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  • Exhibition shows softer side of 1960s Black Panthers
    published on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 02:03:34 GMT
    "Black Panther demonstration," Alameda County Court House, Oakland, Calif., during Huey Newton's trial, gelatin silver print , 1968, by Pirkle Jones....
  • Drummond: Grants help Oakland residents fight neighborhood blight
    published on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:23:01 GMT
    A tribute to dogs, painted by Carlos Jahen, is seen on the art wall in Jingletown in Oakland, Calif. Some were using the stretch of public street in Oakland's Jingletown as a poop ground for their living canines....
  • Godbold describes life, times as Peralta chancellor
    published on Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:03:12 GMT
    Some years ago -- and maybe still true today -- newcomers to any of Peralta Community College District schools might have experienced some degree of culture shock. Whether as students, instructors or administrators, newbies might readily have encountered a divided student government....
  • New outdoor gallery along Trolley Trail shows cycles of life - Wednesday, 02 September 2015 01:00
    published on Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:02:12 GMT
    Everyone is welcome to take a walk on the Trolley Trail and admire the new art at any time before or after the Sept....
  • Vocalist Nicolas Bearde and pianist, composer Nat Adderley Jr. hit the Jazz trail together.
    published on Wed, 02 Sep 2015 07:10:44 GMT
    Jazz vocalist Nicolas Bearde and Grammy-winning pianist, composer Nat Adderley Jr. will preview music from their soon-to-be-released recording project at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland, CA on Tuesday, September 15. A renowned jazz singer of remarkable depth, range and technique, with a compelling musical style has won acclaim from critics and jazz audiences worldwide....
  • One-third of U.S. schools use this data technology
    published on Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:06:51 GMT
    One-A third of KA 12 schools in the United States have adopted Clever to secure student data, the company announced. At a time when schools are rapidly embracing technology, Clever is now empowering 44,000 of them to do so while maintaining student data privacy and security....
  • Letters for the Week of September 2, 2015
    published on Wed, 02 Sep 2015 03:17:13 GMT
    Once again, people connected to City of Oakland politics somehow seem to lose their integrity in favor of personal gain. Phil Tagami and his top staff managing the Army Base project are people who previously regulated land use in the city and Port of Oakland: Marc McClure, ex-planning commissioner and port commissioner, and Jerry Bridges, ex-director of port operations....
  • Around Livermore: Valley Performing Arts Center to honor Haggerty at clambake
    published on Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:06:14 GMT
    The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center helps keep art alive in the community. Between the Bankhead Theater, the Bothwell Arts Center and Downtown Art Studios, LVPAC offers a visual arts trifecta that propels Livermore's downtown art scene....
  • The Winemaking Chef
    published on Wed, 12 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Before he became a chef, Pietro Buttitta was a student of philosophy, which is probably why he seems most at home when he's holding forth on the ancient Roman cookbook Apicius , and what wines he would want to pair with those well-worn recipes. He's hardly the first Bay Area chef to profess strong opinions about an obscure, wine-related topic, but in this one respect he hopes to be unique: If Buttitta successfully launches Prima Materia, a winery and supper club , he will likely be the only chef...
  • Vernacular Visions: Roving Light
    published on Wed, 12 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Vernacular Visions 21 is Friday, September 8 at the Center for New Music. 7:30 p.m. $10, no one turned away for lack of funds....
  • A Winemaking Chef Plans Ambitious Oakland Supper Club and Winery
    published on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:45:00 GMT
    Before he became a chef, Pietro Buttitta was a student of philosophy, which is probably why he seems most at home when he's holding forth on the ancient Roman cookbook Apicius , and what wines he would want to pair with those well-worn recipes. He's hardly the first Bay Area chef to profess strong opinions about an obscure, wine-related topic, but in this one respect he hopes to be unique: If Buttitta successfully launches Prima Materia , a winery and supper club , he will likely be the only che...
  • I'm Jane McGonigal, Game Designer and Author, and This Is How I Work
    published on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:00:00 GMT
    Jane McGonigal is a game designer-but she isn't exactly working on the next Mario. Rather, she brings an academic perspective to gaming and looks at how games can improve our lives and solve real problems....
  • Young Adulthood TV Time Can Predict Future Obesity
    published on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:15:29 GMT
    A 15-year analysis finds television habits during younger adulthood are more predictive of subsequent obesity than the time spent in front of the tube during middle age. University of Pittsburgh researchers discovered the more hours young adults spend watching television each day, the greater the likelihood that they'll have a higher body mass index and bigger waist circumference....
  • Watching more TV as a young adult predicts obesity
    published on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:00:00 GMT
    The more hours young adults spend watching television each day, the greater the likelihood that they'll have a higher body mass index and bigger waist circumference, a 15-year analysis by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health revealed. The association did not hold in later years, indicating that young adulthood is an important time to intervene and promote less television viewing, according to the research published online in the journal SAGE Open ....
  • Pitt study: TV watching may be making you fat
    published on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:57:02 GMT
    Watching television may increase the likelihood of being overweight or obese, a new University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study found. The 15-year study linked higher number of hours watching television among young adults to higher body mass index and bigger waist circumference....
  • Study: Pot more a habit for college students than cigarettes
    published on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:44:00 GMT
    In this Feb. 1, 2011, file photo, medical marijuana clone plants are shown at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. In this Feb. 1, 2011, file photo, medical marijuana clone plants are shown at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif....
  • In China, long-delayed recognition for troops who fought in World War II
    published on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:00:00 GMT
    Sun Yinbai, 97, served with the Nationalist army in World War II, acting as an interpreter for U.S. forces. Only now are such service members getting some grudging acknowledgment from China's leaders....
  • The Renaissance International School Info Sessions & Tours for Parents of Toddlers Through Pre-K
    published on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 02:23:36 GMT
    We are a top Montessori school with campuses in Oakland and Piedmont Our program includes music, art, and language immersion. Parents of children who are toddlers, age 2, through Pre-K, are invited to attend an info session and tour at The Renaissance International School on the following dates: All tours are from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We ask that children do not attend, because of the length and depth of the tour....
  • Does coal have a future in Utah? Should it?
    published on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:54:50 GMT
    Coal production in Utah is down 25 percent from where it was a decade ago, and coal-fired electrical generation has also fallen in the state, decreasing 22 percent from 2005. With such pessimistic numbers, is there room for optimism over coal mining's future in the state, and the rural communities that have hitched their economies to the haul trucks, rail cars and power plants? And with concerns over health and the environment, should there be? Carbon County is among four rural Utah counties wan...
  • Memories of George Cleve, Maestro and Mentor
    published on Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:48:48 GMT
    George Cleve, who died Thursday , August 27, at age 79, spent most of his career in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was a prominent, beloved figure on the musical scene. Audrey Vardanega, one of the legions of Cleve's young protA gA s, remembered him over the weekend: Something I'll never forget about George is how he was able to communicate pure emotion through music....