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November 11, 2011 | 3:47 pm

Mayor Jean Quan Asks Religious Leaders For Help Disbanding Occupy Oakland Camp

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KQED’s Caitlin Esch was in Oakland today, capping this week’s Occupy Oakland developments. In the wake of last night’s fatal shooting near the encampment, the tent camp — and how to deal with it — was the focus of a prayer breakfast this morning with religious and community leaders. Dozens of interfaith religious leaders joined […]

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Follow “The People’s Tree” From California to Washington D.C.

November 11, 2011 | 3:23 pm

Follow “The People’s Tree” From California to Washington D.C.

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The six-story fir tree that will brighten the National Mall in Washington D.C. is taking a victory lap, of sorts. The 65-foot white fir was felled in Stanislaus National Forest. This is the fourth time that the “The People’s Tree” will hail from California. This one was picked for its fullness, shape and color. And […]

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November 11, 2011 | 1:07 pm

Was Steve Jobs Just A Marketer?

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Today on Forum, guest host Rachael Myrow had a provocative exchange with Mitch Altman about Steve Jobs and Apple. Altman co-founded the hacker space Noisebridge in San Francisco — he’s an inventor, author and teacher. A listener named Adam in Berkeley kicked off the back-and-forth when he asked whether Steve Jobs influenced Altman’s idea of […]

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November 11, 2011 | 11:15 am

Do You Think California Is Broken?

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Airing tonight on KQED TV is a special collaboration between MacNeil Lehrer Productions and KQED called Broken California. This project brought together hundreds of Californians to try and figure out what’s gone wrong with the state’s government, and how it can be fixed. The program will air at 7:30pm tonight. In the meantime, here’s some […]

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Oakland Police Officer’s Association to Occupy Camp: Oakland In State Of Emergency

November 11, 2011 | 9:49 am

Oakland Police Officer’s Association to Occupy Camp: Oakland In State Of Emergency

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An Open Letter to Occupy Oakland from the  Oakland Police Officers’ Association On behalf of the 645 Oakland police officers we represent, this letter comes to you out of duty to protect the Oakland community and its citizens. Oakland police officers are the 99% and we understand and sympathize with your message.  We respect your […]

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November 11, 2011 | 8:10 am

AM Splash: LA Jails Running Out Of Room; No Bullet Train Through South Bay; Facebook Nears Settlement Over Privacy Concerns

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LA County Jails May Be Out of Room Next Month (LA Times) Los Angeles County’s jails could run out of space as early as next month because of an influx of state prisoners, prompting officials to consider releasing potentially thousands of inmates awaiting trial. Shooting Near Occupy Oakland Renews Calls For Camp To Disband (Inside […]

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November 11, 2011 | 7:44 am

Deeper Cuts In Store for California?

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KQED’s Cy Musiker talked with State Controller John Chiang about the state’s deepening budget gap. California’s budget calls for automatic cuts to many programs if the state falls short of its tax projections, and so far this fiscal year, the state is $1.5 billion dollars below estimates. Hear Chiang explain how we got here, and […]

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August 4, 2011 | 4:04 pm

Bay Area Cities Vie for a Second Lawrence Berkeley Lab Campus; A Critic Speaks Out

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By Lisa Pickoff-White and Kelly Wilkinson Albany city officials made their pitch Wednesday night to host the second campus of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. (Click here for Berkeleyside’s live-blog of that meeting.) The laboratory has outgrown its main campus in Berkeley and is looking to grow. Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Richmond were […]

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May 13, 2011 | 11:46 am

Three Palo Alto VA Employees Indicted for Bribery

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Three employees at the Palo Alto VA have been charged with taking $80-thousand dollars in bribes in exchange for steering work to local contractors. Palo Alto Online reports that three VA employees allegedly accepted cash, plane tickets and other gifts from Jack Stringer, the owner of Aero Drywall Construction. In exchange, the VA workers reportedly […]

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May 10, 2011 | 12:57 pm

LAO Highly Critical of High Speed Rail Project, Report Says Project Should Be Overhauled

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It’s only Tuesday but it’s already been a roller coaster of a week for California’s high-speed rail project. Yesterday, the U.S Department of Transportation announced it would give California $300 million dollars for the project, after Florida rejected that funding. Today, the Legislative Analyst Office released a report that’s highly critical of the project. The […]

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