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  • In Praise of the Privileged
    published on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:11:36 GMT
    Society's mind-molders-the schools, colleges, media, and religious institutions-often try to convince us that middle- and upper-income earners are the unfair beneficiaries of privilege. Of course, many middle- and upper-incomers start out with advantages....
  • Warriors' Speights
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Speights, 27, had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence in Tampa. The next court date is scheduled for October while the team is wrapping up its preseason schedule....
  • Pew: College Debt Leaves Generation X Saving Less Than Parents
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Most college-educated 30- and 40- somethings earn more than their parents did at the same age, yet they're saving less. Student debt is partly to blame....
  • In Praise of the So-Called Privileged
    published on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:34:52 GMT
    Society's mind-molders-the schools, colleges, media, and religious institutions-often try to convince us that middle- and upper-income earners are the unfair beneficiaries of privilege. Of course, many middle- and upper-incomers start out with advantages....
  • Broncos Q&A: T.J. Ward's hard work paying off big now
    published on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:14:50 GMT
    Broncos strong safety T.J. Ward grew up in Oakland, Calif., but he wasn't a Raiders fan. "That's because my favorite players were Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice," he says....
  • Free Speech Movement at UC sparked change across U.S. beyond
    published on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:35:52 GMT
    Activist Kate Coleman in the 1964 CBS News documentary "The Berkeley Rebels," about the movement. Photo: CBS News, Kate Coleman Above: A rehearsal of the play "FSM," by Joan Holden at the First Congregational Church in Oakland....
  • It's a mad, Mad Ant world at D-League tryouts
    published on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:50:58 GMT
    Of these 40 candidates trying out for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, maybe two or three would be invited to return to the main training camp in Fort Wayne. They would still then have to make the D-League roster, and then... well, that's where the dream comes in....
  • East Bay SPCA Proudly Announces AAHA Accreditation
    published on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    "AAHA's accreditation standards are widely used as benchmarks to measure excellence in veterinary medicine and I'm delighted that we not only achieved accreditation status, but exceeded all recommendations in each category." "I'm so proud for our staff to be recognized for their hard work and high standards," said Allison Lindquist, East Bay SPCA President and CEO....
  • Drummond: Kapor Center for Social Impact tackles tech divide in Oakland
    published on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:09:22 GMT
    Frederick Hutson was in prison on a drug charge when he came up with a novel idea. A low-cost telephone service that would enable prison inmates to dial loved ones -- even in another state -- using a local telephone number....
  • Seven Minutes in September
    published on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:34:16 GMT
    It just does not stop: On thursday afternoon, I received seven emails in seven minutes, detailing dozens of cases of recent black mob violence all around the country. Many on video....
  • Murasaki Ensemble 25th Anniversary: An interview with Shirley Muramoto
    published on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:24:18 GMT
    The summer of 2014 was filled with anniversary concerts and one of the most celebrated was the 25th anniversary of the Murasaki Ensemble . For 25 years the Murasaki Ensemble has been bringing its unique Asian jazz sound to enthusiastic audiences....
  • Warriors' center Marreese Speights not discussing pending legal issue
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:44:10 GMT
    Speights, 27, had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence in Tampa. The next court date is scheduled for October while the team is wrapping up its preseason schedule....
  • The August Mid-Autumn Festival Box. Image Courtesy of Red Bean Box
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:53:30 GMT
    Radez is the founder of Red Bean Box, a food subscription service that aims to bring delicious, natural and gourmet Chinese snacks to its subscribers each month, along with photos and information on Chinese culture. The August box celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept....
  • A much needed boost
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:48:07 GMT
    Welcome the stranger. Heal trauma. Foster self-sufficiency. That's the mission of Catholic Charities of the East Bay, the social services arm of the Diocese of Oakland....
  • Standing-room-only at farewell Mass
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:48:01 GMT
    Many priests of the diocese joined for the retirement Mass. Many tears of sadness and joy were in evidence from Father Joyce and parishioners....
  • Forum
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:47:57 GMT
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  • Around the Diocese
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:47:43 GMT
    Holy Spirit Parish in Fremont is having its second One-Day Congress, featuring workshops, five speakers and religious vendors, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 18, followed by a closing Mass at 5 p.m. Holy Spirit's congress last year drew 200 participants. The theme this year is "We are one body," witnessing our faith as community....
  • Piedmont briefs: Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on Friday
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:43:26 GMT
    The Piedmont Asian American Club and the Piedmont Language School are hosting the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on Friday at Havens Elementary with an evening of fun, Moon cake tasting, arts and crafts and storytelling. The event will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the school's Ellen Driscoll Playhouse, 325 Highland Ave., Piedmont....
  • Oakland Mayor: Siegel or Kaplan, please
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:49:27 GMT
    Here in Oakland, CA we've got an important Mayoral race going on right now, with a good chance of ejecting an incumbent that deserves to be ejected. We're fortunate to use "ranked choice voting" here, so we don't have to stress out quite so much about strategic voting, so I respectfully suggest submitting the ballot: An informal poll among my lefty friends has Dan Siegel as their pick where more moderate people seem to like Rebecca Kaplan....
  • In South Africa, OneWorld Futbol Delivers 1 Millionth Unbreakable Soccer Ball
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:46:41 GMT
    A young company with a one-of-a-kind technological innovation is celebrating a milestone that's enabling tens of millions of children worldwide to better access the power of play. OneWorld Futbol, founded in 2010, produced and delivered its millionth ultra-durable soccer ball at a school in South Africa with the help of Chevrolet, its founding corporate partner, the companies announced on Monday....