(left to right) Raiders Hall of Famer Willie Brown, Mayor Jean Quan, OPR Diretor Audree Tayor-Jones, Friend of OPR Executive Director iKen Luphoff and the Raiderette's accept the $200,000 check presented by Julie O'Loughlin  of Bay Area LISC.  Photo by Tasion Kwamilele.

Oakland Raiders Gives $200k to Renovate Curt Flood Sports Complex  

The Oakland Raiders – in partnership with the National Football League Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) – on Monday presented the Friends of Oakland Parks & Recreation (FOPR) a $200,000 grant to help [...]
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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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New Children’s Book Celebrates Civil Rights Movement

Beginning in December of 1955, the Montgomery Bus Boycott was one of the most important catalysts for radically charging the American civil rights movement. A language arts teacher in Atlanta, Yolanda L. Everett knows that [...]
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Rev. Gregory Hunter Installed as Senior Pastor of Olivet MBC

Rev. Gregory Hunter was recently installed as the Senior Pastor of Olivet Missionary Baptist Church. Hunter accepted his call to ministry in 1989 and preached his first sermon at Berkeley Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Under [...]
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“Motown: The Musical” Is a Must See

Whether it’s the classic songs by Diana Ross and the Supremes or the crooning sounds of Smokey Robinson, the music and the memories are captured in the Broadway production of “Motown: The Musical,” playing at [...]
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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 [...]