For the upcoming Valentine’s Day weekend, we’ve put together a special list of community events and activities throughout the Bay Area. Whether you celebrate with chocolate, tattoos, zoo animals, power ballads, kissing booths, scientific lectures, blacksmithing lessons, tales of doom or your kids, we’ve got an event for you!
Meet Forest—or more formally, Gingerbread Black Forest Tradition—and his handler Christine Ghimenti of Paw Prints Boxers, as they compete in the Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show, and get a peek into the Bay Area’s dog show scene.
Medical marijuana is now legal in 16 states, and during the last election cycle 22 state legislatures considered marijuana-related bills. Reporter Abby Baird has put together an interactive US map showing which states have considered marijuana-related legislation, and how each legislature voted.
Before the November 2010 election, medical marijuana was legal in 14 states and Washington, DC, but nine electoral contests this year put states’ pot laws on the ballot. With this interactive map, reporter Abby Baird breaks down the outcomes of those elections, and reveals where medical marijuana is legal now.
This November, eight California counties had marijuana related legislation on their local ballots. Here’s an interactive map showing what passed and what didn’t.
Oakland 19-year-old Solomon Tyson is a basketball player. A sled hockey player. A cyclist. A wrestler and mixed martial artist. A star of the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program. He also has cerebral palsy.
The deck was full of motion. Firefighters were readying each turret, the giant revolving guns that shoot water instead of bullets. The Sea-Wolf has four turrets; one on either side of the boat’s deck, one in the front, and the largest located on top of the boat. The fireboat has the capacity to shoot out 8,000 gallons of water per minute.
After Friday’s ranked-choice vote tally, Councilmember Jean Quan leads the Oakland mayoral race 51.1 percent of the vote to Don Perata’s 48.9 percent. With about 15,000 ballots left to count in Oakland, Berkeley and San Leandro races, an announcement of the final results is expected Monday. Watch this video to see what Oaklanders think of the two leading candidates for mayor.
“The move to end marijuana prohibition is far stronger this morning than it ever has been,” said Stephen Gutwillig, the California director of the Drug Policy Alliance, as members of the Yes on 19 campaign gathered at their headquarters in downtown Oakland early Wednesday following the initiative’s defeat, garnering only 46.1 percent of the vote.
A familiar herbal scent filled the air in the Oaksterdam University parking lot Tuesday night as dozens of Proposition 19 supporters heard word that the bill had been defeated.