Oakland Tribune editorial: Nepal needs our help and compassion
Aftershocks of heartache and horror reverberate the world over as the magnitude of the earthquake that wracked Nepal Saturday sinks in.The 7.8 Richter reading fails utterly to capture the scale of death, destruction and now heroic rescue mobilization to save the trapped and injured and sustain
A bill that would have helped family members of deceased people avoid foreclosure is pulled from the Legislature.
I spent this past Easter Sunday in Iraq, having brunch with our troops serving in the mission to defeat ISIL. The multiday trip was my first to this war-ravaged country.
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board
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Guest commentary: Programs to help Oakland schools are working
Oakland's history, and that of its schools, is personal for me. I grew up here, and I'm a proud Oakland public school graduate. This city's future is personal for me, too.
Leonard Pitts: What's partisan about fact?
"Obama is a Muslim," it said. "That is a FACT." As best I can recall -- my computer ate the email -- that was how the key line went in a reader missive that had me doing a double take last week.
Does Rand Paul have a secret weapon?
Republican Rand Paul recently announced he is running for President of the United States, but after seeing how wife Kelly Ashby Paul performed on the day of his announcement, she might be the most dynamic candidate's wife since Michelle Obama.
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Brooks on Beer: Smoked beer
Ever heard of rauchbier? It's a smoky beer that goes well with barbecue and smoked meats.
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'The Avengers: Age of Ultron" already cleaning up overseas
New Disney/Marvel blockbuster doing well in South Korea, Britain and Russia, among others.