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There was nothing remarkable about the small woman carrying a box of leaflets—certainly nothing to justify the clutch of reporters waiting for her across from San Francisco’s Federal Building on a July morning in 1966. Still, there they were. She arrived at exactly 9 a.m., greeted them, and began distributing fliers to anyone who passed. There were two of them: One was a yellow slip of paper titled “Classes in Abortion,” listing topics like female anatomy, foreign abortion specialists, and police questioning. The other—which she gave only to the assembled journalists and the five women who signed up for her class that Wednesday evening—described two techniques for DIY abortions. “I am attempting to show women an alternative to knitting needles, coat hangers, and household cleaning agents,” she told the reporters, adding that she had notified San Francisco police of her whereabouts and plans.

The woman was Patricia Maginnis, a laboratory technician and founder of the Society for Humane Abortion, an organization that she ran out of the front room of her small apartment in San Francisco. She’d started the SHA in 1962 (back then, it was called the Citizens Committee for Humane Abortion Laws). Arguably the first organization of its kind in America, its mandate was radical: The SHA sought to repeal abortion laws, endorse elective abortions, and offer women any resources it could in the meantime. These resources would come to include “the List,” an up-to-date directory of safe abortion specialists outside the country, classes on DIY abortions, and symposia where sympathetic doctors could confer with each other about the safest and best abortion techniques. SHA would eventually formalize its legal strategy with a branch called the Association to Repeal Abortion Laws (ARAL, which would form the basis for NARAL), specifically devoted to challenging legislation.

But on this particular day, and on this particular mission, Maginnis claimed she was acting alone, outside of her organization. The leaflets were her way of knowingly violating both a city ordinance and Section 601 of the California Business and Professions Code, which declared it unlawful to distribute information about abortion. She was also flouting Penal Code 276, which made it a crime to “solicit[] any woman to submit to any operation, or to the use of any means whatever, to procure a miscarriage.” The violation was the point: Maginnis had politely informed the police of her every move in advance. The aim was to goad the legal apparatus into an ugly confrontation that it preferred to keep as merely a threat; she wanted to make the system own the consequences of its laws. “I could get arrested for soliciting women to undergo a felony,” Maginnis told the alt-weekly Berkeley Barb, “but I feel it is necessary at this point to have a test case.” To get a law thrown out, you first need to go to court. And to get to court, you must be arrested.

She’d launched her leaflet campaign about six weeks earlier, and the police had so far refused to respond to her provocation (some cops would later tell Maginnis that they knew she wanted to be arrested—implying this was why they’d refrained). Still, things were going smoothly enough this morning; a man named Steve Hooper, writing for the Barb, described the women to whom Maginnis gave leaflets as ranging from neutral to receptive. Some wished her luck. (As for the men, they “seemed indifferent except for one old suit who said he wanted a leaflet for his secretary,” Hooper wrote.)

Then it happened. While the reporters watched, a documentarian named Gary Bentley interviewed Maginnis for 10 minutes with a camera crew. Content with his footage, he asked his cameraman to film as he walked up to Maginnis. Here’s Hooper describing what happened next:

With microphone in hand and cameraman turned on, he said, “I’m placing you under citizen’s arrest for violating Section 188 of the Municipal Police Code. What do you think of that?”

“Excuse me, please,” Pat Maginnis said, and she hurried after one more woman to give her a leaflet.

When the police arrived in response to Bentley’s citizen’s arrest, they did so unwillingly. They tried to argue that they weren’t the ones arresting her even as they helped Maginnis into a cop car. It didn’t matter. Maginnis’ “test case” paid off. San Francisco’s Section 188 would be declared unconstitutional, and the case against her would be thrown out in court. It was the first of her many legal victories.

A social history of American abortion shows two things: 1) that it’s always been around, and 2) that anti-choice efforts tend to intensify in response to women’s perceived “liberation.” This was certainly true when Pat Maginnis came of age. Women had joined the workforce in unprecedented numbers during World War II, and the 1950s were engaged in the genie-rebottling project of fetishizing traditional gender roles. One result, as Leslie Reagan points out in When Abortion Was a Crime, was a sharp increase in the (medicalized) oversight of women’s choices. A system in which abortions were decided between the patient and her doctor or midwife would eventually give way to hospital committees, which debated on a case-by-case basis whether women deserved “therapeutic” abortions. The discussions were humiliating and sometimes even coercive, particularly when they concerned lower-income women and women of color: It wasn’t uncommon for committees to approve the requested abortion if the woman agreed to be sterilized. As medical bureaucracies solidified, hospitals started reporting abortions (and attempted abortions) to police.

That this compromised women’s privacy and subjected their health care to literal policing barely registered in these discussions, which tended overwhelmingly to prioritize the physicians’ perspective rather than women’s needs. Doctors worried about the semilegal status of “therapeutic” abortions, but they also didn’t like committees telling them what to do with their patients. In either case, the debate revolved around doctors’ preferences and anxieties. There were plenty of organizations trying to reform abortion laws, ranging from Planned Parenthood—which in 1955 held an “abortion conference” to address possible reform efforts—to the California Committee to Legalize Abortion. Some abortion activists also chose to work within the existing framework: steering patients toward favorable hospital committees or training women on what to say to get “therapeutic” abortions, whether by emphasizing excessive vomiting or offering up stories that would earn them permission on psychiatric grounds.

Maginnis aimed for more than reform. She wanted a total system overhaul. As a figure in feminist history, Maginnis, now 90 years old, may not loom as large as a Margaret Sanger or a Betty Friedan. But while she’s finally getting some belated recognition, she was never particularly interested in taking credit for her work. Nor was she much invested in making herself or her positions respectable or palatable to mainstream culture. This may have made her an awkward figure for a movement that was then treading delicate territory. And yet, a decade before Roe, with her ungainly activism, her proclivity for wearing clothes she’d found on the street, and her righteous, unquenchable rage, Maginnis helped to fundamentally reshape the abortion debate into the terms we’re still using today. She was the first to take a passionate, public stance arguing that the medical stranglehold over women’s reproductive lives was corrosive. And the Society for Humane Abortion was arguably the very first American organization to advocate a pro-choice position that centered the woman, instead of the legal dilemmas of the physician—specifically, her right to privacy and choice. Rejecting the finicky gatekeeping protocols, the committees and evaluations and red tape, Maginnis proposed that the only question anyone should ask prior to approving an abortion was a simple one: whether the woman wanted it.

* * *

Pat Maginnis grew up with six siblings in Okarche, Oklahoma, during the Great Depression. Her father, a veterinarian, barely scraped by. Her family’s troubles were compounded by Catholic strictures: Her mother had converted in order to marry her father and—because birth control was not an option—consequently continued having children long after the doctors advised against it. “She had constant ‘female trouble,’ ” Maginnis says, recalling her mother’s unhappiness and pain. “I don’t know what that meant, but she had constant problems.” Her father, the illegitimate son of an opera singer, was differently scarred by the vagaries of unplanned pregnancy. “My grandma was on her way to be a star,” Maginnis says, “but she got pregnant. And apparently pregnancy was just a killer of dreams.” Her father never got over the humiliating circumstances of his birth. “He was a good soul, but forever tortured because he had been conceived out of wedlock.”

It’s hard to separate Maginnis’ refusal to become a parent herself from the misery that this litany of reproductive events inflicted on her family. Maginnis says that her father was so abusive that her older brother confessed to her that growing up he’d feared for his life more than once. Her family was not, in consequence (and despite its size and religious piety), particularly close. Some years after she started the SHA, her mother sent her a letter: “Dear Patricia,” Maginnis reads now, affecting a formal, slightly prissy voice, “I was thinking you must be about 40 years old. I do think you could do something besides teaching these girls to commit murder. P.S. If you come this way, do look us up. Love, Mother.”

It was a sufficiently chilly relationship—and Maginnis was so eager to get away—that she describes her banishment to a boarding school as a relief and remembers her mother’s trip to visit her in California with some acidity. “I never talked to her about my sex life,” Maginnis says. I’d asked whether she ever discussed abortion with her mother; that her answer took this form surprised me slightly. I wouldn’t necessarily have used the phrase “sex life” (which, to me, connotes pleasure) to include abortions. But Maginnis would; in fact, that was sort of her point. Any campaign for elective abortion is, of course, at least in part aimed at granting that women, too, might find joy and delight in sex (rather than just pain, danger, and obligation). As a guilt-ridden ex-Catholic myself, I was both baffled and impressed by Maginnis’ immunity to the shame that ailed her family: How does a soft-spoken, scrupulously polite Oklahoma girl who attended Catholic schools with strict Catholic parents shed her sexual guilt to become not just sexually adventurous, but a pioneer in activist lawbreaking?

When Maginnis was growing up, the family’s house looked out on a highway where convoys of young soldiers would pass during World War II. The Maginnis girls didn’t date, but, Pat says, “I was bursting with hormones.” She gasps at the memory of a convoy of young men passing her house: “Oh, I was just—I ran in the house, and I grabbed a pink satin bedspread. … In about five minutes, I made a halter.” Her parents came home to find their 14-year-old busily waving at trucks filled with men in her pink halter. When she saw her parents, she ran back inside and changed back into her gray togs, but it was no good: She was sent to a convent school. “I was naughty,” she says. But as with all these sorts of stories, the prudery only half-strangled her desire.

Instead of going straight to college like her sisters, she went to work in a lab at the Bureau of Mines in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and funded her own sea voyage to the Netherlands to meet a longtime pen pal and notional fiancé. They did not marry in the end. (“I knew that the intimacy required and the responsibilities and the thought of children I couldn’t face,” she says. “I decided that marriage was not for me.”) Then, partly because a friend told her the uniforms were cute, she joined the Women’s Army Corps. She was stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina until she was spotted walking with a black soldier: “The captain called me in and scolded me. She said, ‘You’re setting a bad example for young white women who might join the military.’ ” She was shipped off to Panama as punishment.

During those two years in Central America, she experienced a different kind of discrimination. She’d trained as a surgical technician, but instead of being allowed to work in surgery as she’d hoped, she was assigned to the pediatrics and obstetrics wards—the realm of women. There, she was exposed to women suffering from botched abortions, women being forced to give birth, infants with terrible abnormalities. What she didn’t get in surgical experience, she got in perspective. “A general overview of the status of women,” as she puts it to me. “And I wasn’t at all happy with it.” Then she went to college at San Jose State—and got pregnant. She’d been fitted for a diaphragm. Used foam. None of it worked.

Maginnis is amiable and funny. She has a gift for impressions and chuckles ruefully at things I find sad or hard to hear. But when I ask her about her decision to terminate, she speaks with real anger—present-tense anger she still feels, decades later. “I was not in the family-ing business, and a child coming from me was not going to happen,” she tells me. “I simply thought my parents were ruthlessly forced into parenthood, and they … took it. They accepted it,” she says. “My mother would tell you she enjoyed having children. I didn’t go through childhood with that impression.”

She got her first abortion in Mexico and swore to herself that she would never again leave her own country to get medical care. She spent the next decade producing a list of legitimate abortion providers outside the country while also working quietly with those within it. Despite her best efforts, she would get pregnant twice more. But she would continue to have a sex life. And the horror of having to wrestle down her own fertility forged her into the formidable antagonist to the law that she became.

* * *

It helped, perhaps, that Maginnis was no longer young by the mid-1960s. She came of age long before the sexual revolution, which meant she had a particular experience of—and a particular fury about—what women had been routinely expected to tolerate. It’s hard for statistics to express just how urgent the abortion conversation was in the 1960s, or how difficult it was to even have the conversation, given the laws. In 1961, Los Angeles County Hospital admitted over 3,500 patients treated for illegal abortions. As of 1967, almost 80 percent of the women who died as a consequence of botched abortions were nonwhite.

From Dorothy Fadiman’s documentary “Motherhood by Choice, Not Chance”

Maginnis can’t pinpoint a single moment that turned her into an activist. She admits to once feeling great sympathy for a celebrity who was pilloried for needing an abortion, but it’s clear that there was no single precipitating incident. Her work, rather, was inspired by a slow and building rage. “What I saw was law, medicine, and religion were largely at fault for our problems,” she says.

When Maginnis launched her leaflet campaign, she chose a location that would maximize her ability to confront a medical community she saw as at best patronizing to women and at worst exploitative and controlling. The state Board of Medical Examiners had gathered at the University of San Francisco to discuss the implementation of hospital committees that would determine whether women could receive abortions. As the mostly male board debated the circumstances under which women could be forced to give birth, Maginnis was outside handing out information on how to abort without the help of the doctors within. She was shocked at how unseriously the board took their mandate. She told the Berkeley Barb that when she’d handed some board members a leaflet titled “Are you Pregnant?” with abortion information on it, they “twittered like a bunch of schoolgirls.”

This, she felt, was the collective effect of the laws and ordinances that made even talking about abortion illegal: The entire concept had become untouchable, a boogeyman. “The word abortion was taboo,” she says. “And I thought: That’s crazy. People won’t talk about abortion! They’re afraid to. I’m going to talk about abortion! ABORTION!” she yelled. “Women weren’t talking about it. They were afraid to talk about it.”

Maginnis wasn’t. She relied on logistical help from two women, Lana Phelan and Rowena Gurner, who joined her to form the Society for Humane Abortion’s central trio, which came to be known as the “Army of Three.” Maginnis was the fire, Gurner the strategist and organizational genius, and Phelan the organization’s eloquent mouthpiece. Gurner, like Maginnis, also worked full time, professionalizing the organization in her spare hours. She spent many nights sleeping on SHA’s floor. Gurner “had polish,” Maginnis tells me, her eyes lighting up. “She gave me $20 once. Now, Patricia!” she says, mimicking her. “You go buy a new dress for this occasion, and don’t bring something that you found on the street or in the thrift store!

Gurner’s gift for strategy and Maginnis’ grit turned the leafleting plan into an all-out, accelerating assault on laws they saw as punitive or unjust—using themselves as bait. “I plan to leaflet for abortion until they get sick of me and arrest me or repeal the law,” Maginnis had announced to the Berkeley Barb when she launched her campaign on June 16, 1966. Her initial plan had been to distribute a thousand leaflets. A week later, when she hadn’t been arrested, she escalated. “My minimum goal is to distribute 50,000 leaflets by July 25, telling women where they can get abortions,” she announced through the press. When she finally was arrested (in late July, thanks to that “citizen’s arrest” by Gary Bentley), she caused the city ordinance under which she was arrested to be ruled unconstitutional. She had no intention of stopping there. “I was arrested under a local ordinance,” she told the Barb in 1966. “Now it’s the state laws that need changing.”

When the San Mateo County district attorney announced that if Maginnis and Gurner showed up, he intended to enforce California’s state law forbidding the dissemination of written matter on abortions, the pair immediately arranged a class in San Mateo that covered abortion laws and DIY abortions. As Gurner put it to the Barb: “We just want to get this law on trial. … We obviously and willingly broke the law. And we did it so that no DA could weasel out because of ‘insufficient evidence.’ ” It worked. They were arrested on Feb. 20, 1967, and faced (according to the Barb) a sentence of five to seven years in state prison if found guilty. While their hearing was in progress—in a courthouse in Redwood City—an unrepentant Gurner and Maginnis advertised that they were still looking for a place in Berkeley they could rent on Thursday nights to hold more abortion classes. (The room needed to hold 50 people, and they were willing to pay $10 a night.)

It took six years from their 1967 arrests for Maginnis and Gurner’s efforts to pay off. Initially, both women were convicted of violating Section 601 of the California Business and Professions Code—the state statute that made it unlawful to advertise abortion. But in 1973, the state Court of Appeals overturned their convictions, ruling that Section 601 was overly broad—for one thing, it “does not distinguish between abortions which are permitted and those which are not”—and thus unconstitutional.

The Army of Three hadn’t been trying to get arrested merely as a matter of strategy: They had real information to distribute, information that was hardest to obtain for women who weren’t rich. Maginnis was incensed by a medical consensus that effectively discriminated against the poor. “The medical profession’s committee idea of legalized abortion is very discriminatory,” she told the Barb. “It will help those with lots of money or contacts, not the majority of women.” Lower-income women suffered—like the third member of the Army of Three, Phelan, who struggled to collect the $50 she needed for an illegal abortion. Women in search of abortions were also easy to exploit. According to Maginnis, some parties whose phone numbers and addresses were being circulated (or sold) as abortion providers weren’t actually doctors. This discovery, and the accompanying stories of botched abortions and sexually exploitative abortionists, spurred her to create “the List.” Essentially a Yelp for abortion seekers, the List offered a continuously updated and reliable list of qualified abortion providers in Japan, Sweden, and Mexico. The Jane Collective in Chicago would follow suit a few years later, performing the abortions themselves.

By 1969, the Society for Humane Abortion claimed to have sent 12,000 women out of the country to get abortions from reliable, trustworthy providers. To give you a sense of just how necessary the List was, here’s an excerpt from one List user’s earlier attempt to obtain an abortion domestically (as printed in a set of letters to ARAL published by the Los Angeles Free Press): “I was two weeks along then and he made me wait until I was 3 months along. Then he said it was too late to get any help from anyone but he would do it if I would sleep with him!” The classes SHA organized instructed women on every aspect of an abortion: how to schedule one, how to prepare, what to expect, how it was done, how to respond to police interrogations if you had to be hospitalized, and how—if you couldn’t travel—to perform your own.

The classes sometimes included DIY abortion kits with items like gauze, a thermometer, cotton, and a syringe. Maginnis was by all accounts a vivid teacher. Newspapers reported that she lectured using an IUD for a pointer and that she “graphically illustrated the dangers of unsanitary abortion by holding up anal bacteria cultures and infected blood samples.” The class taught women female anatomy. It instructed them on how to calculate how many weeks pregnant they were. It instructed them on exactly how to call for an appointment (the woman, not the man, should place the call).

These classes were understood by many to be essential but legally risky. When the Los Angeles Free Press took the bold step of republishing the entire class’s contents across several pages of an October 1967 issue, the layout was anxiously peppered with editor’s notes and legal disclaimers like: “The Free Press can not and does not advise women who are not legally entitled to an abortion to follow the advice of Pat Maginnis.”

The Society for Humane Abortion didn’t interact much with the feminist movement or Planned Parenthood directly, at least at first. “It was too touchy,” Maginnis says. In the SHA’s early days, Planned Parenthood was more invested in advocating for contraception than abortion. Margaret Sanger’s theory was that abortion would become unnecessary if women had sufficient access to contraception. Maginnis disagreed. “Margaret Sanger, bless her,” she says. “We can’t thank her enough for Planned Parenthood, but it isn’t enough.” Under Maginnis’ leadership, the SHA spoke out—and in certain regards, provoked change—in ways Planned Parenthood wouldn’t. “We used to say we made Planned Parenthood respectable,” Maginnis laughs.

Her admiration of Sanger, though, is genuine. “Sanger took rotten eggs and tomatoes and rotten fruit thrown at her when she went out, and I don’t think people know that today,” she says. She understood that an organization with Planned Parenthood’s institutional heft needed to keep some distance from the SHA; Maginnis’ strategy of flagrantly flouting the law had made her something of a too-hot-to-handle legend.

When the Therapeutic Abortion Act was signed into law by California Gov. Ronald Reagan in 1967, the Army of Three planned a program of civil disobedience. The act, an unhappy compromise between groups whose politics hadn’t yet coalesced into well-defined positions like “pro-choice” and “pro-life,” ostensibly aimed to make legal abortion more widely available. (National Review called the signing of this bill Reagan’s “darkest hour.”) Abortion at the time was only legal to save the life of the mother; the act made “therapeutic” abortion legal in cases that would “gravely impair” women’s mental as well as physical health. But it also added a draconian 20-week limitation and required that any medical committee discussion of a prospective abortion for reasons of rape or incest include the relevant district attorney. Functionally, as even some attorneys at the time argued, it meant that wealthy women (who dealt with private hospitals) would have access to abortions, whereas women in public hospitals would be bound by a more conservative take on the law: They would need to show sufficiently “severe” mental distress—like psychosis—to obtain a legal abortion. (“How much for a psychosis?” reads a political cartoon Maginnis once drew, depicting a patient asking a psychiatrist for a diagnosis that would legitimize a therapeutic abortion.)

“We’re going to instruct women in the arts of phony psychosis and false hemorrhage,” Pat Maginnis told reporters. “This unbelievable piece of legislative slop must be violated to the point that the medical profession and legislature is pressured into accepting more modern abortion techniques.” ARAL issued a leaflet asking members of Congress whether they would request permission to get a vasectomy or treatment for venereal disease from a panel of female doctors.

It was a combative stance—and a sign of SHA’s uncompromising position on the right to choose—for a bill that Planned Parenthood, among others, now credits with being among the first to functionally legalize abortion.

* * *

The “Che Guevara of abortion reformers,” as alt-weeklies called her at the time, now seems like an unlikely avatar of female rage. When I visited her at her home this summer, I found a 90-year-old woman who laughs a lot and peppers her speech with gentle exclamations. “Oh, my goodness,” she chuckles, remembering the time she invited police to attend a class she was teaching on DIY abortions—and they asked her to pay $3 an hour for a female officer’s time. “I think a policewoman did show up, but more out of personal interest,” Maginnis says wryly. She conveys a bemused mildness I found hard to reconcile with the working-class firebrand I’d expected.

But there’s no real contradiction here: The woman who said “excuse me” to the man detaining her in 1966 is also the woman who faced down the San Francisco homicide squad in 1959 in the hospital while recovering from a self-induced abortion. Had she given herself an abortion? the police asked. “Sure I did,” she replied. “Want me to demonstrate how in court?”

In her 10th decade, Maginnis remains equal parts polite and independent. She lives alone in a house in the San Antonio neighborhood of East Oakland that she bought back in 1979 for a song (the owner had tried to burn it down for the insurance money). Until just a few years ago, when she gave her archives to a library, her house was filled with several decades’ worth of handwritten letters from women telling her about their abortions or asking for help.

In the ’60s, especially given the respectable caution that characterized organizations like Planned Parenthood, there was a radical politics to the matter-of-factness with which the Army of Three openly talked about their own abortions. And that matter-of-factness still feels radical today. The second time she got pregnant, Maginnis recalls, she was deeply frustrated at the prospect of being forced to leave the country again for an abortion. But by then, she says, “I had figured out, if I start just giving my uterus no rest, that fetus is going to fall out.”

Startled, I ask Maginnis to explain. She elaborates that her plan was to “squat down and take my clean, scrubbed fingers and manipulate until I could get it to rebel and kick the fetus out.”

“So you could reach your cervix?” I ask.

“Oh yeah, very easily. You probably could too.”

“Does that work?”

“I manipulated, I worked on it, and finally, at five months, the fetus went into—I went into labor. It took a long time and a lot of work.”

Five months of daily effort to induce an abortion, followed by labor and police questioning—all instead of a simple, fast, safe procedure. In telling me this story, she betrays none of the story’s weight; rather, there is a relationship between her tight understatement and her rage.

In interviews, Phelan was less circumspect and much more graphic about the horrors she endured because safe abortions weren’t easily available. After she had one child, her doctor told her another pregnancy would kill her but didn’t tell her how to avoid getting pregnant. When she did—as a woman, she once said, “you don’t know how to say no to your husband. That silly Bible says you can’t say no!”—it took her so long to gather the $50 she needed for an illegal abortion that by the time she’d saved it, she was four months pregnant. The abortionist—a woman on the outskirts of Tampa, Florida—stuffed her uterus with slippery elm bark and told her not to come back. She was at her sister-in-law’s house when she started to feel extremely ill. She’d told no one, not even her husband. As she recalled in 2004:

This is a thing you do yourself. And if you die and go to hell, it’s you that goes, not anybody else. So I excused myself to go to the bathroom because it was hurting so. When I sat down on the john and looked down, there was a little tiny hand protruding from my vagina and the blood was just flying, and I thought, “Oh my God, what do I do now?”

I didn’t take as long to think about it as Bush did the war … [laughs] I gathered up all the toilet tissue I could get in my hand and stuffed it back inside of me, pushed everything back up inside my vagina and just packed it. And got all the blood off I could and cleaned everything up. And then I went out back inside and said I had to go home because I was so sick, and that was not a lie.

She was 16. First came fear. The anger would follow. This seems to be a pattern: Restrict women’s rights, force them to suffer needlessly, blame them when they fail impossible tests, and you will eventually create unsuspected forces for change. “It seemed to me when I got involved wasn’t really when I got involved [in the abortion rights movement],” Maginnis says. “I’d been involved for years before, just not driven to do anything except be angry. In a constant rage over it. And wondering why women, in addition to myself, were in a constant upheaval.”

Was Roe v. Wade a relief when it was passed? I ask her. “For me it wasn’t a big relief,” she says. It had felt more like the expected course of events—reality inching closer to how things should be. But then she continues: “I thought, yeah, that is a good thing. Now, let’s hope we can at least maintain the healthy ideas of it being available. We don’t have to sneak, we don’t have to beg.”

If the Federalist Society—which supplied the list of judges from which Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court—has its way, we’re in danger of returning to the times when women had to sneak and beg. Trump pledged during his campaign that Roe would be overturned “automatically” through the pro-life judges he would nominate. It probably won’t be so straightforward: The route the GOP is taking to greatly restrict women’s access to abortion has been circuitous, with progress marked by legal restrictions, by expanding definitions of fetal personhood, by permitting women to be lied to in the service of a single end goal. As my colleague Dahlia Lithwick has written, “women’s experiences, memories, and suffering don’t matter; their control over the truth of what they themselves have lived through is determined by those who win.”

Faced with a similar orthodoxy half a century ago, Maginnis and her cohort refused to let it stand.

The classes a modern-day SHA might teach would likely be different. There’s the internet, for one. The first time we met, I asked Maginnis what she thought women should be doing now, as the country seems poised once again to try to control our bodies. “I’ve thought about that,” she said then. “If I was going to reinvolve myself at this point, what would be the entry point? Kind of like setting out a map, looking for an entry.” She doesn’t quite have an answer. Yet.

It’s late afternoon on my final visit with Maginnis, and the warmth and long conversation have made the upstairs room where we sit feel especially lived-in. Her compatriots Gurner and Phelan died years ago. It’s not lost on me that I’m talking to someone who fought for reproductive freedom pre-Roe, at a moment when a Supreme Court justice has just been hand-picked to take it away again. In recent months, rage has been much on my mind. If over half of Americans stand to have a committee of men overrule their right to bodily autonomy after a mere 45 years, we can learn a lot from Pat Maginnis—about how women survived, and how they died, and how they fought. So what should we do now? I ask her again, as she raises the blinds to open the window overlooking the street below. “Keep talking about the issue,” she says. “Sure, not everyone is a brilliant speaker, but I think people have to keep talking about it.” She looks at me, her eyes bright. “Don’t you?”


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Suns star guard Devin Booker will take a cautious approach after re-aggravating a hamstring injury against the Lakers on Sunday, Gina Mizell of The Athletic tweets. There’s no timetable for Booker’s return, Mizell adds. Booker, who missed the team’s previous game against Orlando, departed after 17 minutes. He is averaging 23.5 PPG and 6.7 APG. Booker has been starting at the point and rookie Elie Okobo could pick up some of Booker’s minutes. We have more from around the Pacific Division: The Warriors dealt with a meningitis scare last March, Sam Amick of The Athletic reports.  An outside vendor who handled the team’s food on a daily basis contracted a contagious form of the disease. Extensive precautionary measures were taken to ensure the meningitis didn’t spread to the team, Amick continues. A majority of the Warriors’ players and some members of the basketball operations staff took vaccination shots and a team practice was relocated to Oracle Arena while the team’s practice facility in downtown Oakland wa
          Smoke-Free Workplace Policies Lead to Lower Blood Pressure      Cache   Translate Page      

Laws prohibiting smoking in bars, restaurants and workplaces have been associated with increased heart health.

Is your workplace smoke free? New research in the Journal of the American Heart Association says that could be good for your heart.

Smoke-free policies have been linked to lower systolic (top number) blood pressure readings among non-smokers, according to AHA researchers.

“We found that nonsmoking adults in the study who lived in areas with smoke-free laws in restaurants, bars or workplaces had lower systolic blood pressure by the end of the follow-up period compared to those who lived in areas without smoke-free laws,” said Stephanie Mayne, Ph.D., study lead author and research scientist at PolicyLab and the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

The study was conducted while Mayne  was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

Although laws that prohibit smoking in public places like bars and restaurants have been associated with reduced rates of hospitalization for heart disease, previous studies have not examined changes in blood pressure. In this new analysis, researchers linked data from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA, 1995-2011) study to state, county and local smoke-free policies in restaurants, bars and workplaces.

“Smoke-free laws were associated with reduced systolic blood pressure, but surprisingly not with reductions in diastolic blood pressure or high blood pressure," Mayne explained. "It’s not entirely certain why this was the case, but it’s possible that we are detecting effects on systolic blood pressure that are below the threshold for hypertension.” 

Higher systolic blood pressure increases the risk of cardiovascular disease even when numbers are below the hypertension threshold; so. the reductions in systolic blood pressure seen in this study suggest a potentially meaningful effect on population-level risk, she added.

While the magnitude of associations was small at the individual level, researchers said the results point to a potential mechanism through which reductions in secondhand smoke due to smoke-free policies may improve population level heart health.

The CARDIA study enrolled 5,115 black and white adults (age 18 to 30) in 1985-86 from four U.S. cities: Birmingham, Alabama, Chicago, Minneapolis and Oakland, California.

Follow-up exams were conducted up to 30 years later. Researchers analyzed data drawn from years 10-25 (1995-2011) to align with the timing of smoke-free policies and excluded participants who didn’t have at least two blood pressure readings during that period.

A total of 2,606 CARDIA participants were used for this study. At each exam, participants living in areas with smoke-free policies affecting public places had lower systolic blood pressure on average than those in areas without smoke-free policies, and the difference increased over time. By year 25, participants in smoke-free areas had systolic blood pressure values on average 1.14 mm Hg to 1.52 mm Hg lower than those in areas without smoke-free environments, depending on the locations covered by the law (restaurants, bars, or workplaces).


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The Raiders are out of playoff contention and playing out the string, but that isn’t stopping them from adding veteran players. Oakland is signing veteran running back C.J. Anderson, PFT has confirmed. Anderson played nine games for the Panthers this year but rarely got playing time behind Christian McCaffrey, and he was eventually waived and [more]
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The Raiders swapped defensive ends Tuesday. They signed free agent Damontre Moore, according to a tweet from Moore’s agent. Oakland had considered signing Moore since he worked out for them Oct. 2. Moore spent the 2016 offseason with the Raiders. He played in three games with Dallas last season. Moore, 26, also has had stints [more]
          RB CJ Anderson signs with Raiders      Cache   Translate Page      
CJ Anderson has landed with an AFC West team, but not the one everyone expected. Anderson is signing with the Oakland Raiders, according to multiple reporters. The news comes a day after Anderson visited with the Kansas City Chiefs, with reporters saying he was expected to sign with KC. Instead, the Chiefs signed Charcandrick West,...Read More
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          Brady erreicht Mannings Touchdown-Meilenstein       Cache   Translate Page      

Erst vor einer Woche klaute Tom Brady seinem alten Rivalen Peyton Manning den Rekord für die meisten Pass-Yards, jetzt ist der fünfmalige Super-Bowl-Champion in einer weiteren Kategorie mit Manning gleichgezogen: Gegen die Minnesota Vikings brachte Brady den 579. Touchdown-Pass seiner Karriere an.

Im kommenden Spiel gegen die Miami Dolphins hat der "GOAT" nun die Möglichkeit, sich alleine an die Spitze des Touchdown-Rankings zu setzen.

Dazu durchbrach Brady, der nicht gerade für sein Laufspiel bekannt ist, nach 265 NFL-Spielen in 19 Jahren auch endlich die Marke von 1000 Rushing Yards. Kein anderer NFL-Spieler hat jemals ansatzweise so lange dafür gebraucht.

Der Touchdown-Pass auf Josh Gordon blieb im Spiel gegen Minnesota Bradys einziger. Dank zweier Rushing-Touchdowns von James Develin und einer starken Leistung der Defense, die Minnesotas Receiver-Top-Duo Adam Thielen und Stefon Diggs bei lediglich 77 Yards hielt, gewannen die Patriots dennoch ungefährdet mit 24:10.

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18. Saison mit positiver Bilanz in Folge

Gegen Miami können sich Brady und Co. damit schon zum Division-Sieger der AFC East krönen. Aktuell steht der Super-Bowl-Finalist des Vorjahres bei neun Siegen und drei Niederlagen. Damit werden die Patriots die Saison zum 18. Mal in Folge mit einer positiven Bilanz beenden. Eine längere Erfolgsserie legten in der NFL-Geschichte nur die Dallas Cowboys zwischen 1966 und 1985 hin.

Mit nun fünf Niederlagen müssen die Vikings im Gegensatz dazu um ihre Playoff-Teilnahme bangen. (Zur Tabelle der NFL)

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Im ersten Spiel ohne ihren Superstar Kareem Hunt setzten die Kansas City Chiefs ihre traumhafte Saison fort. Angeführt vom Quarterback-Shootingstar Patrick Mahomes mit vier Touchdown-Pässen rangen die Chiefs im nächsten Highscoring-Game die Oakland Raiders mit 40:33 nieder.

Chiefs gewinnen ohne Hunt

Unter der Woche hatte sich das Überraschungsteam der Saison von Running Back Hunt getrennt, nachdem ein Video aufgetaucht war, das zeigt, wie dieser in einer Hotel-Lobby eine Frau tritt und schlägt.

Überragender Akteur der Chiefs war neben Mahomes Tight End Travis Kelce. Der 29-Jährige fing insgesamt zwölf Pässe seines Quarterbacks für 168 Yards. Zweimal griff er in der Endzone der Raiders zu. Auch Hunt-Ersatz Spencer Ware steuerte einen Touchdown zum zehnten Saisonsieg der Chiefs bei.

In einem verrückten Sunday Night Game setzten sich die Los Angeles Chargers dramatisch gegen die Pittsburgh Steelers durch. Ein Fieldgoal von Michael Badgley, der im Spielverlauf zuvor schon einen Versuch vergeben hatte, sicherte den Chargers in letzter Sekunde den 33:30-Comebacksieg.

Chargers krönen Aufholjagd

Zur Pause hatte das Team von Quarterback-Star Philip Rivers noch mit 7:23 zurück gelegen. Danach ließen die Chargers aber 23 Punkte in Serie folgen, ehe Steelers-Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger mit einem Touchdownpass auf Jaylen Samuels die Partie nochmals ausglich.

Badgleys Fieldgoal mit Ablauf der Uhr aus 29 Yards Entfernung sorgte dann aber für die Entscheidung. Besonders kurios: Der Matchwinner musste dreimal für seinen entscheidenden Schuss antreten. Zunächst setzte der Kicker das Fieldgoal daneben, durfte wegen einer Abseitsstellung der Steelers-Defense aber nochmal antreten.

Danach wurde Badgley geblockt, aber wieder entschieden die Referees auf "Defensive Offside". Im dritten Anlauf behielt der 23-Jährige dann die Nerven und tütete den neunten Saisonsieg der Chargers ein.

Bitter für die Steelers: Shootingstar James Conner musste nach zwei Touchdown-Läufen im vierten Viertel mit einer Bein-Verletzung vom Feld. Conner, der zu Saisonbeginn als Ersatz für den streikenden LeVeon Bell einsprang, spielte bislang eine überragende Saison und entwickelte sich mit inzwischen 13 Touchdowns zur Lebensversicherung der Steelers. Eine Diagnose zu seiner Verletzung gibt es noch nicht.

Während die Chargers fest mit den Playoffs planen und sogar noch den Divison-Sieg in der AFC West einfahren können, wird es für die Steelers nach der zweiten Niederlage in Folge im Playoff-Rennen wieder eng. Der Super-Bowl-Champion von 2008 liegt in der AFC North nur noch hauchdünn vor den Baltimore Ravens.


          NFL RB Kareem Hunt: 'I deserve forgiveness' after assault video      Cache   Translate Page      

Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has asked for forgiveness after the release of a video that shows him physically assaulting a woman in February.

The 2017 NFL rushing leader was released Friday by the Chiefs after a surveillance video posted by TMZ showed him kicking and shoving a woman during a late-night incident outside his Cleveland apartment.

"I'm asking for forgiveness and I definitely believe I deserve forgiveness," Hunt told ESPN. "Everything is really happening fast right now, and I just want everybody to forgive me.

"I know it's going to be hard. I made a bad choice and I'm not going to let this bring me down."

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Hunt has been part of an ongoing investigation by the NFL since it became aware of the situation in February, the league confirmed in a statement.

Hunt admitted to lying to the Chiefs about the incident, but said he had not been questioned about it by the league.

"The Chiefs are right; I didn't tell them everything," he said on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" in an interview that he requested. "I don't blame them for anything. My actions caused this.

"I really wish that I could just apologize to them, and let them know there (are) no hard feelings between me and the Chiefs, and I love the program, love the people there, and I just want to take this time and better myself and not let anything like this happen ever again."

The NFL said Tuesday that it requested surveillance video of the incident in February.

"We had multiple verbal conversations with Cleveland police officers," a league spokesman said. "In addition, NFL representatives also made requests for surveillance video to the hotel property."

Cleveland Police Officer Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia told CNN the league didn't make a formal request for police records or the surveillance video until Friday, the same day TMZ published the surveillance video.

The league placed Hunt on the NFL Commissioner Exemption List on Friday.

Hunt can be signed by another team, but won't be allowed to play until the conclusion of the investigation, which "will include a review of the new information that was made public on Friday ... as well as further conversations with all parties involved in the incident," the league said.

'We don't do those things'

The second-year player out of the University of Toledo is third in NFL touchdowns with 14 and eighth in rushing yards, despite missing the Chiefs' 40-33 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid, whose 10-2 team has fielded one of the NFL's most explosive offenses this season, addressed the decision to release Hunt after Sunday's win.

"Those kinds of things are never easy,'' Reid said, adding that he wanted to avoid "a distraction" on the team.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was drafted alongside Hunt by the Chiefs in 2017, said the two "had a close relationship."

"I saw the stuff that happened," he added. "We don't do those things. At the same time I'm focused on our organization, the Chiefs. I know we have to keep moving forward and going out there to win football games if we want to have success this season."

Hunt's public apology and his openness to undergo counseling "if needed" may offer hope for a future in the NFL given the status of Reuben Foster, who was released by the San Francisco 49ers last month after an arrest for domestic violence.

Days later, the linebacker was claimed by the Washington Redskins, although he, too, will not be activated until a league investigation is concluded.

No charges have been filed against Hunt, but he admits he acted inappropriately that night.

"Honestly, I never met the girl before besides that one time," he recalled. "It was just a disagreement, and I honestly wanted her just to leave. It's no excuse for me to act that way or to even put myself in that position.

"It was just a long night, and to be exact it don't really matter what happened," he said. "I was in the wrong, I could've ... (found) a way to de-escalate the whole situation.

"(There were) definitely some things that were said and did that I did not like, and that's not an excuse. ... That person in that video did not deserve that."

Despite being under investigation by the NFL for most of the year, Hunt said he only realized the severity of what happened after seeing the surveillance footage.

"When everybody else saw the video, that's when I saw the video, that's when the Chiefs saw the video," he said. "To see that, it's really tough, because I wish I would have handled it differently."


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          RB CJ Anderson signs with Raiders      Cache   Translate Page      
CJ Anderson has landed with an AFC West team, but not the one everyone expected. Anderson is signing with the Oakland Raiders, according to multiple reporters. The news comes a day after Anderson visited with the Kansas City Chiefs, with reporters saying he was expected to sign with KC. Instead, the Chiefs signed Charcandrick West,...Read More
          Re: Updated: Final Results for the Nov. 6, 2018 Election      Cache   Translate Page      
Buffy Wicks won by about 7 1/2 points. Beckles said the day after the election she would refuse to concede until every vote is counted, despite being behind by a very large margin.
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          Re: Conservative Regains Council Seat in Liberal Richmond      Cache   Translate Page      
EBX has, once again gotten some important points dead wrong. First, It wasn't because of the RPA emphasis on statewide offices that caused them to lose in Richmond, it was the idiotic and damaging policies the RPA has implemented, and continues to pursue; from fiscal policy that has lost the city many millions, to a rent control ordinance copied, with almost no editing from Santa Monica's 1978 ordinance; to "protection" from space-based mind control - don't get me started.
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Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that running back James Conner will miss Week 14's matchup against the Oakland Raiders due to an ankle sprain...
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MC Hammer had a special treat for the 50th birthday of Oakland's one-time "crack king" -- a performance that pumped up the party, and proved Hammer's moves are still fire. The legendary rapper dropped in for the Bay Area gig last to… Reported by TMZ.com 1 hour ago.
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Luis Alvarez found guilty in gang-fueled beating and stabbing of Oakland man Michael Maynard downtown.
          Oakland coal wars continue; Phil Tagami files second suit      Cache   Translate Page      
The Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal filed the suit on Tuesday, claiming city officials are blocking the project unless the developer agrees to not ship coal through the terminal.
          Who are options for A's on pitching market?      Cache   Translate Page      
The A's search for rotation help is no secret. But the cost-conscious club won't be in play for the select, high-priced options for sale this offseason, leaving Oakland to mingle with the secondary options.
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          Scars Become Badges of Honor in Talibah Newman’s Children-Centered Films      Cache   Translate Page      
The Oakland filmmaker creates stories of children’s innocence and resilience to inspire growth and healing for the black community and within families.
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Oakland went on to fall to Kansas City 40-33. This loss dropped them to 2-10 this season.


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Veteran running back C.J. Anderson reportedly signed with the Oakland Raiders Tuesday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Anderson, 27, last played for the Carolina Panthers earlier this season, rushing 24 times for 104 yards...
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Judy [12/4 12:52]: AFC Bills v Browns KC v Jax NFC Sea v SF Car v GB Wanna seeds Denver NYJ Oakland Dallas Cincinnati Arizona Baltimore Detroit Toilet NYGiants San Diego NOLA Indy Chicago Houston Philadelphia Minnesota
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Temescal protected bike lanes move forward to full city council in Oakland, while Valencia protected bike lanes get approved by SFMTA Board
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At its annual Winterfest, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition takes stock and vows to continue the fight for protected bike lanes on Valencia, Howard, Townsend, Embarcadero and the Oakland Bay Bridge
          Tommy Orange's Debut, 'There There', Signals an Exciting New Era for Native American Fiction      Cache   Translate Page      


Tommy Orange's There There is an intensively penetrating debut novel. Informed by generations of genocide and subjugation, Orange sets the novel in present-day Oakland. A multigenerational saga centered around 12 interconnected characters, Orange uses their stories to contextualize the urban Indian. Orange details their lives down to the quotidian then flawlessly threads in the legacies of violence and the historical struggle against subjugation. For Orange and his characters, predecessor familial roots are the means of constructing cultural and individual identity. Throughout, he emphasizes the value of ancestral connection and cultural traditions. The latter, as readers will find out, is more difficult to uncover than the ubiquitous and dominant history of violence. Ultimately, the characters' determination to reconnect to their annihilated traditions is the novel's momentum.

Orange is not writing for a distracted reader. The novel is engrossing and relies on complicated interconnected narratives built from small details, some subtle while others explicit. There There is based entirely on character exposition, as the novel's climax only occurs within the last 30 pages. Rereading chapters and contemplating character motivations is essential in deciphering their core identity, especially when they all converge at the Big Oakland Pow Wow. However, in the last few pages it is evident that the readers' character awareness is superficial.

Orange unequivocally proves there is no way to understand an individual after minimal interaction. Here he is critical of the tendency by outsiders to proclaim an understanding of Native American identity as a whole. Rather this only reaffirms essentialism and superficiality. There There ends with no closure or finite resolution. An apt allegory for the history of Native Americans up to the present and the inability for society to make concessions or begin to seek forgiveness from the legacy of genocide.

Orange is not the first author to depict the Urban Indian. For Orange's characters, as for authors before him, the connections to reservations and ancestral lands are sinuous, or more likely extinct. All 12 characters are more familiar with "the sound of the freeway better than [the] rivers, the howl of distant trains better than wolf howls" (11). As depicted by Orvil Red Feather's narrative, their histories now collide with modernity.

Orvil finds native dress hidden in his grandmother's closet. In secret, he dons the attire but his cultural knowledge is so limited he doesn't even know if it's on correctly. Orvil learns to dance for the Pow Wow from YouTube. His brothers desire bikes to ride to the Pow Wow and iPods to listen to the drums of traditional Native American music. For Orvil and his brothers, they learn everything about their culture from online sources "from watching hours and hours of documentaries on YouTube, by reading all that there was to read on sites like Wikipedia, PowWows.com" (121). Orange masterfully complicates the influence of contemporary society on one's kinship. The boys' disconnection and draw to learn their heritage reflects all the characters stories but is made most visible by Dene Oxedene.

Dene, a burgeoning filmmaker, is determined to capture Native American narratives before they dissipate. His need to honor Native American voices is an earnest attempt at capturing a fleeting cultural memory while valuing the tradition of storytelling. As he laments, "Because all we got now are reservation stories and shitty versions from outdated history textbooks" (167). When he applies for grant money to support his project, the committee's critiques are myopic, apathetic, and condescending; a clear symbol of society's tendency to trivialize and discredit the cultural contributions from people of color. Dene's story represents dominant culture's inability to grasp the importance of Native Americans' tradition and cultural legacy.

The title for the novel is derived from Gertrude Stein's phrase "there is no there there". She made the pronouncement after visiting the location of her childhood home, demolished to make space for a new office park. Stein underscores the contested relationship between modernity and history. Dene applies her quote to "Native people in this country, all over the Americas, it's been developed over, buried ancestral land... unreturnable covered memory" (39). However, there's a hint of optimism buried beneath the obliteration. Orvil and Dene are proactive about reclaiming their cultural histories. Indeed, modernity changes their understanding of tradition, however, both characters are galvanized by reconnection.

Orange's use of popular culture is ubiquitous yet subtle and undoubtedly intellectualized. Radiohead is referenced several times, specifically their single, "There There". An apt subtext, the song and novel both unpack the trepidation associated with accepting reality while balancing faith. The lyrics "Just 'cause you feel it / Doesn't mean it's there" reflects the characters' search for identity and community while contending with societal alienation. The song easily applies to Dene and Orvil but also to Jacquie Red Feather, who abandoned her children, and Thomas Frank, a functioning alcoholic. Finally, Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield listens to Smokey Robinson's "The Track of My Tears" because "it asks you to carry sadness and heartbreak but dance while doing so" (162). Opal indelibly establishes the need to persevere despite the challenges caused by edifying malaise.

There There signals an exciting new era for Native American fiction. Orange lends a critical voice that at once denudes the reality of cultural genocide while evoking a glimmer of encouragement. There There positions Orange as the luminary who will reignite the Native American literary movement.


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          Raiders Quarterback Caught Watching Blank Tapes      Cache   Translate Page      
Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell given fake tapes of game film to prove he did not watch them. Early this November, suspicious backup quarterback JaMarcus Russell did not watch game film, Oakland Raiders coaches sent him home with game film. In an attempt to prove he did not watch film, the coaches did this many times....
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If, like me, you are a fan of all things mid-century modern, then you won’t want to miss Oakland’s newest Lakeshore addition, Bardo Lounge and Supper Club. Like a vintage trip with Don Draper back in time, you’ll enjoy all the little touches that make for a perfect night out for some excellent cocktails along […]
          Re: Updated: Final Results for the Nov. 6, 2018 Election      Cache   Translate Page      
Buffy Wicks won by about 7 1/2 points. Beckles said the day after the election she would refuse to concede until every vote is counted, despite being behind by a very large margin.
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EBX has, once again gotten some important points dead wrong. First, It wasn't because of the RPA emphasis on statewide offices that caused them to lose in Richmond, it was the idiotic and damaging policies the RPA has implemented, and continues to pursue; from fiscal policy that has lost the city many millions, to a rent control ordinance copied, with almost no editing from Santa Monica's 1978 ordinance; to "protection" from space-based mind control - don't get me started.
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I thought slapping people to gain their attention went out of style in the 1950s, but apparently OPD hasn't caught up with the times yet.
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Love Nat Bates...I prayed that he could pull this off...he genuinely cares about Richmond and this hit piece is nothing more than ad hominem attacks with absolutely no basis at all...Richmond has had enough of the Richmond Progressive lunatics who do nothing for the people of Richmond and spend their time promoting insane political agenda
YAAAAH Nat good luck!!!
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The Richmond council needs balance. I voted for Bates, (moderate) Pimple) and Johnson who seems to be a pragmatic progressive with good energy . I would have loved to have Pimple in there also but Bates will bring a sure balance.
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Only recently discovered Sacred Wheel had closed up shop when I was back in that neck of the woods. :-(

Had hoped they had only moved.
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What he said.

The transportation issues alone are likely overwhelming. Put the money into the Coliseum site, both sides of the freeway.
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Just tried this place last night and it was fabulous! We asked for everything to be at medium heat which at times tested the upper limits of my level of tolerance but I loved every bite.
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          Re: Updated: Final Results for the Nov. 6, 2018 Election      Cache   Translate Page      
Wuddid Igor say? I'd like to know.
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          Re: Why Oakland Police Can't Solve Crime      Cache   Translate Page      
Treat police departments like hospitals, make them centers of learning. By making them teaching departments, those going into these fields can gain valuable on the job, real-life experience.
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Graft. Politicians.
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          Strange Fruit #112: Kentucky's Marriage Case Goes to SCOTUS; Juneteenth in Louisville      Cache   Translate Page      
This week we introduce you to a new member of the WFPL newsroom, political reporter Ashley Lopez. Ashley joins us to talk about Indiana's controversial "religious freedom" act, Louisville's attempt to appeal to LGBT tourists, and a recent poll showing Kentucky's opposition to marriage equality. We also hear Ashley's recent report on the Kentucky marriage equality case that will go before the Supreme Court late next month. She fills us in on where that case stands, who might make oral arguments, what experts think will be the outcome, and she introduces us to some of the Kentucky plaintiffs. And a group of Louisvillians are bringing a Juneteenth Festival back to the Derby City for the first time in years. Juneteenth celebrates the freeing of enslaved Africans and African Americans in the United States in 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation became the law of the land. Organizer Gary Brice takes a break from festival planning to stop by the Strange Fruit studios and let us know what's in store for festival attendees, and how our listeners can get involved. This week we also give a shout out to friend-to-the-show Aisha Moodie-Mills, who this week was named the new president and CEO of the Victory Fund, a national organization that supports LGBTQ political candidates. Moodie-Mills is the first woman, and the first African American, to hold the job. And our colleague Devin Katayama, political reporter and midday host with WFPL, is heading to KQED in San Francisco, to cover poverty and other issues affecting Oakland, California. Finally this week we say a sad goodbye to teen trans activist Blake Brockington, who ended his own life last week. Despite suffering rejection from family and friends upon coming out as trans, Brockington went on to become homecoming king at his North Carolina high school. Brockington was a tireless fundraiser and activist for LGBTQ issues, and was also an outspoken participant in the #BlackLivesMatter movement against police brutality. If you or someone you know is struggling or in a crisis, please reach out to The Trevor Project's Lifeline at 866-488-7386, or visit thetrevorproject.org for more ways to contact their counselors, who are specially trained to help LGBTQ youth. Stay safe, Fruitcakes.
          Oakland’s first Real Black Friday promotes black-owned businesses      Cache   Translate Page      
http://Oakland%20non-profit%20BetterBlack%20hosts%20the%20Real%20Black%20Friday%20in%20an... On November 17 in downtown Oakland, the city’s first Real Black Friday was hosted by BetterBlack.
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http://Lorentz%20received%20about%2010%20pieces%20of%20the%20bridge’s%20iconic%20latticed... Artists and designers repurpose parts of the demolished eastern span of the Bay Bridge and create projects celebrating the bridge’s importance as an iconic structure.
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http://Bay%20Area%20Swap-O-Rama-Rama,%20a%20monthly%20Meetup%20group,%20is%20a%20clothing... Bay Area Swap-O-Rama-Rama teaches people how to repurpose their used clothing through sewing in order to make clothes last longer and keep them out of landfills.
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          Ignoring Signs of Danger, CHP Allowed Man to Die in Jail      Cache   Translate Page      
Johnny Cornejo swallowed a lethal dose of drugs after a traffic stop When CHP officers arrested Johnny Cornejo after a routine traffic stop in Oakland, they decided he didn't need medical attention, despite having witnessed Cornejo swallow what turned out to be a bag of methamphetamine.…
          Oakland's First Equity Dispensary Opens      Cache   Translate Page      
Blunts + Moore in East Oakland is the first pot shop to open its doors via the city's cannabis equity program. Brittany Moore and Alphonso T. Blunt, Jr. set out to open a dispensary in Oakland that will represent and support the community they know and love. Last week, they achieved that goal.…
          Rina Ayuyang's 'Blame This on the Boogie' Reflects Her Love of Song and Dance      Cache   Translate Page      
The Oakland cartoonist explores the power of musicals and reality TV in her new graphic memoir. In Rina Ayuyang's childhood home in Pittsburgh, a distinct green carpet covered the living room floor, a space where Ayuyang and her older siblings would play and watch television.…
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          Great Investment Opportunity! | $750,000 | Oakland, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
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WOJCIKIEWCZ, Alzira (Rodrigues) 88, of Cumberland passed away Monday, December 3, 2018 in the Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. She was...
          Comment on Council approves South Berkeley co-housing units after zoning board denial by Richard_Plantagenet      Cache   Translate Page      
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          3/2/19: First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland - FREE      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Re: Analysis: Progressives Failed in Richmond      Cache   Translate Page      
Another great article. Right on the money.
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PITTSBURGH, PA - The news keeps getting worse for the suddenly reeling Steelers. After dropping two games in a row in which they were favored, the team will be without starting running back James Conner when it travels to Oakland this week to play the Raiders. Conner suffered an ankle sprain in the waning
          Comment on A Few Things by Jenefer Curtis      Cache   Translate Page      
Some Mormon friends invited us to see "Scrooge" up in Oakland. Your son, Oscar played a darling Tiny Tim, and he has the voice of an angel!
          Re: Analysis: Progressives Failed in Richmond      Cache   Translate Page      
Another great article. Right on the money.
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          Steelers RB James Conner out vs. Raiders with ankle sprain      Cache   Translate Page      
Getty Images<br/>PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: James Conner #30 of the Pittsburgh Steelers rushes the ball in the first half during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Running back James Conner will be unavailable for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders because of an ankle sprain. Coach Mike Tomlin ...

          Effects Have Causes      Cache   Translate Page      
Scientists are reportedly baffled by a recently detected seismic event that was felt all over the globe. I assume it was caused by a global facepalm after people heard about Oakland University’s plan to defend against classroom shooters by having people throw hockey pucks at them. Send to Kindle
          Part Time Event Specialist ACO      Cache   Translate Page      
CA-Oakland, Summary Part Time Event Specialist ACO Are you outgoing and enjoy interacting with people? If promoting brand awareness through product demonstration sounds appealing, then our Part Time Job is the right fit for you! We are looking for Brand Ambassadors to engage customers by promoting products to increase sales. If you have experience in food services, retail, and/or customer service or simply en
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CA-Oakland, Summary Part Time Event Specialist ACO Are you outgoing and enjoy interacting with people? If promoting brand awareness through product demonstration sounds appealing, then our Part Time Job is the right fit for you! We are looking for Brand Ambassadors to engage customers by promoting products to increase sales. If you have experience in food services, retail, and/or customer service or simply en
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CA-Oakland, Summary Part Time Event Specialist ACO Are you outgoing and enjoy interacting with people? If promoting brand awareness through product demonstration sounds appealing, then our Part Time Job is the right fit for you! We are looking for Brand Ambassadors to engage customers by promoting products to increase sales. If you have experience in food services, retail, and/or customer service or simply en
          Comment on A rough day for Oakland Raiders fans by Allan L Cull      Cache   Translate Page      
Have a good night ole crazy canuck
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          L.A. plans to make plastic straws available only on request      Cache   Translate Page      

LOS ANGELES – The city of Los Angeles took a step Tuesday toward limiting the availability of single-use plastic straws in restaurants, joining the state and a slew of smaller cities that have approved similar restrictions.

The measure, which was approved by the City Council 12-0, asks for an ordinance to be drafted that requires all dining establishments to give out plastic straws only by request, and studies a complete ban in the future.

L.A.’s proposed measure goes beyond what the state requires, but is not as strict as the outright bans in place in San Francisco and some smaller California cities.

The state prohibited full-service, dine-in restaurants from offering plastic straws to customers unless they are requested.

L.A.’s ordinance includes fast food restaurants – though it creates an exemption for these types of establishments. After getting input from the fast food industry, the bill allows restaurants with drive-through operations to tell customers in their cars that they can have a straw if they like.

Patrons in dine-in restaurants would have to ask for straws.

Once the city attorney has drafted the ordinance, the energy, climate change, and environmental justice committee along with the full council would have to approve it. Councilman Mitch O’Farrell sponsored the measure, and he expects it to be in effect at establishments with more than 26 employees by Earth Day on April 22, 2019, and all restaurants by Oct. 1, 2019.

During Tuesday’s session, he displayed a photo of a sea turtle with a plastic straw up its nose – an image that has captured the public imagination on this issue – and said he hoped this bill would change human behavior and that people would begin to stop using these items.

“We can make different choices as a society,” O’Farrell said. “The evidence is in, and it’s overwhelming. The after effects – the consequences – of widespread plastic use is choking the planet.”

He said the city’s ban on plastic bags in 2013 has had a huge effect on the cleanliness of the Los Angeles River, but he noted that plastic straws can still be found in the sandy river bottom.

This measure is seen as yet another victory in a yearslong effort to reduce the amount of plastic in the environment.

San Francisco, Malibu and Manhattan Beach have completely banned the plastic devices. Berkeley, Davis and Oakland have all adopted something similar to Los Angeles – asking that straws be given out only at customers’ request. Companies like Starbucks have also said they will ban the items completely in the near future.

Approximately 165 million tons of plastic litter is in the ocean, according to a city report. This report also said that single-use plastic straws, which were first developed in the 1960s, were the sixth most collected item on California Coastal Cleanup days between 1988 and 2016.

The City Council also asked for the Board of Sanitation to study creating an ordinance that would phase out plastic straws completely by 2021. O’Farrell said that a two-year phase-out would give restaurants and bars time to get rid of their current inventory of plastic straws.

A complete ban concerns disability advocates, who say that there isn’t a viable alternative for people who must use a straw to drink.

“If restaurants and other establishments stopped having plastic straws available, disabled people wouldn’t be able to do what we can do, which is walk into an establishment and order a drink and enjoy it,” said Autumn Elliott, a senior counsel for Disability Rights California.

“Does it need to be a plastic straw in particular? Not necessarily, but the alternatives currently available don’t usually work for people with disabilities,” Elliott said.

Current alternatives like glass and paper straws are inadequate, Elliott said.

She said she was happy to see that a working group will be convened to “mitigate impacts to the disabled community associated with the plastic straws’ phase-out.” She added that restaurants having straws available by request should allow for access with people with disabilities.

Once the ordinance comes online, there will be “complaint-driven enforcement” of the new rules. For the first and second violations, written notices will be issued followed by $25 fines per day for violating the rule. The fines will be limited to $300 per year.


          2 Michigan universities mix dental & med school students together: 3 observations      Cache   Translate Page      

Rochester, Mich.-based Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and the University of Detroit School of Medicine are launching a new interprofessional course to teach dental and medical students how to collaborate.

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          Re: Oakland to Pay $60,000 After Police Officer Slapped 14-Year-Old Girl      Cache   Translate Page      
How long is Oakland going to allow their police officers to continual their bad behavior? These law suits is going to bankrupt the city.
Si ce when is it okay tobslap somebody to get their attention?
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          OAKLANDS SCHOOL: Head of Chemistry      Cache   Translate Page      
MPS/UPS + TLR2c (Inner London Scale): OAKLANDS SCHOOL: We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, ambitious and outstanding practitioner as Head of Chemistry. Bethnal Green, London (Greater)
          5 bedroom, Ellesmere England SY12      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Deck over torch down roof      Cache   Translate Page      
Hi, I want to build a deck on my torch down roof (it was designed to hold a deck when we remodeled). We have a sliding door opening onto the deck from our bedroom. The roof is sloped and has a cricket, and has scuppers on each end of the deck. I live in Oakland, CA, so never gets below 45 F and not a huge amount of rain. I’m looking for quality look, low maintenance and long life vs. low cost. The roof is approximately 5 inches below the door sill so I plan on using 2x4 sleepers. On top I think I’d like to use a low-maintenance, wood deck (maybe Ipe). I think this would be pretty straightforward, but I don’t have experience building decks and imagine there are tricks to the trade that would really help out. Pictures attached & dimensions. Questions I have: SLEEPERS
          UPS Oakland PT Preload Supervisor      Cache   Translate Page      
CA-Oakland, UPS is currently seeking highly motivated, energetic self-starters to work as a Part-Time Operations Supervisor. This management position involves directly supervising seven to ten part-time Package Handlers. Part-Time Supervisors train, develop, and hold their workgroups responsible for safety, production and attendance. The Part-Time Operations Supervisor impacts the organization by contributing
          12/12/18: 8th Annual “Wintersongs” Community Sing-Along | Oakland - FREE      Cache   Translate Page      

Join Kitka and a special guest song leader from Bulgaria, Tzvetanka Varimezova, in a celebratory circle of song. Experience the magic of raising your voice to create lush Balkan seasonal harmonies as they were originally intended to be sung by many voices in community.
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          International flight makes unscheduled landing at MSP due to unruly passenger      Cache   Translate Page      
The Norwegian Air flight was en route from Oakland to Paris
          All Shall Perish Net Worth      Cache   Translate Page      

Technical death metallic band All Shall Perish comes from Oakland, California, but their eponymous three-track demo had to create its way over the Pacific Sea and become embraced by Japan’s Amputated Vein Information to make feasible their 1st album, Hate, Malice, Revenge, released in 2003. Founded a yr previous, the group after that parlayed a …

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          RD: Ebooks on Sale for the Week of 3 December 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

It's December! Christmas time! 

(I'm excited; can you tell?!)

Treat yourself to a great read with one of the book below. Then curl up with a mug of hot chocolate and read to your heart's content! 


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Roaring Deals


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These Is My Words, by Nancy E. Turner


I love this book! If you haven't read it, fix that by getting it on sale now! 

From the description:

A moving, exciting, and heartfelt American saga inspired by the author's own family memoirs, these words belong to Sarah Prine, a woman of spirit and fire who forges a full and remarkable existence in a harsh, unfamiliar frontier. Scrupulously recording her steps down the path Providence has set her upon—from child to determined young adult to loving mother—she shares the turbulent events, both joyous and tragic, that molded her, and recalls the enduring love with cavalry officer Captain Jack Elliot that gave her strength and purpose.

Rich in authentic everyday details and alive with truly unforgettable characters, These Is My Words brilliantly brings a vanished world to breathtaking life again.

Click HERE to get it on sale for 99 cents!



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Do No Harm, by Henry Marsh


A New York Times bestseller: What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut into the stuff that creates thought, feeling, and reason? How do you live with the consequences of performing a potentially lifesaving operation when it all goes wrong?

If you believe that brain surgery is a precise and exquisite craft, practiced by calm and detached doctors, this gripping, brutally honest account will make you think again. With astonishing compassion and candor, Marsh reveals the fierce joy of operating, the profoundly moving triumphs, the harrowing disasters, the haunting regrets, and the moments of black humor that characterize a brain surgeon's life.

On sale now for $1.99.



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Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Winner of the Nobel Prize

"A love story of astonishing power." Newsweek 

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.

Get this Noble Prize winner on sale for $2.99.



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My Sister's Intended (Serendipity Book 1), by Rachael Anderson


For as long as Prudence can remember, it has been understood that her sister will one day wed the eldest son of their nearest neighbor. Such an alliance will benefit both families and bring a great deal of joy to all parents involved.

Unfortunately, Prudence has never been able to feel as joyful. She believes her sister is mad to consider marrying a man she hardly knows, even if he will one day make her a countess. Titles and wealth shouldn't factor into matters of the heart, and as an aspiring romance novelist, Prudence cannot fathom how anyone could even think of settling for less than love. She certainly wouldn’t, and she doesn't want her sister to either.

Unable to stand by and do nothing, Prudence sets out to help the awkward couple discover the best in each other with the hope that they will eventually find love. What she neglected to foresee, however, was the possibility that she might fall in love with Lord Knave herself.

On sale for just 99 cents!



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The Home for Unwanted Girls, by Joanna Goodman


Elodie is raised in Quebec’s impoverished orphanage system. It’s a precarious enough existence that takes a tragic turn when Elodie, along with thousands of other orphans in Quebec, is declared mentally ill as the result of a new law that provides more funding to psychiatric hospitals than to orphanages. Bright and determined, Elodie withstands abysmal treatment at the nuns’ hands, finally earning her freedom at seventeen, when she is thrust into an alien, often unnerving world.

Maggie, married to a businessman eager to start a family, cannot forget the daughter she was forced to abandon, and a chance reconnection with Gabriel spurs a wrenching choice. 

As time passes, the stories of Maggie and Elodie intertwine but never touch, until Maggie realizes she must take what she wants from life and go in search of her long-lost daughter, finally reclaiming the truth that has been denied them both.

HERE for just $1.99.



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A Love so True: A World War II Sweet Historical Romance, by Caroline Mickelson


London – 1940 As German bombs rain down upon the city of London, Emma Bradley hastily packs a suitcase, cradles her newborn son in her arms, and boards a train with two evacuee children she’s agreed to chaperone in exchange for a job in the south of England. Although she’s only one of thousands leaving the city, Emma is fleeing more than the horrors of war. Her greatest fear is that the father of her child will track her down and exact revenge for what she’s stolen from him. 

World renowned Dutch concert pianist Andrej Van der Hoosen is a man who cherishes his privacy above all else. His wealth and privilege have afforded him the luxury of avoiding being around children because of a painful loss from his own past. So, when he meets the woman and children he’ll reside with for the duration of the war, he’s instantly on guard. The children are boisterous and full of life, the cottage they’re assigned to live in is small, and he finds himself intrigued by the secret Emma is so clearly trying to hide.

Despite their reluctance to trust each other, Emma and Andrej soon find themselves drawn together in a world torn apart by war.

On sale for just $0.99.



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The Trouble with Patience (Virtues and Vices of the Old West Book #1), by Maggie Brendan


Patience Cavanaugh has lost hope in romance. The man she yearned to marry is dead and her dreams are gone with him. Now she is consumed with the restoration of a dilapidated boarding house in order to support herself. Despite her desire for solitude, Jedediah Jones, the local sheriff with a reputation for hanging criminals, becomes an ever-looming part of her life.

It seems like such a simple arrangement: Patience needs someone with a strong back to help her fix up the boardinghouse, and Jedediah needs a dependable source of food for himself and his prisoners. But Patience gets more than she bargained for as she explores the depths of the "hanging lawman"and finds both betrayal and love.

Get it HERE for just 99 cents.



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Wreckage, by Emily Bleeker


I've linked to sales on this one before because it's just so good! If you haven't read it, get it now! 

Lillian Linden is a liar. On the surface, she looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash. But she’s been lying to her family, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow survivor, Dave Hall, off a deserted island in the South Pacific. Missing for almost two years, the castaways are thrust into the spotlight after their rescue, becoming media darlings overnight. But they can’t tell the real story—so they lie.

The public is fascinated by the castaways’ saga, but Lillian and Dave must return to their lives and their spouses. Genevieve Randall—a hard-nosed journalist and host of a news program—isn’t buying it. She suspects Lillian’s and Dave’s explanations about the other crash survivors aren’t true. And now, Genevieve’s determined to get the real story, no matter how many lives it destroys.

In this intriguing tale of survival, secrets, and redemption, two everyday people thrown together by tragedy must finally face the truth…even if it tears them apart.

$1.99 HERE.


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The Headmaster's Wife, by Thomas Christopher Green


Like his father before him, Arthur Winthrop is the Headmaster of Vermont's elite Lancaster School. It is the place he feels has given him his life, but is also the site of his undoing as events spiral out of his control. Found wandering naked in Central Park, he begins to tell his story to the police, but his memories collide into one another, and the true nature of things, a narrative of love, of marriage, of family and of a tragedy Arthur does not know how to address emerges. 

Luminous and atmospheric, bringing to life the tight-knit enclave of a quintessential New England boarding school, the novel is part mystery, part love story and an exploration of the ties of place and family. Beautifully written and compulsively readable, The Headmaster's Wife stands as a moving elegy to the power of love as an antidote to grief.

Sale price: $2.99 HERE.



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American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst, by Jeffrey Toobin


From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history:

On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst Family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbonese Liberation Army.

The weird turns that followed in this already sensational take are truly astonishingthe Hearst family tried to secure Patty's release by feeding the people of Oakland and San Francisco for free; bank security cameras captured "Tania" wielding a machine gun during a roberry; the LAPD engaged in the largest police shoot-out in American history; the first breaking news event was broadcast live on television stations across the country; and then there was Patty's circus-like trial, filled with theatrical courtroom confrontations and a dramatic last-minute reversal, after which the term "Stockholm syndrome" entered the lexicon. 

Sale price HERE for $2.99.



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Eat Pray Love 10th-Anniversary Edition, by Elizabeth Gilbert


In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want—husband, country home, successful career—but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed by panic and confusion. 

This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and set out to explore three different aspects of her nature, against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.


Get it on sale HERE for just $1.99.



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Picture Perfect, by Jodi Picoult


The #1 New York Times bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper examines the fault lines of a troubled marriage in this “unfailingly intelligent…undeniably literary psychological drama.” (Booklist)

To the outside world, they seem to have it all. Cassie Barrett, a renowned anthropologist, and Alex Rivers, one of Hollywood's hottest actors, met on the set of a motion picture in Africa. They shared childhood tales, toasted the future, and declared their love in a fairy-tale wedding. But when they return to California, something alters the picture of their perfect marriage. A frightening pattern is taking shape—a cycle of hurt, denial, and promises, thinly veiled by glamour. Torn between fear and something that resembles love, Cassie wrestles with questions she never dreamed she would face: How can she leave? Then again, how can she stay?

Sale price HERE, just $2.99.



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          5 bedroom, Ellesmere England SY12      Cache   Translate Page      
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The property Oaklands is a handsome Edwardian country house with a converted one bedroom coach house providing separate accommodation, gardens and available by separate negotiaton 6 acres of grazing land. The house, which was built at the turn of...
5 rooms 3 bathrooms fireplace
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          Fantasy Football Week 13 Automated Insights Recap      Cache   Translate Page      
12 team half ppr Yahoo league - 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 W/R/T, 1 K, 1 DST

Last week, I broke down a must win Week 13 matchup for me to reach the fantasy football playoffs in this league. I won!

San Francisco 49ers rookie WR is just 3% owned in Yahoo fantasy football and scored two touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks secondary. That makes it 206 receiving yards and three touchdowns in the last two weeks as Marquise Goodwin and Pierre Garcon are out. He goes against the Denver Broncos defense in Week 14 and they just lost their best CB in Chris Harris. Sure, Nick Mullins (414 passing yards in Week 13) is his QB, but Pettis has proven to be an excellent route runner and extremely difficult to cover. Expect him to be one of the most added players on waiver come Wednesday.

Another 49er to consider on waivers, Jeff Wilson Jr. (undrafted out of North Texas), came in for an injured Matt Breida and rushed 15 times for 61 yards and caught eight passes for 73 yards.

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost James Conner to an ankle injury in Week 13 and he is officially out Week 14 vs the Oakland Raiders. Hello Jaylen Samuels, who will lineup in the Steelers backfield but is TE eligible on Yahoo! If you miss on Samuels, put in a waiver claim for Stevan Ridley.

Chase Edmonds vultured two touchdowns away from David Johnson in Week 13!

Good luck in the fantasy football playoffs!

Fantasy Football Week 14 Rankings

Fantasy Football Week 13 Automated Insights Recap
  • Jameis Winston scored 22.76 points, the third-highest score for a QB this week
  • Russell Wilson had a 52-yard touchdown pass and a 45-yard pass
  • Drew Brees had a 30-yard touchdown pass
  • Tom Brady had a 24-yard touchdown pass and a 42-yard pass
  • Dalvin Cook (84 Rush Yds, 22 Rec Yds) scored 14.6 points against the Patriots in Week 13. His scoring output was 16.5% more than his 12.53-point projection and was much higher than his 5.08-point season scoring average. Cook will face the Seahawks next week
  • Adrian Peterson had a 90-yard touchdown run
  • Tarik Cohen had a 46-yard catch
  • Phillip Lindsay had a 65-yard touchdown run
  • Golden Tate (7 Rec, 85 Rec Yds, 1 Rec TD) scored 20 points in a 28-13 win over the Redskins in Week 13. His scoring output more-than-doubled his 9.76-point projection and was much higher than his 10.02-point season scoring average. Tate ranks #77 among all fantasy players this season and will face the Cowboys next week
  • Dante Pettis (5 Rec, 129 Rec Yds, 2 Rec TDs) scored 27.2 points against the Seahawks in Week 13. His scoring output nearly quadrupled his 6.88-point projection and was much higher than his 15.63-point season scoring average. Pettis will face the Broncos next week
  • Keenan Allen (29.8 points) recorded the highest score for a wideout this week
  • Odell Beckham Jr. had a 49-yard touchdown pass
  • Tyler Lockett had a 52-yard touchdown catch
  • Courtland Sutton had a 30-yard touchdown catch
  • Antonio Brown had a 28-yard touchdown catch and a 46-yard catch
  • Josh Gordon had a 24-yard touchdown catch
  • Jared Cook overachieved for the fifth time this season, scoring 19.5 points against his 7.66-point projection. During a 40-33 loss to the Chiefs, he caught 7 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown. Cook ranks #73 among all fantasy players this season and will face the Steelers next week
  • The Seahawks defense scored 16 points in a 43-16 win over the 49ers to beat their 9.86-point projection. They allowed 16 points, surrendered 452 yards, and forced 3 turnovers to beat their projection by the highest percentage of any player on KeithyP this week. Next week, the Seahawks will go up against the Vikings
  • The Giants defense (27 Pts Allowed, 376 Yds Allowed, 3 Turnovers) scored 17 points against the Bears in Week 13. Their scoring output nearly tripled their 5.93-point projection and was much higher than their 8.75-point season scoring average. The Giants defense will face the Redskins next week

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  • 1868 - C Frank Bowerman was born in Romeo, Michigan. He spent a couple of his 15 pro seasons, 1898-99, in Pittsburgh, batting .265 while throwing out 49.5% of attempted base stealers and also playing 1B. But Bowerman had a hair trigger temper, once giving manager Fred Clarke a shiner during a brawl, and incidents like that led to a short stay in the Steel City. 
Snake Wiltse 1902 (photo via Library of Congress)
  • 1871 - LHP Lewis “Snake” Wiltse was born in Bouckville, New York. He began his brief three-year stay in the show with Pittsburgh in 1901. Snake put up a line of 1-4/4.26 and was released in July, signing with the Philly Athletics. He also tossed for the Orioles and NY Highlanders before being sent down in May of 1903, then toiling in the minors through the 1910 campaign. Wiltse might have done better as a position player. His MLB line from the hill was 29-31/4.59, but at the plate he compiled a .278 lifetime BA; Baltimore played him at first, in the OF and even at second base once. Snake got his nickname in the minors thx to his twisty delivery. Wiltse family tree roots: Snake’s brother was George “Hooks” Wiltse, who pitched for 12 big-league seasons. Hooks featured a killer curve but earned his moniker because he caught everything as a fielder, showing off great “hooks” (hands). 
  • 1872 - RHP Emerson “Pink” Hawley was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. He tossed for Pittsburgh from 1895-97 with a slash line of 71-61 and a 3.76 ERA. He was a workhorse, appearing in 56 games in 1895 while throwing 444-⅓ innings, both league-leading numbers. Pink was a stand up guy, once turning down a bribe to throw a game. But he came from good stock. His ancestor was the noted essayist Major Joseph Hawley, who joined with Samuel Adams and James Otis, Jr., as a revolutionary leader during the Stamp Act/Boston Tea Party era. Pink is his given middle name; he was part of a set of twins, and his family, as the story goes, put a blue ribbon on his brother and a pink one on Emerson so they could tell them apart. Fact of the day: The ribbon color really didn’t mean much. Up until the baby boomers came along, baby’s clothes colors were either considered sex-neutral or if anything, the opposite of today, with pink for boys and blue for girls. 
  • 1922 - OF Bill Rodgers was born in Harrisburg. Bill was a wartime special - he played for the Bucs from 1944-45, got into three games and went 2-for-5 with one run scored. Rodgers was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1946, but never again made it to the major leagues, spending nine years on various farm clubs. 
  • 1922 - The Pirates sent RHP Fred “Sheriff” Blake, OF Ray Rohwer and $15,000 to Seattle of the Pacific Coast League for IF Spencer Adams. After a year with Seattle, Blake went on to pitch nine MLB seasons while Rowher became a PCL fixture, playing in the league through 1931. Adams spent a year in Pittsburgh (.250 BA in 56 AB) before being traded back to the PCL (Oakland this time), and later played three more big league seasons as a backup.
Paul Waner 1989 Pacific Legends
  • 1940 - Paul Waner was released by the Pirates. The Hall of Fame OF’er played 15 seasons in Pittsburgh, hitting .340 with 2,868 hits, 1,627 runs and 1,309 RBI. A party hearty type, Waner was famous for his ability to hit hung over. He gave up the bottle for a year in 1938 at management’s request, and only hit .280, the first time he failed to reach .300+. Needless to say, the teetotaler experiment ended after that campaign. Another bit of lore was that the Bucs discovered he was nearsighted late in his career and made him wear glasses. He gave those up when he found the large fuzzy object he had been swinging at all those years turned into a small spinning BB that was nearly impossible to hit when he had his peepers on. Paul and his younger brother Lloyd (Little Poison), one of baseball’s premier sibling duos, hold the career record for hits by brothers with 5,611. 
  • 1946 - The Bucs sent Johnny Hutchings and $35,000 to Oakland of the PCL for OF Wally Westlake. Wally spent 1947-51 as the Bucs starting outfielder, mostly in center and right, hitting .281 with one All-Star nod before being traded to St. Louis. He played through 1956, although he only had one strong season after he left the Pirates. It was a busy day; they also swapped LHP Al Gerheauser to the St. Louis Browns for IF Eddie “The Fiddler” Basinski. Al worked one more season and The Fiddler hit .199 for the Bucs in his final MLB campaign. Finally, they sold OF Tommy O’Brien to the Cards. He spent four years in the minors, then came back for parts (61 games total) of two final MLB tours in 1949-50. 
  • 1949 - The Bucs took LHP Paul LaPalme from the Boston Braves in the minor league draft. Lefty gave the Bucs four years of service, slashing 14-33-2/4.99 for the terrible Pirates clubs of the early fifties. LaPalme went to the Cards after the ‘54 season, and was converted to a reliever. He lasted three more years, and with better teams and a consistent role, put up a line of 10-12-11/3.29.

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  • 1951 - Pittsburgh purchased 1B Dale Long from the St. Louis Browns. After 10 games, he was released and the Browns reclaimed him. Then in December, they sold him back to the Bucs, who stashed him the minors for three years while he smacked 91 dingers. In the next 2-1/2 years and 400 games, he was with the big club, banging out 64 long balls, including an eight-game homer streak in 1956, before being part of a trade with the Cubs in 1957.
Sammy Khalifa 1987 Topps
  • 1963 - SS Sam Khalifa was born in Fontana, California. Khalifa was a first round pick (#7 overall) from Arizona’s Sahuaro HS, but in his three year MLB career, all as a Pirate (1985-87), he hit just .219. He’ll go down in the history books as the first player of Egyptian ancestry to play major league baseball. 
  • 1966 - Coach Tony Beasley was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia. A minor league infielder who spent time with the Pirates, Beasley became a farm coach/manager in the Bucco organization after his playing days. Starting out as a player/coach and roving batting instructor in 1998, Beasley then managed in the Pirates system for the next five seasons, making the playoffs every year. Tony became the Pirates roving minor league infield instructor (he was considered instrumental in the transition of Neil Walker into a second baseman) and was named third base coach in 2008 by John Russell. After JR left after 2010, Beasley spent four seasons in the Washington organization before getting the call from Jeff Banister to become the third base coach of the Texas Rangers. In 2016, he was diagnosed with cancer. After surgery and chemo, he was back in uniform at Arlington, albeit primarily as a quality control coach. 
  • 1973 - The Pirates did some addition by subtraction: LHP Luke Walker was sold to the Tigers, RHP Chris Zachary was sent to the Phils for UTIL Pete Koegel (whose last MLB outing was in 1972, with no more to come) and a couple of days later, RHP Bob Johnson was flipped to Cleveland for career minor leaguer OF Bill Flowers. Johnson worked 29 more games in two seasons, Walker lasted one year with Motown, and Zachary never appeared in another MLB game.  
  • 1978 - 37-year-old Pete Rose signed a four-year, $3.2 million deal with the Phillies. He had been hotly pursued in free agency by several clubs including the Bucs, and owner Dan Galbreath had even invited Rose to his Columbus home & the Darby Dan stables in Lexington. The Pirates admitted that their cash offer was half that of the Phillies, and their equine lure fell short. Rose had told the Pittsburgh Press a week earlier that “The Galbreaths may offer me a couple of horses, but in the end it will come down to dollars and cents.” 
Enrique Romo 1982 Topps
  • 1978 - Pitchers Enrique Romo and Rick Jones along with shortstop Tom McMillan were sent to the Pirates by Seattle, which got pitchers Rafael Vasquez, Odell Jones and shortstop Mario Mendoza in return. Romo pitched four years for the Pirates (1979-82) pretty effectively, going 25-16-26/3.56 and was part of the 1979 World Series club. Romo only tossed six seasons total in the MLB, but with good reason - he started late. He pitched 11 seasons in Mexican baseball prior to making his major league debut for the Mariners in 1977 at the age of 29. McMillan and Jones both ended up minor league players. Jones tossed six more years, including a brief 1981 return to Pittsburgh, Mendoza played for four more seasons and Vasquez appeared in nine 1979 games for Seattle, which proved to be his MLB career. 
  • 1978 - The Pittsburgh Press published a rumor mill report that the Pirates had offered the Red Sox Jerry Reuss for Andy Hassler. That swap fell through, but the Bucs came up roses when they traded the lefty to LA in April of 1979 for Rick Rhoden and then signed Hassler as a free agent to work the 1980 campaign. 
  • 1990 - The Atlanta Braves signed Bucco free agent 1B Sid Bream to a three year/$5.6M contract. The Pirates reportedly offered three years/$4.5M, but aside from the financial gap, the FO was leery of Sid’s knees plus Bream wanted a no-trade clause. Manager Jim Leyland was a fan of his, and told the Pittsburgh Press that “I just feel terrible that he left. I think it was a mistake not signing him...I’m not looking at this like we lost Babe Ruth. But he stood for something,” referring to Bream’s All-American demeanor helping to restore the Pirates image after the drug scandals. The heir-apparent at first was bench bat Carmelo Martinez going into camp, but he lost the job to Orlando Merced. 
Joe Lonnett 1977 Pirates promo
  • 2011 - Pirates coach Joe Lonnett, 87, passed away in Beaver Falls after battling Alzheimer's Disease. Joe, who spent four years in MLB, met future Bucco manager Chuck Tanner in 1957 on a barnstorming tour. The two were about the same age, born 25 miles apart (Lonnett in Beaver Falls, Tanner in New Castle) and hit it off. Chuck told him that if he made it as a manger, he’d call. Tanner did both and Joe was with him beginning in 1971 at Chicago, Oakland and Pittsburgh (1977-84). Lonnett handled third base and as an ex-catcher tutored Ed Ott and Steve Nicosia. After Tanner left Pittsburgh, Joe dabbled a little in managing at the lower levels and then spent his later years as a scout and roving instructor for Pittsburgh and Toronto. He was inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.

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και μνήμης για τη συμπλήρωση 125 χρόνων από την άφιξη και εγκατάσταση των πρώτων 50 Ελλήνων μεταναστών στην πόλη του Πίτσμπουργκ, το 1893, διοργανώνονται από το American Hellenic Foundation of Western Pennsylvania (AHFWP), σε συνεργασία με το Greek Room Committee του Nationality Rooms Program στο University of Pittsburgh.

Οπως επεσήμανε μάλιστα στον «Ε.Κ.» ο κ. Νίκος Γιαννουκάκης (Nick Giannoukakis), γραμματέας του AHFWP, τους πρώτους 50 Ελληνες μετανάστες στην πόλη, ακολούθησε, 15 χρόνια μετά, το πρώτο σημαντικό «κύμα» Ελλήνων γυναικών από την πατρίδα.

Θα γίνουν τρεις εκδηλώσεις, τον Δεκέμβριο και τον Ιανουάριο (2019) για τα γεγονότα αυτά, που είναι ιστορικής σημασίας, για την περιοχή της Πενσυλβάνια, αλλά και την Ομογένεια ευρύτερα.

Αρχικά, με τη Βυζαντινή Χορωδία της Ελληνικής Ορθόδοξης Μητρόπολης του Πίτσμπουργκ (Byzantine Choir of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh), θα πραγματοποιηθεί συναυλία μνήμης για την 125η επέτειο, η οποία συμπίπτει με την 20ή επέτειο της Χορωδίας, κάτι που την καθιστά την παλαιότερη Βυζαντινή Χορωδία στις ΗΠΑ, σύμφωνα με τον κ. Γιαννουκάκη.

Επίσης, το AHFWP θα κάνει γιορτή για μία Διακήρυξη της 125ης Επετείου από την Πόλη και το Γραφείο του Δημάρχου στις 9 Δεκεμβρίου.

Τέλος, θα πραγματοποιηθεί μία έκθεση στην Αίθουσα Υποδοχής του Δημαρχείου από τις 29 Δεκεμβρίου έως τις 6 Ιανουαρίου 2019.

Η ιστορία των Ελλήνων στο Πίτσμπουργκ

Σύμφωνα με τις πληροφορίες του κ. Γιαννουκάκη, από τα αρχεία της Πόλης του Πίτσμπουργκ, οι πρώτοι Ελληνες μετανάστες ξεκίνησαν να φτάνουν στην Allegheny County τη δεκαετία του 1890. Εως τον Δεκέμβριο του 1893 ήταν περίπου 50 άντρες στην πόλη.

Οι περισσότεροι ήταν ναυτικοί, από διάφορα ελληνικά νησιά και ασχολήθηκαν με χειρωνακτικές εργασίες αρχικά.

Σύντομα, πολλοί έκαναν δικές τους επιχειρήσεις: ορισμένοι ως πωλητές στον δρόμο, άλλοι ως εστιάτορες, ιδιοκτήτες καφέ ή ζαχαροπλάστες.

Κάποιοι απασχολούνταν ως υπάλληλοι σε εστιατόρια που είχε ο πατέρας ή ο αδερφός τους μέχρι που συνέχιζαν τη δουλειά αυτή ή άνοιγαν το δικό τους κατάστημα.

Το πρώτο ελληνικό εστιατόριο στο Πίτσμπουργκ ήταν στην Diamond Square στην Market District.

Η κορύφωση της μετανάστευσης Ελλήνων στην Allegheny County, ήταν μεταξύ 1910-1912. Οι περισσότεροι ήταν από νησιά του Αιγαίου, τη Μικρά Ασία και την ηπειρωτική Ελλάδα. Εγκαταστάθηκαν τότε, κυρίως σε North Side, Oakland, Downtown, East Pittsburgh, McKeesport και Monessen.

Ο Σεραφείμ Κανούτας (Serapheim Canoutas) αναφέρει ότι το 1908, υπήρχαν περί τους 3.500 Ελληνες που ζούσαν στην ευρύτερη περιοχή της Allegheny County region (The Immigrant’s Guide in America; Serapheim Canoutas, NY).

Σύμφωνα με τα στατιστικά, στον 1ο τόμο της «Reports of the 13th Census of Pittsburgh», μεταξύ του 1908-1910 υπήρχαν: 816 Ελληνες μετανάστες από Ελληνες γονείς, 130 Ελληνες από μικτούς γάμους και 37 οικογένειες Ελλήνων μεταναστών που είχαν αποκτήσει εντοπιότητα και ενσωματώθηκαν στον πληθυσμό του Μείζονος Πίτσμπουργκ (κυρίως στην περιοχή της Penn Ave.).

Ο αριθμός των Ελλήνων μαθητών στο Πίτσμπουργκ ήταν ο 3ος μεγαλύτερος στις ΗΠΑ, μετά τη Νέα Υόρκη και το Σικάγο και ο μεγαλύτερος, κατά κεφαλήν, σε όρους ποσοστού Ελλήνων στις περιοχές.

Υπήρχαν 66 μαθητές σε δημόσια Δημοτικά και Λύκεια τον Δεκέμβριο του 1908, εκ των οποίων οι 60 στις τρεις πρώτες τάξεις Δημοτικών.

Οποιο και αν ήταν το κίνητρο για να έρθουν στις ΗΠΑ, παραδοσιακές αξίες και ηθικές διαμόρφωσαν την ζωή των Ελλήνων μεταναστών και τη συνεισφορά τους στην αμερικανική κοινωνία.

Η πρώτη ελληνική κοινότητα, ως επίσημος οργανισμός ιδρύθηκε το 1905 και περιελάμβανε 3.000-4.000 άτομα που ζούσαν στην πόλη του Πίτσμπουργκ και κοντά σε αυτή.

Το 1909, η κοινότητα αγόρασε ένα κτίριο στο 97 Fulton Street. Ενας χώρος που λειτούργησε και ως οίκος πίστης της Ελληνικής Ορθοδοξίας.

Εως το 1912 υπήρχαν δύο οργανωμένες εκκλησίες: Ο Ευαγγελισμός της Θεοτόκου, στο 10 Whiteside Road και ο Αγιος Νικόλαος, στο 547 6th Avenue. Η δεύτερη είχε και τον ρόλο σχολείου ελληνικής γλώσσας.

Αλλες οργανωμένες ελληνικές κοινότητες εδραιώθηκαν στο Ανατολικό Πίτσμπουργκ, 803 Braddock Ave., Ambridge, Aliquippa και Verona.

Μετά από συγχώνευση της εκκλησίας του Ευαγγελισμού, τον Σεπτέμβριο του 1918, συμφωνήθηκε οι πιστοί να ενωθούν υπό την ονομασία «Η ελληνική κοινότητα της Allegheny County – Εκκλησία του Αγίου Νικολάου (The Greek Community of Allegheny County-St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church).

Ο Αγιος Νικόλαος είναι η παλαιότερη ελληνική Ορθόδοξη χριστιανική κοινότητα και εκκλησία στην Allegheny County και βρίσκεται σήμερα στο 419 South Dithridge.

Η μεγαλύτερη, σε μέλη, αδελφότητα ήταν μετανάστες από την Ικαρία και αυτοί που προέρχονταν από την Βλαχοκερασιά (κοντά στην Τρίπολη).

Το 1914, η Πανελλήνια Ενωση (Panhellenic Enosis) οργανώθηκε στο Πίτσμπουργκ. Η Greek-American Progressive Association (GAPA), που επικεντρώθηκε στη διατήρηση των ελληνικών παραδόσεων, του πολιτισμού και της γλώσσας, ιδρύθηκε στο Πίτσμπουργκ το 1923.

Τη δεκαετία του 1910, ένα μεγάλο θέατρο μαζί με αίθουσα μπιλιάρδου στην Fifth Avenue, μεταξύ των Smithfield και Wood, ήταν ιδιοκτησία Ελληνοαμερικανών: Των κ.κ. Μπαζιώτη (Baziotis) και Αντωνόπουλου (Mr. Antonopoulos).

Αλλες περιοχές της Δυτικής Πενσυλβάνια με παρουσία Ελλήνων μεταναστών ήταν οι Ambridge, Canonsburg, New Castle, McKeesport, Aliquippa, και Monessen.


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Entering their Week 14 contest at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-4-1) and Oakland Raiders (2-10) will be playing with different objectives in mind. The Steelers will attempt to hold off the Baltimore Ravens, who are mere percentage points behind in the AFC North, while the
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Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that running back James Conner will miss Week 14's matchup against the Oakland Raiders due to an ankle sprain. Tomlin had initially said Conner suffered a leg contusion in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Jaylen Samuels will likely
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Provides age-appropriate skilled nursing care to patients in their place of residence in accordance with agency policy and procedure and state and federal regulations. Teaches the patient/family disease process and self-care needs. Monitors physiological state to determine an appropriate level of safety and comfort. Provides services requiring nursing skills in accordance with the plan of care. Develops and coordinates the plan of care and provides case management. Performs duties consistent with the nursing practice act that includes the standards of competent performance including Title 16, Chapter 14, Section 144.3 of the California Code of Regulations. Essential Responsibilities: Provision of Care: Provides the initial all system nursing assessment prior to the provision of care. Initiates the plan of care and necessary revisions including obtaining written physician orders for changes. Provides care and services in accordance with the plan of care. Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on hysiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status; also nutrition, pain, patient/family education, family involvement and patient advocacy. Provides ongoing periodic all system assessment of the patient and the patient's equipment needs. Initiates preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedure (Home Health). Initiates timely discharges based on goals. Educates and instructs the patient, patient's family or other staff as required. Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs. Supervises and teaches LVN's and HHA's as required for patient care. Provides nursing care through all phases of care taking into consideration age and developmental needs. Documentation and Communication: Documents all care, interventions and care coordination per law, regulation and agency policy. Notifies the patient's attending MD, Podiatrist and other professional persons and responsible staff of significant changes in the patient's condition in a timely manner. Assists in coordinating all services provided. Consults with other health professionals when needed. Planning, Organizing and Productivity: Effectively plans and organizes work assignment, manages and sets competitive priorities, and completes work assignments with a minimum of direct supervision per agency policy and within established time frames. Adheres to the services policy and principles of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program. Supervises Home Health aides and LVNs according to law, regulation and agency policy. Professional Behavior: Behaves in a courteous professional manner with patients, health professionals and maintain patient confidentiality. Acts as a patient advocate in utilizing Medicare, MediCal, Health Plan and community resources. Participates in Departmental Quality Assurance activities and Utilization Review activities as requested. Self-Development: Selects and attends education programs to keep current in area of practice. Utilizes new knowledge and skills. Participates in in-service programs. Annually prepares realistic professional goals and reviews their progress with Supervisor. Perform other related duties as necessary. Supervisory Responsibilities: The job has no supervisory responsibilities.
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This position manages information relevant to forecasting business's future technical and operational information need and manages business and/or technology plans to ensure capability for alignment with business unit and KP's national and regional strategies. This role provides support to senior leadership by providing information regarding business systems, data and process initiatives and to cross-functional management and leadership by providing information regarding business and technology issues.This position also manages the implementation of technology or business process integration plans, and manages systems and business process activities. Essential Responsibilities: Conducts or oversees business-specific projects by applying deep expertise in subject area; promoting adherence to all procedures and policies; developing work plans to meet business priorities and deadlines; determining and carrying out processes and methodologies; coordinating and delegating resources to accomplish organizational goals; partnering internally and externally to make effective business decisions; solving complex problems; escalating issues or risks, as appropriate; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; evaluating recommendations made; and influencing the completion of project tasks by others. Practices self-leadership and promotes learning in others by building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders; communicating information and providing advice to drive projects forward; influencing team members within assigned unit; listening and responding to, seeking, and addressing performance feedback; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; providing feedback to others, including upward feedback to leadership and mentoring junior team members; creating and executing plans to capitalize on strengths and improve opportunity areas; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback. Provides recommendations to higher levels regarding the development and definition of the business/technology strategy by managing the input from lower levels. Manages the processes of region-wide, complex information systems needs in project areas such as new business operating models, innovative approaches to IT solutions support, market research of emerging or available product functionality and operational readiness assessment. Provides support to senior leadership by providing information regarding business systems, data and process initiatives. Provides support to cross-functional management and leadership by providing information regarding business and technology issues. Provides consultation and guidance to ensure technology or process owners have access to the required information and training for effective system or process operations. Develops, prepares, and utilizes reports to track operational performance across the full system lifecycle within and across business functions or areas. Tracks annual IT projects, staffing, purchasing, operations, and/or capital budgets. Supports senior leadership in reviewing performance metrics and outcomes to drive ongoing operational change and improvements. Conducts, reviews, and summarizes research on topics related to technology and business initiatives for lower levels and customers. Analyzes identified problems in technology and business solutions to determine cause and desired resolution. Responsible for technologies, systems solution design, data, and metrics in alignment with the organization's vision, goals and objectives. Responsible for the preparation of source documents and technical/business manuals and monitors the use of established and documented IT processes, tools, and best practices. Partners with departments and IT managers to support the development and testing of business continuity and disaster recovery-procedures and infrastructure procedures. Updates and maintains a knowledge repository of current technology and business processes for designated department or business area . Provides recommendations to higher levels regarding the development and definition of the business/technology strategy by managing the input from lower levels. Manages the processes of region-wide, complex information systems needs in project areas such as new business operating models, innovative approaches to IT solutions support, market research of emerging or available product functionality and operational readiness assessment. Provides support to senior leadership by providing information regarding business systems, data and process initiatives. Provides support to cross-functional management and leadership by providing information regarding business and technology issues. Provides consultation and guidance to ensure technology or process owners have access to the required information and training for effective system or process operations. Develops, prepares, and utilizes reports to track operational performance across the full system lifecycle within and across business functions or areas. Tracks annual IT projects, staffing, purchasing, operations, and/or capital budgets. Supports senior leadership in reviewing performance metrics and outcomes to drive ongoing operational change and improvements. Conducts, reviews, and summarizes research on topics related to technology and business initiatives for lower levels and customers. Analyzes identified problems in technology and business solutions to determine cause and desired resolution. Responsible for technologies, systems solution design, data, and metrics in alignment with the organization's vision, goals and objectives. Responsible for the preparation of source documents and technical/business manuals and monitors the use of established and documented IT processes, tools, and best practices. Partners with departments and IT managers to support the development and testing of business continuity and disaster recovery-procedures and infrastructure procedures. Updates and maintains a knowledge repository of current technology and business processes for designated department or business area .
          Intern-Undergraduate (Ben) - (Oakland, California, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
Lay the groundwork for a dynamic future with an industry leader. At Kaiser Permanente, you'll forge lasting relationships with colleagues across the organization while enjoying the opportunity to grow your experience and hone your expertise on assignments that have real impact. Our interns have worked on everything from analyzing financial software and developing new marketing strategies, to designing mobile apps and helping clinicians improve care delivery. We want you to get the most out of your time here and will give you projects that challenge you to think freely, question thoroughly, and explore deeply. Essential Functions: - Contributing to a designated project or initiative to meet a KP business objective. - Report development and analytics. - Project management - planning, execution, and measurement. - Learning new applications needed to complete assignments or support the execution of business objectives. - Job shadowing in other functional areas. - Performing additional duties as required.
          Sr Physician Assistant - Head and Neck Surgery - (Oakland, California, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
Under the direction of a supervising physician, the Senior Physician Assistant provides high quality, efficient, team based patient focused care. The Senior Physician Assistant responsibilities may include managing patients in the office, hospital, ED and/or perioperative setting. The Senior Physician Assistant may be required to First Assist in the OR or perform other department specific procedures. The Senior Physician Assistant may also facilitate on call responsibilities for his/her supervising physician. The Senior Physician Assistant's daily responsibilities may vary based upon the department & supervising physician needs and may require evening or weekend hours. The Senior Physician Assistant, by virtue of his/her experience and competency in the role, provides a high level of clinical and operational expertise and may function as a mentor to less experienced Physician Assistants. Essential Responsibilities: The Physician Assistant will practice as part of a team under the direction of their supervising physician. Primary Duties will be inclusive of the following but not limited to: Examines patient, performs comprehensive physical examination, and compiles patient medical data, including health history and results of physical examination. Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as imaging studies, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests, and interprets test results for deviations from normal. Performs therapeutic procedures such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and managing infection. Performs other department specific diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care. Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance and other relevant patient education. Based upon Specific Specialty, additional duties may include the following: Facilitate admissions, transfers, discharges. First assist in surgeries or perform procedures as applicable. Round on inpatients. Performs admission evaluation on patients to include: obtaining basic medical information and history, reviewing patient's medical record, performing physical exam, documenting findings into patient medical record, and reporting deviations from normal findings to attending physician. Provides patient and family with pre-operative/pre-procedure and other pertinent education. Answers questions regarding surgery or procedures, recovery and risk factor modification; provides blood transfusion information as applicable; performs peri-operative procedures; locates and utilizes diagnostic images, instruments and pertinent patient information. Reviews patient chart noting allergies, pertinent medical history, and abnormal physical findings. Assists in performing surgical procedures and other procedures consistent with the standards of care and practice guidelines. Depending on the specialty, may work as the First Assist during surgical procedures, start IV's, and/or perform suturing. Performs post-operative procedures to include entering standard post-operative orders into patient medical records; assists physicians with evaluation and management of patient's status during recovery; reviews vital signs, laboratory and diagnostic studies; assists with management of patients. Facilitates patient discharge; dictates discharge and transfer summaries in a timely manner. Other Duties The Senior Physician Assistant provides a high level of clinical and operational expertise and may function as a mentor to less experienced Physician Assistants. May collaborate with the supervising physician, manager and other department members on performance improvement activities.
          Staff Nurse II - Inpatient Nursing Pediatrics - (Oakland, California, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
The Staff Nurse (SN) II is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame. The SN II provides care to patients via the therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment and instrumentation, and other health care team members. Essential Functions: - Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status; also nutrition, pain, patient/family education, family involvement and patient advocacy. - Formulates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes. - Implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner. - Establishes priorities or patient care based on essential patient needs and available unit resources of time, personnel, equipment, and supplies. - Evaluates effectiveness of care given by health care team members. - Identifies patient/family learning needs and implements appropriate measures. - Documents patient care and unit activities in a timely, accurate, and concise manner. - Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to patient/family rights, age specific needs, cultural and ethical beliefs. - Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified within the institution. - Performs efficiently in emergency patient care situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. - Demonstrates sound knowledge base and actions in the care of a designated patient population. - Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice. - Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit and Department of Nursing personnel. - Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning. - Participates in unit and Department Performance Improvement activities as directed. - Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties of health care team members. - Utilizes effective communication methods and skills, following lines of authority, as appropriate. - Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, families, and all members of the health care team. - Establishes effective working relationships with members of the health care team, patients, and families. Acknowledges staff rights and cultural and ethical beliefs. - Provides data for staffing decisions and demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues; demonstrates flexibility when floating to other units upon requests. - Ability to navigate in a windows environment, utilizing a mouse and the ability to learn electronic medical record system application. - Identifies and solves problems effectively. - Participates in nursing research activities as requested. - Perform other related duties as necessary. - This job motivates and provides work direction (direct, check, review, assign, organize and coordination) to LVN's, Nurse Attendants, unit assistants, etc., but does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.
          Staff Nurse II - Inpatient Nursing Pediatrics - (Oakland, California, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
The Staff Nurse (SN) II is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame. The SN II provides care to patients via the therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment and instrumentation, and other health care team members. Essential Functions: - Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status; also nutrition, pain, patient/family education, family involvement and patient advocacy. - Formulates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes. - Implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner. - Establishes priorities or patient care based on essential patient needs and available unit resources of time, personnel, equipment, and supplies. - Evaluates effectiveness of care given by health care team members. - Identifies patient/family learning needs and implements appropriate measures. - Documents patient care and unit activities in a timely, accurate, and concise manner. - Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to patient/family rights, age specific needs, cultural and ethical beliefs. - Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified within the institution. - Performs efficiently in emergency patient care situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. - Demonstrates sound knowledge base and actions in the care of a designated patient population. - Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice. - Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit and Department of Nursing personnel. - Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning. - Participates in unit and Department Performance Improvement activities as directed. - Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties of health care team members. - Utilizes effective communication methods and skills, following lines of authority, as appropriate. - Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, families, and all members of the health care team. - Establishes effective working relationships with members of the health care team, patients, and families. Acknowledges staff rights and cultural and ethical beliefs. - Provides data for staffing decisions and demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues; demonstrates flexibility when floating to other units upon requests. - Ability to navigate in a windows environment, utilizing a mouse and the ability to learn electronic medical record system application. - Identifies and solves problems effectively. - Participates in nursing research activities as requested. - Perform other related duties as necessary. - This job motivates and provides work direction (direct, check, review, assign, organize and coordination) to LVN's, Nurse Attendants, unit assistants, etc., but does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.
          Staff Nurse II - Inpatient Nursing Pediatrics - (Oakland, California, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
The Staff Nurse (SN) II is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame. The SN II provides care to patients via the therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment and instrumentation, and other health care team members. Essential Functions: - Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status; also nutrition, pain, patient/family education, family involvement and patient advocacy. - Formulates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes. - Implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner. - Establishes priorities or patient care based on essential patient needs and available unit resources of time, personnel, equipment, and supplies. - Evaluates effectiveness of care given by health care team members. - Identifies patient/family learning needs and implements appropriate measures. - Documents patient care and unit activities in a timely, accurate, and concise manner. - Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to patient/family rights, age specific needs, cultural and ethical beliefs. - Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified within the institution. - Performs efficiently in emergency patient care situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. - Demonstrates sound knowledge base and actions in the care of a designated patient population. - Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice. - Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit and Department of Nursing personnel. - Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning. - Participates in unit and Department Performance Improvement activities as directed. - Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties of health care team members. - Utilizes effective communication methods and skills, following lines of authority, as appropriate. - Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, families, and all members of the health care team. - Establishes effective working relationships with members of the health care team, patients, and families. Acknowledges staff rights and cultural and ethical beliefs. - Provides data for staffing decisions and demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues; demonstrates flexibility when floating to other units upon requests. - Ability to navigate in a windows environment, utilizing a mouse and the ability to learn electronic medical record system application. - Identifies and solves problems effectively. - Participates in nursing research activities as requested. - Perform other related duties as necessary. - This job motivates and provides work direction (direct, check, review, assign, organize and coordination) to LVN's, Nurse Attendants, unit assistants, etc., but does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.
          Assistant Production Manager - (Oakland, California, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
The Assistant Production Manager job profile encompasses both a Road Manager for Troupe and an Assistant Production Manager for the Company. The position requires a flexible schedule and the ability to work evenings and weekends. The Road Manager's primary responsibility is to ensure smooth operating procedures while on the road. This means he/she has the authority and the responsibility to organize, delegate, and otherwise direct troupe activities as assigned by the Program Coordinator. It is the responsibility of all Performer/Educators to support the Road Manager in his/her duties by responding in a timely manner to requests and assignments that facilitate the technical, artistic, rehearsal, and/or performance, community service and public affairs needs of the program. Personnel, budgetary and regulatory issues should be referred to the Coordinator immediately. The Road Manager has these responsibilities on top of being a Performer/Educator. The Assistant Production Manager for the Company has responsibilities in ALL areas of ETP, with six primary areas of focus: (1) performing, (2) production management and touring support, (3) direction and coordination of shows, (4) community troupe, (5) administration, (6) program coordination and implementation. Essential Responsibilities: Communicates all Troupe requests to Program Coordinator on an ongoing basis. Appropriates requests to communicate may include scheduling changes, budgetary expenditures, clarifications on program guidelines and regulations, creative ideas with impact on performance of logistic, unusual meetings to discuss specific ideas or issues. Assists Program Coordinator in creating agendas for routine and special production meetings. Creates agendas for and conducting routine production meetings in the absence of Program Coordinator. Ensures reasonable supply of all materials and supplies required for day-today touring and travel. Ensures that time schedules are met routinely, at schools, in rehearsal and at special events. Acts as representative of the Educational Theatre Program in the absence of Program Coordinator. Assists Program Coordinator in matters of production logistics (shopping, inventories, setting call times, etc.) as assigned. If assigned by Program Coordinator, acting as liaison between the school and the program (i.e., greet principal or representative, confirm logistics upon arrival at school, etc.). Assists in and supervising of maintenance, repair and proper care of all equipment on a routine basis. Completes paperwork, logs, reports, and/or files as appropriate. Assigns tasks to troupe members toward the accomplishment of any of the above as required, except where specific responsibility is assigned by Program Coordinator to Road Manager. Actively assists with evaluation of program effectiveness by gauging level of audience responsiveness and requesting and sharing audience feedback. Participates in health education training and peer counseling to serve as a peer educator and role model for students at all times. Responsible for exercising discretion and independent judgement while touring, in accordance with position duties and KP policies. Drives company vehicles, set up and strike set. Applies creative, original and intellectual skills in developing and performing various roles in the productions as a Performer/Educator or understudy, in a manner that captures audience's attention and interest and most effectively communicates health education message. As a representative of KP and ETP, coordinates and participates in community and special events, meetings, parent presentations and media opportunities. Assists directing team during rehearsal process and attending performances, troupe and production meetings. Assists with site visits, booking confirmations and solicitations. Conducts teacher orientations. Supports the development and implementation of community outreach strategies and programs to strengthen ETP's community relations efforts. Participates in overall administrative duties, functions and goals, including attending all production staff meetings and staff development trainings. Supports rehearsal space facility management. Assists tech team in ongoing repair and maintenance of sets, costumes, sound and vehicles Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.
          Sr Physician Assistant - Head and Neck Surgery - (Oakland, California, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
Under the direction of a supervising physician, the Senior Physician Assistant provides high quality, efficient, team based patient focused care. The Senior Physician Assistant responsibilities may include managing patients in the office, hospital, ED and/or perioperative setting. The Senior Physician Assistant may be required to First Assist in the OR or perform other department specific procedures. The Senior Physician Assistant may also facilitate on call responsibilities for his/her supervising physician. The Senior Physician Assistant's daily responsibilities may vary based upon the department & supervising physician needs and may require evening or weekend hours. The Senior Physician Assistant, by virtue of his/her experience and competency in the role, provides a high level of clinical and operational expertise and may function as a mentor to less experienced Physician Assistants. Essential Responsibilities: The Physician Assistant will practice as part of a team under the direction of their supervising physician. Primary Duties will be inclusive of the following but not limited to: Examines patient, performs comprehensive physical examination, and compiles patient medical data, including health history and results of physical examination. Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as imaging studies, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests, and interprets test results for deviations from normal. Performs therapeutic procedures such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and managing infection. Performs other department specific diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care. Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance and other relevant patient education. Based upon Specific Specialty, additional duties may include the following: Facilitate admissions, transfers, discharges. First assist in surgeries or perform procedures as applicable. Round on inpatients. Performs admission evaluation on patients to include: obtaining basic medical information and history, reviewing patient's medical record, performing physical exam, documenting findings into patient medical record, and reporting deviations from normal findings to attending physician. Provides patient and family with pre-operative/pre-procedure and other pertinent education. Answers questions regarding surgery or procedures, recovery and risk factor modification; provides blood transfusion information as applicable; performs peri-operative procedures; locates and utilizes diagnostic images, instruments and pertinent patient information. Reviews patient chart noting allergies, pertinent medical history, and abnormal physical findings. Assists in performing surgical procedures and other procedures consistent with the standards of care and practice guidelines. Depending on the specialty, may work as the First Assist during surgical procedures, start IV's, and/or perform suturing. Performs post-operative procedures to include entering standard post-operative orders into patient medical records; assists physicians with evaluation and management of patient's status during recovery; reviews vital signs, laboratory and diagnostic studies; assists with management of patients. Facilitates patient discharge; dictates discharge and transfer summaries in a timely manner. Other Duties The Senior Physician Assistant provides a high level of clinical and operational expertise and may function as a mentor to less experienced Physician Assistants. May collaborate with the supervising physician, manager and other department members on performance improvement activities.
          Administrative Services Coordinator II - (Oakland, California, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
Performs a variety of semi-routine analysis and develops reports, graphs and spreadsheets. Maintains and operates databases and automated systems. Under general guidance, coordinates the day-to-day operational tasks of departmental staff; ensures that the support staff assignments of the department are organized, timely and efficient. Provides guidance and implements department processes in accordance with established policies and procedures. Work is reviewed for completeness and soundness. Essential Functions: - Performs semi-routine data analysis, editing, and formatting to produce regular status reports, graphs, spreadsheets and presentation material. - Provides support and product production, such as graphics services, to the department. - Collects all related and pertinent information from team members and managers. - Develops and produces standard and ad hoc reports ensuring data accuracy and formatting. - Maintains and operates databases and automated systems. - Contributes to and supports department projects. - May coordinate and oversee the function and activities of support staff to ensure tasks are completed in an efficient and timely manner. - May assign projects to appropriate staff in the absence of department supervisor/manager. - Responds to and fulfills miscellaneous requests for information and reports from within and outside of Kaiser in accordance with established policies and procedures. - Establishes working relationships and serves as liaison with vendors. - May coordinate the management of ordering office supplies within the department. - When assigned to a medical department, may prepare and maintain physician's master schedules for multiple departments, coordinate all physician schedule changes, and ensure adequate coverage for all medical areas. - Contacts physicians to arrange for coverage and schedule changes. - Functions as department resource in application and training in use of software, schedules and coordinates all hardware and equipment repairs; may assist in software installation and troubleshoots hardware and software problems. - May assist in the tracking of department budget, makes recommendations based on data collected toward payroll and non-payroll and other related budgetary requirements.
          Marketing Director - (Oakland, California, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
Provides oversight and/or leads major projects that inform the growth and market strategies essential to KP's revenue, membership and margin goals. Strategic Market Planning Managers provide analytical/strategic-thinking and leadership skills that enable project teams to: 1) isolate business issues; 2) design and execute analytics for studying business issues (market research, scenario planning, forecasting, market share, profitability, etc); 3) bring technical/content expertise (competitive intelligence, utilization, financial analysis, market research, deep data analysis & programming); 4) vet findings and make formal recommendations to senior levels of KP leadership; 5) review/approve strategic recommendations. Incumbents would manage teams whose work includes membership forecasts & goals, strategies to achieve membership, revenue & margin goals, market research findings, competitive intelligence insights. Selects, develops, evaluates, coaches, and advises personnel. Essential Functions: - Works with director to develop scope of work for team, sequencing, defining value proposition, setting strategic and business direction, context & priorities for the team. - Provides oversight, coaching & guidance to management-level staff. - Partners with Director and peer HealthPlan Leadership to interpret, analyze and address key business issues and questions. - Provide operational management: be accountable for the budget and resource viability of area of responsibility. - Recommend organization/business performance metrics and act when needed. - Review and recommend policies to achieve customer and KP goals. - Review and recommend direction on continuous quality improvement programs.
          Regulatory Consultant IV - (Oakland, California, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
HPRS is responsible for leading California state regulatory initiatives across all functions statewide, as well as managing relationships and maintaining communications with stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally. Researches, plans, implements, and monitors a broad portfolio of regulatory systems and initiatives to enable organizational compliance with all applicable Federal, state, and local regulations/laws. Advises the organization on all regulatory matters related to the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) and other state regulators. On an on-going basis, researches and interprets regulations and laws to establish standards, and may develop and/or deliver training and communications/change management relative to new standards. Assesses organizational systems (both physical and process or data related) to determine gaps in compliance and determine opportunities for remediation. Advises the organization on all compliance matters. May investigate violations of compliance policy, laws, regulations, etc. or conduct on-going monitoring and reporting to ensure remediation. May be responsible for project management relative to new compliance initiatives, products, or annual processes. HPRS is responsible for: Assessment of organizational systems and processes to ensure appropriate Health Plan oversight and survey readiness and determine gaps for remediation prior to regulatory surveys. All regulatory filings related to Health Plan's Knox-Keene license (ex. contracts, benefits, delivery systems, new products). Benefits interpretation to ensure statewide consistency in providing benefits to members and compliance with benefits provisions in contracts. Essential Responsibilities: HPRS is reponsible for Continued: Processing regulatory complaints in a timely manner and trending, reporting, and analyzing data related to these complaints. May be responsible for project management relative to new regulations, legislation, surveys, new products, or other issues involving state regulators. Developing and directing proactive regulatory strategies to support membership growth. HPREO is responsible for: Evaluating, interpreting, identifying and documenting business impacts and overseeing the implementation of the work as a result of Federal Commercial and Medicaid rules, regulations and laws across all functions and regions. This includes managing relationships and maintaining communications with stakeholders at all levels and management and/or oversight of ongoing operations required for participation on public exchanges. HPREO is responsible for: Analysis of Federal commercial and Medicaid rules, regulations, laws and guidance to understand the business impacts. Ensure ownership for implementation. Serve as the FFM Exchange lead by overseeing end to end administrative operations and responding to questions and issues from the regulator. Monitor all product and rate filings. Lead the QHP recertification Community of Practice and oversee successful QHP recertification in all jurisdictions. Responsible for project oversight relative to implementation of new Federal Commercial and Medicaid regulations, rules or laws. Manages, creates, and maintains client relationships. An understanding of end to end business operations and business functions and how regulations impact business operations. May be responsible for management of complex business processes required for participation on public exchanges and communicate with stakeholders. Fosters comprehensive regulatory management through a series of activities to comply with all applicable regulations and statutes. Activities include: Planning: identifying and may lead the identification of regulatory accountabilities; identifying and may lead the identification of internal and external resources; developing and/or overseeing the development of regulatory work plans; participating on and may establish regulatory-related work groups; and managing external agency relations, Implementing: identifying regulatory requirements and conducting related analyses; creating or revising regulatory standards, policies, and procedures; monitoring regulatory adherence; and reporting on regulatory efforts and programs, and Validating: reviewing regulatory programs and content. Researches and stays abreast of regulations and statutes. Determines impacts of implementation of new regulations and statutes and required notifications, changes, and training. Communicates required changes, and leverages existing workgroups/etc. to facilitate required changes. Lead the development of operational policies and procedures that are complex involving multiple regions and departments. Provides on-going coaching, enabling team members to develop and improve skills and capabilities that support the effectiveness of the department and/or function. Serves as a technical/professional mentor to team members. Provides performance input and recommendations to management for development/training plans and/or performance reviews. May have formal supervisory responsibilities. Manage moderately sized project teams.
          Tomlin Not ‘Willing To Acknowledge’ Difficulties Of Winning On West Coast For Game      Cache   Translate Page      

As I wrote about just yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers are not a team that has a lot of success when they are asked to play out on the west coast. That includes three consecutive losses to very bad Oakland Raiders teams going back to 2006, and including games as recently as 2012 and 2013. It’s […]

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          Atterrissage d'urgence pour le vol Norwegian Oakland-Paris      Cache   Translate Page      
Atterrissage d'urgence pour le vol Norwegian Oakland-Paris
Le vol DY7080 de Norwegian Air d'Oakland (Californie) à Paris a dû se dérouter vers l'aéroport international de Minneapolis-Saint Paul ce mercredi...

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          Steelers Injury Report: RB James Conner Ruled Out For Raiders Game      Cache   Translate Page      

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Oakland Raiders in Week 14 and they’ll do so without having running back James Conner as he was ruled out for Sunday’s game by head coach Mike Tomlin on Tuesday with an ankle injury. “On the injury front, we’ve got a number of injury things to discuss,” Tomlin said […]

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          Jones doubles down with pair of double-doubles      Cache   Translate Page      
Newswire photo by Desmond Fischer | Junior forward Tyrique Jones recorded a pair of double-doubles with standout performances against Miami (OH) and Oakland last week. Xavier notched two more wins last week as it defeated Miami and Oakland at home to improve to 5-3 on the young season. The Miami game was marked by a […]
          Early Positive Reaction to Oakland, Portland Ballpark Proposals      Cache   Translate Page      

Last week was a big one in the ballpark world, as the Oakland Athletics and Portland Diamond Project unveiled renderings for new-ballpark proposals located on scenic waterfronts. The early reaction to both is positive-so far. In Portland, the Portland Diamond Project announced it had reached an agreement in principle with the Port of Portland to develop the Port’s 45-acre Terminal 2 […]
          RB C.J. Anderson signs with Raiders      Cache   Translate Page      
CJ Anderson has landed with an AFC West team, but not the one everyone expected. Anderson is signing with the Oakland Raiders, according to multiple reporters. The news comes a day after Anderson visited with the Kansas City Chiefs, with reporters saying he was expected to sign with KC. Instead, the Chiefs signed Charcandrick West, leaving Anderson to sign with Oakland. The Raiders have Doug Martin, Jalen Richardson, and DeAndre Washington at running back, but all three lost fumbles in Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs. That could be a reason for the Raiders signing Anderson. Anderson rushed for over 1,000 yards with Denver last season. He was cut by the Panthers last month after rushing for just 104 yards on 24 carries.
          Report: Raiders sign former Pro Bowl RB C.J. Anderson      Cache   Translate Page      
The Oakland Raiders would certainly have one heck of a running back group if we were to reverse time to 2014. Already employing the likes of Doug Martin and an injured Marshawn Lynch, Oakland has reportedly signed former Denver Broncos Pro Bowl running back C.J. Anderson. We’re really not sure what the point of this signing is. Oakland heads into Week 14 tied with the San Francisco 49ers for the worst record in the NFL at 2-10. Anderson, 27, put up a total of 104 yards in nine games with the Carolina Panthers prior to being released earlier in the season. A 1,000-yard performer last season in Denver, Anderson earned a Pro Bowl nod with the team back in 2014. Though, it’s hard to imagine what exactly he’s going to bring to the table to close out what has been a disastrous season for the Raiders. The one cool backstory here is that Anderson is a native of Northern California. It’s a homecoming of sorts for the veteran running back.
          Kyler Murray leaves door open to choose NFL career over baseball      Cache   Translate Page      
The Oakland A’s agreed to let Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray play one more season of football after they selected him in the first round of the MLB Draft, and it sounds like that plan remains in place. However, Murray is seemingly leaving the door open for him to change his mind. In a recent ESPN...Read More
          The Palestinian Chefs Building a Bridge to Their Culture Through Food – Civil Eats      Cache   Translate Page      
Civil EatsAnd at Dyafa, the critically acclaimed Oakland restaurant Assil opened in April with Bay Area chef and restauranteur Daniel Patterson’s restaurant group, she’s bringing...
          Oakland Faces Lawsuit Over Obstruction of Coal Shipping – Courthouse News Service      Cache   Translate Page      
Oakland Faces Lawsuit Over Obstruction of Coal ShippingCourthouse News ServiceBut in June 2016, the Oakland City Council passed two measures prohibiting the storage and handling...
          Oakland, Emeryville mayors collaborate against homelessness – KTVU San Francisco      Cache   Translate Page      
Oakland, Emeryville mayors collaborate against homelessnessKTVU San FranciscoOAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) – Two cities in Alameda County are tackling homelessness together for the first time. The...
          Oakland council will decide whether to limit police searches of people on parole, probation – San Francisco Chronicle      Cache   Translate Page      
San Francisco ChronicleOakland council members pushed forward guidelines Tuesday that would limit when police can search people on probation and parole — a move that...
          Contentious housing bill gets do-over – San Mateo Daily Journal      Cache   Translate Page      
San Mateo Daily JournalSeveral California mayors have already voiced support for Wiener’s new bill, including San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Emeryville...
          Source: Raiders signing former Broncos and Panthers RB CJ Anderson – ESPN      Cache   Translate Page      
ESPNThe Oakland Raiders are signing veteran running back C.J. Anderson, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Anderson has been looking for work since Nov. 12,...
          Update: Justin Timberlake postpones Oakland concert due to injury – The Mercury News      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Q&A with Oakland Athletics 2018 14th-round pick Gus Varland – OaklandClubhouse      Cache   Translate Page      
OaklandClubhouseThank you! It’s hard to make a better first impression than right-hander Gus Varland did in his professional debut season in the Oakland A’s system....
          Bay Area Lawmaker Revives Proposal For More Housing Near Transit – CBS San Francisco      Cache   Translate Page      
CBS San FranciscoSeveral California mayors have already voiced support for Wiener’s new bill, including San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Emeryville Mayor...
           Ben Roethlisberger has never won in Oakland; James Conner's replacement not worried about increased role       Cache   Translate Page      
The Steelers desperately need to win in Oakland, something they haven't done since 1995
          Danny Zeitlin’s latest Oakland gig centers on legendary Gershwin – The Mercury News      Cache   Translate Page      
The Mercury NewsOver the past five years, he’s found an ideal spot for his rhapsodic solo recitals at Oakland’s Piedmont Piano. Zeitlin kicked off his...
          These are Kevin Durant’s favorite restaurants in San Francisco – SFGate      Cache   Translate Page      
SFGateA year ago, Kevin Durant moved from his hillside mansion in Oakland to a high-rise condo in San Francisco, disliking the isolation he felt living...
          Steelers RB James Conner out vs. Raiders with sprained ankle – ESPN      Cache   Translate Page      
ESPNPittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner will not play in Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders, coach Mike Tomlin announced Tuesday. Tomlin said Conner has...
          Man fatally shot in East Oakland Nov. 26 identified – The Mercury News      Cache   Translate Page      
The Mercury NewsOAKLAND — A 28-year-old man fatally shot in East Oakland Nov. 26 was identified by authorities Tuesday as Sean Ramsey. A motive still...
          Man fatally shot in East Oakland Nov. 26 identified – East Bay Times      Cache   Translate Page      
East Bay TimesRamsey, who authorities said lived in Oakland, was shot about 1:15 p.m. Nov. 26 in the 7300 block of Bancroft Avenue across the...
          Oakland Raiders legend Phil Villapiano tees off on Amari Cooper – Golden Gate Sports      Cache   Translate Page      
Golden Gate SportsGiven the fire and passion former Oakland Raiders great Phil Villapiano still has for this team, head coach Jon Gruden might want to...
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          2 Men Charged in Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire Face April Trial – NBC Bay Area      Cache   Translate Page      
NBC Bay AreaRetired Alameda County judge Vernon Nakahara was also assigned to preside over the trial during the same hearing in Oakland, California. Derick Almena,...
          Why Jon Gruden purposely threw challenge flag when he knew he couldn’t – The Mercury News      Cache   Translate Page      
The Mercury NewsOakland Raiders‘ Martavis Bryant (12) runs for yardage after making a reception against the Los Angeles Chargers in the first quarter of their...
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Earl J. Jack Earl Junior Jack, 82, of Independence, MO, passed Sat., Dec. 1, 2018. Graveside 1:00 p.m. Wed., Dec. 5 in Oakland Cemetery, Buckner, MO....
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CA-Oakland, UPS is currently seeking highly motivated, energetic self-starters to work as a Part-Time Operations Supervisor. This management position involves directly supervising seven to ten part-time Package Handlers. Part-Time Supervisors train, develop, and hold their workgroups responsible for safety, production and attendance. The Part-Time Operations Supervisor impacts the organization by contributing
          Ben Roethlisberger: Playing in Oakland an “awesome challenge”      Cache   Translate Page      
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is set to play in Oakland for the fourth time in his career on Sunday and he’ll be looking for a different result than the first three trips. Roethlisberger’s been on the losing side each time he’s faced the Raiders on the road and says it isn’t “an easy place to [more]
          Special Olympic Athletes Compete, Cheer Each Other On At Northeast High      Cache   Translate Page      
The track at Northeast High School in Oakland Park was the site of some serious competition.
          The Bourbon Break – EP. 21: The “HATED IT!!!!” Episode w/ Crystal Clear (Encore)      Cache   Translate Page      
On Episode Twenty One of The Bourbon Break, Xave sits with the Oakland homie, Full-Time Black Woman and Modern Mystic, Crystal Clear, to discuss current events, Oakland shit, Top Five Things We Hate, But Everyone Else Loves and topics of the fuckery persuasion. This episode’s music selection theme is “OAKLAND (IS) EVERYTHING”, with joints from […]
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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders 12/9/2018 Picks Predictions Previews More NFL Picks Predictions Previews Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders Game Notes—Pittsburgh fell to 7-4-1 following the 33-30 home defeat to LA Chargers as a -3 betting odds favorite. It is now a two game losing streak Steelers blew a 23-7 first half lead. They gained 336 offensive yards with 65 rushing. Ben Roethlisberger hit on 29 of 45 for 282 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. James Connor ran for 60 yards and two touchdowns. Team had a -1 turnover margin and was 3 of 3 inside the red...

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          Oakland Raiders to sign RB C.J. Anderson      Cache   Translate Page      
Free-agent running back C.J. Anderson is expected to sign a contract with the Oakland Raiders.
          Comment on A rough day for Oakland Raiders fans by Allan L Cull      Cache   Translate Page      
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Couple more nights till Goldrush eh
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Crawdaddy Joe showed up in da night. Tootin’
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Japanese style sawhorses next. DeWalt 780 Mitre Saw works pretty nice. Makes nice cuts
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Bench and table base are done for my daughter. Waiting on oak wood for table top. Ordered last Friday from local lumberyard
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Cut out cookies last night. Used a maple leaf for the cookie. Frosted robins egg blue. Not quite dark enough. Turned out pretty good
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          Justin Timberlake postpones Oakland concert due to injury - The Mercury News      Cache   Translate Page      
Justin Timberlake postpones Oakland concert due to injury  The Mercury News

Here's what we know so far about postponed Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods concert, which was originally set for Dec. 5 at Oracle Arena in Oakland.


          Raiders sign former Cal running back C.J. Anderson in East Bay homecoming      Cache   Translate Page      

The season is winding down, but the Raiders aren't done adding depth in the backfield.

Oakland signed running back C.J. Anderson to a deal, which he

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The Raiders have a tall task ahead facing the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Oakland Coliseum. The AFC North contenders are reeling after two straight

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podcasters in the industry. Title: Product Manager Location: San Francisco Bay Area / Oakland Reports to: CEO
          Re: Analysis: Progressives Failed in Richmond      Cache   Translate Page      
This article doesnt mention the many failings of the RPA and seems to suggest they fell short because they were not radical enough. In fact, they botched most of the projects they undertook, even including rent control, which , regardless about how you feel about the policy, has been implemented very poorly.
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Dunno... Make the sworn statement you think he swallowed a controlled substance...
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Dr McKeganey,

Welcome to the Eastbay Express, were truth is only a nodding acquaintance, and utterly ignored when it's inconvenient.
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Hey Sandee, here's an idea... Buy a fucking house lol
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          Re: Analysis: Progressives Failed in Richmond      Cache   Translate Page      
I'm amused at how this reporter keeps tagging Nat Bates as a "conservative" (twice this week).

A lifelong Democrat who has embraced liberal issues, he's now being labeled a conservative mostly because he's not liberal enough. In a town--in a community--where anyone who is not a Berniecrat is being looked at like they wear a MAGA hat--is being looked at like they're wearing a scarlet 'C' on their breast ('C' for conservative).

[Many of the RPAers railed against Assembly candidate Buffy Wicks because she worked for President Obama for six years instead of working for Bernie Sanders.]

What I'm also amused by is how when Choi and Recinos broke ranks with the ruling members of the RPA, this reporter is not also labeling them as being conservative--because they're not progressive enough.

If you're fiscally responsible, if you embrace the idea that you don't spend money that you don't have, if you understand that a community needs tax revenue from businesses (instead of from poor people), if you believe that local jobs for locals are important, does that make you a conservative?

Some day we need to have the community sit down to discuss what constitutes a progressive.
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I am afraid the journalist here has selectively drawn from my quotes provided in email to her in order to convey a certain angle in this article. As I explained in my quote the research which I and my colleagues have undertaken is not designed to seek favor or criticism from any sector- we simply mount the surveys and report the results.
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of the top podcasters in the industry. Title: Product Manager Location: San Francisco Bay Area / Oakland
          Re: Oakland to Pay $60,000 After Police Officer Slapped 14-Year-Old Girl      Cache   Translate Page      
The big news is a $12 million settlement- that's 200 slaps- this story seems buried- though I do remember seeing the video. Where is that officer now?
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Garlic infused oil brushed on the crust and homade sausage toppings sounds wonderful. Funny how the pricing is based on lunch/dinner versus Small/medium/large.
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          Re: Analysis: Progressives Failed in Richmond      Cache   Translate Page      
Yes, superb reporting and analysis.

As a longtime supporter of the RPA, I have been appalled by its failure to take any action to reign in Richmond's rogue police department, especially after the unjustified firing of Captain Gagan. As Geluardi points out, RPA council members seemed largely indifferent to police malfeasance and abuses occurring on their watch.
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          Re: Ignoring Signs of Danger, CHP Allowed Man to Die in Jail      Cache   Translate Page      
So an idiot did something idiotic and society is supposed to baby sit them.
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          Re: Oakland to Pay $60,000 After Police Officer Slapped 14-Year-Old Girl      Cache   Translate Page      
Poorly trained cop. He should have been smart enough to call for help.
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Got what he deserved! good job Officers
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How long is Oakland going to allow their police officers to continual their bad behavior? These law suits is going to bankrupt the city.
Si ce when is it okay tobslap somebody to get their attention?
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          Hockey Puck Fantasy Versus Bleeding Reality to Defend Our Schools      Cache   Translate Page      
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The topic of school security came up at a faculty meeting at Oakland University in Michigan. Someone said they should fight back against an attacker on campus. That sounded like a good idea. One Pennsylvania school gave each classroom a bucket of rocks with which to fight off an intruder. The…
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An dieser Stelle berichte ich über die Spiele meines favorisierten Football-Team, den OAKLAND RAIDERS  sowie alle restlichen Ergebnisse der NFL...



Baltimore Ravens - Oakland Raiders 34:17

Mit dem ersten Drive bei den Baltimore Ravens bewiesen die Oakland Raiders, dass sie gewillt waren, auch schwere Auswärtsspiele zu gewinnen. In über sechs Minuten überquerte Quarterback Derek Carr mit seiner Offense das Feld und Running Back Doug Martin flog über den letzten Yard in die Endzone. Das Heimteam konnte umgehend mit einem Field Goal von Jason Tucker aus 47 Yard kontern und holten im zweiten Quarter nach einem Punt Return Touchdown über 70 Yard von Cyrus Jones die Führung. Diese wurde mit einem Field Goal aus 28 Yard zum 13: 7 ausgebaut. Ihre sich steigernden Spielanteile konnten die Ravens aber nicht wie gewünscht umsetzen, da Safety Reggie Nelson den Ball von Quarterback Lamar Jackson abfing und die Raiders ebenfalls ein Field Goal durch Kicker Daniel Carlson aus 42 Yard erzielten. Baltimore hatte trotzdem nochmals die Möglichkeit auf Punkte, allerdings warf Jackson seine zweite Interception in der Endzone und die Raiders blieben mit dem Pausenstand von 10:13 dran. Viel konzentrierter agierten die Ravens dann im dritten Quarter. Mit dem Ballbesitz marschierte der Angriff über das Feld und Jackson selber lief die letzten fünf Yard in die Endzone. Die Raiders antworteten jedoch direkt mit einem Touchdown, welchen Tight End Jared Cook spektakulär über 16 Yard von Carr fing. Wie zuvor ging Baltimore erneut zeitfressend und effektiv über das Feld. Der Drive endete im vierten Quarter mit einem Pass von Jackson über acht Yard zu dem ehemaligen Raiders Wide Receiver Michael Crabtree, der ungedeckt in die Endzone kam. Oakland gab sich Mühe, den Spielstand von 17:27 nochmals zu verkürzen. Leider kam es sehr unglücklich für die Gäste, als Carr von Linebacker Matthew Judon gesackt wurde, dabei den Ball verlor, den Linebacker Terrell Suggs ungehindert über 43 Yard zum Touchdown trug. Mit 34:17 mussten sich die Raiders den Ravens geschlagen geben... 


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Detroit Lions - Chicago Bears 16:23
Dallas Cowboys - Washington Redskins 23:31
New Orleans Saints - Atlanta Falcons 31:17
Buffalo Bills - Jacksonville Jaguars 24:21
Carolina Panthers - Seattle Seahawks 27:30
Cincinnati Bengals - Cleveland Browns 20:35
New York Jets - New England Patriots 13:27
Philadelphia Eagles - New York Giants 25:22
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - San Francisco 49ers 27: 9
Los Angeles Chargers - Arizona Cardinals 45:10
Indianapolis Colts - Miami Dolphins 27:24
Denver Broncos - Pittsburgh Steelers 24:17
Minnesota Vikings - Green Bay Packers 24:17
Houston Texans - Tennessee Titans 34:17
spielfrei:
Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Rams

AFC EAST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. New England Patriots  8   3   0
2. Miami Dolphins        5   6   0
3. Buffalo Bills         4   7   0
4. New York Jets         3   8   0  

AFC NORTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Pittsburgh Steelers   7   3   1
2. Baltimore Ravens      6   5   0
3. Cincinnati Bengals    5   6   0
4. Cleveland Browns      4   6   1

AFC SOUTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Houston Texans        8   3   0
2. Indianapolis Colts    6   5   0
3. Tennessee Titans      5   6   0
4. Jacksonville Jaguars  3   8   0

AFC WEST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Kansas City Chiefs    9   2   0
2. Los Angeles Chargers  8   3   0
3. Denver Broncos        5   6   0
4. Oakland Raiders       2   9   0


NFC EAST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Washington Redskins   6   5   0
2. Dallas Cowboys        6   5   0
3. Philadelphia Eagles   5   6   0
4. New York Giants       3   8   0
  
NFC NORTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Chicago Bears         8   3   0
2. Minnesota Vikings     6   4   1
3. Green Bay Packers     4   6   1
4. Detroit Lions         4   7   0

NFC SOUTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. New Orleans Saints   10   1   0
2. Carolina Panthers     6   5   0
3. Atlanta Falcons       4   7   0
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers  4   7   0

NFC WEST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Los Angeles Rams     10   1   0
2. Seattle Seahawks      6   5   0
3. Arizona Cardinals     2   9   0
4. San Francisco 49ers   2   9   0

          Illegal Dumping - debris, appliances, etc.      Cache   Translate Page      
Address: 3201 Filbert Street Oakland, California
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Hello, trash is piling up again. Thank you in advance for your ongoing diligence.


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Address: 2970 Mandela Parkway Oakland, CA 94608, USA
Rating: 14

Abandoned car? Siting in bike lane for days.


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Address: 3030 Mandela Parkway Oakland, CA 94608, USA
Rating: 5

Double parked car blocking the bike lane, immediately next to an empty parking spot. This bike lane is blocked here by one driver or another nearly every single time I bike through. Please enforce!


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Address: Ettie Street Between 28th And 32nd Streets Oakland, California
Rating: 5

Three RVs have been parked on this block for weeks, some with expired plates.


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Address: Ettie Street Between 28th And 32nd Streets Oakland, California
Rating: 10

Three illegally parked RVs parked on Ettie Street for weeks. At least two of them have expired plates. Possible drug activity.


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Rating: 8

Please clean up side walk.


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One of the issues raised about ranked choice voting by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin is misplaced.

During a press conference last week at the Portland’s International Jetport, the two-term Republican, who is challenging his defeat, said one of his concerns is Maine’s new voting system caused a sharp increase in the number of ballots for which voters failed to pick someone in Maine’s 2nd District congressional race.

“There are thousands and thousands of underballots that have been put aside,” Poliquin said. “That is very, very unusual.”

The incumbent, who lost to Democrat Jared Golden of Lewiston, said in a typical race there “might be a few hundred” ballots that are left blank.

“But here, there’ve been thousands and thousands of underballots,” Poliquin said. “And how do you deal with those? That’s an issue.”

The reality, though, is voters in this election cast more ballots indicating a preference in Poliquin’s race than they did in both 2014 and 2016, the two races the Oakland Republican won.

Rob Richie, president of Fair Vote, a group devoted to overhauling the way American election operate, said numbers distributed by Maine’s Secretary of State’s Office showed there were more than twice as many blank votes in the 2016 congressional contest as there were this year.

The numbers he cited for races in 2014, 2016 and 2018 match up with results released by the Secretary of State Matt Dunlap.

Richie said statistics show in 2014, when Poliquin was first elected, 11,532 voters in the district who cast ballots but did not select anyone in the congressional race. Two years ago, there were 12,703 voters who did not make a pick in the congressional race when Poliquin defeated Democrat Emily Cain.

This year, 6,018 ballots were cast by voters who left the congressional race blank on their ballots, Rich said.

Poliquin contends more ballots were uncounted because more than 8,000 of the votes cast for independents Tiffany Bond and Will Hoar did not register a second, third or fourth pick for either Golden or Poliquin in subsequent rounds of the count.

In the final count, the number of blank ballots and ballots lacking a vote for both Poliquin and Golden totalled 14,706 — some of them ruled out because voters cast multiple votes in the same rounds, making them impossible to tally.

Rich said even after a portion of Bond and Hoar ballots are eliminated from the final count because they did not contain a preference for Poliquin and Golden, that number “wasn’t much more” than the number of blank ballots cast in 2014’s three-way congressional race despite a big influx in the number of overall voters in this year’s election.

Statistics show 99.8 percent of 2nd District race voters cast a valid first-round ballot, a higher percentage than in either of the past two elections in the district.

Those voters also cast fewer blank ballots in the ranked choice election for U.S. Senate — which incumbent Sen. Angus King, an independent, won easily — than they did in the gubernatorial race, which lacked the option of ranking candidates.

The 1st District congressional contest, in which U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat, came out on top by a wide margin, also saw a big reduction in blank votes.

In 2014, there were 13,089 blank ballots in the 1st district race. Two years ago, there were 14,551. This year, there were 7,910.

The bottom line, Richie said, is that the numbers show that ranked choice voting races “drew more votes than what likely would have happened” without the new voting system.

Poliquin is challenging his defeat by asking for a recount that might not be finished until January, hoping that with more scrutiny of each ballot he can close the more than 3,500-vote lead Golden held after the final, second-round count.

The Republican has also filed a federal lawsuit in a bid to have the state’s ranked choice voting system ruled unconstitutional, perhaps leading to a new election.

Lee Goodman, a lawyer for Poliquin, told the federal court in Bangor on Monday that because some ballots were “exhausted” in the second round — did not indicate a vote for either Poliquin or Golden — neither front-runner received a majority of the votes.

Add in all the votes where somebody was chosen, he said, and Golden earned “a mere plurality” in the second round, so “it necessarily follows that Bruce Poliquin, who earned a plurality on the first round, should have been declared the winner of this election,” he reasoned.

Goodman said the ranked choice voting “manipulations that produced this faux majority violated the Equal Protection, Due Process, and the Voting Rights Act” and underlay his argument that the court ought to reject Golden’s victory.

Lawyers for the state, Golden and Bond are among those who have filed paperwork arguing that Poliquin’s legal arguments have no merit and are unlikely to prevail before federal Judge Lance Walker.

Both the recount and the lawsuit are long shots for the GOP incumbent, whose Capitol Hill office has already been turned over to a newly elected Democrat from New Jersey. Golden is moving into a different office in the Longworth House Office Building.

After the House session adjourned last Friday, a reporter there noted the Maine Republican sat in the empty chamber for another 15 minutes “just taking it all in.”


This article was originally published by The Sun Journal on Dec. 3.


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On a warm weekend in Newport, Rhode Island, Joan Baez is sitting in the garden restaurant of the Hotel Viking, doing her best not to surrender to sentimentality or nostalgia. The next day she will be appearing on stage at the Newport Folk Festival 50, celebrating the festival’s 50th anniversary, and, more poignantly, her first appearance there – by extension the birth of her career as a professional singer. An emotional moment, then? Baez gives it a moment’s thought. 'Not really…’
Baez was a complete unknown playing in the coffee houses of Boston when she was invited by the folk singer Bob Gibson to join him on stage at Newport. 'I walked on stage and it looked like the largest gathering of people on earth,’ she now says with a laugh. 'I felt as if I’d been invited to my own execution.’ Within a year, she would be the most popular folk singer in America.
The Festival 50 performance will bring together a number of luminaries of the 1960s folk movement of which Baez would become the undisputed queen – her old friends Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie and the great patriarch of American folk music, Pete Seeger. (It was Seeger, now 90, whose appearance in 1954 at a fund-raising concert for the Democratic Party at Palo Alto High School in California first inspired the belief in the 13-year-old Baez that she, too, could make a life from singing.)
The Hotel Viking is one of the grandest in a town of grand establishments. It was where Baez stayed when she first appeared at Newport, and again in 1963, when she returned with Bob Dylan – the queen and her crown prince, prowling around the hotel pool cracking a 20ft black leather bullwhip which a friend of Baez’s had given Dylan as a joke. 'Ah, yes, the bullwhip. We were pretty good with that.’
Baez gives a slight smile. Dylan, whom she famously loved, Woodstock, where she performed, the 1960s, which she helped to define – all of this is in the past, where Joan Baez does her best not to dwell. 'I think I’m trying to strangle people into coming up to the present so much of the time, because people tend to live aeons ago,’ she says.
A figure of dignified, simple elegance, she is dressed in black trousers, a brown silk sweater and an ornate turquoise necklace. Her steel-grey hair is neatly cropped. She has huge brown liquid eyes that seem to hint at some perpetual, unseen amusement. For many years Joan Baez was in psychotherapy, and has recently become an avid meditator – 20 minutes a day every day – and her rosary of sandalwood beads is around one wrist (on the other is a silver bracelet stamped with Nelson Mandela’s prison number, a memento of her appearance at his 90th birthday celebrations last year). The practice lends her a tangible calm and serenity, as if she is hovering a few inches above the irritations and preoccupations of daily life.
'Pretty damn serene,’ she agrees.
At the age of 68 Joan Baez is enjoying something of a second summer in her career. There was a time in the early 1990s, she says, when she believed it was all but over. While she retained a loyal following in Europe, in America her record sales had plummeted to the point where she could not even find a record label. 'Everybody said, “Oh she’s great, a legend,” but they did not want to sign me. If we’d sent out demos of what I was doing and put “Young woman songwriter” on it, we’d have had a better chance than putting “Joan Baez” on it.’
With the advice of her present manager, Mark Spector, she began to rebuild her career, connecting with a younger generation of songwriters such as Natalie Merchant, Ryan Adams and Mary Chapin Carpenter. An album last year, Day After Tomorrow, produced by Steve Earle and featuring songs by Earle, Tom Waits and Thea Gilmore, became her best-selling record since the 1970s and won her a Grammy nomination.
 
Baez recently finished filming a documentary about her life, in the 'American Masters’ series for the American Public Broadcasting Service – which amounts to being enshrined as a great national institution. The film includes a clip of a press conference conducted in the mid-1960s, in which she is introduced as 'the folk-music star, Joan Baez’. With the mixture of haunting virginal beauty and deadly earnestness that defined her, she retorts that she doesn’t think of herself as a star: 'If people have to put labels on me, I’d prefer the first label to be human being, the second label to be pacifist, and the third to be folk singer.’
Baez’s pacifist convictions were instilled in her from an early age. Her parents, Albert and 'Big Joan’, as she was known, were Quakers – Albert a physicist who turned down the opportunity to work on lucrative defence programmes to pursue a career as a lecturer. Joan was the middle of three sisters. They were an intensely close and happy family in which independence of thought and non-conformity were encouraged.
When Joan was 10 Albert was sent by Unesco to work in Baghdad. It was her first awareness of real poverty, she remembers, and the first step in what she describes as her journey towards a sense of social justice. Reading Anne Frank’s diary at the same age was the second. 'I identified with it so strongly, her feeling that people are basically good at heart.’ The third was as a 16-year-old, hearing the young Martin Luther King speak about civil rights at a seminar run by the American Friends Service Committee in Palo Alto, where the Baezes were then living. 'I’d heard these discussions in my family for years, but he was actually doing what I had heard and read about,’ she says. (Only a few years later she would find herself marching beside King in Grenada, Mississippi, to integrate local schools, and performing on the platform at the March on Washington in August 1963, when King made his legendary 'I have a dream’ speech.)
Baez went to Boston University in 1958, although she would pursue her studies for only a few weeks. It was there that she began to perform in the burgeoning coffee-house and folk-club scene around Harvard Square. One contemporary quoted in David Hajdu’s biography of Baez, Positively 4th Street, noted that 'she gave off a kind of vulnerability, which made her singing appear like kind of a brave act. Like a beautiful bird that is terrified and doesn’t quite know why.’ The terror was real, Baez says. Performing filled her with dread, and she was sometimes so racked with nerves that she would have to leave the stage in mid-song, to splash herself with cold water and compose herself.
Baez’s emergence coincided with, and to a large extent propelled, the folk-music boom of the early 1960s. Her first two albums were of traditional songs, melancholic ballads about love and murder, which, Baez recalls, she 'had the sadness in me to sing’. Both went gold – unheard of for folk music. Time magazine put her on its cover; from every corner she was beatified as 'the Madonna of folk’.
Baez was not interested in entertaining people so much as in moving them, making them feel. And in this she was true to the spirit of the times. It was Bob Dylan who would turn her into a protest singer. Dylan was a virtual unknown when he and Baez first met at a Greenwich Village club, Gerde’s Folk City, in 1961. Dylan initially antagonised her by trying to pick up her younger sister, Mimi. It was Mimi’s boyfriend, the songwriter and author Richard Fariña, who supposedly told Dylan that what he needed to do was 'hook up with Joan Baez… She’s your ticket, man.’
For her part, Baez was smitten by Dylan’s anthems of protest and social change. 'It was as if he was giving voice to the ideas I wanted to express, but didn’t know how,’ she would later recall. She began to include his songs in her own repertoire, and invited him to tour with her. They became lovers, and his fame blossomed under her patronage. But once people began anointing him the 'king of protest’ he quickly declared his abdication, abandoning what he called the 'finger-pointing songs’ and refusing to lend his name to any cause. The growing distance between her political convictions and his apparent lack of them would eventually become the fault-line dividing them.
In her 1989 autobiography, And a Voice to Sing With, Baez remembers once asking Dylan what was the difference between them; simple, he replied, she thought she could change things, and he knew that no one could.
So who, I ask her, does she think was right?
'I would say we both were. Certainly for him, he’s right. But he’s not in the business of changing things. He never was. And that’s where my mistake was with him. I kept pushing him, wanting him to want to do that. Exhausting for him, and futile for me. Ridiculous. Until I finally put it together in my head that he had given us this artillery in his songs, and he didn’t really need to do anything aside from that. I mean, he may resent it, but he changed the world with his music.’
Resent it?
'Well, just because he doesn’t want to think about that sort of thing. He doesn’t want the responsibility. On the other hand, I have enough intelligence to know I don’t understand him, and that’s why it’s so futile to keep talking about him.’
Her affair with Dylan finally ended in 1966 after an unhappy British tour, when he spent much of the time ignoring her. The problem was, she says, that even when it was clear that things were over between them, she 'didn’t have the brains to leave’.
While they remained somehow forever connected – she joined him on his 'Rolling Thunder’ tour 10 years later – you sense they have long since lost touch. Baez doesn’t say.
Dylan is the ghost at the banquet in any interview with Baez, the one subject interviewers can be guaranteed to raise, the subject she most loathes talking about. When I ask why she thinks people are still fascinated by the relationship, she fixes me with a look. 'Well, that must be some sort of deficit in their lives. It’s like Woodstock. People measure their lives by it – were they there; were they born yet; were they stuck on the freeway; did their parents say they couldn’t go. They’re obsessed by it. And it was a wonderful three days; the music was great. I’m glad I was there. But it wasn’t the f***ing revolution. So I don’t really know the answer. I mean, [Dylan] and I were not just two people – we were thousands of people, everybody else’s images of whatever we were, none of them true. But why it was so huge I don’t really know.’
And nor do you care?
She laughs. 'No.’

Dylan may have abandoned protest, but Baez did not. 'Someone had to change the world,’ she notes wryly in her autobiography. 'And obviously I was the one for the job.’
In 1964 she publicly refused to pay the proportion of her income tax that went to the defence budget, in protest against America’s deepening involvement in Vietnam. And the following year, with a friend and mentor, Ira Sandperl, she established the Institute for the Study of Nonviolence in her hometown of Carmel, California, to teach peace studies.
The writer Joan Didion was among the visitors, writing a celebrated essay, 'Where the Kissing Never Stops’, in which she waspishly described Baez as being 'a personality before she was entirely a person’, taking note of the various roles that the media had assigned to her: 'the Madonna of the disaffected… the pawn of the protest movement… the girl ever wounded, ever young.’
Baez says she remembers being hurt by that – not the part about her being a personality before she was a person, 'that was perfectly true. I didn’t like that she didn’t take my politics as deadly seriously as I did. Which means, of course, that she was probably right. I was pretty young.’
So does she look back on that younger self as idealistic and naive?
'Not really. If you look at stuff I said, it was usually pretty right on. You might say idealistic, or you might say it was impossible to realise in this lifetime; but it was correct.’
Too serious-minded, perhaps?
'Too self-certain. But that came from the uncertainty about myself.’
Humourless, perhaps?
'I think I kept it under wraps. Because I was hysterical when I was with my family and friends. But pretty humourless in the face of the cameras. And desperately soul-searching, talking to people like you – desperately wanting to be real, you know, and not phoney.’
Were you happy?
'I don’t think I was particularly happy. I think I was sort of dreamy.’
Did the recognition make you happy?
She thinks about this. 'I make a joke in concert now, when they’re clapping and clapping – “Oh, I was never interested in the money; it was the adulation.” But it’s the truth.’
In 1968, at the age of 27, Baez married David Harris, a leader of the movement resisting the draft for Vietnam. They had met in the Santa Rita Rehabilitation Centre in California, where she and her mother had been incarcerated for 45 days for blocking the doorways of the Armed Forces Induction Centre in Oakland. Harris, she recalled in her autobiography, 'was wearing a cowboy hat and looking six foot three, which he is. His smile was one of the sweetest in the world, and his eyes were a shade that a friend of mine calls “unfair blue”.’
Time called it 'the wedding of the century’. In July 1969 Harris was imprisoned again for refusing induction into the draft. Baez was pregnant with their son, Gabe, by then; shortly afterwards she performed at Woodstock. But within three months of Harris’s release from jail they separated, and were divorced in 1972.
In that same year Baez travelled to Hanoi for three weeks as a guest of the North Vietnamese and to deliver mail to American PoWs. On her third night in the city the Americans began what became known as the 'Christmas bombing’ of the city, which continued for 11 days. She remembers fortifying herself with a French saying, 'Je n’ai pas peur – je tremble avec courage.’ But the truth was she had never felt more scared. 'It was the first time I’d ever really felt mortal. 'All of my disguises for fear of death went poof! in the face of real death. Then as soon as I was in the airplane heading home, my fear of vomiting in the airplane comes back, and as we were circling the airport at home to land all my stuff was back, because I was allegedly safe from bombs.’
The maimed and broken bodies lying in the streets after the raids, and the frightened and confused American PoWs, were the most shocking and heartbreaking spectacle Baez says she has ever seen. For years she suppressed all of the horror she had felt. It was not until 2005, when she joined a peace march to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, that it finally came out.
'I put my hands on the wall [where the names of all the servicemen who died or went missing in Vietnam are inscribed], and I just wanted to go into it, and I just screamed my lungs out, and I couldn’t stop screaming. And that, so far, is how I’ve dealt with Hanoi.’
Baez was much criticised by the right for visiting Hanoi, and then, five years later, attacked by the left when she organised full-page advertisements in four major American newspapers criticising human-rights abuses by the new communist Vietnam government. Jane Fonda was among those who excoriated her for that. 'Not a heavy,’ she says briskly. 'She wrote me this terrible letter – it was not even spelt properly. But it was not pressure.’
I sense, I say, that she does not have much time for Fonda.
'Not for her politics. I met her a couple of months ago, and she embraced me so hard. And she was teary. And I embraced her back. I think she has so many regrets and she got hit so hard for that stupid thing she did in Vietnam [when Fonda visited Hanoi in 1972 she allowed herself to be photographed seated on an anti-aircraft gun]. I was sad for her over that. I think her heart was in the right place, but she wasn’t made to be political.’ Baez smiles. 'All the stuff they say about me…’
Baez never remarried following her divorce from David Harris. Had she known then what years of psychotherapy have taught her since, things might have been different, she says; but her marriage had been 'doomed’ from the start, not because of any failing on Harris’s part – 'it was the perfect match’ – but because, as she now puts it, she 'was completely promiscuous’.
The psychotherapy has lent Baez a perspective, and a vocabulary, to talk about this with a disarming candour: 'I was terrified of any intimacy. That’s why 5,000 people suited me just fine. But one-on-one, it was either completely transient – after the concert and be gone next day, and then my participation would make me sick – or it was something that I thought was real but just turned out to be heartbreaking.’
She was close to Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple ('briefly’); and to Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead. But she is at a stage now, she says, where if 'something walked into my life that made sense’ she doubts she would recognise it. 'It certainly is not something I’m going to go looking for, because it seems like an enormous amount of work to construct something I’ve never known.’
This is not necessarily a sad thing, she says, 'if I’m happy, which I am. And if it didn’t – whatever it is – come my way, then maybe someday I’d be terribly lonely, or maybe I won’t be terribly lonely, because I will have constructed my life in a way that it makes sense.’
Her son, Gabe, is now 39, married with a daughter, Jasmine; Gabe is a percussionist who plays in Baez’s band. She says she has always been haunted by the fact that in the years when he was growing up she was often away, either performing or lending her name to a myriad humanitarian causes – supporting the mothers of the 'disappeared’ in Chile and Argentina, performing for Lech Walesa in Gdansk during the Solidarity period.
'It nags me all the time – and he always says the same thing: “Mum, you were there at a time in history when you were the only one who could have done what you did, and I had experiences in my childhood that no other kid could have had.”
I say, “I know that Gabe, but I need to know that I was also a mom.” And he says, “Yes you were a mom.” So it’s my problem.’ She pauses for a moment. 'As we know, forgiveness of oneself is the hardest of all the forgivenesses.’
Baez’s sister Mimi died of cancer at the age of 56 in 2001. Mimi had a modest reputation of her own as a folk singer, but she was always under the shadow of her elder sister. When Mimi was 18 she married Richard Fariña, a mercurial and charismatic figure who was to die in a motorcycle accident two days after the publication of his first novel, Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me – on April 30, 1966. It was Mimi’s 21st birthday, and just three months before Bob Dylan was involved in the motorcycle accident that was to prove a watershed in his career.
Baez and her sister were very close, she says, and her untimely death was 'hideous. Towards the end, she gave me the gift of being so awful to me, almost to make it less hard.’ Her father, Albert, died in 2007. Both of these deaths seemed to have the effect of sharpening Baez’s awareness of mortality, made her mindful of the fact that, as she puts it, she had 'work to do’ in that regard.
She has started spending time at the Spirit Rock retreat of the distinguished American Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield, with a view to preparing herself, she says, for her mother’s passing. Big Joan is now 96 and lives with Baez in California.
'I’m watching the ageing process,’ Baez says. She laughs. 'Actually, she’s really impossible a lot of the time. She still has her sense of humour, and she still loves men. We take her to hospital, and she’ll flirt with the Indian doctor, “Ooh, you have such lovely brown hands.” They ask her, do you know who’s the President? “Abraham Lincoln”. No, it’s Barack Obama. “Oh, but they have so much in common…” She is wonderful.’
She wants to prepare herself for being with her mother when she dies, she says.
'I’m really, really attached to her and I will miss her terribly; but then I was thinking, you know what, maybe it doesn’t have to be some terrible, dark sinking hole of depression – maybe it can be in some ways a wonderful experience.’
The following afternoon, Baez walks out of the hotel, a change of clothes over her arm, her young assistant beside her toting a guitar case, and climbs into a car waiting to take her to the festival site. She is wearing black jeans, sandals and a shimmering silk bolero jacket, like a matador’s suit of lights. The 'American Masters’ documentary about her life is being previewed in Los Angeles, and Baez has arranged to do a press conference via satellite link in a yacht club near the festival site. The presenter introduces her as 'the woman who has rightly been called the conscience of her generation’.
The very first question from the floor is, 'What is your relationship with Bob Dylan these days? Baez smiles serenely. 'Well, I don’t really have one…’
Someone else asks her if she still considers herself a protest singer. 'The foundation of my beliefs is the same as it was when I was 10,’ she says. 'Non-violence.’ If there is something she can do, then she will do it, she tells me later.
When the civil uprising occurred in Iran earlier this year she recorded a version of We Shall Overcome with a verse in Farsi and posted it on YouTube as a gesture of solidarity. The response, she says, was overwhelming.
She has always been guided by optimism, 'but nowadays the state of the world doesn’t look terribly good, does it, especially with global warming hanging over our heads on top of everything else.
I look at Gabe, his wife and daughter, and think, what’s going to happen?’ She pauses. 'I’m a little concerned about offering hope. But one has to bash on regardless, as you British say.’ She laughs. 'I love that.’
Backstage it is like a gathering of old friends, as Baez embraces Pete Seeger and Judy Collins in a warm hug. The audience is some 15,000 strong, a profusion of grey beards and ponytails, younger families. The air is permeated by a warm sense of sentiment and expectation. 'Fifty years later!’ says Baez as she walks on to the stage. 'My goodness gracious. And we really are putting one foot in front of the other!’
She sings old songs – Silver Dagger, which she first sang 50 years ago – and new ones, her voice as pure as ever it was. Singing Dylan’s Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right, she falls into a teasing impression of his nasal twang during the final verse:
'I ain’t sayin’ you treated me unkind/You could have done better but I don’t mind/You just kinda wasted my precious time…’ – bringing a roar of recognition from the crowd.
At the end, all the performers crowd on to the stage for a grand finale of When the Saints, followed by a Cajun hoe-down. And as the tempo increases and the temperature rises, Joan Baez kicks off her sandals and dances and dances, as if she hasn’t a care in the world.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/worldfolkandjazz/6173753/Joan-Baez-interview.html
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Redd Kross! Jessica Pratt! Frankie Simone! by Mercury Things to Do Staff

THU DEC 6

The Thesis Four-Year Anniversary
For the last four years, Portland’s ever-growing hip-hop scene of artists, producers, photographers, writers, fans, and friends have flocked to Kelly’s Olympian every first Thursday to support and show face at the monthly showcase. Thanks to the event’s main organizers Mac Smiff and resident DJ Verbz, the Thesis lineups have been consistently solid for quite a while now. This one has North Portland rapper Vinnie Dewayne headlining, as he returns from a hiatus after the death of his friend. Dewayne’s exceptional music video for recent single “Losing Direction” is definitely worth a watch, and his live performances don’t disappoint. I’m also particularly excited to catch rising rapper Nina Xo, who I’ve not yet seen live, but is said to have fun, high-energy sets. Regardless of the lineup, the night will be a surreal realization of just how long a lot of us have been out here building and networking together in the scene. Here’s to four more years of meeting up at Kelly’s. (9 pm, Kelly’s Olympian, 426 SW Washington, $10; w/Vinnie Dewayne, Load B, Nina Xo, Elton Aura, Verbz) JENNI MOORE

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Blossom, Maarquii, Amenta Abioto, Karma Rivera
Happening the same night as the Thesis, this bill at Mississippi Studios is a fucking stunner. Along with R&B singer/songwriter Blossom, there’s also high femme rapper Maarquii, who recently dropped their excellent debut album C.A.B.O. (AKA Cut a Bitch Off). Maarquii’s performances are marked by fierce rapping, voguing, and if their single “Roll Up” is on the setlist, likely some twerking as well. There’s also rapper Karma Rivera, who’ll be rocking cuts off her debut EP Don’t Sleep on This, which came out earlier this year. But the most unmissable act on the bill is probably singer/songwriter/storyteller Amenta Abioto, who uses a loop machine to blend soul, gospel, spoken word, jazz, and ancient African sounds. Abioto seems to have perfected her act as of late, exemplified by her recording of “Wade.” And when she’s live, her expertly controlled vocals sound better than ever. Plus, this show is free. Go see her now. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 8 pm, FREE) JENNI MOORE


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FRI DEC 7

Night Birds, Macho Boys, Bothers, Death Ridge Boys
New Jersey’s hardcore traditionalists Night Birds specialize in the kind of snotty punk rock that was born for skate videos and victimless teenage crimes. It’s the sound of dropping out of high school, or at least avoiding it as much as possible. The sound of suburban knuckleheads looking for a reason to sneer. The sound of your first mohawk slicing through the air as you dive into a roiling pit filled with other silly and pissed and righteously obnoxious kids who might kinda feel the same way you do. Were those good times? Not really. But the music was pretty all right. (Tonic Lounge, 3100 NE Sandy, 8:30 pm, $10-13) CHRIS STAMM

The Soft Moon, Hide, Vive la Void
After spending nearly a decade in Oakland making moody, motorik-paced post-punk for the pop-leaning Captured Tracks record label, the Soft Moon’s Luis Vasquez used this year’s Criminal—his fourth studio album—as an opportunity to make a few changes. Now living in Berlin, Vasquez signed a new deal with the experimentally inclined Sacred Bones and unleashed an album full of intensely confessional industrial synth-rock (à la Nine Inch Nails) that tackles the lingering effects of his difficult childhood. The result is an urgent and unnerving work of exploration, self-reflection, resignation, and redemption that lifts the veil on Vasquez and puts him at the front of his music for the first time. (Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 9 pm, $16-18, all ages) BEN SALMON


SAT DEC 8

Rosanne Cash
Over the past four decades, Rosanne Cash has quietly made one of the most consistent careers in country music. Since releasing her self-titled debut in 1978, the singer/songwriter has released 14 albums, each sounding surer and steadier than the last. Cash’s storytelling skills are on full display on her new record, She Remembers Everything, which includes a couple of interesting collaborations with Kris Kristofferson and Elvis Costello. After paying tribute to her late father Johnny on 2009’s The List, Cash is easing back into her own sharp observations on life and growing older. She Remembers Everything all but solidifies her status as a major influence on country music. (Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark, 8 pm, sold out, all ages) MARK LORE


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SUN DEC 9

YOB, Khorâda, Thrones
It’s been a wild year for Yob: Almost two decades into their career, the heavy rock trio faced their own mortality and reached their highest level of critical success. Guitarist/vocalist Mike Scheidt wrote a good portion of Yob’s latest record, Our Raw Heart, as he stared down death in the hospital with diverticulitis. In the process, what was almost the end became a rebirth. The album, and the members of Yob themselves, continue to demolish the tidy “doom” label that was cast upon them so many years ago—this is a band that may well be creating their own genre. (Star Theater, 13 NW 6th, 9 pm, $20) MARK LORE

Advance Base, Lisa/Liza
Advance Base’s third full-length, Animal Companionship, is about naming a dog after a dead boyfriend. It’s about actualizing long-distance internet love affairs, and going to the park just to watch dogs run around. Backed by only electric piano and drum machine beats, these stripped-down songs capture both the pervasive loneliness of life and the will to alleviate it—the desire we all have to care and be cared for. At times, the album inches songwriter Owen Ashworth closer to being bedroom-pop’s Springsteen, with its working-class tales of finding beauty in refinery lights, kissing a partner’s smoky hair after an apartment fire, and falling in love at the Aquatarium. (Turn! Turn! Turn!, 8 NE Killingsworth, 8 pm) JOSHUA JAMES AMBERSON


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MON DEC 10

Billie Eilish, Strange Hotels, Finneas
If you’re not familiar with pop sensation Billie Eilish, or if you’re flummoxed as to why someone you’ve never heard of is instantly selling out venues every time she comes to Portland, don’t kick yourself in the ass too hard. Eilish is a creation of Instagram rather than any record label, and has a passionate 9.2 million followers to prove it. AND she’s only 16 years old, with her first gorgeous hit “Ocean Eyes” popping off when she was the ripe old age of 13. But before you brush her off as another unasked-for internet-born Bieber, listen to her music. Her pipes are a thing of angelic glory and her songwriting ability (with assistance from her brother) belies her age with emotional maturity. Check out her newest single, “When the Party’s Over,” for a taste of her moody, choral-infused power, and be on the lookout for her next Portland gig—because unless you’re quick, you can forget about nabbing tickets to that one as well. (Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, sold out, all ages) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

Ezra Furman, Michael Rault
No one’s turning 20th-century rock ’n’ roll archetypes on their ear as well as Ezra Furman. His latest, Transangelic Exodus, is a “road” album, a soundtrack for crisscrossing America jam-packed full of anthemic melodies and sing-along choruses. Sounds familiar, right? Well, it’s also a dystopian queer rock opera about angels, outlaws, and fighting fascism—proving that rock can survive if it’s about more than cars and girls. (Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, 8 pm, $14-16, all ages) NED LANNAMANN

Fucked Up, Narrow Head
Fucked Up’s new album Dose Your Dreams is long, clocking in at 18 tracks and more than 82 minutes, which seems antithetical to their reputation as a hardcore punk band, but not if you know what Fucked Up’s all about. For more than a decade, the Canadian collective has been toying with the notion of genre, backing harsh hardcore vocals with cinematic guitar-pop, building rock operas from the underground up, and generally bending and stretching the expectations of punk. Dose Your Dreams is no different: It’s a strange and psychedelic rollercoaster ride that doesn’t sound much like past Fucked Up albums. This, folks, is the best punk band on the planet. Catch them while you can. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $17-20) BEN SALMON


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WED DEC 12

Cake
Cake isn’t the type of band that needs to produce a constant stream of new music, and the scale of their popularity means they don’t even really need to play live that often. The proof is the fact that their Doug Fir show sold out pretty quickly, despite the band having only put out one new song in the last seven years. That song, “Sinking Ship,” is vintage Cake, showcasing tight grooves, group shouts, and John McCrea’s curmudgeonly croon. All proceeds from the single’s sales are being donated to Doctors without Borders, and tonight’s “Tacky Sweater Soirée” show is also a benefit for the Giving Tree. (Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, sold out) RYAN J. PRADO

Emma Ruth Rundle, Jaye Jayle
Thanks to her seemingly endless supply of dramatic guitar licks and haunting vocal melodies, doom-struck folk singer Emma Ruth Rundle will always be the centerpiece of her songs. But while making her latest album On Dark Horses, she shared space with new collaborators in her new hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Working with members of Jaye Jayle (including romantic partner Evan Patterson), Young Widows, and Wovenhand, Rundle’s new songs find heightened emotional heft in full-band arrangements. The result is a sound that’s lighter and lusher than her previous releases, but every bit as darkly beautiful. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $13-15) BEN SALMON


THURS DEC 13

Bossin’ Up: Fountaine, JxJury, LC Lonely Child, Rikoe Wavy, Jay So Smoov
Comedian Shrista Tyree has been hosting hip-hop shows and open mics in Portland for a minute, and the latest endeavor she’s producing, Bossin’ Up, goes down at Bossanova Ballroom. Tyree, a talented comedian, is a natural host for the music showcase, and she’s even been known to perform comedic raps alongside Bossin’ Up’s resident DJ Chuckie Buckets. Oh, and the Mercury is a proud sponsor! The latest showcase hoists rapper/producer Fountaine as its headliner, which is a super good call. Fountaine’s original sound, versatility and bouncy stage presence make his shows an interactive treat. (Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside, 8 pm, $7) JENNI MOORE

Minus the Bear, Tera Melos
It’s a bummer whenever a band as good as Minus the Bear decides to hang it up. After 17 years, six LPs, 12 EPs, and a whole lotta touring, the Seattle quartet is saying farewell on this final string of West Coast dates. The band’s experimentalism was born from the post-hardcore early ’00s, and has rotated through wild hybrids of prog, ambient, psych, and punk that peaked on 2007’s classic Planet of Ice, and was refined on their trippy sophomore record, Menos El Oso. They’re leaving fans with a final EP, Fair Enough, and plenty of inspired artists in their wake. (Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, sold out, all ages) RYAN J. PRADO


FRI DEC 14

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Protomartyr, Preoccupations, Hurry Up
The pairing of Detroit’s Protomartyr and Calgary’s Preoccupations for a double-headliner tour is a brilliant one, and not merely because the two bands are already alphabetically nestled together in your iTunes library. Protomartyr has the market cornered on thinking, literate-minded rock music, with vocalist Joe Casey’s half-spoken lyrics touching on religion, philosophy, and politics. Preoccupations, on the other hand, examine guitar-rock’s more jittery, mechanical attributes, using it as a vehicle for melodic repetition and abstract minimalism. Together, the two bands make for a thorough treatise for the shape of post-punk to come, as evidenced on their new split 7-inch, which finds each band covering one of the other’s songs, to surprising and invigorating results. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, sold out) NED LANNAMANN

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CRITIC’S PICK: Kurt Vile & the Violators, Jessica Pratt
Kurt Vile is Kurt Vile—long hair, guitar, barely enunciated lyrics about “Rollin’ with the Flow,” you get the picture—but tonight’s opener Jessica Pratt is pure magic. Already deserving a place in the same pantheon that houses Karen Dalton, Judee Sill, and Vashti Bunyan, Pratt’s 2012 self-titled debut and 2015 sophomore album On Your Own Love Again have proven her ability to spin spider-web melodies out of a few chords and a voice that sounds like it belongs to a lonely alien folksinger echoing across a faraway galaxy. (Extraterrestrial evidence can be found on the shiver-inducing track “Bushel Hyde”: “I am calling out to you/From the ’nother place/Words mean more than they did before/In that other place.”) But that’s not quite right, because Pratt’s music is far too introspective to be alien; she always sounds like she’s a million miles away but still somehow grounded in her own head. Almost every Jessica Pratt song is a complex patchwork of fleeting thoughts, memories that can’t seem to fade, and striking images of things like an empty bed and “people’s faces blended together like a watercolor.” The foundation of her new single “This Time Around”—from her forthcoming record Quiet Signs, which is due in February on Mexican Summer/City Slang—is a simple guitar riff looped over and over, but the effect is bewitching. That should come as no surprise; Jessica Pratt is a master of the deceptively simple song. (Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, $29.50-32, all ages) CIARA DOLAN


SAT DEC 15

Frankie Simone’s Holigay Spectacular: Blossom, Cristina Cano, Zora Pavonine, Che Che Luna, Frankie’s Kweens
Frankie Simone’s Holigay Spectacular aims to “keep the season bright and gay” with burlesque performances from the likes of Zora Pavonine and Che Che Luna and sets from Blossom, electro-swimwave singer/songwriter Cristina Cano (AKA Siren and the Sea), and the rising pop sensation herself. Expect mind-blowing dance moves and plenty of holigay cheer. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $15-20) CIARA DOLAN

Tenacious D
The underdog element of folk-metal-comedy duo Tenacious D took a hit when Jack Black turned out to be one of the world’s biggest movie stars. But the homegrown charm of their HBO series and first album returns with Post-Apocalypto, a project that’s more than the D’s first album since 2012’s Rize of the Fenix—it’s also a six-episode cartoon series freely viewable in full on YouTube (you can also watch Post-Apocalypto: The Movie, which pastes all six episodes together). The crudely drawn animation—apparently done entirely by Black—is reminiscent of the doodles of Dio and Van Halen logos that littered countless spiral notebooks in countless high school study halls. More importantly, it’s got the same silly stoner humor and worship of the almighty riff that made Tenacious D such a fun, affectionate proposition to begin with. (Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8:30 pm, sold out, all ages) NED LANNAMANN


SAT DEC 15 & SUN DEC 16

Patterson Hood
What a generous and wonderful gift the artistic output of Patterson Hood has turned out to be. The son of one of the greatest bassists who ever lived—David Hood of Muscle Shoals, Alabama—Patterson’s legacy would have been assured even if he’d just dipped his toe in the waters of his dad’s profession. But as it turns out, Hood not only co-fronts one of the most prolific and fiery rock bands of the past two decades (Drive-By Truckers), he’s carried on a simultaneous solo career in music< and become a fantastic essayist and storyteller, exploring the conflict of the two Americas and the redemptive power of music. Now a Portlander, Hood carries on a relatively new holiday tradition with two solo shows at the Doug Fir, where he’ll do plenty of talking, and just as much playing. (Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 9 pm, $20-25) NED LANNAMANN

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert
Old-man goth-kid Tim Burton has made a lot of great movies (Edward Scissorhands!) and a lot of shitty movies (Alice in Wonderland!), but when he’s good, he’s good—and for proof, look no further than 1993’s stop-motion musical A Nightmare Before Christmas, adapted by director Henry Selick from Burton’s fantastic story. Sweet, creepy, funny, sad, and gorgeous to both look at and listen to, it’s a simultaneous celebration and satire of this goofy-ass season... and it’ll be even better with the Oregon Symphony performing Danny Elfman’s all-timer of a score live to picture. (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, $45-115, all ages) ERIK HENRIKSEN


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SUN DEC 16

CRITIC’S PICK: Redd Kross, Dale Crover Band
Teenage Fanclub, the Posies, and Redd Kross constitute the holy triumvirate of ’90s power-pop. Those first two bands have been obsessed with creating the perfect sequel to Big Star’s #1 Record for the duration of their careers, but Redd Kross’ origin story is a little less straightforward. Formed around the nucleus of choir boy brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald, Redd Kross started as a goofy, quintessentially Californian hardcore band, whose 1982 debut album Born Innocent—released when both McDonalds were teenagers—features songs with titles like “Kill Someone You Hate” and “Pseudo-Intellectual.” On their 1987 follow-up, Neurotica, the band synthesized punk with their childhood adoration for Sid and Marty Krofft and bubblegum pop bands like the Partridge Family, resulting in a warped paean to ’70s Saturday morning ephemera. Then comes the band’s trio of power-pop all-timers: 1990’s technicolored Third Eye, 1993’s Phaseshifter (which Stone Temple Pilots aped to an embarrassing degree on their album Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop), and 1997’s Show World, whose lead single “Mess Around” boasts guitar-pop’s pithiest refrain since “Ticket to Ride”: “Can’t you see?/Monogamy/Has always been so hard for me.” After a 15-year break from releasing new music, Redd Kross returned in 2012 with an excellent album on Merge called Researching the Blues, a 30-minute loud-pop romp that contains at least two of the band’s best songs: the title track and “Stay Away from Downtown.” Even after all these years, Redd Kross remain one of America’s greatest—and strangest—bands. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $15-18) MORGAN TROPER


MON DEC 17

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Cults, Munya
Québécois musician Munya kind of sounds like the Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan—who passed away this year, leaving my face in a permanent frown—singing breathily in French over entrancing synth-pop. In 2018 Munya released her first two EPs, and she plans to release a third early next year. North Hatley layers woozy, Mac Demarco-style guitar riffs over cruise-controlled beats and sweet lyrics, like those on “Des Bisous Partout” (which translates to “kisses everywhere”). Her second EP, Delmano, includes a charming ode to ghosting called “If I’m Gone Tomorrow (It’s Because of Aliens)” and “Hotel Delmano,” which might be Munya’s best song yet, made great with bongos, a mystical synth line, and layered, siren-like harmonies. Munya only has a few tracks to her name, but she’s already created a swirling pink fog in pop heaven that’ll hopefully linger for quite a while. (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 8 pm, $18-20) CIARA DOLAN


WED DEC 19

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John Legend
A few years ago, I got really mad when I tried to Google “John Lennon” and it auto-populated “John Legend.” But the EGOT winner has more than earned his place atop search engine results, with a multi-pronged talent, a long history of philanthropy, and a more-vital-than-ever sense of social awareness. Tonight, Legend will be singing Christmas songs, proving his cross-generational appeal. (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 8 pm, $69.50-149.50, all ages) NED LANNAMANN

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Taking their signature mix of progressive rock, knotty jazz fusion and pop into bold new territory, local favorites Once and Future Band headline a show at the Starline Social Club Saturday night.
          Re: Analysis: Progressives Failed in Richmond      Cache   Translate Page      
This article doesnt mention the many failings of the RPA and seems to suggest they fell short because they were not radical enough. In fact, they botched most of the projects they undertook, even including rent control, which , regardless about how you feel about the policy, has been implemented very poorly.
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Dunno... Make the sworn statement you think he swallowed a controlled substance...
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Dr McKeganey,

Welcome to the Eastbay Express, were truth is only a nodding acquaintance, and utterly ignored when it's inconvenient.
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Hey Sandee, here's an idea... Buy a fucking house lol
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          Re: Analysis: Progressives Failed in Richmond      Cache   Translate Page      
I'm amused at how this reporter keeps tagging Nat Bates as a "conservative" (twice this week).

A lifelong Democrat who has embraced liberal issues, he's now being labeled a conservative mostly because he's not liberal enough. In a town--in a community--where anyone who is not a Berniecrat is being looked at like they wear a MAGA hat--is being looked at like they're wearing a scarlet 'C' on their breast ('C' for conservative).

[Many of the RPAers railed against Assembly candidate Buffy Wicks because she worked for President Obama for six years instead of working for Bernie Sanders.]

What I'm also amused by is how when Choi and Recinos broke ranks with the ruling members of the RPA, this reporter is not also labeling them as being conservative--because they're not progressive enough.

If you're fiscally responsible, if you embrace the idea that you don't spend money that you don't have, if you understand that a community needs tax revenue from businesses (instead of from poor people), if you believe that local jobs for locals are important, does that make you a conservative?

Some day we need to have the community sit down to discuss what constitutes a progressive.
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I am afraid the journalist here has selectively drawn from my quotes provided in email to her in order to convey a certain angle in this article. As I explained in my quote the research which I and my colleagues have undertaken is not designed to seek favor or criticism from any sector- we simply mount the surveys and report the results.
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          Re: Oakland to Pay $60,000 After Police Officer Slapped 14-Year-Old Girl      Cache   Translate Page      
The big news is a $12 million settlement- that's 200 slaps- this story seems buried- though I do remember seeing the video. Where is that officer now?
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Garlic infused oil brushed on the crust and homade sausage toppings sounds wonderful. Funny how the pricing is based on lunch/dinner versus Small/medium/large.
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          Re: Analysis: Progressives Failed in Richmond      Cache   Translate Page      
Yes, superb reporting and analysis.

As a longtime supporter of the RPA, I have been appalled by its failure to take any action to reign in Richmond's rogue police department, especially after the unjustified firing of Captain Gagan. As Geluardi points out, RPA council members seemed largely indifferent to police malfeasance and abuses occurring on their watch.
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So an idiot did something idiotic and society is supposed to baby sit them.
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          Re: Oakland to Pay $60,000 After Police Officer Slapped 14-Year-Old Girl      Cache   Translate Page      
Poorly trained cop. He should have been smart enough to call for help.
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Got what he deserved! good job Officers
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          12/15/18: SantaCon Oakland After Party | Esports Arena - $5      Cache   Translate Page      

When you are ready after SantaCon in Jack London Square, come to ESports Arena for Oakland’s Santa Lounge and After Party with Redbull, Deep Eddy Vodka, and Wachira Wines.
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          12/8/18: Deep Sea Holiday Soiree & Complimentary Cool Cocktails | Oakland - FREE      Cache   Translate Page      

Dive into your sensuality this season. Sip complimentary cool cocktails while you enjoy sexy beats provided by DJ Slum B at this sea-inspired shopping soiree celebrating Je Joue’s velvety, waterproof bullet vibe – just launched in a deep, decadent teal hue.
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          12/8/18: 1st Annual Winter Makers Market w/ Local Gift-able Food | Oakland - FREE      Cache   Translate Page      

Come on down to Forage Kitchen on Dec 8th for the first annual Winter Makers Market. With handpicked chefs in the kitchen that make the best gift giving goods, and lined up for a nice little Saturday of fun.
Think Pickles. Think Ume Boshi plums and ...

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From the engineering of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, to the 30-year masterplan of John F Kennedy Airport....
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          Police didn't get video in Kareem Hunt incident until late November      Cache   Translate Page      

Police in Cleveland didn't see surveillance video showing former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt physically assaulting a woman until nine months after the incident, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday.

The video posted by TMZ shows the now-free agent kicking and shoving a woman in a late-night altercation in February outside his Cleveland hotel.

Hunt has been part of an ongoing investigation by the NFL since it became aware of the situation in February, the league said earlier this week.

The NFL said Tuesday that it requested surveillance video of the incident in February.

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"We had multiple verbal conversations with Cleveland police officers," a league spokesman said. "In addition, NFL representatives also made requests for surveillance video to the hotel property."

Cleveland Police Officer Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia told CNN the league didn't make a formal request for police records or the surveillance video until Friday, the same day TMZ published the surveillance video.

Also Tuesday, two other alleged incidents involving Hunt came to light.

The Chiefs waived Hunt, who led the NFL in rushing last season, on Friday.

Ciaccia said the department follows up on potential felonies and the incident was an alleged misdemeanor.

Cleveland police generate a report for misdemeanors and advise victims to go to the prosecutors office if they want to pursue charges. Hunt has not been charged, according to police.

Police body cam footage shows police instructing the woman that the hotel's security video would have to be subpoenaed, and that they cannot just go look at it.

CNN has been unsuccessful in trying to get comment from the woman named in the police report.

The league placed Hunt on the NFL Commissioner Exemption List on Friday.

He can be signed by another team, but won't be allowed to play until the conclusion of the investigation, which "will include a review of the new information that was made public on Friday ... as well as further conversations with all parties involved in the incident," the league said.

Please forgive me, player says

Two days ago, he apologized on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown."

"I'm asking for forgiveness and I definitely believe I deserve forgiveness," Hunt told ESPN. "Everything is really happening fast right now, and I just want everybody to forgive me.

"I know it's going to be hard. I made a bad choice and I'm not going to let this bring me down."

Hunt admitted to lying to the Chiefs about the incident, but said he had not been questioned about it by the league.

"The Chiefs are right; I didn't tell them everything," he said in an interview that he requested. "I don't blame them for anything. My actions caused this.

"I really wish that I could just apologize to them, and let them know there (are) no hard feelings between me and the Chiefs, and I love the program, love the people there, and I just want to take this time and better myself and not let anything like this happen ever again."

I'll go to counseling, if needed, he says

The second-year player out of the University of Toledo is third in NFL touchdowns with 14 and eighth in rushing yards, despite missing the Chiefs' 40-33 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid, whose 10-2 team has fielded one of the NFL's most explosive offenses this season, addressed the decision to release Hunt after Sunday's win.

"Those kinds of things are never easy,'' Reid said, adding that he wanted to avoid "a distraction" on the team.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was drafted alongside Hunt by the Chiefs in 2017, said the two "had a close relationship."

"I saw the stuff that happened," he added. "We don't do those things. At the same time I'm focused on our organization, the Chiefs. I know we have to keep moving forward and going out there to win football games if we want to have success this season."

Hunt's public apology and his openness to undergo counseling "if needed" may offer hope for a future in the NFL given the status of Reuben Foster, who was released by the San Francisco 49ers last month after an arrest for domestic violence.

Days later, the linebacker was claimed by the Washington Redskins, although he, too, will not be activated until a league investigation is concluded.

Hunt admitted to ESPN he acted inappropriately that night.

"Honestly, I never met the girl before besides that one time," he recalled. "It was just a disagreement, and I honestly wanted her just to leave. It's no excuse for me to act that way or to even put myself in that position.

"It was just a long night, and to be exact it don't really matter what happened," he said. "I was in the wrong, I could've ... (found) a way to de-escalate the whole situation.

"(There were) definitely some things that were said and did that I did not like, and that's not an excuse. ... That person in that video did not deserve that."

Hunt's friend said that the woman, who appears to be white, called both him and Hunt the n-word before the altercation, according to the police report.

Despite being under investigation by the NFL for most of the year, Hunt said he only realized the severity of what happened after seeing the surveillance footage.

"When everybody else saw the video, that's when I saw the video, that's when the Chiefs saw the video," he said. "To see that, it's really tough, because I wish I would have handled it differently."


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It's Gershwin's year with Denny Zeitlin at Piedmont Piano
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Since 2014, Denny Zeitlin's annual solo concerts at Piedmont Piano in Oakland have each focused on one composer whose music inspires the intrepid improviser. The sterling pianist started with Wayne Shorter and went on to Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis ...


          Oakland Police Department Pays for Bad Behavior, Again      Cache   Translate Page      

An Oakland Police Department officer and once-Rookie of the Year “slapped” a child and the city is about to foot the legal bill. Add that to the other four settlements payed out for police misconduct and vehicle accidents in this year alone, and OPD is really batting a thousand. The

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          2018 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings – Week 14      Cache   Translate Page      
. Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 14 tight end rankings. . 1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs 2. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles 3. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots 4. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers 5. Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts 6. Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders 7. David Njoku, Cleveland Browns 8. Cameron Brate, Tampa […]
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. Tough week going 9-7. My lock pick of Kansas City, despite their distractions, came through. I’ll take Pittsburgh over Oakland this week as my lock. . Last Week:  123-67-2 (0.646) Lock Pick:  10-3 (0.769) . Lock Picks:  GB (W), LAC (W), MIN (L), JAX (W), NO (W), HOU (W), LAR (W), NE (W), CHI […]
          Kyler Murray leaves door open to choose NFL career over baseball      Cache   Translate Page      
The Oakland A’s agreed to let Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray play one more season of football after they selected him in the first round of the MLB Draft, and it sounds like that plan remains in place. However, Murray is seemingly leaving the door open for him to change his mind. In a recent ESPN interview with Tim Tebow, Murray talked about his love of both baseball and football. When asked how he will go about choosing which sport to pursue professionally, he did not exactly say his decision to play baseball is set in stone. “Right now my future’s kind of already planned out, but we’ll see what happens,” Murray added. Murray has had an incredible season at Oklahoma, and his performance against Texas in the Big 12 championship game may have moved him ahead of Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa in the Heisman Trophy race. He now has a chance to lead the Sooners to a national championship now that they are in the College Football Playoff. That said, the Texas native also batted .296 with 13 doubles, 10 home runs, a
          Oaklands Skate Park Free Concrete Sessions | Lighthouse Youth Projects | 6 & 20 Dec 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Oaklands Skate Park Free Concrete Sessions | Lighthouse Youth Projects | 6 & 20 Dec 2018

[ December 6, 2018; 5:00 pm; December 20, 2018; 5:00 pm; ]
Oaklands Skate Park Free Concrete Sessions
Go to Oaklands Skate Park on Thursday 6 & Thursday 20 December 2018 from 5pm for a free skate/BMX session with Lighthouse Youth Projects.
Each session will include FREE skate and BMX workshops, BBQ lunch, Mojo beverages on tap, DK bikes and POC helmets to borrow and plenty of giveaways from [...]

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