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Motown creator and founder, Berry Gordy Jr., honored on the steps of Oakland City Hall. August 18, 2014. (photo by: Dave Padilla)

Berry Gordy Day In Oakland; Motown’s Creator Honored, Appears At City Hall

It’s Berry Gordy Jr. Day in the East Bay. The legendary impresario and creator of the Motown Sound was honored in front of hundreds in attendance for a public appearance in Oakland Monday morning.

08/18/2014

9/2010 -- NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Expedition 24 flight engineer, looks through a window in the Cupola of the International Space Station. A blue and white part of Earth and the blackness of space are visible through the windows. The image was a self-portrait using natural light. (NASA'Tracy Dyson)

Alameda Non-Profit Gets $900K Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Grant For Women

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, announced Thursday a federal grant of nearly $900,000 for an Alameda-based organization that helps to close the gender gap for women and girls in male-dominated careers.

07/19/2014

Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawmakers Demand Change To ‘Unjust And Irrational’ Federal Marijuana Policy

The current federal policy on marijuana “perpetuates an unjust and irrational system,” according to a letter signed by 17 members of congress, including four Bay Area representatives.

02/12/2014

Pot Warehouse Will Pad Oakland's Coffers

Bay Area Representatives Ask U.S. Attorney Back Off On Medical-Marijuana Crackdown

Four California members of Congress are calling on US Attorney Melinda Haag to halt work on closing medical-marijuana dispensaries.

11/26/2013

Police run at the corner of Constitution and 1st Street after shots fired were reported near 2nd Street NW and Constitution Avenue on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawmakers Shelter In Place After U.S. Capitol Shooting

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, was among the legislators on lockdown Thursday after shots were fired near the U.S. Capitol.

10/03/2013

Protesters upset over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin blocked traffic on Interstate 880 in Oakland on July 15, 2013. (CBS)

Marchers Block I-880 In Oakland On 3rd Night Of Zimmerman Verdict Protests

Hundreds of protesters angry with the acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer for a fatal shooting in Florida marched through downtown Oakland on Monday night and police have called for mutual aid from other agencies.

07/15/2013

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday. (Getty Images)

Obama Vows Job Creation In State Of Union Speech Embraced By Calif. Delegation

President Barack Obama is urging a divided Congress to boost job creation and strengthen the middle class through a package of government-backed proposals – a move that drew support from members of California’s largely Democratic Congressional delegation.

02/12/2013

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Legislators Help Pass Fiscal Cliff Deal

Although not everyone was happy about the deal, including lawmakers in the Bay Area, Congress has approved a proposal that staves off the fiscal cliff.

01/02/2013

President Barack Obama (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Bay Area Officials Praise New Obama Policy On Young Illegal Immigrants

Bay Area officials Friday hailed a move by President Barack Obama to provide temporary relief from deportation to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

06/15/2012

A photo of victim Doris Chibuko rests next to flowers at a memorial in front Oikos University where a gunman had gone on a shooting rampage, April 4, 2012 in Oakland, California. Six students and one employee were killed on Monday when a gunman opened fire at Christian-based Oikos University. The suspect One Goh, a former nursing student at the school, was arrested shortly after the shooting and is expected to make his first court appearance. (Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Oakland Lawmakers Join Memorial For School Massacre Victims

About 100 people showed up at Oikos University in Oakland Tuesday morning for the latest in a series of memorial gatherings for seven students who were gunned down in a shooting at the private Korean Christian school on April 2.

04/10/2012

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