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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 [...]
From left: Barbara Zarate. Graduates from the 2014 Marin Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute: Marina Palma, Kim Ngo, Antonia Goers, Ora Hatheway, Pashia Lord, Magali Limeta, Maureen de Nieva, Todd McCleary, Gayle Theard, Martha Vega, Michelle Garcilazo Valverde, Veda Florez and Meilyn Santana (Photo by Erica Erickson).

Local Marin Residents Graduate from Leadership Training Institute

Fourteen local residents recently graduated from the Marin Boards & Commissions Leadership Institute, created to increase diversity in representation on the bodies of public agencies in order to support and advance social, economic, and environmental [...]
Photo courtesy of www.movementphotographer.com.

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.
Supervisor Keith Carson and Black Elected Officials & Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay hosted the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act on Wednesday, June 18 at the Beebee Memorial Cathedral. Left to right: singing "We Shall Overcome," civil rights attorney Howard Moore, Jr.; activist Angela Davis; Dr. Clayborne Carson, director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University; Supervisor Keith Carson; activist and former Black Panther Party leader who now works in Supervisor Carson's office, Elaine Brown; and Pastor Charley Hames, Jr. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act: The Struggle Continues

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act that was signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964, faith leaders, elected officials, community members, and activists assembled together at the Beebee Memorial Cathedral in Oakland [...]