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  • These Rules Can Protect Doctors and Nurses From Ebola - If They're Followed
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:33:22 GMT
    More than 200 nurses rallied outside the National Nurses Union headquarters in Oakland, California, on Tuesday, demanding more stringent protections from Ebola for healthcare workers. They carried signs reading "Stop Blaming Nurses....
  • Brooklyn Museum Opens Retrospective of Artist Judith Scott Today
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:55:59 GMT
    Bound and Unbound will be on view in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum from today, October 24, 2014, through March 29, 2015. Focusing on Scott's critically acclaimed fiber-wrapped, three-dimensional constructions, the exhibition features more than sixty works, including a selection of works on paper....
  • OCCUR Hosts David Glover Legacy Awards
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    OCCUR held its inaugural David E. Glover Legacy Awards this week - a benefit for the David E. Glover Education & Technology Center - on Wednesdas, Oct. 22 at Impact Hub Oakland. More than two hundred people attended the event, which honored Glover's legacy and celebrated honorees for their extraordinary work in the community....
  • Teen's case adds to debate over brain death
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:40:16 GMT
    Jahi McMath, 13, was declared brain-dead in December after her heart temporarily stopped during a tonsillectomy in Oakland, Calif. The tragedy drew national attention when the girl's mother, Nailah Winkfield, persuaded a judge in January to allow her to remove the body from the hospital, still on life support....
  • Judge sets bail at nearly $5.5 million for members of Oakland's Black Muslim Temple
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:23:29 GMT
    A judge on Thursday set a combined bail of nearly $5.5 million for seven people charged in a massive fraud scheme allegedly run out of a Black Muslim temple in Oakland. There were audible gasps in Judge Scott Patton's courtroom as he set bail for Rory Parker, 63, who claimed to be president of a private security company at the heart of the alleged scheme, at $1,035,000....
  • Laurel Book Store opening in downtown Oakland
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:49:05 GMT
    Amy Grossman, right and MJ Barnes,both staff members, set up books in the children's section at the new location of the Laurel Bookstore in downtown Oakland in the Lionel Wilson Building at 14th Street and Broadway in Oakland, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014....
  • More on the Padres' new farm director
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:52:22 GMT
    Impact, homegrown talent has escaped the Padres in recent years, especially among position players. Part of that has been scouting, an area first-year GM A.J. Preller already has begun addressing with a number of hires....
  • Civility marks race for Albany school board
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:34:09 GMT
    Four candidates are competing for three seats on the Albany Unified School District Board of Education in the Nov. 4 election. In contrast to some elections for the City Council over the years, the Board of Education election appears to be among like-minded candidates....
  • Live Review: Nas Brings Illmatic to the Fox
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:24:00 GMT
    On Tuesday night at The Fox, a sold out crowd was treated to the sights and sounds of Nas' New York. This wasn't just a concert-it was a cinematic invitation into the world that gave birth to a classic....
  • Clinicient Coaches CPTA Members to Thrive in Health Reform
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:26:00 GMT
    Clinicient Inc. , a leader in outpatient rehabilitation business solutions, today announced that its president, Jim Plymale, will co-present an education session at the 2014 California Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference with Sturdy McKee, PT, CEO at San Francisco Sport & Spine Physical Therapy....
  • University of the Pacific Launches Bay Areaa s First Music Therapy Program
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:39:15 GMT
    The program will be offered at Pacific's state-of-the-art new downtown San Francisco campus beginning next fall. Applications are now being accepted for the new program, designed for working professionals with a bachelor's degree in music or a related field, such as psychology or special education....
  • Mother's gestational diabetes linked to daughters being overweight later
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
    Women who developed gestational diabetes and were overweight before pregnancy were at a higher risk of having daughters who were obese later in childhood, according to new research published today in Diabetes Care . Based on long-term research that included a multi-ethnic cohort of 421 girls and their mothers , the study is among the first to directly link maternal hyperglycemia to offspring being overweight later....
  • 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:24:28 GMT
    Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for Oct. 23, 2014. Sunshine Act database gets an overhaul....
  • California is lucky to have the unusual, unstoppable Jerry Brown
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT
    Even as he cakewalks his way to an unprecedented fourth term as governor of California - a pretty big deal, even for a political scion - Brown doesn't appear to be slowing down or, for that matter, thinking about the possibility of slowing down. In a wide-ranging interview with the Times' Seema Mehta and Michael Finnegan, the frenetic septuagenarian governor argues, I would say credibly, that he "govern[s] from a base of enormous experience" that's "very helpful."...
  • Students push for redefinition of 'Barnard Woman'
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:57:25 GMT
    This story is part of a special issue examining Barnard College's past and future in its 125th year. Check out the rest of the issue here....
  • Fifth candidate for Congress...
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:09:04 GMT
    American Samoa native Fatumalala Leuluaiali'i Atulevao Al-Shehri announced during a new conference yesterday that she is running in this year's general election as a candidate for the territory's Delegate to the U.S. House of Representative. [photo: FS] An American Samoa native with strong Christian beliefs who lived in the Middle East for more than two decades - where she attended underground Christian church services - has been back home for five years and is now the fifth known candidate for ...
  • Visa system for migrant victims of crime depends on where they live in US
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:52:04 GMT
    It was Lunar New Year week in New York, and Jian Zhen Huang was climbing her sister's doorstep in Brooklyn with supplies for the celebration inside. Suddenly, a young man grabbed her, punched her in the face several times, knocked her down and stole her phone....
  • Piedmont/Montclair calendar: Oakland Civic Orchestra to present "La France Enchantee et Mysterieuse"
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:39:41 GMT
    Orchestra Concert. Oakland Civic Orchestra, Oakland's volunteer community orchestra, presents "La France Enchantee et Mysterieuse," conducted by Martha Stoddard and assistant conductor Jason Oestenstad, and featuring guest artist Nanette McGuiness performing songs by Berlioz, Duparc, Ravel and more....
  • East Bay Mini Maker Faire draws 7,000
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:49:12 GMT
    Some people came for the foam swords, butter shakers and mini-robots. Others came for the crate climbing, clothes swapping and rocket making....
  • Montclarion briefs: Meet superintendent at Chabot Elementary on Nov. 12
    published on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:38:36 GMT
    Jody London, Oakland Unified School District board director, is hosting a Nov. 12 community meeting with Superintendent Antwan Wilson at Chabot Elementary School, 6686 Chabot Road, Oakland. This is an opportunity for parents, students, teachers and other staff, and community members to meet Wilson, learn more about his plans for OUSD, and connect with other public school supporters....