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Nicholson to be city’s first LGBT fire chief

Nicholson to be city’s first LGBT fire chief

By Dan McMenamin, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

March 14, 2019

San Francisco Deputy Fire Chief Jeanine Nicholson, a 25-year veteran of the department, was named by Mayor London Breed on Wednesday as the city’s new fire chief. Nicholson will be the city’s first LGBT fire chief in San Francisco and the second woman to serve in the position, following her imme...

San Leandro expands “weed” accessibility

San Leandro expands “weed” accessibility

By Priscilla Solis, CONTRIBUTOR

March 14, 2019

The first medical-only cannabis dispensary in San Leandro may be getting a permit to include recreational sales as well. The city of San Leandro discussed the possibility of adding recreational use for marijuana to its existing permits at a city council meeting on Feb. 19. The three existing permits c...

Richmond-San Rafael bridge postponed

Richmond-San Rafael bridge postponed

By Jeff Weiss, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

March 7, 2019

Due to inclement weather, Caltrans has indefinitely postponed repair work on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, where chunks of concrete started falling onto vehicles on the eastbound lower deck last month. In a statement issued Tuesday afternoon, Caltrans spokesman Jeff Weiss said that work will res...

Teachers strike closes on seventh day

Teachers strike closes on seventh day

March 7, 2019

Oakland teachers and district officials agreed on a tentative contract on March 3, ending the seven-day strike by educators after they were unable to bargain with the district over contractual agreements. The Oakland Education Association announced in a press release that the union and the school dis...

Roots International Academy set to close

Roots International Academy set to close

By Xavier Clark, CONTRIBUTOR

February 28, 2019

Roots International Academy is the first of 24 Oakland Unified Schools slated for closure, possibly by the end of this school year. With the 5-2 Oakland School Board vote, the “Community of Schools Policy” will now put many teachers and administration out of a job and leave students in Oakland displac...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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