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23 Feb 2021

Tuesday Night Vigil Will Honor Life of Lawrence Ferlinghetti

A vigil will be held Tuesday night in Jack Kerouac Alley near the famed City Lights Booksellers & Publishers to celebrate the life of San Francisco icon Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The poet died Monday after a battle with interstitial lung disease. He was 101 years old, and had lived that century

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06 Oct 2020

Texas Officer Arrested After Killing Unarmed “Pillar of the Community”

The Texas Rangers arrested a Wolfe City police officer two days after he fatally shot Jonathan Price, a 31-year-old unarmed Black man, while he was walking away “in a non-threatening posture.” The story sounds familiar because it unfortunately is.  From the disturbance call to the officer’s trigger reaction, to the

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20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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12 Aug 2020

Kristin Urquiza Launches National Day of Action and Vigil to ‘Marked by COVID’ and Failed by Politicians

Thursday would have been Mark Anthony Urquiza’s 66th birthday, but he will not be there to celebrate. Instead, his daughter Kristin Urquiza is holding a vigil and ofrenda in his honor in seven cities across six different states. While the events will celebrate the man, they will also serve as

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01 Jan 2020

Remembering Oscar Grant

People are gathering Wednesday to remember the life and death of Oscar Grant III. A noon vigil and rally organized by the Oscar Grant Foundation takes place 11 years after Grant was fatally shot on a BART platform at Oakland’s Fruitvale station in the wee hours of the new year.

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23 Oct 2019

Kaiser Candlelight Vigil Honors Mental Health Patients Who Committed Suicide

About 40 people held a predawn candlelight vigil in front of Kaiser Permanente headquarters in Oakland early Wednesday morning. They were there to remember former patients who committed suicide after their requests for mental health care were denied or detrimentally delayed. The group consisted of some of Kaiser’s mental health

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02 Jan 2019

Oscar Grant, 10 Years Later: “Gone But Not Forgotten”

His name has become nationally synonymous with the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement. The image is now iconic: a young black man with a great smile and a black beanie. His story has been retold in sidewalk conversations, in small bars, on the big screen and covered by

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24 Jul 2018

Defending Oakland, Remembering Nia Wilson

There was nothing ordinary about Monday in Oakland, where anger and sadness, unity and violence converged. It was the senseless death of a young black woman. It was a community feeling threatened. It was different renditions of the same tired story the city is forced to tell, over and over

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