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Special Ed Student Languishes After Berkeley High Takes Away Instructional Aide

Nineteen-year-old Berkeley High student Anthony Gaines sits inside a room beyond our understanding within his own mind and wonders why one of his best friends, his mentor, and his constant daytime companion of three years [...]
Tony Thurmond speaks at a house party. Photo by Ken Epstein

Thurmond Outraises Echols in Race for Assembly District 15

District 15 Assembly Candidate Tony Thurmond raised 30 percent more in campaign contributions during the last reporting period than his opponent, Elizabeth Echols, according to reports published by the Secretary of State.District 15 covers parts [...]
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 [...]