Oakland Tribune editorial: Congress must act on the war authorization
Though the formal presence of U.S. troops in Iraq had dramatically dwindled, when the self-declared Islamic State -- a terror group without a state or nation to call its own -- became a major player in the Mideast morass, President Barack Obama eventually began taking military action against its factions. Air strikes, drone strikes, U.S. military advisers consulting with Kurdish and Iraqi troops in their boots-on-the-ground battles with ISIS -- sure sounds a lot like a war to us.
Recently, the bookstore owners joined forces to promote their unique cluster as a literary destination. Each shop contributed money to print 20,000 bookmarks featuring a map showing each store location.
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board
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Guest commentary: Disorderly acts at Lake Merritt will spawn violence
I am a longtime resident of Oakland. I have lived two blocks from Lake Merritt with my wife and children for almost 18 years.I am dismayed at the developments at the lake.
Trudy Rubin: U.S. gains friend in Ghani, but does not return favor
So is it really possible -- after all the bipartisan support Ghani received -- that Obama could blow this opportunity for a happy ending in Afghanistan? The answer, unbelievably, is yes.
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Male Valley carpenter bees disappearing act
The golden 'teddy bear' bees are seen in early spring, then seem to disappear.
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Tom Hanks' son threatens Howard Stern
Feud between rapper Chet Haze and radio host goes back four years, to when Stern questioned rapper’s credentials as the son of a Hollywood legend.