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[21 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on Rich student, rude student? | ]
Rich student, rude student?

Rich people may have more money but does that mean they’re less polite? A recent UC Berkeley study examines how body language reveals wealth.

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[21 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on Stem cell ban reversal hits close to home [VIDEO] | ]
Stem cell ban reversal hits close to home [VIDEO]

By Lauren Rudser and Brittney Johnson/ Oakland North
Last week, the Obama administration reversed bans, put in pace under President Bush, on Stem Cell research using federal funds. See how this is affecting one local couple.

Arts & Culture, Faces & Places, Featured, Oakland »

[11 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on Youth Speak Up, Curfew Shot Down | ]
Youth Speak Up, Curfew Shot Down

Diana Montaño/OaklandNorth
Last month, a youth curfew ordinance was voted down by the City Council’s Public Safety Committee. And while the ordinance failed to become law, it did succeed in rousing the voice of Oakland’s youth.
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[5 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on Farm Fresh Youth | ]

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Farm Fresh Choice, a food justice and youth empowerment project of the Berkeley-based Ecology Center, works with youth of color in West Berkeley to educate the community around nutrition and access to healthy eating. On Tuesday afternoons, they run an organic produce stand outside Bahia, a bilingual after-school program. Listen to some of the youth as they discuss their work in the community.

Arts & Culture, Business, Civic Life, Oakland »

[3 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on Filmmaker to screen “Redemption,” story of Oakland recyclers | ]

By Samson Reiny/510 Report
Jason Witt is an Olympian of recycling—he can recycle up to 800 pounds of bottles and cans a day.  “He’s the captain of his ship,” said Amir Soltani, a writer and activist who has been following Witt for the past year as part of his upcoming documentary on West Oakland recyclers.  Soltani said there is a lot of physical effort and finesse involved in manning a cart the size of Witt’s, which, at the end of each day, is stacked with overstuffed bags protruding several feet into the air.  “He …

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[1 Mar 2009 | One Comment | ]

”Take My Word For It!” unleashes creativity and makes new uses out of stuff we throw
away. Our summer camp is for girls, ages 9-12, who love to make things.
We aim to stretch their imaginations about what can be used to create
fashion! Our day is divided into 2 parts–in the morning campers will
learn how to design and create their own clothing from recycled
materials with artist, Daphne Ruff. Daphne’s wearable sculptures from recycled materials have been seen in installations, performances and videos. Currently she designs and sells purses from recycled materials and …

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[18 Feb 2009 | Comments Off on An afternoon at Golden Gate Fields | ]
An afternoon at Golden Gate Fields

Samson Reiny/510Report
It’s an overcast Friday afternoon at Golden Gate Fields, the last remaining racing track in Northern California.  The on-and-off drizzle and chilly air have left the bleachers nearly empty as people flock into the clubhouse-a heated room with greasy ballpark-style foods being sold by vendors and closed-circuit television access to the races.  It isn’t quite a standing-room-only crowd, but it seems like a decent weekday turnout-a good number of seats are filled and the walking space is taken up by several anxious television watchers, their heads cocked toward the …

Arts & Culture, Featured, Immigration, Oakland »

[17 Feb 2009 | Comments Off on East Bay refugees have a new safe haven but with different challenges | ]
East Bay refugees have a new safe haven but with different challenges

By Huda Ahmed/Oakland North
When I knocked on the door of an apartment building in East Oakland, a woman’s voice nervously asked who I was. The voice belonged to a 45-year-old woman who wishes to be identified only as S. Mohamad because she fears prosecution in her native Iraq; she is a former radiologist who came here as a refugee three months ago along with her husband and their three children. She hid behind the door because she was without a headscarf; Muslim women usually wear one to cover their hair …

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[5 Feb 2009 | One Comment | ]
Why Did the Commuter Cross the Road?

BY CASEY MINER AND HUDA AHMED  The 12th St. corridor in Oakland is a 12-lane freeway sandwiched between two perfectly normal city streets. There are no crosswalks or traffic lights, but morning commuters don’t care; the quickest way to BART is to look both ways and hope for the best.

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[20 Jan 2009 | Comments Off on Presidential Inauguration Community Viewing at the Oracle Arena | ]
Presidential Inauguration Community Viewing at the Oracle Arena

Oakland’s “Unity for the Sake of Change” Presidential Inauguration
Community Viewing at the Oracle Arena
January 20, 2009
Presented in part by Alameda County Board of Supervisor’s Keith
Carson, District 5 Supervisor.