Why did pot dispensary open near a K-12 school? Pot businesses or a K-12 school? Underprivileged youth or over-privileged Orinda and San Ramon businessmen? These are the choices Oakland leaders will have to choose between under Oakland’s cannabis equity program. … [Read more...] about Letter: Why did a pot dispensary open near a K-12 school?
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She cited the impact of the Citizens United case, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010. It “basically means that big corporations can spend unlimited amounts of money influencing a campaign,” she said. … [Read more...] about Sen. Harris spurns PACs, sparking 2020 rumblings
CTE is caused by repetitive, sub-concussive, blows to the head. Children who wait until high school to play tackle football have a better chance of avoiding CTE symptoms, including depression, memory loss and dementia. Non-contact flag football provides a positive, competitive and safer opportunity to learn the necessary football skills. John Madden, former head coach of the Oakland Raiders and Hall of Fame broadcaster, famously made his point clear: “They can play flag football — and with flag football they get all the techniques. They don’t need helmets at this age.” … [Read more...] about Opinion: Block kids under 12 from playing tackle football
Before Friday, 20 people and three companies had been charged in the Mueller investigation. That includes four former Trump campaign and White House aides and 13 Russians accused of participating in a hidden but powerful social media campaign to sway American public opinion in the 2016 election. … [Read more...] about Mueller probe: 12 Russians indicted for hacking Democrats in 2016
The Alum Rock district, which serves just over 10,000 students in elementary and middle school, has been engulfed in turmoil since a scathing state audit warned of possible fraud and misspending — with many problems traced to board behavior, high staff turnover and the district’s construction-management contracts with Del Terra Real Estate and its chief, Luis Rojas. … [Read more...] about Schools chief secures veto power over troubled Alum Rock schools