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Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87

April 17, 2014 | 2:27 pm

Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87

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The Colombian-born author of One Hundred Years of Solitude had been in failing health for some time.

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A Passing: Oakland’s Morrie Turner, Creator of ‘Wee Pals’ Comic Strip

January 29, 2014 | 10:44 am

A Passing: Oakland’s Morrie Turner, Creator of ‘Wee Pals’ Comic Strip

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East Bay artist’s pointed but forgiving commentary won strip a national following.

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The Bay Area Remembers Pete Seeger

January 28, 2014 | 6:11 pm

The Bay Area Remembers Pete Seeger

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The iconic musician died Jan. 27 at 94. People explain how his music and message still move them.

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Raul Ramirez, 1946-2013

November 15, 2013 | 11:20 pm

Raul Ramirez, 1946-2013

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A man well-known for his commitment to the highest journalistic principles and ethics, and diversity.

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Raiders Owner Al Davis Dies at 82

October 8, 2011 | 11:40 am

Raiders Owner Al Davis Dies at 82

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Local and national columnists Slideshow (SJ Mercury News) Retrospective videos and more (Storify) Silver and Black Pride blog SFGate Silver & Black blog comments Jim Plunkett on Davis: ‘He unlocked the best in me’ (Yahoo! Sports) Mean Joe Greene remembers Al Davis (Yahoo! Sports) Unauthorized bio excerpt (ESPN) Reaction on Twitter OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — […]

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August 10, 2011 | 2:28 pm

Obituary: Ruth Brinker, Founder of Project Open Hand

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A memorial service is planned for September 16th to honor Ruth Brinker.  She’s the 89-year-old matriarch who founded Project Open Hand. The organization serves hot meals to people with HIV and other illnesses. Brinker passed away on Monday of natural causes. The group’s Development Director Bob Brenneman told KQED News that Brinker was a fearless […]

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