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Families Celebrate Life-Giving Transplants at Annual UCSF Picnic

By Scott Maier, UCSF News On a bright summer Saturday, dozens of children and their family members gathered at McNears Beach Park in San Rafael, listening to music, kayaking, having their faces painted, smashing piñatas, [...]
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Four Seasons Arts Presents African American Violinist Tai Murray, Oct. 11th

Four Seasons Arts, renowned in the East Bay arts scene and founded by W. Hazaiah Williams in 1958, begins its annual series with African American violinist Tai Murray.This season opener will be held on Oct. [...]
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Waste Management Goes Grassroots to Overturn Garbage Deal The corporation is funding the referendum, calling itself “Oakland Residents for a Clean City”

Oakland residents may have thought that the city’s acrimonious trash debates were over last month when the City Council ousted Texas-based Waste Management corporation that has had a lock on the billion-dollar garbage contract for [...]
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Oakland Fast Food Workers Demand $15 Wage and Union Rights

A number of Oakland fast-food workers walked off their jobs Thursday to support demands for wage increases of $15 an hour and union rights at a rally inside the Oakland McDonald’s at Telegraph Avenue and [...]
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Richmond Hosts “Put the Guns Down” Free Community Event

In 2007 Richmond California was ranked America’s ninth most dangerous city. In 2013 Richmond was ranked America’s 69th dangerous city. Homicide rates are dropping nationally, but not steep enough. The homicide crisis in the black [...]
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City Needs to Recruit More Oakland Residents as Police Officers, Says Kaplan  Only 8 percent of OPD officers are local residents

Mayoral candidate and City Council President Pro-Tem Rebecca Kaplan today announced a proposal to require the city to hire more Oakland residents to work as officers at the Oakland Police Department.
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Say It Loud With a Unified Voice: Women Support Nat Bates for Mayor

Over 150 people gathered at Salute’s Restaurant on Thursday, August 27th for a reception hosted by Black American Political Action Committee of Contra Costa County (BAPAC), Richmond Police Officers Association (RPOA) Richmond Firefighters Local 188, [...]