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Anthony Campbell works behind the counter at Street Level Cycles. Photo by Brian Rinker.

Bikes, Boats and Coffee Keep East Bay Kids on Right Path

By Brian Rinker Rosevelt Jones never imagined he’d ever have a job. He thought himself destined for a hard life on the streets of Oakland and in and out of jail. That changed when Jones [...]
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Girls Inc. Offers Summer Fun for Girls Ages 5 to 14

Girls Inc. of West Contra Cost County is offering Summer Fun Experience for girls ages 5 to 14, which has six weeks left. The program’s themes including friendship, health, fitness, independence and careers, exploring, crazy [...]
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Book by UC Berkeley Professor Puts “Mass Incarceration on Trial”

By Scott McLemee, Inside Higher Ed The United States has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. It has come down a sliver over the past six years: the all-time peak rate [...]
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War, ‘Mutiny’ and Civil Rights: Remembering Port Chicago

By Barry Bergman, UC Berkeley News Just after 10:18 p.m. on July 17, 1944, UC Berkeley seismographs measured what looked like a 3.4-magnitude earthquake. Far from a routine temblor, though, this was a seismic event [...]
Marlon McWilson, recently elected as president of the Alameda County Board of Education.

Alameda County Board of Education Welcomes New & Re-elected Members 

The Alameda County Board of Education (ACBOE) celebrates the appointment of Marlon McWilson as President and Aisha Knowles as Vice President for 2014-2015. ACBOE also congratulates Trustee Knowles, along with Trustees Joaquin Rivera and Yvonne [...]
Educator Jackie Shonerd (left) and Assemblymember Nancy Skinner.

Jackie Shonerd Recognized as Science and Technology Educator of the Year  

Jackie Shonerd, Region 4 After School Program Coordinator, has been honored as a 2014 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Woman of the Year by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner’s STEM Woman of the Year program recognizing [...]
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California’s Minimum Wage Rises to $9 an Hour

By Vanessa Ochavillo, Sacramento Bee At Krazy Mary’s Boutique in midtown Sacramento, owner Mary Kawano is already accommodating the state’s new minimum wage of $9 a hour, which went into effect Tuesday.