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Oakland North
October 21, 2013 - 10:18am
Life has not been easy for student-athlete Jacquese Steen. As a result, he is determined to not let anything stop him from playing college football and getting a good education.
Berkeleyside
October 21, 2013 - 10:00am
Gather, in downtown Berkeley, is known for its food, but its cozy bar serves up an impressive cocktail too. Photo: Gather Crowd-pleasing classics and improv behind the bar: Gather pulls it all together Several weeks ago, we were enjoying a cocktail at another East Bay establishment and engaging...
Berkeleyside
October 21, 2013 - 7:00am
Berkeley: third best city to live in in the United States, according to new ranking. Photo: Daniel Parks Berkeley has placed third in a ranking published by Livability.com of the best places to live in the U.S. Sadly, our city by the bay was beaten to the top slot by Palo Alto. Boulder, Colorado...
Oakland North
October 20, 2013 - 11:35pm
Port of Oakland truck drivers are planning to stop work and begin picketing Monday morning. The drivers are protesting chronic congestion at the port, which they say has created dangerous working conditions.
Richmond Confidential
October 20, 2013 - 4:27pm
Ten years ago, Chan Bounkeut, a 15-year-old girl from Middle College High was shot at her front door and died. In memory of Chan and other South East Asian community members who lost their lives in recent years, people gathered at Richmond Public Library Saturday to hold a candle lit vigil.
Richmond Confidential
October 19, 2013 - 8:01pm
About 80 volunteers got their hands dirty Saturday morning digging holes to plant 35 trees at Richmond's Lucas Park during an Arbor Day celebration.
Oakland North
October 19, 2013 - 4:42pm
When BART unions went on strike Friday at midnight, San Francisco Bay Ferry workers jumped into action four hours later in anticipation of the increase in ferry commuters. Jack London Square in Oakland was one of the ferry terminals that increased their services in response to the strike. In this...
Richmond Confidential
October 19, 2013 - 3:00pm
Richmond High held its homecoming game on Friday against Hercule High. Though they lost 46-0, the festive home crowd came out in support of the team before attending the homecoming dance later that evening.
Richmond Confidential
October 19, 2013 - 11:32am
Munoz, now 17, is a lineman on the Richmond High football team, a team leader and a jovial presence. He smiles when he talks and seems to emit positive energy. He’s getting good grades in school and for once, has a plan for his future. All of this, he attributes to joining the football team.
Berkeleyside
October 19, 2013 - 9:17am
About 50,000 people walked along a car-less Shattuck Avenue on Oct. 14 for the second annual Sunday Streets. There were all sorts of free activities, including a bubble extravaganza Photo: Nancy Rubin. The week got off to a glorious start as thousands of Berkeleyans flocked downtown for Sunday...
Oakland North
October 18, 2013 - 7:07pm
The theatre company will be bringing its collaborative energy to Downtown Oakland in 2014.
Richmond Confidential
October 18, 2013 - 6:25pm
As the evening commute is in full swing, many Richmond drivers are anticipating gridlocked traffic. However, if this morning’s commute indicates anything, it’s that the freeways shouldn’t be too packed considering that BART workers remain on strike.
Richmond Confidential
October 18, 2013 - 5:37pm
With the possibility of a BART strike looking more likely, tension was thick during Gene Alexander’s shift as a BART train operator yesterday evening. Earlier that day BART union representatives said they would likely strike at midnight, but Alexander was still transporting passengers. It was clear...
Berkeleyside
October 18, 2013 - 5:05pm
Ain’t nobody here but us pigeons. At the BART station, Oct. 18, 2013. Photo: Ted Friedman UC Berkeley information security office works to stay ahead of hackers (Daily Cal) Berkeley resident Helen Barber, 84, passes away (SFGate) Three laptop-friendly cafes in Berkeley (Daily Clog)...
Oakland North
October 18, 2013 - 4:29pm
After months of bargaining and a week of unfulfilled strike threats that kept commuters on edge, BART workers went on strike after unions and management failed to reach a deal on employee contract terms.
Richmond Confidential
October 18, 2013 - 4:16pm
In the midst of a BART Strike, AC Transit is modifying its service to try to accommodate the influx of commuters.
Berkeleyside
October 18, 2013 - 4:05pm
Some of the world’s leading, and most entertaining, experts will be participating at Uncharted on Oct. 25-26 The finishing touches are being applied to the program, the speakers, all world experts in their fields, are tweeting about their imminent appearance on stage in Berkeley, and the...
Berkeleyside
October 18, 2013 - 3:30pm
Bottom of the Ninth Bar & Grill is now open at 5319 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Oakland. Photo: Bottom of the Ninth Openings, closings… BOTTOM OF THE NINTH BAR & GRILL Bottom of the Ninth Bar & Grill opened last month in the former Looney’s space at 5319 Martin Luther King Way...
Berkeleyside
October 18, 2013 - 1:10pm
Berkeley School Board. Photo: Mark Coplan Members of the Board of Education will hold office hours in an attempt to make themselves more available to the community, the Berkeley Unified School District announced recently. Scroll down to see an interactive map of the locations and schedule. Karen...
Oakland North
October 18, 2013 - 12:30pm
Check out our interactive map of the commuting snarl.
Richmond Confidential
October 18, 2013 - 12:30pm
Richmond Confidential
October 18, 2013 - 12:10pm
Updated Friday, October 18 at 2:36 p.m. Thirteen thousand people use Richmond and del Norte BART stations weekly. When union workers announced that they would strike at midnight, many expected the lack of service to cause wide disruption to their morning routine. Updated Friday, October 18 at 2:36...
Richmond Confidential
October 18, 2013 - 11:35am
The Contra Costa County Sheriff is pursuing an $80 million state grant that could upgrade the West County Detention Facility. If awarded, Sheriff Dave Livingston plans to increase jail space and re-entry services at the 30-acre site. While Livingston got the green light to submit a proposal to the...
Oakland North
October 18, 2013 - 10:35am
Community events and activities for the weekend of October 19-20 2013. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!
Berkeleyside
October 18, 2013 - 10:15am
Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso go into a bar… that’s the opening premise of Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a play written by Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin) and being produced by the Actor’s Ensemble at Live Oak Theater through Oct. 26. In the play, Picasso and Einstein...