Oakland: Pedestrian hit near Children's Hospital Oakland
OAKLAND -- A pedestrian was gravely injured when she was struck by a vehicle Wednesday night near UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, police said.The unidentified 66-year-old woman was in a crosswalk at 11:10 p.
An interfaith group demanded Wednesday that charges be dropped against the so-called Black Friday 14, who allegedly disrupted BART service by chaining themselves to trains at the West Oakland station on Nov. 28, 2014, as part of nationwide "Black Lives Matter" protests.
Among the local celebrants were "pilgrims of the present generation -- Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria," the Gazette noted Thanksgiving morning. "They left behind beautiful homes which were confiscated along with their bank accounts and business property and even family heirlooms. They hurried across the borders of their native land -- these men and women who had helped build Germany and had contributed so much to what the Germany of old -- not the Nazi's of today -- called Kultur."
Earlier this month, Merritt College officially opened the 60,000-square-foot Barbara Lee Science and Allied Health Center, the region's newest state-of-the-art science building. Hundreds attended the ribbon cutting, include U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee and other dignitaries. President Barack Obama sent a letter of greeting to honor the day.
The city and the owner of an 18-unit building at 2631-37 Durant Ave. disagree whether a use permit provides for 20 rent-restricted units; a second appeal contends the building should be rehabilitated in its present configuration.
FRIDAY, NOV. 13 COMMERCIAL CRIME -- Someone burglarized a business in the 1600 block of Ashby Avenue. GRAND THEFT -- Someone stole more than $950 worth of items from a location in the 1800 block of Fourth Street.
Painter-jeweler Susan Brooks and clothing designer Carol Lee Shanks launched the good time event in 1991 to showcase their work. Open this year from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on four consecutive Saturdays and Sundays beginning Nov. 28, Brooks said longtime customers now send their children to her studio for their wedding rings. "You can find a client for life," Brooks said. The attraction for the public is convenience, with 100 professional artists and galleries opening their studios in an area bracketed by interstates 80 and 580 on the west, College Avenue on the east and only a few locations further north than Gilman Avenue or south of Alcatraz Avenue.
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