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  • Oakland Museum Store Acquires Diallo Mwathi Jeffery's Limited Edition Photography
    published on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:16:09 GMT
    Limited edition fine art photography of Diallo Mwathi Jeffery, emerging artist, is now available for purchase at the Museum of California in Oakland. I am grateful that my artwork would be of interest to the Oakland Museum of California, an institution that has continued to inspire me since my early childhood....
  • Oakland: Outside investigator to look at security guard incidents at schools
    published on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:35:25 GMT
    The Oakland school district is paying a consultant $30,000 to conduct an internal affairs investigation of its police department on use of force at school campuses. The investigation comes following the discovery earlier this month of a video that allegedly shows two Fremont High School security guards hitting a student in January 2014....
  • Preventive Medical Center of Marin (PMCM), a pioneering medical...
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:30:00 GMT
    Preventive Medical Center of Marin , a pioneering medical center, serving patients in Marin for more than 30 years, has relocated to a spacious new office in San Rafael. The Preventive Medical Center of Marin has moved to a new location in San Rafael and is hosting two open houses....
  • Favianna Rodriguez: 'Artists are Risk Takers and Truth Speakers'
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:52:47 GMT
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  • ASU hoops search: 4 more names to consider
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:32:37 GMT
    Day 6 of Arizona State's basketball coaching search a Upon meeting with the news media last Tuesday, ASU Vice President of Athletics Ray Anderson ASU basketball coaching search: 4 more names to consider Day 6 of Arizona State's basketball coaching search a Upon meeting with the news media last Tuesday, ASU Vice President of Athletics Ray Anderson Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1bHBDkY Golden State Warriors associate head coach Alvin Gentry during the third quarter against t...
  • 3 Food Initiatives That Could Transform West Oakland's Food Desert
    published on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    The staff of People's Grocery, a nonprofit whose projects range from educating local kids to subsidized CSA boxes. Photo: People's Grocery It is well-known that fresh produce and alternatives to fast-food are both sorely lacking in West Oakland, an area sometimes referred to as a "food desert."...
  • Ford STEAM Lab Challenges Students, Rewards High-Tech Thinking and Creativity During Hackathon
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:09:03 GMT
    Given the chance to be software designers, 100 middle school students at the Ford STEAM Lab Hackathon invented a range of mobile applications to make learning easier, from catching up on missed assignments, to studying math and music through gaming - all the while earning $42,500 in awards and scholarships. The two-day event that wrapped up Saturday challenged students from five middle schools in the Detroit metropolitan area to learn the basics of software coding, and then produce, or "hack" an...
  • Richard Soares Releases the Pfurst Family Diaries
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:25:40 GMT
    " The Pfurst Family Diaries " is Richard Soares ' latest novel. It's a satirical romp through the moneyed landscape of America's political-industrial-military complex....
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland Celebrates Its 2015 Youth of the Year,...
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:22:53 GMT
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland will host its 26th Annual "Salute to Youth" Gala & Benefit Auction on Thursday, May 7th, 2015. Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland will host its 26th Annual "Salute to Youth" Gala & Benefit Auction on Thursday, May 7th, 2015 from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Center at 1547 Lakeside Drive in Oakland, CA....
  • Oakland Raiders CB Taiwan Jones Bulks Up At Jay Glazer's Gym
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:20:26 GMT
    Sep 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive back Taiwan Jones leaves the field after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at O.co Coliseum. The Oakland Raiders defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 19-9....
  • Alumni remembered after deaths by Oakland fire
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:47:30 GMT
    When SF State alumnus Daniel "Moe" Thomas and his roommate Davis Letona walked into a room, friends said they brought a sense of tenderness and intellect with them. Those who knew them remember them for their creativity, intelligence, and immense love for other people....
  • Richard Soares' New Book Satires Politics, America
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:32:08 GMT
    "'The Pfurst Family Diaries' is a whacky tale of what happens when money is granted voting rights and greed dines on steroids," Soares says. " The Pfurst Family Diaries " is Richard Soares ' latest novel....
  • Volunteers help kids read more proficiently, research shows
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:03:06 GMT
    Public schools have long relied on volunteers to manage bake sales and to chaperone field trips. But what if schools could harness and organize volunteers to do something bigger and more difficult? They can, according to new research that suggests that volunteers could be instrumental in helping millions of American children to read proficiently....
  • Bishop O'Dowd's Ivan Rabb doesn't 'want to rush' college
    published on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:43:04 GMT
    Ivan Rabb planned to announce his college decision following the state championship game at Haas Pavilion on Saturday night. But then the drama of the game rivaled that of Rabb's recruitment....
  • Vanden girls end stellar season
    published on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:09:37 GMT
    The season didn't end the way the Vanden High girls basketball team wanted it to, but the Vikings still made history. Coaches Allison and Jake Johnson took their squad to its first-ever NorCal Regional Championship game, where they fell to Bishop O'Dowd of Oakland, 72-66....
  • Small efforts, big impacts on intergenerational poverty
    published on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:51:26 GMT
    Addressing the intergenerational poverty concerns affecting hundreds of thousands doesn't require waiting for the Legislature to initiate the massive endeavor. After several years of studies and reports, legislation focused on intergenerational poverty wasn't passed by the 2015 Legislature....
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    published on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:35:54 GMT
    Windsor High School robotics club students compete at FIRST Tech Challenge U.S. Super-Regional Championships aiming to advance to the World Championship A robot costs anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 and Windsor High School's robotics club has two teams and two robots. The club depends mostly on donations from private companies and individuals, coach Jonah Kliewer said Tuesday....
  • Readers cite their favorites for all-time basketball team
    published on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:45:25 GMT
    The first thing we learned from the hundred or so letters about Thursday's all-time Bay Area high school basketball team is that many of you just read the charts and look at the pictures. There was some name-calling about leaving Bill Russell off the team even though we explained why at the beginning of the story....
  • Businesses, workers adjusting to Oaklanda s higher minimum wage
    published on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:42:27 GMT
    Co-owner Emily Goldenberg answers a question from employee Shuana Nichols, left, about some paperwork at Caffe 817 in Oakland on March 20. Nichols has been working at the cafe since November and she said getting the minimum wage increase has helped her immensely. The McDonald's cashier in Oakland greets patrons with her customary grin every morning....
  • Businesses, workers adjusting to Oakland's higher minimum wage
    published on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:54:23 GMT
    The McDonald's cashier in Oakland greets patrons with her customary grin every morning. She takes pride knowing she's brightened a sleepy customer's mood....