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Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness

Berkeley Film Festival spotlights local homelessness

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

It’s 9 p.m. on Saturday and nobody stirs at the East Bay Media Center. Around 20 film-lovers huddle in the small, brick-lined room that smells like patchouli oil and old wood, while Amir Soltani and Chihiro Wimbush’s powerful documentary “Dogtown Redemption” plays on the screen. Mel Vapour, di...

Fire-fighting goats retired from service

Fire-fighting goats retired from service

Michele Dennis,
Contributor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Media, Metro, Showcase, Videos

For 21 years, the Oakland Fire Department has employed roughly 3,500 goats and brought them to the Oakland Hills to eat grasses and shrubs, which serve as kindling during dry fire seasons. The goats recently returned to their ranch in Dixon, California, after finishing up their latest season as fire...

“Creepy clown” craze hits Bay Area

“Creepy clown” craze hits Bay Area

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

Straight from the silver screen to the streets, clowns are scaring people nationwide, causing police departments and school districts in the Bay Area and nationwide to take action. Several reports surfaced in August that people dressed in clown costumes were lingering by the woods in several cities ...

Activists occupy Oakland, celebrate anniversary of movement

Activists occupy Oakland, celebrate anniversary of movement

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Metro

It’s been five years since activists with the Occupy movement made camp at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Oakland to protest social inequality and wealth disparity. Today, the tents are long-gone and supporters say Occupy Oakland no longer exists. On Saturday evening, around 150 Occupy sympathizers gathered ...

Raiders could stay at home in Oakland

Raiders could stay at home in Oakland

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2016


Filed under Sports

Two weeks into the 2016 NFL season, the focus should be on the field. However, for the Oakland Raiders, off-the-field issues have dominated the headlines as of late. That trend continued yesterday when Stadium Real Estate Partners, LLC in association with The Integral Group, sent a letter to Oaklan...

Richmond Police Department receives disciplinary recommendations

Richmond Police Department receives disciplinary recommendations

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

On Tuesday, the lawyer for Jasmine Abuslin, a 19-year-old former prostitute, known by the alias Celeste Guap, filed a $30 million lawsuit against the Richmond Police Department and a $6 million lawsuit against the Livermore Police Department. She had previously filed a $66 million lawsuit against th...

California suffering from teacher shortage

California suffering from teacher shortage

Maira Sanchez,
Contributor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

California has experienced a teacher shortage for the better part of a decade, as schools struggle to lure new talent into a profession that isn’t viewed as lucrative, and as cost of living continues to rise statewide. Since 2013, California has the highest student-teacher ratio in the nation at 24:1...

Oakland levels up with an eSports arena

Oakland levels up with an eSports arena

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When new arenas and Oakland are mentioned, usually the Oakland Raiders come to mind. Even the Golden State Warriors or the Oakland Athletics would be more deserving of a new arena, but it was the egaming community that got one instead. The collaboration between ESports Arena, based in...

El orgullo de Oakland para cerrar el verano

El orgullo de Oakland para cerrar el verano

Ira Lazo,
Contribuyente

August 24, 2016


Filed under Spanish

Cada seis meses, el personal del gimnasio gay de Oakland presenta un programa de sensibilidad gay, en la que la comunidad local y los entrenadores personales tienen la oportunidad de hacer preguntas difíciles o incómodas sobre el espectro del género. Comienzan cada entrenamiento con una introdu...

Oaklandish rewards good grades

Oaklandish rewards good grades

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2016


Filed under Metro

Since they opened over five years ago, the fashion like and retail clothing store brand Oaklandish has been a huge staple in Oakland. Its T-shirts, hoodies and accessories aim to promote civic pride by showcasing common symbols of Oakland. More than 100 students from the Oakland Unified Schoo...

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

August 18, 2016


Filed under Metro

A party at an Oakland art gallery turned deadly early Sunday morning, leaving two dead and two others wounded during the event. Prime Development, a vintage clothing store and gallery, hosted a 20th birthday party where at least two shooters opened fire, according to the Oakland Police Departmen...

Oakland: Council sends police oversight commission measure to voters

Oakland: Council sends police oversight commission measure to voters

David Debolt,
East Bay Times

July 27, 2016


Filed under Metro

A controversial measure to establish a civilian police commission is headed to the November ballot after a flurry of last-minute changes and objections from reformers over who gets to pick the members. The Oakland City Council’s unanimous vote Tuesday came with a sense of urgency as it was their...

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