Contra Costa Times editorial: Schools must tighten procedures to keep kids safe
When parents shuffle their children off to school in the morning, the bedrock assumption is that their kids will be safe. But in Contra Costa County last week, that notion was again challenged; once again, the culprit seems to be incompetent administration.
Oakland Tribune editorial: BART needs a strike ban, negotiations transparent
Last year's negotiations and recent rejection of flawed strike-ban proposal highlights excessive political power of BART labor unions, which can now gridlock the region's roadways by walking off the job.
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Who are these soldiers? After 150 years, we now know.
The Library of Congress, which owns the rare tintype, had described it as an "unidentified company of soldiers" anonymous Yankees whose stories and fates seemed forgotten. Full Story
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SXSW Music Picks: Chain Gang of 1974 buzzes into Texas
Also meet Adrian Marcel, one of Oakland's most promising R&B talents.
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Oops! Obama misspells Aretha Franklin's iconic song
The president omitted a letter from the singer's 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T' while praising her at a White House celebration.