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Open Letter to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Dear Mr. Kalanick,   When President Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Jan. 12, he said, “Today, technology doesn’t just replace jobs on the assembly line, but any job where work can [...]
Cilla Su, a San Francisco teacher at Galileo High School, gets coding tips from master trainer Pierre Huguet during class. Photo courtesy of USF.

Diversifying Computer Science

By Ed Carpenter, USF News   USF computer scientists have joined the national Computer Science For All movement to train 10,000 public school teachers to teach under-resourced high school students computer programming. It’s an effort [...]
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Voters Will Decide on Recreational Pot Legalization

By Patrick McGreevy, L.A. Times   An initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California will be on the Nov. 8 ballot, and the campaign has a commanding lead in fundraising to [...]
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Oakland’s Own Breathing Aerobics Teacher Moonlights as an Uber/Lyft Driver

Jonathan “Fitness” Jones, the creator of Breathing Aerobics, teaches Oakland and San Francisco techies quick and simple deep breathing techniques that help them manage work place stress and increase their creative energy. &
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“Fruitvale Station” Co-Creator Ephraim Walker Finds Home at D Street Pictures

The independent production and distribution company D Street Media Group, has tapped Ephraim Walker to be the President of Production of D Street Pictures, which has its West Coast office in Oakland.
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Peralta Colleges Town Hall Meeting for Community’s Students

Chancellor Dr. Jowel C. Laguerre Peralta Community College District will hold a town hall meeting, “Getting the Community in Community College,” Tuesday, Aug. 9, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Youth Uprising, 8711 MacArthur Blvd. [...]