East Bay Express

12:49pm

Thu April 3, 2014

East Bay Express: Berkeley's unequal punishment of teachers

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?

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

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."

11:23am

Thu February 27, 2014

When private patrols pull the trigger

From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Source: Eastbayexpress · Via: Sam Levin
Just before noon on February 13, the Oakland Police Department responded to calls regarding a shooting in the Upper Dimond-Oakmore neighborhood. When cops arrived to Waterhouse Road, they found eighteen-year-old Larry Ward suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg.

11:53am

Wed February 19, 2014

Oakland seeks to tighten rent control rules

From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Source: Eastbayexpress · Via: Jean Tepperman
If you are a tenant in a rent-controlled unit in Oakland, city law prohibits your landlord from raising your rent by more than the increase in cost of living each year. But there are loopholes in this law.

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