East Bay Express

2:23pm

Thu December 5, 2013

East Bay Express: Measuring food waste

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From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Just past midnight on a recent Wednesday, the half-moon hovered over Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland where waste bins had been put out on the street for pickup the next morning. Two homeless men shuffled down the sidewalk as we peered into the green bins in front of the Arizmendi bakery.

1:04pm

Thu November 7, 2013

Why black students are avoiding UC Berkeley

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From our partners at the East Bay Express.
In 1997, the year after California voters approved Proposition 209, which prohibited the consideration of race or ethnicity in the operation of state institutions, black students made up 8 percent of UC Berkeley's freshmen enrollment - roughly the same percentage of African Americans living in the state.

11:03am

Thu October 24, 2013

What a Waste

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From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Source: Eastbayexpress · Via: Sam Levin
Bassam Almgaleh and Pascal Zeino have picked up a lot of trash from the streets of Oakland. On a recent Tuesday afternoon, the two Public Works Department employees drove their garbage truck to more than a dozen sites in the city in response to residents' complaints about illegally dumped items: discarded furniture, bags filled with rotten food, the remains of an abandoned homeless encampment.

3:12pm

Thu October 17, 2013

Who's patrolling the patrols?

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From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Source: Eastbayexpress · Via: Sam Levin
Last week, an older East Oakland couple came home to find that their home had been ripped apart. The bed was knocked over, drawers were wide open, and expensive technology and jewelry with sentimental value were gone. Their back window was smashed and their small dog was terrified.

1:02pm

Thu October 10, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

East Bay Express: zombie properties spread in Richmond

Jose Rodriguez, a stocky auto mechanic from Jalisco, Mexico, has been squatting in a vacant home in Richmond's Iron Triangle for the past four months. "I like this property. I've already spent $5,000 repairing it," Rodriguez told Richmond police officers last week, as they were kicking him out in order to demolish the site. "I didn't do anything wrong."

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