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6:30pm

Wed August 20, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Reentry: Learning to be a father after spending half a lifetime in prison

William and Brianna Bennett
William Bennett

A note to our readers: this is part 3 of our series on reentry. The names of formerly incarcerated men and their families in this story have been changed to protect their identities.

It’s a long drive from Oakland to the Deuel Vocational Institution, a prison in Tracy, California. For Brianna Bennett, growing up, that meant she rarely saw her father, William. He had never picked her up from school or gone with her to a movie. In fact, they had never stepped outside of the prison gates together.

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6:08pm

Thu June 5, 2014
Cops & Courts

Alameda County grapples with implementing Laura’s Law

If implemented, Laura’s Law would allow courts to compel those suffering from severe mental illness to outpatient treatment.
Flickr user andersdenkend

The shooting at Seattle Pacific University marks the latest gun-related tragedy in the U.S. It follows the attacks in Isla Vista at UC Santa Barbara. The country is talking about whether or not to require treatment for the severely mentally ill. In California, this has been an ongoing conversation, ever since the creation of Laura’s Law.

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4:46pm

Wed February 19, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

StoryCorps: Overcoming mental illness together

Chuck and Josh Lampert
San Francisco StoryCorps


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11:24am

Sat November 23, 2013
Arts & Culture

Philosophy Talk takes on the Challenges of an Aging Population

  All over the world, people are living longer and having fewer children than ever before. In less than two decades, one fifth of the US population will be over 65 years old. So what do these radically changed demographics mean for how we re-imagine the shape of a human life? Should we think of the rapidly increasing older population as a blessing or a burden?

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12:49pm

Wed September 11, 2013
Folk Music & Beyond Sat. 3 pm

California Revels Singers Live Sat. 3 pm

California Revels Jester

Folk Music & Beyond welcomes the California Revels Solstice Ensemble this coming Saturday 3 pm.  Eight singers from the ensemble will perform festive and seasonal songs and they'll give us a sneak preview of the Revels' upcoming performance "The Spirits Of Haddon Hall."

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