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“Rumor Central”

By Terri Schlichenmeyer, The Bookworm Sez Have youheardabout…? Those are four words that are music to your ears. You hear them, and you lean in [...]

Alameda County Fair-17 Days of Fun

This year’s 101st celebration at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton runs June 19 to July 7 featuring $1 admission and $1 rides on opening [...]

Barbara Lee: Food Stamps Cut Avoided

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, flanked by clergy leadersonMonday, defended the food stamp program against proposed congressional cuts. Front Row: Congresswoman Barbara Lee; Back row, from left [...]

Helen Brooks Celebrates 104th

Helen Brooks, who recently celebrated her 104th birthday, says her biggest joy has been family, watching her children grow up. Born on June 12, 1909 [...]

Reid, Brooks Lead on LED Lights

By Ken A. Epstein Thanks to years of efforts by Councilmembers Larry Reid and Desley Brooks and outspoken community members, the City of Oakland has [...]