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Rendering of the new Home of Chicken & Waffles restaurant planned for Downtown Richmond. Courtesy of Richmond Main Street Initiative.

Richmond Main Street Campaigns to Bring Restaurant and Retail to Downtown Richmond

The Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) recently launched an Indiegogo fundraiser campaign to create a retail and restaurant space at the Richmond Transit Retail space, located at 1600 MacDonald Ave. (adjacent to the BART parking [...]
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Día de los Niños, Children’s Day/Book Day in San Leandro

The San Leandro Public Library will host its annual El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children’s day/Book day) event on Saturday April 25, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Main Library, [...]
Malcolm X Elementary School students are getting ready to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Photo by Nikolas Zelinski.

Malcolm X Elementary Wins Grant to Support School Garden

Students at Malcolm X Elementary School in Berkeley are gaining some important life lessons, learning the elements of getting their hands dirty in a garden and then producing healthy food.
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Nominations Open for Alameda County’s Arts Leadership Awards

The Alameda County Arts Commission invites County residents to submit nominations for the 2015 Alameda County Arts Leadership Awards.   This annual program enables the Alameda County Arts Commission to recognize five individuals, one from [...]
Leonard Irving-Thomas hones his debating skills. ABC photo.

Oakland Teen Debates His Way to UC Berkeley

By Anne Brice, UC Berkeley News A national debate champion from Oakland is slated to attend UC Berkeley in the fall. But he wasn’t always at the top of his game. As ABC reported just [...]
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Final Push to Rename South Branch Library for Tarea Hall Pittman

The Berkeley Board of Library Trustees will make a decision on renaming the South Branch Library after Tarea Hall Pittman at this month’s meeting, determining the outcome of a three-year-long, grassroots campaign. The effort to [...]
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UC Berkeley Supporters Hold Rally For Missing 43 Students in Mexico

Friends and family of 43 missing university students, “normalistas,” spoke at UC Berkeley last Friday, part of a tour throughout the United States to spread word about the mass kidnapping that has been rocking Mexico [...]
Top from left: Tom Bowden, Commemoration Plaque on 7th Street for “Terrible Tom” Bowden, Fillmore Slim. Bottom: Richard Younger, Skip Hudson, Michael Skinner, Niklas Nordstrom, and Bernard Anderson. Photos by Godfrey Lee.

“Terrible Tom” Bowden Brings the Blues Back to 7th Street

By Roberta Cobb and Godfrey Lee   “Terrible Tom” Bowden brought the Blues back to 7th Street in West Oakland on Friday, March 20.   Bowden, Fillmore Slim, and their special guests performed at One [...]
A lifeguard with her students at the swim lagoon at Contra Loma Regional Park, Antioch. Photo courtesy of East Bay Regional Park District.

Youth Job Opportunities at East Bay Regional Parks

Each year, the East Bay Regional Park District hires more than 400 young people to work in parks, offices and visitor centers. Opportunities include: summer and academic internships working in administration, public safety, operations, finance, [...]