"Just because it's imperfect doesn't mean its bad."
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A recent study suggests that not only do suspensions take a toll on students, they place a financial burden on their communities. In March, the California Dropout Research Project at UC Santa Barbara and the...
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Late night bites can soon be a reality for anyone who purchases a ticket to a New Parish show.
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Ricky Henderson tried not to smile. He strode onto the Oakland Athletics’ field with his unmistakable swagger—a delicate mix of confidence, bravado and humility—embodied by his sleek blazer, grey trousers, sunglasses, and a peek of...
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"I find acupuncture as very powerful for healing in my life and other people’s lives"
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Across the street from Lake Merritt, a small group gathers around a wooden table, writing on playing cards. A man called Briar instructs his students to write “KEEP ME SAFE” in all caps across the...
Four leading women artists in the film, animation and game industries led the opening night of the Bay Area International Children's Film Festival.
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Dive into the world of the paranormal investigating scene in the Bay Area. They examine both private residences and notoriously haunted locations to determine if there is a ghostly presence there.
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Oakland Unified School District's 38th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Festival culminates on March 7.
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Puff, Pass & Paint, a new Bay Area art class, combines weed, wine and painting. This is just one of a series of new marijuana-infused events designed to encourage creativity, while enjoying the effects of...
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Some 300 to 400 people attend the Japan Beer Festival in Oakland every year.
On February 12, Oakland Peace Centre held their second Advocacy and Activism resource fair in Downton Oakland.
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Denmark Gatewood had a captive audience. On Saturday, he sat on a small stage reading children’s books filled with stories about Black children, written by Black authors to a group of mostly Black children and...
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February 3rd marked the opening of the "Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years." exhibition at the Chabot Space & Science Center. This event drew Trekkies from all over the Bay Area to examine the wide...
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Many families bring cats and dogs to shelters shortly after purchasing or adopting them. But, one Bay Area animal rescue is working to find the furry friends homes and keep them there.
“Technologies of the Kitchen”, a month-long art exhibit opened last week. It's about challenging anti-sexuality and other “healing institutions”—the artists wanted to express the ideas of gender and resistance, instead of making those things invisible.
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