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Teachers rally as strike continues for third day

Teachers rally as strike continues for third day

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

February 28, 2019


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PHOTOS BY ALLI WESEMAN /THE PIONEER The strike by 3,000 Oakland public school teachers continued for a third day on Monday and about 1,000 teachers and their supporters gathered in front of Oakland City Hall for a boisterous midday rally. Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, who’s now ...

City declares local emergency after mudslide

City declares local emergency after mudslide

By Kathleen Kirkwood, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

February 21, 2019


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The Sausalito City Council on Monday ratified a local emergency declaration in the wake of last week’s mudslide that destroyed three homes and left seven others red-tagged. The declaration makes the city eligible to seek reimbursement from the state and federal government for costs associated w...

Two bodies found at separate bart stations

Two bodies found at separate bart stations

By Pablo Villasenor, CONTRIBUTOR

February 21, 2019


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Two recent deaths on Bay Area Rapid Transit are not an indication that there is a safety problem on the transit system, according to a BART spokesman Chris Filippi. Filippi of BART Communications said the two deaths at San Leandro and Union City stations are an unfortunate reality of public high-tra...

Oakland teachers set to strike

Oakland teachers set to strike

By Alli Weseman, PHOTO EDITOR

February 21, 2019


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Oakland Unified School District teachers announced in a press conference on Saturday that they will be going on strike on Thursday Feb 21. The decision came after the OUSD and educators were unable to come to a contract agreement. Oakland teachers are asking for a pay increase, reduction in class size and ...

Wheel theft on the rise in Hayward

Wheel theft on the rise in Hayward

By Thania Arce, CONTRIBUTOR

February 21, 2019


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Thieves in the Hayward area are targeting car tires and rims, particularly from Honda Accords and Toyota Camrys. Hayward residents are on high alert after reported incidents of wheel theft. Apartment complexes seem to be a hotspot for this crime according to reports from victims. Jorge Aguilar, who resid...

Researchers discover WWII carrier with ties to Bay Area

Researchers discover WWII carrier with ties to Bay Area

By Keith Burbank, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

February 14, 2019


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Remains of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier with ties to the San Francisco Bay Area were discovered recently just east of the Solomon Islands, officials with a Bay Area museum announced Tuesday. According to the USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum in Alameda, the USS Hornet (CV-8), was discovered by ...

City to approve initial funding for $24M program to close ‘digital divide’ in Silicon Valley

City to approve initial funding for $24M program to close ‘digital divide’ in Silicon Valley

By Supriya Yelimeli, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

February 14, 2019


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San Jose city officials are pushing for equitable access to technology through a $24 million fund that could bring internet access to low-income areas and ease a "digital divide" in the Silicon Valley over the next 10 years. The Digital Inclusion Fund was approved in May 2018, and developed through ...

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco offers free admission to SF residents

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco  offers free admission to SF residents

By Shoib Ahmadzai, CONTRIBUTOR

February 14, 2019


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A free admission program by the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco could soon be offered to all residents of the Bay Area. The Fine Arts Museums announced a new initiative on Jan. 29 which states that they will offer free Saturday admission to the de Young and Legion of Honor Museums starting Apr. 6 be...

Oakland TSA workers reflect on the government shutdown

Oakland TSA workers reflect on the government shutdown

By Erika Martinez, STAFF WRITER

February 7, 2019


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The financial state of furloughed federal workers is still undetermined as we approach the last two weeks of the temporary federal government reopening. The 35-day government shutdown, from Dec. 22 to Jan. 25 began commenced after a request for $5.7 billion of federal funding for a border wall whic...

Oakland Homeless Camp cleared out

Oakland Homeless Camp cleared out

By Pricilla Martinez, CONTRIBUTOR

February 7, 2019


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A homeless encampment known as “The Village” in East Oakland, once sanctioned by the city, has started to be cleared out this past week. The site on East 12th Street and 23rd Street of East Oakland made news in September for a large fire as well as a body found on site. A homicide inside the camp in...

Police to announce update on unsolved ‘Doodler’ case from 1970s

Police to announce update on unsolved ‘Doodler’ case from 1970s

By Daniel Montes, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

February 7, 2019


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San Francisco police are set to announce an update Wednesday in the Doodler case, in which several assaults against gay men were thought to be connected to five homicides in the mid-1970s. Although police did not reveal what the update will be, back in June police said they had developed a sketch...

Oakland Raiders want to play in San Francisco

Oakland Raiders want to play in San Francisco

By TJ Porreca, Sports Editor

February 7, 2019


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The Oakland Raiders have reported a plan to have a Bay Area home for the 2019 NFL season, but it will not be in Oakland. The team wants to play its home games at Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, according to NBC Bay Area. The Raiders are currently without a lease to a stadium after...

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