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  • From West Oakland to South Africa
    published on Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:44:16 GMT
    Khayrishi Wiginton, a youth leadership coordinator at McClymonds High School in West Oakland, is fundraising and organizing a trip to South Africa with her students. Many of us do not know the power that travelling outside of the country has on fertile minds....
  • Moore: Wait was tough but worth it for new HOF members Charles Haley, Tim Brown
    published on Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:15:46 GMT
    Charles Haley was greeted with a handshake from a representative of the Hall of Fame and the affirmation he has long craved. The former Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers star was about to join the greatest to ever play the game in Canton....
  • Gosselin: After 11-year wait, ex-Cowboy Charles Haley takes rightful...
    published on Sun, 01 Feb 2015 02:58:32 GMT
    A great tribute to the history of the Dallas Cowboys is the number of figures in the team's past who have earned a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Here is a look at those who have been enshrined in the prestigious fraternity in Canton, Ohio....
  • Marshawn Lynch Once Tackled an Opponent During High School Basketball Game
    published on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:32:53 GMT
    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch used to play high school basketball at Oakland Technical High School in Oakland, California, backing up former NBA player Leon Powe at center. Once, after a hard foul on Powe, Lynch wanted to retaliate, but he was subbed out before he got a chance to do anything....
  • Education, Experience Drive Carnivore BBQ Food Truck, Video
    published on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:24:44 GMT
    Adelson, 52, the owner of Carnivore BBQ, didn't get stuck with the truck. He chose the lifestyle because he loves good food....
  • Post-Super Bowl mayhem not big concern for Worcester officials
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    Cities and colleges across the Northeast are taking public safety steps to prepare for what may come from the Super Bowl this Sunday, in which the New England Patriots will square off against the formidable Seattle Seahawks.? In Worcester, though, officials and school administrators believe the city has little to worry about. Whether the favored sports team wins or loses in a major sporting event in America, history shows the aftermath of a game can be treacherous for larger cities....
  • New Bedford woman engaged to Governor's daughter
    published on Fri, 02 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    Alisha Marie Lemieux's Facebook post that "I said yes to the love of my life," she was thrilled for her high school best friend. "I just saw that the other day, and I was very excited for her," said Pedro, a dispatcher in the New Bedford Police Department....
  • Majority at some LAUSD kindergartens are under-vaccinated
    published on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:50:11 GMT
    While a measles outbreak and a statewide pertussis epidemic have focused public attention on parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, experts say under-vaccination is also a pressing problem. Over 90 percent of kindergarteners at some Los Angeles Unified School District schools are walking the halls without all of their state-required vaccinations....
  • Pets and Wildlife Calendar: Jan. 31 and beyond
    published on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:11:14 GMT
    Maine Coon Cat Adoptions: Cat adoptions held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. first weekends monthly at Pet Food Express, 3868 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. www.mainecoonadoptions.com ....
  • A's offer to donate to nonprofit after 'stOAKed' flap with teen
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:28:10 GMT
    Ryan Frigo, a 16-year-old Redwood Heights resident whose "stOAKed" logo that he coined for his line of clothing was hijacked by the Oakland A's, met with the team's vice president of communications to mend fences and find ways to help other young entrepreneurs in Oakland. "Ken Pries offered to donate to a nonprofit organization of my choice....
  • If You Read That NYT Story About Two Teens in Oakland, Keep This in Mind
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:30:51 GMT
    This week's The New York Times magazine features a fascinating article about two teenagers' worlds colliding on a city bus in Oakland, California. In the fall of 2013, the skirt of an 18-year-old gender-nonconforming person named Sasha Fleischman was set fire while Sasha napped during a bus ride home from school....
  • Education for Change: Epic Charter School
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:32:51 GMT
    The student-centered school model of Epic Charter School in Oakland, California, framed around a hero's journey empowers middle school students with sense of unity and purpose in life, where they can feel part of a culture with a shared experience and with more opportunities to experiences growth and accomplishment. Design and engineering is front and center and game mechanics drive the school model....
  • West Oakland unites to keep Black families in their homes! Vigil at 6pm today
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:21:11 GMT
    A Black West Oakland family is set to be forcefully thrown out of their home in days by NationStar Bank. ACCE Home Defenders League member Annette Miller and her family have lived in their home at 682 30th St. in West Oakland for the last 60 years and are among the oldest Black homeowners in a quickly gentrifying West Oakland....
  • SF IndieFest: 5 films you shouldn't miss
    published on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    Caption: The Oakland-focused documentary "F R E E," about East Bay teens expressing their creativity and feelings through dance, is one of many films featured at this year's San Francisco Independent Film Festival, which kicks off on Feb. 5. - Caption writer: Lisa Wrenn - Photographer: San Francisco Independent Film Festival - Source/Affiliation: San Francisco Independent Film Festival - Special instructions . None/lw - Permission to post online? Yes - Permission to print in affiliated publicati...
  • Rod McKuen, pop culture poet and songwriter, dead at 81
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:24:18 GMT
    Rod McKuen died in Beverly Hills on Jan. 29 while flighting pneumonia. The poet , who was also a songwriter, a composer and a singer, was a pop culture phenomenon who wrote rhyme that made every female baby boomer weep while dreaming of great love....
  • The place where Marshawn Lynch can feel at home
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:55:39 GMT
    Without the threat of a fine hanging over his head. With his jovial spirit on display....
  • Here's How Fast The Marijuana Industry Is Growing, In 5 Charts
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:21:26 GMT
    Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States , according to a new report from researchers at The ArcView Group, a cannabis industry investment and research firm based in Oakland, California. In the next two years, a flurry of states are expected to consider the legalization of recreational marijuana....
  • Klay's prep coach
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:08:10 GMT
    Klay Thompson dabbled with baseball growing up. As a youth league pitcher, he threw a sizzling fastball and a curveball that his father likes to compare to Clayton Kershaw's....
  • Transit Authority
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:16:45 GMT
    The Northern California Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials recently honored AC Transit as its Transit Agency of the Year. COMTO is the premier organization for the training, education and professional development of minority transportation professionals....
  • Oakland: Suspect in shooting at sheriff's deputies identified
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:15:26 GMT
    Authorities identified a Castro Valley man as a suspect who allegedly shot at sheriff's investigators on Wednesday, leading to the discovery of millions of dollars worth of marijuana at two West Oakland growing operations. Sebastian Ledwick, 33, was being held at Santa Rita Jail on Thursday on suspicion of assault with a firearm, cultivation of marijuana, carrying a concealed firearm and carrying a loaded firearm....