On A Positive Note: Slice Of The American DreamOn this edition of On A Positive Note, we share the stories of a barbershop owner selling his business to a loyal longtime employee for $1, and two pre-teens doing awe-inspiring amounts of good to get books in kids laps and shoes on their feet.
6 Good Books From Goodreads To Jumpstart Your Fall Reading ListGoodreads V.P. of Communications Suzanne Skyvara shares some reader favs with Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego, to help jumpstart your fall reading list.
Gov. Newsom Recalls Struggles Reading As A ChildGov. Gavin Newsom wants kids to know it's OK if they have a hard time reading.
Goodreads Suggests Some Good Books To Add To Your 2019 Reading ListTime to get your 2019 reading list together. Elizabeth Khuri Chandler, co-founder of Goodreads, brought her picks and shared them with BAF host Michelle Griego.
East Bay Library Won't Cancel Drag Queen Storytime Despite ComplaintsAn East Bay library is facing backlash over a children's event hosted by a drag queen that some parents say is inappropriate for youngsters.
Oakland Unified Moves To Cut Reading Clinic For Special Ed StudentsOakland Unified says it's cutting a popular reading clinic for special education students because the district can no longer afford it.
Sarah Paulson Does A Dramatic Reading of Hillary Clinton's EmailsWith so much attention being paid to Hillary Clinton's emails, Samantha Bee decided it was time to dress them up a bit...
Want To Live Longer? Read A BookNew research shows a link between reading, and living a longer life.
Volunteer Network Has East Bay Kids 'Succeeding By Reading'
7 Best Books Written By Internet CelebritiesThere used to be a day when celebrities were movie stars and rock stars. The World Wide Web changed everything and created a whole new brand of star: the Internet sensation.
Raiders Player And Wife Share Books And Hope With East Bay KidsRead, understand, succeed, and hope - or "R.U.S.H." -- that's the message from this week's Jefferson Award winners, and Oakland Raiders player and his wife.
7 Best Books For Fall Book Club PicksSchool is back in session and the first hint of fall is in the air, grown-ups are hitting the books, too. Here are 7 picks your club will love to cozy up to this autumn.
Best New Books For Spring Book Club PicksSpring has sprung, the weather is (finally!) warming up, and we are excited gather over a glass of crisp white wine and discuss the seasons hottest books with our favorite girlfriends. Our sister company, Simon & Schuster, is celebrating the resurgence of sunshine and greenery with the book club picks to keep you and your club reading throughout cherry blossom season.
'Robotic' Libraries Return To BART Stations, Shopping CenterApparently replacing a librarian with an Italian robotic vending machine is a lot harder than it sounds, and it sounds hard enough, but today, the three Library-A-Go-Go machines are back up and running at El Cerrito Del Norte BART, the Discovery Bay Sandy Cove Shopping Center, and the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station.
Best Book Club Picks For Women's History MonthMarch is Women’s History Month and our sister company Simon & Schuster has put together a list of book club picks that celebrate female voices!