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Alameda Elementary School to Close Due to Safety Concerns

Alameda Elementary School to Close Due to Safety Concerns

Despite opposition from scores of parents in attendance, the Alameda County Board of Education on Tuesday voted to shutter Donald D. Lum Elementary School in June on grounds that the campus is ill-equipped...Photo [Read entire story]

Walnut Creek School Secession Slapped as Discriminatory

Walnut Creek School Secession Slapped as Discriminatory

In a final public hearing before the Contra Costa County Board of Education, scores of parents and teachers on Wednesday night condemned a proposed split of the Mt. Diablo school district and slammed ongoing...Photo [Read entire story]

‘Not Your Enemy:’ Hundreds Attend Concord May Day Protest

'Not Your Enemy:' Hundreds Attend Concord May Day Protest

Echoing dozens of protests nationwide against anti-immigrant rhetoric and exploitive work conditions, about 200 marchers took to the streets of Concord on May Day to demand the city protect its large Latino...Photo [Read entire story]

Airbnbs in Richmond Will Soon Be Subject to Hotel Tax

Those who stay at an Airbnb in Richmond will be required to pay a 10 percent occupancy tax starting on June 1.Photo Credit: File image [Read entire story]

Bay Area Mom Creates Book Series for Children With Autism

About two years ago, Alicia Coleman-Clark’s frustration with the canon of children’s literature reached a breaking point. Her 10-year-old daughter, Ava, who has autism spectrum disorder, loved having stories...Photo [Read entire story]

Lawmakers Poised to Expand Historic John Muir Site

Lawmakers Poised to Expand Historic John Muir Site

Thanks to a congressional bill introduced last week, the sprawling John Muir Historic Site in Martinez could be growing by 44 acres.Photo Credit: National Park Service This story uses functionality that may not work in [Read entire story]

Livestream Offers Intimate View of Bay Area Osprey Family

Livestream Offers Intimate View of Bay Area Osprey Family

Several dozen bird lovers flocked to the Port of Richmond shipyard on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the unveiling of a new Osprey livestream.Photo Credit: Golden Gate Audubon Society [Read entire story]

Cool Gig Alert: Danville Needs a Poet Laureate

Cool Gig Alert: Danville Needs a Poet Laureate

Are you a wordsmith currently living in Danville? If so, you could be the town's next poet laureate.Photo Credit: MapleTea, Etsy.com [Read entire story]

Quick and Easy Destinations for Bay Area Wildlife Lovers

Quick and Easy Destinations for Bay Area Wildlife Lovers

To outsiders, the name “California” may conjure images of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, bustling tech hubs in Silicon Valley and Hollywood movie stars, but locals will be the first to tell you...Photo [Read entire story]

Shame, Dismissal, Agony: Women With Endometriosis Speak Out

Shame, Dismissal, Agony: Women With Endometriosis Speak Out

Millions of women's suffer from the disease in the United States. But when they present with pain in the doctor's office, many are turned away and labeled drug seekers.Photo Credit: Gillian Edevane This story uses [Read entire story]

Shame, Dismissal, Agony: Women With Endometriosis Speak Out

Millions of women's suffer from the disease in the United States. But when they present with pain in the doctor's office, many are turned away and labeled drug seekers.Photo Credit: Gillian Edevane This story uses [Read entire story]

Shame, Dismissal, Agony: Women With Endometriosis Speak Out

Millions of women's suffer from the disease in the United States. But when they present with pain in the doctor's office, many are turned away and labeled drug seekers.Photo Credit: Gillian Edevane This story uses [Read entire story]

Shame, Dismissal, Agony: Women With Endometriosis Speak Out

Millions of women's suffer from the disease in the United States. But when they present with pain in the doctor's office, many are turned away and labeled drug seekers.Photo Credit: Gillian Edevane This story uses [Read entire story]

Jail Expansion Plan Is a ‘Slap in The Face’ For Richmond

Jail Expansion Plan Is a 'Slap in The Face' For Richmond

Richmond’s fight to prevent a $95 million jail expansion at the West County Detention Facility continued on Tuesday, with the City Council authorizing an opposition letter to be sent to the state board that has the [Read entire story]

Richmond is 1st City to Approve Trump Impeachment Resolution

Richmond is 1st City to Approve Trump Impeachment Resolution

The Richmond City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution calling on the Congress to investigate whether President Donald Trump’s business dealings warrant impeachment.The East Bay city is the first in the [Read entire story]

Protesters Denounce Embattled Pro-Trump School Trustee

Protesters Denounce Embattled Pro-Trump School Trustee

Protesters gathered at a Contra Costa County Board of Education meeting late Wednesday to denounce embattled trustee Jeff Belle for comments he made in support of President Donald Trump’s executive orders...Photo [Read entire story]

Richmond Mayor Compares Trump Era to ‘Dark Ages’

Richmond Mayor Compares Trump Era to 'Dark Ages'

Richmond mayor Tom Butt did not mince words when expressing his feelings about President Donald Trump, comparing the new commander-in-chief’s attitude toward environmental policies to the “dark ages” in an [Read entire story]

Bay Area Lawmaker’s Bill Would Extend Provisional Licenses

Bay Area Lawmaker's Bill Would Extend Provisional Licenses

The bill would require people who are 18, 19 or 20 to keep their provisional license for a year. [Read entire story]

‘Facebook Miracle’: Fire Victim’s Girlfriend Finds Photo

'Facebook Miracle': Fire Victim's Girlfriend Finds Photo

The girlfriend of an Oakland fire victim experienced a “Facebook miracle” in a time of crippling grief when hundreds of social media users helped her track down a year-old photograph of the two of them.Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

East Bay Teen’s ‘Life Saving’ App Wins Congressional Prize

A Danville teen who made an app allowing users to quickly send allergy information to healthcare providers won a congressional award earlier this week.Photo Credit: Office of Congressman Mark DeSaulnier This story uses [Read entire story]