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Oakland North
March 5, 2014 - 10:16am
Mayor Jean Quan broke a 4-4 tie at last night’s city council meeting that means Oakland will move forward with a version of its controversial Domain Awareness Center, but it will be limited until the council can gather more information and implement clear privacy and data policies.
Oakland North
March 4, 2014 - 3:46pm
In the future, the EOSC plans to expand by adding an outdoor competition swimming pool, a two-court basketball gymnasium with an elevated running track, three soccer fields and additional parking.
Richmond Confidential
February 27, 2014 - 1:00pm
Currently there are hundreds of young people in Richmond who need to be provided with effective youth development opportunities and purposeful engagement with healthy adults on a consistent basis.
Richmond Confidential
February 24, 2014 - 12:45pm
The Dalai Lama was in Richmond to bless the Tibetan Association of Northern California’s offices and community center, where participants hope Tibetan cultural life can be sustained and passed on to the next generation. Many of the Tibetans in attendance said that it was a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Richmond Confidential
February 20, 2014 - 2:09pm
Richmond’s Tibetan community center on Huntington Avenue will receive His Holiness the Dalai Lama this Sunday. Last Saturday, members prepared the center for his arrival.
Berkeleyside
February 13, 2014 - 8:00am
Eric Cohen, founder of West Berkeley based Justice Grace Vineyards, roots for the underdog, both with his choice of grape and the social mission of his wines. Photo: Granate Sosnoff A winery with a passion for social justice and support for a national living wage seems like a lovely valentine to...
Berkeleyside
February 12, 2014 - 6:05pm
Phormium. Photo: jar () UC Berkeley student in ‘Jeopardy’ college tourney (SFGate) 12-year-old boy struck by car, injured (BCN) Berkeley to resurrect beloved Sierra camp (Oakland Tribune) Former UC Berkeley grad instructor arrested in sex assault case (NBC Bay Area) Barbara Chase-...
Berkeleyside
February 12, 2014 - 4:32pm
Family members of Kayla Moore say they’re still fighting for justice after her death in police custody last year. Photo: Emilie Raguso One year after Kayla Moore died during a police investigation into a disturbance at her downtown Berkeley home, family members and supporters are still...
Berkeleyside
February 12, 2014 - 3:05pm
Recent storms provided 7 inches of rain for EBMUD, but the utility still only has about half the average precipitation it counts on. Photo: Pete Rosos In one of the driest years ever, EBMUD is asking East Bay residents to stretch water supplies and cut their usage by 10%. Without enough rain,...
Oakland North
February 12, 2014 - 1:00pm
Throughout the weekend, teams worked on ideas that included ways for former inmates to locate jobs that would hire individuals with criminal records to interactive games that would encourage youth to workout and eat healthy.
Berkeleyside
February 12, 2014 - 11:45am
No city has yet been successful in passing a sugar-sweetened beverages tax. Will Berkeley be first? Photo: Vox Efx Berkeley has embarked on a path that could lead it to becoming the first city in the nation to tax sugar-sweetened beverages. On Tuesday night the City Council agreed to put a sugar...
Berkeleyside
February 12, 2014 - 10:00am
Cal junior Ted Agu, who died after collapsing in a workout on Feb. 7, 2014. Photo: Cal Athletics A candlelight service honoring Ted Agu, the Cal footballer who collapsed and died after a training session on Friday last week, will be held today from 7-8 p.m. The vigil, which is open to the...
Berkeleyside
February 12, 2014 - 8:00am
Know where this is? Take a guess and let us know in the Comments. (Bonus point if you know what the historical marker is referring to.) And, by the way, we still do not have an a correct answer to last week’s Where in Berkeley! A first. Can you stump the chumps? Photo: Mark Petrofsky. By...
Berkeleyside
February 11, 2014 - 6:05pm
Shelter, such as it is. Under the bike bridge at Aquatic Park. Photo: TJ Gehling UC Berkeley law professor Suzanne Scotchmer dies at 64 (Daily Cal) ‘House that will no Stand’ charms, haunts in Berkeley (Examiner) Napolitano to visit Berkeley to conclude UC system tour (Daily Cal)...
Berkeleyside
February 11, 2014 - 4:35pm
Some of the Moe’s team pose with the bookstore’s new historical plaque. L to r: Doris Moskowitz, Gene Barone, Johnny Williams, K Murphy, Laura Tibbals, Matt Wong, and Owen Hill. Photo: Siciliana Trevino Moe’s Books, Berkeley’s famous Telegraph Avenue bookstore, was...
Berkeleyside
February 11, 2014 - 1:00pm
“With Muhammad Ali long since silenced by Parkinson’s Disease, it’s easy to forget what a lightning rod he was during the ’60s and early ’70s.” We’ve been awash recently in reminders that 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ momentous first trip to the...
Berkeleyside
February 11, 2014 - 11:00am
Hundreds of people came to the 12th annual Berkeley Authors’ dinner on Sat. Feb. 8. Photo: Richard Friedman Berkeley, a literary city if there ever was one, celebrated local authors, readers and the renovation of its branch libraries Saturday night at the 12th annual Authors’ Dinner...
Richmond Confidential
February 11, 2014 - 10:00am
New numbers published last week by the California Department of Education show that, like the rest of the state, the West Contra Costa Unified School District is moving away from once-popular “zero tolerance” policies to remedy student misbehavior.
Berkeleyside
February 11, 2014 - 8:00am
L to r: Joniece Abbott-Pratt (Odette) and Tiffany Rachelle Stewart (Agnès) portray sisters, and award-winning actress Lizan Mitchell (Beartrice) portrays the matriarch of the Albans family in Berkeley Rep’s world première of Marcus Gardley’s The House that will not Stand, a comedic drama about...
Oakland North
February 10, 2014 - 4:00pm
The artist wears black latex gloves and dips a needle into ink. She then draws blue waves around a colorless outline of the Buddha, carefully wiping excess ink off of her living canvas. The mechanical hum of the mechanized needle doesn’t interfere with the interaction between tattoo artist,...
Oakland North
February 4, 2014 - 11:06am
Oakland-based nonprofit Today’s Future Sound teaches music production to students in K-12 schools around the bay and beyond.
Oakland North
February 3, 2014 - 11:15am
Though the Bay Area experienced a few showers this week, far more rain is needed to make a dent in the state’s water shortage.
Richmond Confidential
February 3, 2014 - 11:13am
California is in a drought. Though the Bay Area experienced a few showers this week, far more rain is needed to make a dent in the state’s water shortage. Last year was the driest on record, and on January 17 Governor Jerry Brown made the drought emergency official. On Friday, the Department of...
Richmond Confidential
January 31, 2014 - 6:00pm
To help individuals coming out of incarceration reintegrate into the community, the Reentry Solutions Group this week unveiled plans to open a one-stop center in West Contra Costa County.
Richmond Confidential
January 31, 2014 - 3:03pm
The El Cerrito Planning Commission approved the permit for Summit K2 Public School, clearing the final hurdle for opening the new charter middle school. The vote drew a broad smile from Kelly Garcia, the designated principal of Summit K2, which will occupy the site of the closed Windrush School,...