Hundreds of after-school program coordinators and instructors from seven Bay Area counties gathered Friday and Saturday at Oakland Technical High School for a conference focused on improving the quality and range of regional after-school programs.
We now turn to that age-old question: Why is BART so noisy? It turns out there are specific reasons for the noise and BART officials know what they are. BART officials also say, however, that studies actually rank BART as one of the quietest public transportation systems in the country.
As health organizers around the globe assess the illness during the week of World AIDS Day, local officials say funding cuts and young people’s attitudes are contributing to new infections and the comparatively higher rates of HIV/AIDS among black teens and women.
Oakland students, parents, community members, teachers and other district employees came together during Oakland’s Promise Alliance Dropout Prevention Summit to exchange ideas about how to slash the district’s dropout rate.
We met Wednesday at 9:08 AM in the Office of the Mayor’s greeting room, just beyond the iron and glass Art Deco-like divide separating the mayoral cluster of offices and conference rooms from the rest of City Hall’s third floor. One of the bulbs was out in the hexagonal light fixture that looked like beeswax…
A statement from the University of California’s Office of the President argues that financial aid and other help will ease the impact of fee hikes.
Relatives of a young mother found dead in Berkeley last week cried quietly in a packed courtroom Tuesday as a judge read the charges against the Oakland man accused of murdering Zoelina Williams, 23, and her 17-month-old son Jashon.
– It’s not just any old Friday: The second to last Art Murmur of 2009 is tonight 5-10 PM. Art and music hit the streets between 48th and 19th on Telegraph in Oakland, where you can also duck in and out of art galleries. Check out this video to see what it’s like. – Craving…
– According to US Coast Guard member Levi Read, 422 gallons of bunker had spilled into the bay. In contrast, over 53,000 gallons entered the bay from the Cosco Busan spill in 2007. – Approximately 14 birds died from the recent spill and an additional 36 were found oiled but alive. 2,400 birds died in…
UPDATED: 9:00p.m. A still-undetermined amount of oil spilled from the Panamanian-flagged tanker ship the Dubai Star into the San Francisco Bay Friday morning around 6:48 AM, causing an oil slick two miles long and 220 yards wide.
Two hundred people joined at Lake Merritt early Saturday morning and walked together into daybreak. The walk, called Out of the Darkness, was part of a national effort to publicize suicide prevention.
The East Bay Community Foundation released a report Tuesday that outlines the employment hurdles facing many immigrants with limited English proficiency, individuals previously imprisoned, and former foster care recipients in Oakland and recommends ways community groups and private employers can help remove the barriers.
An hour before kickoff at the Oakland Raiders football game Sunday, many silver-and-black clad Raiders fans did something that on any other day might peg them traitors – they showed support for the opposing team’s new quarterback, Michael Vick.