A Great Summer for Our Kids

Felecia Gaston

By Felecia Gaston On behalf of the youth and families of Performing Stars/Phoenix Project Summer Initiative, I would like to thank the Marin County organizations and agencies that have offered approximately $50,000 in summer scholarships to 100 low-income children in Marin County. The average weekly camp ranges from $100 to $500 per week. The families …

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Football Camp in Marin City

Top row: Young people practicing their football skills in running, passing and throwing the ball. John Harris (on far-right corner), from Marin City, also helped with the coaching. Second row from left: Xavier Williams, Diana Hernandez, Cassandra Ruark, Nancy Hoang, Jamila Gippson, Jonnesha Luckett. Standing on the back of the Youth Football truck are Tucker Baksa, Tyrell Atkinson, Ashton Williams, Megan Wirth, Xavier Williams, Taylor Raines. Bottom row: group shot of the youths and Youth Football coaches. (Photos by Godfrey Lee)

By Godfrey Lee The 49er Gatorade Junior Training Camp-Youth Football was held last Thursday, June 20, at the baseball field in Marin City. The 70 participants were divided into three groups where they learned how to pass, catch and run with the ball. Adult coaches from Youth Football helped the young people improve their skills. …

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Ailing Mandela Opens Eyes, Smiles on Hearing of Obama’s South Africa Trip

Nelson Mandela  and President Barack Obama.

By Keir Simmons and Charlayne Hunter-Gault, NBC News Nelson Mandela “opened his eyes” and smiled after being told of President Barack Obama’s imminent visit to South Africa, his daughter said Tuesday, adding to speculation that the two men might meet. The 94-year-old remains in a critical condition, South Africa’s government said Tuesday as relatives gathered …

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“Rumor Central”

Rumor Central

By Terri Schlichenmeyer, The Bookworm Sez Have you heard about…? Those are four words that are music to your ears. You hear them, and you lean in close because you know you’re about to hear something too juicy to ignore, something too cool to avoid, something you absolutely must know. Gossip is fun and you …

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A's offense soars in win over Reds

Oakland, CA – It was a short night for the starting pitchers who found themselves watching their bullpen take over early. It’s been awhile since Bronson Arroyo allowed a season-high seven hits over four innings. But tonight the Oakland A’s took advantage for the 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. “The flipped the tables on …

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Alameda County Fair-17 Days of Fun

This year’s 101st celebration at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton runs June 19 to July 7 featuring $1 admission and $1 rides on opening day. With the theme “Summer Fun Starts Here,” the fair kicks off with a number of popular traditions, including exhibits, animals, horse racing, and the Big O Tires free concert …

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B-Side BBQ – Food for the Soul

Part 2 By Robert Arnold For husband and wife team Tanya Holland and Phil Surkis, of B-Side BBQ located at 3303 San Pablo Ave. in Oakland, it was important to honor the area where they set up shop. They’ve done this by commissioning Oakland artist April Banks to create a series of pieces inspired by …

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Barbara Lee: Food Stamps Cut Avoided

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, flanked by clergy leaders on Monday, defended the  food stamp program against proposed congressional cuts. Front Row:  Congresswoman Barbara Lee; Back row, from left to right: Pastor Lucy Kolin, Resurrection Lutheran Church; Suzan Bateson, Executive Director, Alameda County Community Food Bank; Rev. Joe Smith, Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church; Rev. Dr. Harold …

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Helen Brooks Celebrates 104th

By Post Staff Helen Brooks, who recently celebrated her 104th birthday, says her biggest joy has been family, watching her children grow up. Born on June 12, 1909 in Ennis, Texas, the same year that the NAACP was founded, Brooks earned her bachelor’s degree in Home Economics from Prairie View A&M University in 1930 and …

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Reid, Brooks Lead on LED Lights

By Ken A. Epstein Thanks to years of efforts by Councilmembers Larry Reid and Desley Brooks and outspoken community members, the City of Oakland has begun installing 30,000 greener, brighter street lights designed to enhance public safety, reduce crime and save money. The project, announced Tuesday morning by the city at a press conference at …

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City Takes One-Third of Job Funds Off the Top

“City staff’s unprecedented take of funds is far beyond the guidelines that are set forth in Department of Labor standards” Agnes Ubalde replaced Bryan Parker as WIB chair   By Ken A. Epstein Nonprofit agencies that receive federal money to help unemployed workers are upset following the announcement that the city’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) …

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