Tag Archives: Bay Area

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Announces $900K STEM Grant

Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) announced Alameda-based Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS) will receive a $899,841grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase enrollment and retention of women in community [...]
Gary Hansen, Charles Gibson, Jerry Garcia, Rich Ciabattori, survivors of the  2011 fishing tragedy.

Charles Gibson Pays Homage to Friends Who Lost Their Lives in Fishing Accident

Chief Charles Gibson of the Contra Costa Community College District is an award winning speaker and college professor. His signature presentation is “How to Kill Complacency before Complacency Kills You,” a story of how he [...]

City Council Approves Downtown San Leandro Tech Campus

San Leandro City Council this week unanimously approved the planning entitlements and development agreement for a, multi-phased, high-density Downtown Technology Campus. This project represents the first major office development under the city’s Downtown Transit-Oriented Development [...]
L to R, from top- Treva Reid, Brigitte Cook, Iris Merriouns, Nyeisha DeWitt, Katherine Jolly, Pamela Calloway, Shereda Nosakhare, Maïsha Everhart, Julie M. Waters, and Aisha Brown. Photo by Ashley Chambers

Bay Area Women Leading Behind the Scenes in Politics

The face of leadership is changing. More African American women are being represented in the political arena. They manage communications for state leaders, represent politicians in the State Assembly, and play a big role in [...]
Oakland Future Quartet and Sheila E post for a picture at the Elevate Oakland concert at the Fox Theatre. Photo by Christopher Victorio.

All-Star Concert Raises over $110,000 funds for Oakland Schools

Well known artists and musicians performed to a packed audience at the Fox Theatre in Oakland Saturday evening for a special benefit concert in support of Elevate Oakland, a collaborative effort that brings music and [...]
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OP-ED: Will California Join Colorado to Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use?

By D. Demond King, The Redemption Center Recent legislation in Colorado legalizing recreational marijuana use is being touted as a “springboard” by many supporters of the nation’s burgeoning pro-pot movement. Ma
The West Oakland Job Resource Center is designed to assist job seekers in gaining employment with jobs on the Army Base.

Unemployed Seek Work at West Oakland Job Resource Center

Job seekers flock to the West Oakland Job Resource Center (WOJRC) each month, seeking working to support themselves and their families. They attend monthly orientations and are met with a list of requirements for apprenticeship [...]