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City Bans Automated Cell Phone Purchase Machines

To address the significant number of cell phone robberies occurring in the City of Oakland, Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney introduced an ordinance to ban Automated Purchasing Machines.These self-operating buy-back kiosks, which exist in five Bay [...]
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Gallo Calls for Community Support for Migrant Children

Councilmember Noel Gallo, who represents the Fruitvale District, is seeking to promote a alliance between Oakland and San Francisco to pressure the federal government and involve local churches to provide humanitarian aid to Central American [...]
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Successful Cinema Professor Cheryl Dunye Arrives at SF State

By Anthony Lazarus, SFSU News A faculty member for the Department of Cinema is landing on SF State’s campus just as she nabs a new accolade: Filmmaker, artist and educator Cheryl Dunye has been recognized [...]
2. Black sailors, supervised by a white officer, unload ammunition at Port Chicago.

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 [...]
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Children & Families Measure Placed on November Ballot

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and all 11 members of the Board of Supervisors voted to send end to a Charter Amendment to the November ballot to extend the Children’s Fund and the Public Education Enrichment [...]
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Disputes Continue Over Police Accountability, City Ballot Measures

Community members continue to express anger and frustration toward the Oakland City Council as it moves forward with plans to put several measures on the November ballot though it is not considering a community-backed measure [...]
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San Francisco 1st Major City to Ban the Sale of Plastic Water Bottles

San Francisco became the first major city in the U.S. to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on public property this week, taking the lead in a national effort to curb waste.
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 [...]