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Tech Hive intern Nikita Gupta shows off her LED light up Converse shoes. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

TechHive Comes Alive at Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science

Ski Ball and PacMan machines made from cardboard – those were some of the popular arcade games people came across as they attended the Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science TechHive showcase.Founded in January 2013, TechHive [...]
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Study: Half of Black Males, 40 Percent of White Males Arrested by Age 23

Nearly half of black males and almost 40 percent of white males in the U.S. are arrested by age 23, according to a new report. The study released in the journal Crime & Delinquency analyzed [...]
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$60 Million in Training Funds Available to California Business Owners

Funds for workforce training are now available from the Employment Training Panel (ETP). The funds originate through employer contributions into the Unemployment Insurance Fund, and are intended to address the training needs of private, for-profit [...]
The Habesha (Eritrean and Ethiopian) Women’s Health Expo committee members Almaz Nigusse,Helen Woldai, Rahwa Meharena,  Mimo Haile,  Selam Asmerom, and Tigisti Weldeab (not pictured). Photo by Spencer Whitney

Habesha Women’s Health Expo Comes to the Bay Area

The Habesha (Eritrean and Ethiopian) Women’s Health Expo (HWHE) will host a health expo on February 8th to raise awareness in the Habesha community about healthy living. A fundraising cocktail event will be held Thursday, [...]
Assemblymembers Rob Bonta and Joan Buchannan

Buchanan, Bonta Bill To Keep San Leandro Hospital Open

Governor Brown signed AB 1008, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) last Friday, which keeps San Leandro Hospital and Alameda Hospital open by allowing Alameda Health System (AHS) to keep [...]
Bishop Jerry Macklin delivers prayer on congressional floor.

Bishop Jerry Macklin of Glad Tidings Church Delivers Prayer on Congressional Floor

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15) welcomed Bishop Jerry W. Macklin to the U.S. Capitol to deliver the opening prayer. Bishop Macklin is the leader of Glad Tidings Church in Hayward, California, [...]
Pictured above are Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-13), Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, Former Speaker, former Mayor, Honorable Willie Brown, Rev. J. Alfred Smith, Jr., Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-18), Senator Loni Hancock (D-9), Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-15), Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-16), Senator Ellen Corbett (D-10)  former Alameda County Supervisor Mary King and ACTransit Board member Elsa Ortiz were among the crowd gathered to celebrate the Labor Day opening of the new Bay Bridge. The California Highway Patrol led a procession down the new bridge and antique cars followed behind; the Pacific Boys Choir sang the national anthem at the opening ceremony. Photos and graphic Design by Adam Turner.

Bridged: From Oakland to San Francisco "We Built That!"

Twenty Four years after the Loma Prieta earthquake devastated the Oakland Bay Bridge, the Cypress Freeway and the cities of Oakland and San Francisco, the Bay Area, appropriately celebrated Labor Day by proclaiming “We did [...]