California voters have decided not to restore affirmative action in schools. Proposition 16, which failed by a margin of 12 percentage points, would have reversed a 1996 ban on considering race, gender or ethnicity in public education systems and public contracting.  State lawmakers—motivated by high-profile racial injustices, such as the police killing of George Floyd—voted…

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With a total of 40 miles, six checkpoints and throughout six cities in the East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, El Cerrito, Albany and Richmond) last weekend’s Rad Massaker alleycat race was all sorts of fun. The winner, Ricardo Moran, clocked in at around two hours and 30 minutes, coming in ahead of over 150 other…

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The same folks that brought you the Oakland Scrape alleycat last year are putting together the Rad Massaker alleycat this Sunday. The race will be throughout Berkeley, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, and Albany and will “finish bbq style.” It’s ten bucks and all proceeds go to the local non-profit-Cycles of Change. For those of you who…

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