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  • In Oakland, A Sign of Some Very High Times
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:25:00 GMT
    Two years ago, this building in downtown Oakland was the part of the country's first major cannabis growing educational institution, Oaksterdam University. After federal agents from the IRS and DEA raided the home of founder and marijuana legalization activist Richard Lee, he stepped down and the university gift shop pictured above shut down and was left vacant for about a year....
  • Monday Must Reads: New Investor Emerges in Coliseum City Project;...
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:01:00 GMT
    Stories you shouldn't miss: 1. A new investor has emerged to finance the $1.5 billion Coliseum City project, and would take over for the current investment team headed by Colony Capital, the Trib $ reports. The city of Oakland is expected to make an announcement about the new investor - if the city council agrees to extend an exclusive negotiating agreement on the project....
  • Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce Hosted Successful...
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:33:57 GMT
    Newly appointed President and CEO of the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce, Spencer Gillette and the Board of Directors were joined for its 12 Annual Luncheon by U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee , CA Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner , Oakland Mayor Jean Quan , Oakland Deputy Mayor Sandre R. Swanson , Senator Dianne Feinstein's Field Representative Robyn Levinson , and Mayor Elihu Harris at The Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Oakland in the beautiful Oakland hills with views of Downtown...
  • The life of Jordan Davis' father changed the moment his son died; now he tries to help others
    published on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:42:38 GMT
    Ron Davis and Lucia McBath, parents of Jordan Davis, speak to the media after jury deliberations on Feb. 14, during Michael Dunn's first murder trial. Ron Davis , his wife Carolina Davis and Lucia McBath enjoy music at The Jacksonville Landing on Feb. 16, 2013, at an event that celebrated what would have been Jordan Davis' 18th birthday....
  • Jerry Brown's investments belie monastic image
    published on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:04:04 GMT
    A pedestrian walks past a building at 4395 Piedmont Ave. on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 in Oakland, Calif. Throughout his political career, Jerry Brown has cultivated an almost monastic image, famously sleeping on a mattress on the floor during his first go-round as governor and flying for peanuts on Southwest during his current term....
  • "Tell me if you hear the fence rattling..."
    published on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:40:16 GMT
    Life Academy of Health and Bioscience is a small public high school in Oakland, California. In 2011 a small group of student poets evolved, calling themselves "Rapid Fire" ....
  • Drummond: Rebecca Kaplan in the lead and in the hot seat
    published on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT
    With just over two weeks left to go before the Nov. 4 mayoral election, the at-large City Council member is soaring in the polls. The most recent temperature-taking by the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce found Councilwoman Libby Schaaf surging in the days right after Gov. Jerry Brown's endorsement, but Kaplan was still well ahead and the favorite to win after the instant runoff....
  • Black Oakland students suspended less, but huge discrepancy remains
    published on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:41:41 GMT
    The school district here has reduced the number of suspensions of black students in the last three years, but they are still being taken out of school at a much higher rate than white students, according to a yearly report to the civil rights office of the U.S. Department of Education. In 2012, the school district promised to voluntarily reduce suspensions of African-American students after the office opened an investigation into whether they were disciplined more frequently and harshly than whi...
  • Notice of Election
    published on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
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  • An experienced Jerry Brown vows to build on what he's already done
    published on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 04:53:50 GMT
    Gov. Jerry Brown, seeking an unprecendented fourth term, suggests he'd finally mastered California's political complexities, saying he's been squirreling away much of his campaign money for ballot measure campaigns that he might need to mount during a final term. Gov. Jerry Brown, seeking an unprecendented fourth term, suggests he'd finally mastered California's political complexities, saying he's been squirreling away much of his campaign money for ballot measure campaigns that he might need to...
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    published on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 01:54:30 GMT
    In an era in which politicians poll-test ideas and strategies scripted by hired guns, Jerry Brown has long favored far more enduring sources: the ancients. During the nearly three years he spent as a young seminarian in what was once described as "medieval isolation" - praying, meditating and conversing in Latin - "there was a phrase that became very important to him," said Father John Coleman , who walked the same halls as Brown at Sacred Heart Novitiate in Los Gatos....
  • Vampire prevention measures in Bulgaria
    published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    It seems we have the good people of 13th century Bulgaria to thank for the generally vampire-free world we live in today. Legend has it that a common practice back then was for iron stakes to be driven through corpses of those who had been considered evil when alive....
  • Death of Ted Gullicksen and Bay Guardian blows to progressivesvisit|article-5832008|News-nav-hcat|2
    published on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:38:53 GMT
    Quintin Mecke, campaign manager Yes on Proposition G, stands on Market Street in front of Yes on Proposition G campaign headquarters on Friday, October 17, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif. Quintin Mecke , campaign manager Yes on Proposition G, walks through Yes on Proposition G campaign headquarters while working at the office on Friday, October 17, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif....
  • Oakland hills-raised author losing sight, hearing helps others cope with challenges
    published on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:25:58 GMT
    Ever since she was a little girl, Rebecca Alexander has been going blind and deaf. This daily reality often frightens and frustrates her....
  • School Is the Opposite of Education
    published on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:19:15 GMT
    Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library School Is the Opposite of Education School reform is written and talked about very frequently in the media. People are supposed to think satisfactory alternatives to the zombie reforms - reforms that were worthless, that died, as it were, after being punched to death, those deceptive, ineffectual modes - not different actually, from the previous mode; being done again and again, repeatedly, over and over, called by different names, Common Core, for one -that...
  • Writing on the wall
    published on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:10:23 GMT
    PERFORMANCE ARTIST Sheryl Oring spent a month in Berlin's Mitte neighborhood, asking passers-by to stop for a minute and share their stories and memories of the Berlin Wall. BERLIN Tourists and Berliners lingering around the Berlin Wall Memorial this past month may have seen an odd sight every Sunday and Thursday on the corner of Bernauer and Ackerstrae in Berlin's Mitte neighborhood: A woman dressed in a crisp sixties secretary suit, with matching vintage jewelry and hair, seated at a small fol...
  • Eat for Free in Oakland on Saturday at Event to Fight Food Waste
    published on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:16:44 GMT
    On Saturday October 18th 2014, the first ever Feeding the 5000 event in the U.S. will take place at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland. As part of a global campaign to catalyze action on tackling food waste, 5000 lunches made entirely out of fresh food that would otherwise be wasted will be served for free to the public to celebrate the delicious solutions and call for immediate action to tackle the problem....
  • 'Another way of life'
    published on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:42:57 GMT
    Those clubs strongly suggested that African-Americans did not belong, said 73-year-old Elroy Booker, a retired mechanic, who is African-American. That didn't stop Booker and others from hitting the water on their own, even though - once in a while - antagonists aboard other vessels would shout insults or deliberately create large waves that crashed against their boats....
  • The Real Reasons for Telecommuting
    published on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:38:50 GMT
    I'm writing this from my house on a workday. I didn't get stuck in traffic. I didn't have to eat a soggy peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich for lunch....
  • Oakland Tech's 100 years detailed in new book
    published on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Evelyn Avidano Clevenger graduated from Oakland Technical High School in 1948, and when the straight-A student got together with friends to talk about their years at the school, they would always repeat one refrain: When Clevenger, who has always lived within just a few blocks of the school, heard that students' stories were being collected for a book marking the centennial of the school, she jumped at the chance to share her story about being a Tech grad. She loved her time there....