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2011-05-16 13:02:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-three students and young journalists from diverse backgrounds have been named Chips Quinn Scholars for summer 2011 by the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute and participating news organizations. The Chips Quinn Scholar orientation and training will take place May 16 to 24 at the Freedom Forum's John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tenn. The 2011 scholars will work in paid internships at 20 different newsrooms across the...

2011-03-28 20:45:00

OAKLAND, Calif., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Local media companies Comcast (http://comcastcalifornia.mediaroom.com) and the Bay Area News Group (B.A.N.G.) (http://www.bayareanewsgroup.com) today honored 27 Bay Area residents for making a positive impact in their communities at the 2nd Annual Hometown Heroes ceremony. The individuals who were saluted (complete list below) have been named "Hometown Heroes" (http://www.insidebayarea.com/hometownheroes) by the two companies for making a...

2010-05-17 09:30:00

CHICAGO, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Company today announced that, effective immediately, Doug Thomas has been promoted to executive vice president/general manager for Tribune365, the company's national sales solutions group. As executive vice president/general manager for Tribune365, Tribune's national sales solutions group, Thomas will be responsible for all of Tribune365's activities and will focus on key sales development opportunities and growing revenue. Tribune365 offers...

2009-04-16 11:11:00

Chauncey Bailey Project Breaks News of Additional Charges in the Controversial Murder Case OAKLAND, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chauncey Bailey Project (CBP) today reported a major breakthrough in the murder of the former editor of the Oakland Post, learning that murder charges are imminent against former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV and another man after authorities reached a plea agreement with the only person who had been arrested in the case. A trio...

2008-10-10 21:00:23

By Oakland Tribune An earthquake shook parts of the East Bay this afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake, with a magnitude of 3.1, struck at 4:19 p.m., a mile northeast of Piedmont and three miles northeast of Oakland. No damages or injuries have been reported. Bay Area Rapid Transit officials are reporting temporary system- wide delays of about five minutes Friday evening but said they did not know how long the delays would last. -- Angela Woodall (c)...

2008-10-09 06:00:32

By Katy Murphy OAKLAND -- Hundreds of people flooded the Oakland Technical High School auditorium in North Oakland on Wednesday night to urge the school board not to shut down more than a dozen schools just to save money. They didn't have to say a word. From his seat on the stage -- aptly, under a bright spotlight -- school board President David Kakishiba announced that what they feared would not happen. "It's simply not the case that we'll be closing schools on a big scale tonight or...

2008-10-08 06:00:26

By Angela Woodall "Boys are born but men are made" is the subtitle of "Equinox," a film that's an Oakland product. That makes the two-hour film by Baayan Bakari appropriate as the opening feature for the Oakland International Film Festival that begins Thursday and runs until Oct. 16. The film revolves around Malachi, a high school senior growing up in the East Oakland hills, who is trying to define his manhood while surrounded by gangsters, pimps and players. Malachi, played by Oakland...

2008-10-02 21:00:23

By Anonymous Las Positas Community College -- "Organizing Your Office: More Time and Profit," 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11. 3303 Collier Canyon Road, Livermore. $104. 510-528-4950, Eve@Organizer-Extraordinaire.com, laspositas.augusoft.net/ index.cfm?fuseaction=1011&CategoryID=5&SubCategoryID=19. (c) 2008 Oakland Tribune. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-24 21:00:16

By Anonymous Bill McDonald has joined Oakland-based Pandora Media Inc. as sales manager for the northwest territory. Pandora operates an online music Web site, pandora.,com. (c) 2008 Oakland Tribune. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-19 15:00:54

By Kamika Dunlap OAKLAND -- Environmental activists and community groups will discuss at a meeting Monday the poor health conditions affecting many East Oakland residents living along the city's industrial corridors. Groups will examine findings from a new report, "Cumulative Impacts in East Oakland: Findings from a Community-Based Mapping Study." The report was put together by Communities for a Better Environment and other partners, including the Bay Area Air Quality Management...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'