.J. Anderson is built and plays like a wrecking ball
    published on Sun, 02 Aug 2015 02:36:51 GMT
    Aristotle, Plato, Socrates? No, it's the driving philosophical motivation for Broncos running back C.J. Anderson. "I believe in all of that."...
  • Art + Soul festival inject life into downtown
    published on Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:08:05 GMT
    The good times rolled through the streets of downtown Oakland Saturday as the 15th annual Art + Soul Festival kicked into high gear, delivering great music, hot dance moves and positive vibes. A bit of magic has followed the festival each year, and so founder and executive producer Samee Roberts was not surprised when the sun burned through the fog just as the gates opened....
  • Head Coach Jack Del Rio Looking Forward To First Padded Practice
    published on Sat, 01 Aug 2015 21:39:29 GMT
    Speaking after Saturday's session of on-field work, Head Coach Del Rio talked about the excitement of seeing his team in pads, as well as the addition of center Rodney Hudson. Sunday marks the day Head Coach Jack Del Rio has been waiting for since the team arrived in Napa, Calif., nearly a week ago, as the Oakland Raiders will hold their first padded practice of Training Camp 2015....
  • Today in Hip Hop History: Short Dog's in the House by Too Short
    published on Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:38:56 GMT
    Released on August 1, 1990, Short Dog's in the House was influenced by Todd " Too Short " Shaw's bleak surroundings and upbringing in Oakland, California. Many of the album's lyrics depicted the effects of the crack epidemic which was at its peak in the early 90s....
  • Four Schools: One Mission
    published on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:43:52 GMT
    Dulce Bermudez, DCP - 11 Mills College - 15. Photo credit: Mills College. Preparing Students for College SuccessIn the Fall of 2000, Downtown College Prep opened its doors for the first time with a group of one hundred eager 9th grade students....
  • J.A. Happ Traded to Pittsburgh on Deadline Day
    published on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:17:09 GMT
    Jul 3, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher J.A. Happ returns to the dugout after the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Just before the clock struck 1:00 pm PST, the Seattle Mariners agreed to send J.A. Happ to the Pittsburgh Pirates....
  • Man convicted in 1976 school bus hijacking allowed parole
    published on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:22:48 GMT
    The governor of California on Thursday allowed parole for one of three men convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver who were held captive in a buried trailer. Gov. Jerry Brown had until midnight Thursday to decide whether to approve parole for 63-year-old James Schoenfeld or send the case back to the board that recommended his release....
  • Freedom School Provides New Hope for Probationary Youth in Alameda County
    published on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:01:00 GMT
    When Monica Vaughan said, "Good morning," the group of 32 young men seated in the sun-drenched auditorium jumped to their feet. "Good morning - G-O-O-D M-O-R-N-I-N-G!" they chanted, clapping their hands and stomping their feet....
  • 'Descendants' director brings young Disney baddies to life
    published on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    What if Disney's most infamous villains became parents? Would their kids naturally be bad to the bone? Or could they be coaxed into shunning the dark side? The wildly playful live-action Disney Channel movie, "Descendants" , dares to imagine that kind of moral tug of war through the eyes of the trouble-making offspring of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil and Jafar. It turns out that these hardened teens -- along with their parents -- have lived in exile for years on the seedy Isle of t...
  • Geoff Bond Named Penn's Men's Heavyweight Rowing Head Coach
    published on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:00:00 GMT
    Penn's Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation, Dr. M. Grace Calhoun , has announced the hiring of Geoff Bond as the new Nicholas B. Paumgarten Head Coach of Men's Heavyweight Rowing. Bond was a coach at the University of California from 1996-2009, including a nine-year stint as Associate Head Coach during which time he oversaw the freshman/novice rowers and coxswains....
  • Celebrate Milton Friedman's birthday: Watch him describe how school choice helps minorities
    published on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:54:42 GMT
    School choice supporters across the country are celebrating Milton Friedman's legacy, as the father of school choice would have turned 103 years old today. Friedman was particularly concerned about inner city schools, which he felt were doing a poor job of educating students....
  • Late Santa Rosa Professor's Creation, Fresno the Giraffe, Inspires Oakland Zoo
    published on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:51:00 GMT
    Santa Rosa Junior College instructor Nicholas Anast, who died in a kayaking accident in March, is receiving recognition for the 17-foot re-articulated giraffe skeleton, housed at the SRJC Petaluma Herold Mahoney Library. The giraffe, named Fresno, was a popular resident at Safari West....