Two U.S. Congresswomen stood shoulder-to-shoulder with sexual assault survivors on the U.C. Berkeley campus on Tuesday to call for federal legislation that would toughen laws on sexual harassment and violence on college campuses.
It’s the small things in life that make this loving brindle-coated pit-bull mix happy: a new tennis ball, belly rubs, a romp in the park. Pat is just a year old with a sturdy medium build — not very large. This amber-eyed sweetie has been at the shelter for a while, and it’s time that she gets the loving home she deserves. Could Pat be just the right girl to fetch your heart? Check out her photos and video and then come check her out in…
Meet Carter, a tiny little guy who came to the shelter as a stray in early August. He’s a very laid-back, 1-year-old Chihuahua who walks nicely on a leash and loves nothing more than cuddling. His small size makes him a better match for families with children more than 10 years old. See more pictures and video here: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/26936134
Vin is an energetic male kitten, approximately 5 months old. Inspired by his movie-star namesake, Vin dreams of growing up to be an action movie star and never seems to tire of practicing his moves. He excels at running, pouncing, kicking, jumping, leaping and wrestling. He is also a bit of a goofball whose antics will never fail to bring a smile to your face. Once Vin has tuckered himself out, he transforms into a charming leading man who will…
Salamon, 66, was fatally shot while driving in front of the Home of Peace Cemetery, a 113-year-old Orthodox cemetery on the 2400 block of Fern Street in Oakland in the afternoon of July 24. For her life to end at a place where six million Jews are remembered for eternity is symbolic of her fighting spirit.
Old Oakland’s downtown business district is getting a facelift. Brick and mortar stores are making a comeback. New establishments are showing up in neighborhoods where there were once empty storefronts. One company has found a way to invest in people and add a little pop to the community.
On Friday, the Betti Ono art gallery in downtown Oakland hosted a panel discussion about women and Hip-Hop. The “My Art, My Culture: Women, media, and Hip-Hop” three-part discussion was the product of the combined efforts of a number of Bay Area arts organizations including Beats, Rhymes, and Life, which uses Hip-Hop to empower young people, and the Daughters of Dilla Project, which offers media arts programs for girls.