East Bay Express

11:23am

Thu May 8, 2014

East Bay Express: Slow type

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From our partners at the East Bay Express
Source: Eastbayexpress · Via: Brian Awehali
Two women - one young, the other elderly and pushing an upright shopping cart - paused to look in the window of the California Typewriter Company on San Pablo Avenue. "Typewriters," said the older woman, meaningfully. "Old," said the younger one, before glancing down at her smartphone. It's true; typewriters are old.

2:21pm

Wed April 30, 2014

East Bay Express: Back in the closet

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From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Source: Eastbayexpress · Via: David Downs
The pain started for Randy Barrett when he was thirteen years old. He was whipping a three-wheeled motorcycle around the hills of Martinez. Back then, riding ATVs was "just part of life," he said. "This was the Seventies and Eighties. We had dirt bikes; we had three-wheelers - the ones with a big old front rubber tire.

12:49pm

Thu April 3, 2014

East Bay Express: Berkeley's unequal punishment of teachers

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From our partners at the East Bay Express
Source: Eastbayexpress · Via: Sam Levin
On December 12, 2012, Berkeley High School teacher Brian Crowell wrote to principal Pasquale Scuderi about a concern he and several colleagues had been discussing for years. He wanted to know why the ninth-grade history curriculum at Academic Choice, one of six educational programs at the high school, did not include an ethnic studies component.

3:45pm

Wed March 19, 2014

Who is Bryan Parker?

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From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Bryan Parker burst onto Oakland's political scene last spring with a stunt that garnered considerable publicity. The former tech and health-care exec publicly vowed to challenge Jean Quan in the 2014 mayor's race if donors would contribute at least $20,000 to his campaign in ten days.

6:10pm

Thu March 6, 2014

Gay priest ousted by conservative bishop

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From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Source: Eastbayexpress · Via: Sam Levin
During Sunday Mass several weeks ago at Newman Hall Holy Spirit Parish in Berkeley, Father Bernard Campbell spoke of anger, bitterness, and sadness. At the end of the service, the pastor read a short excerpt from a poem: "A friend once gave me a gift, a box of darkness, and it took me a long time to discover that even this was a gift."

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