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  • Checkered past follows Huskies CB into draft
    published on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 21:46:48 GMT
    The University of Washington product is considered by some to be the best cornerback prospect in the upcoming NFL Draft, but Peters also is a walking red flag after a messy end to his college career. Despite first-round talent, Peters is thought to have been removed entirely from some draft boards already because of reports that, among his many transgressions, Peters choked a Huskies assistant coach last season before being kicked off the team in November....
  • Warbling, and bad puns, for 50 years, in Piedmont
    published on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 21:01:59 GMT
    It's not a Piedmont High School birdcalling contest without bad puns and silly jokes bookending the tweets, clucks, gobbles and warbles of students mimicking their chosen birds. There were plenty of jokes and plenty of birdcalls, music and fun at the 50th annual event held Friday night at the high school....
  • Longtime union activist helps organize Facebook shuttle drivers
    published on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 04:31:17 GMT
    Teamsters organizer Rodney Smith, organizer of drivers for tech commuter buses, visits the Loop Transportation yard in Belmont on April 8, 2015. Raised on the mean streets of Watts and East Oakland, Rodney Smith learned early on to stand up for himself....
  • Tommy Igoe's Groove Conspiracy has new gigs, big plans
    published on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:05:33 GMT
    The tall, lanky drummer is the leader of the 12-piece Groove Conspiracy, and whenever and wherever the group finds a home, word quickly spreads. It might have something to do with the fact that the Conspiracy has a reputation of being a combustible band brimming with fiery improvisers and brash arrangers unfettered by jazz big band conventions....
  • Q&A: Longtime union activist Rodney Smith helps organize Facebook shuttle drivers
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:53:06 GMT
    Teamsters organizer Rodney Smith, organizer of drivers for tech commuter buses, visits the Loop Transportation yard in Belmont, Calif., Wednesday morning, April 8, 2015. Raised on the mean streets of Watts and East Oakland, Rodney Smith learned early on to stand up for himself....
  • State board of education member resigns over superintendent hire
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:51:32 GMT
    James Baumann, a key member of the Illinois State Board of Education, formally resigned this week, citing concerns about the unusual way the new state school superintendent was chosen. "I had wished there was a more robust process, both on the front end and the back end," Baumann told the Tribune....
  • Besides a documentary on Steve Jobs, what's good at SF Film Festival?
    published on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    A scene from Alex Gibney's Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, playing at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 23 - May 7 2015. Sure, the San Francisco International Film Festival brings its share of celebrities to town....
  • Help children go to Catholic school
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:11:47 GMT
    The annual gala benefit for Family Aid Catholic Education will be May 2 at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Circle, Danville. FACE provides tuition assistance based on financial need to students attending Catholic schools in the Diocese of Oakland, without regard to an applicant's religion, gender, ethnicity or citizenship....
  • Beauty of religious life recognized in ceremony
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:11:34 GMT
    In a tradition of washing feet as old as Christianity and performed countless times around the world, Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, washed the feet of nine religious on Holy Thursday in the Cathedral of Christ the Light. The Triduum, the holiest period of the Christian year, commemorates the three days from the Last Supper on Holy Thursday, to Christ's crucifixion and death on Good Friday, and his resurrection from the dead on Holy Saturday....
  • Calendar
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:11:22 GMT
    Renowned mezzo-soprano Fredericka von Stade will emcee a fundraiser for St. Martin de Porres Regional School in Oakland from 2 to 5 p.m. April 26 at Scott's at Jack London Square, 2 Broadway, Oakland. The auctioneer will be Devon Bell....
  • One Woman Reflects on Why 'I Chose to Become an Ex-Black Woman in STEM'
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:08:03 GMT
    Much has been said about inclusion within STEM careers. As the push continues to attract more women and people of color to professions involving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, a personal essay from University of Chicago doctoral student Jenn M. Jackson and published on ForHarriet.com reveals why one black woman decided to exit that career track....
  • Achieving President Obama's Vision on Training
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:10:47 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf talk to workers at Pacific Gas and Electric, in Oakland, California. April 10, 2015....
  • Emancipation Proclamation
    published on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    It has been 15 tumultuous decades since the nation was torn asunder by a Civil War that pitted states and families against one another in a blood clash that left behind emotional ruin, harrowing destruction and nearly 620,000 dead -- mostly along the Eastern Seaboard and across the American South. So when Oakland native Jacque Hebert recently found out his family played a courageous role in California, battling slavery and ensuring education for blacks, Asians, Latinos and American Indian kids, ...
  • Celebration of Emancipation Proclamation and End of Civil War to shed light on local heroes
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:35:33 GMT
    Jeff Cardenas observes a moment of silence to commemorate the 150th death anniversary of Abraham Lincoln during a ceremony at the Santa Clara County government building in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The American flag flies outside following a ceremony commemorating the 150th death anniversary of Abraham Lincoln at the Santa Clara County government building in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday, April 15, 2015....
  • Boy, 16, is seventh suspect charged in Oakland mom's fatal shooting
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:12:06 GMT
    A 16-year-old boy, wounded in a March 9 gunbattle that claimed the life of a West Oakland mother trying to get her children to safety, was charged with murder Thursday and will be prosecuted as an adult, authorities said. Julian Ambrose Of Oakland is the seventh person to be charged in the killing of Chyemil Pierce, 30, who was shot in the head in the 2800 block of Chestnut Street....
  • Local sports digest: Martin expects Cal to contend for Pac-12 title
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:20:57 GMT
    With top-10 prospect Ivan Rabb now on board, Cal basketball coach Cuonzo Martin said fans should have high expectations for the Golden Bears in the Pac-12 next season. "I think we'll fight for the top spot," said Martin, whose team finished in a tie for eighth in the Pac-12 this season and did not participate in the postseason....
  • Knowland Park Advocates Say, "Keep It Wild"
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:11:01 GMT
    Defend Knowland Park! writes: As soon as April 16th, the East Bay Zoological Society can begin sectioning off the combined seventy-seven acre "California Trail" and mitigation sites from public access behind an 8-foot chain linked barbed wire fence. On March 27, fifty people assembled in the Oakland highlands to inaugurate a direct action campaign against the Zoological Society's "California Trail" project that would expand the Oakland Zoo above the ridgeline into the undeveloped 400-acre region...
  • Rabb anchors Cal basketball's strong recruiting class
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:23:59 GMT
    Top basketball recruit Ivan Rabb signed his letter of intent to play for Cal on Wednesday, the first possible day he could do so. The Bears also signed Tyson Jolly , a highly regarded guard from Oklahoma City who picked Cal over Minnesota and Gonzaga....
  • Oakland Fails To Discipline Its Problem Cops 'Time And Time Again,' Investigator Finds
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:39:08 GMT
    An investigator appointed by a U.S. federal judge said the city of Oakland, California has failed to discipline problem police officers "time and again," as police tactics are under increased scrutiny across the U.S., according to a court filing on Thursday. Disciplining problem officers is viewed by police reform advocates as a crucial tool for maintaining community trust - something that is taking on heightened importance after aggressive police tactics in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City ...
  • Wente Vineyards' new chef series
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:21:13 GMT
    How many E's in Budweiser, people? A survey by Bartrendr -- a boozy Instagram-meets-Yelp app -- has discovered that 42 percent of Americans can't spell the popular brewski's name. About 90 percent can't spell Jgermeister at all -- and it's not the umlaut's fault....