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The wave of teacher protests lands in Oakland, Calif.

Following in the footsteps of colleagues in Los Angeles, teachers in Oakland, Calif., went on strike Thursday to demand higher wages and more nurses and counselors, charging the school system with allowing too many resources to flow to charter schools.


When will the icy, arctic wind in the Bay Area stop taunting 'weak' Californians?

@omnitrigger photographed the snow covered Mt. Hamilton in San Jose. Snow graced the peaks of the San Francisco Bay Area once again on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. "When is this crazy icy wind going to end?" asks a San Jose Reddit user.


Pay attention to the growing wave of climate change lawsuits

In 1998, 46 states and the District of Columbia signed on to the largest civil litigation settlement in US history, the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. Stunning in its scope and scale, the agreement forced the four largest tobacco companies to stop advertising to youth, limit lobbying, restrict


San Jose 7th-Grader To Compete For Bay Area In Scripps National Spelling Bee

PLEASANTON (CBS SF) — A seventh grader from Chaboya Middle School in San Jose is headed to the Scripps National Spelling Bee after correctly spelling “guanabana” at a regional bee last weekend.


DeVos heads to South Carolina

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KPIX 5 Reporter Remembers 1996 Oakland School Strike

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Over 20 years ago during the last strike to affect the Oakland Unified School District, KPIX 5 reporter Da Lin was a student at Oakland High School. He wrote down some memories from that experience.


Bay Area Beauty Love: E.L.F.

Yay for the Bay! In this series, for the month of February 2019, I’ll be featuring products from and around my stomping grounds, the San Francisco Bay Area. A trifle of trivia for my friends who marvel at makeup minutia: Drugstore brand E.L.F. was founded in Oakland, California, in 2004. Contrary to


Are wisteria seeds and pods harmful to birds?

DEAR JOAN: Knowing of the toxicity of wisteria, particularly its seeds and pods, I removed all the pods I could see from my wisteria last fall while they were still green and the vine had leaves, before the pods dried and fell, and before my dog might investigate and chew them.


OSCARS: The impact of divorce on a child leads to an Oscar nomination for a Bay Area animator

BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- Two Pixar animators have been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of animated short, but unlike Bao, the movie Weekends is not a Pixar film.


Portland’s sustainable sushi restaurant Bamboo heading to the Bay Area

The Oregon-based restaurant that bills itself as the world’s first certified-sustainable sushi restaurant is bringing its food and its mission to California. Bamboo Sushi has announced that it will build its first restaurant in the state at the new City Center Bishop Ranch center in San Ramon. A sum


Feta Kuti aficionados Antibalas bring da funk to the Bay Area

When a loose confederation of Brooklyn musicians first started getting together to play the music of Fela Kuti in the late 1990s, there was no reason to think the idea would have legs.


Pentatonix Coming To Oracle Arena

OAKLAND, CA — Pentatonix kicks off a nationwide tour at the Oracle Arena in Oakland on May 11. Pentatonix, often just abbreviated "PTX", are an a capella group with their roots in Texas. They got their start playing their own take on classic Christmas songs and numerous pop hits. Their pop-style sou


NorCal Regionals comes back to Bay Area

California State University, East Bay’s men’s basketball head coach, Bryan Rooney, has been named coach of the week by HoopDirt.com. Rooney and the Pioneers are in the midst of a stellar season and Rooney was honored for week 14’s division two coach of the week. Duke’s division one coach Mike Krzyze


Thursday Morning Links: TV Series to Feature SF Serial Killer 'The Doodler'

– The 1970s San Francisco serial killer known as The Doodler is the subject of a TV series going into production called We Are Your Children. The Doodler — who killed at least 14 men and was never identified — targeted SF's gay community and left behind drawings of his victims at the scenes of crime


ALAMEDA: Firefighters union president said former city manager retaliated against him; city settled claim this week

The three-page letter sent by former Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach that ignited a nine-month firestorm last year at City Hall contained a mysterious redacted passage. After the Alameda City Council approved a $21,735 settlement with now-former Alameda Firefighters Union President Jeff Del Bono l


Weekend Events In The Bay Area

The 38th annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off will take place at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on Saturday, February 23 - Sunday, February 24, 2019, Rain or Shine! The Boardwalk is admission free! You may purchase tasting kits to sample the clammy concoctions which are $10 each. Proceeds benefit Santa Cruz