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Anthony Gaines and his mother, Stacey Rodgers, in the back yard at Build House in Berkeley

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 [...]
Shelby Riley (lower left) and Joelle Gomez .

2014 ATHENA Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Recipients

The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce announces the selection of Joelle Gomez of the Women Center – Youth & Family Services as its 2014 ATHENA Award recipient and Shelby Riley of Central California Safety Council [...]
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Great Oakland Public Schools (GO) Endorses Candidates for Oakland School Board 

Great Oakland Public Schools (GO), a nonprofit network of educators, families and community leaders, has endorsed four candidates for the Oakland Unified School District Board of Education in the November 4th general election.
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Women’s Advocacy Groups Continue to Apply Pressure to NFL

Controversy surrounding domestic and family violence within the NFL has reached a boiling point as women’s advocacy groups are criticizing the NFL for its handling of domestic violence cases and even calling for NFL Commissioner [...]
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BWOPA Member Yolanda Jones Turns Personal Tragedy into Professional Triumph

Like many people, Yolanda Jones has undergone a fair share of personal tragedy. She was a victim of domestic violence for 14 years while also working to raise her disabled son who was has cerebral [...]