Letter: Robberies, thefts happen in every Oakland City Council district

Oakland council working together to reduce crime Re: “Big crowd turns out for emotional Montclair safety meeting in aftermath of laptop death” (Eastbaytimes.com, Jan. 10): I was moved to see so many community residents at Council member Sheng Thao’s public safety town hall. Robberies and thefts happen in every City Council district and it’s important […]

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Ahead of Super Bowl LIV, 49ers DB Jimmie Ward makes the case for himself in free agency

SANTA CLARA — Jimmie Ward doesn’t know where he’ll be playing next season, but he does know that wherever he winds up at the end of free agency, he won’t be lining up anywhere at cornerback. The first thing on Ward’s mind, like every Niner, is Super Bowl LIV. But next up may be his […]

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Letter: School-sponsored prayer not legal in public schools

School-sponsored prayer not legal in public schools A Jan. 21 letter to the editor titled “Trump’s school prayer move raises concerns” (Mercurynews.com) states: “Contrary to popular opinion, prayer is perfectly legal in any public school.” According to the U.S. Supreme Court, school-sponsored prayer is not legal in public schools. The case Engel v. Vitale, 370 U.S. […]

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Ask Amy: I’m still upset by my houseguests’ overheard gossip

DEAR AMY: This summer, I chose to invite lifelong friends for a week at a mountain cabin. Related Articles Ask Amy: My boyfriend is interfering with my social media presence Ask Amy: Why are these women on a dating site if they don’t want to date? Ask Amy: This personal news could harm my ‘brand’ […]

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Dear Abby: I’m over his death already, and my friends think that’s strange

DEAR ABBY: My dad died of cancer a couple of months ago. While we were a bit estranged, I did love him, and his loss was painful. Despite this, I have accepted things and moved on. Jeanne Phillips  The issue is that anytime I talk to my friends about it, they assume I’m really in […]

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California’s economic power may surprise you

California’s economy is bullish. In fact, it’s huge on a global scale. But its parts, the county-by-county economies that make up the Golden State’s business muscle, are quite large, too. Fresh federal stats for 2018 give a glimpse of this heft: California is home to 14 of the nation’s 100 largest county economies, when measured […]

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High school swimming: 3A region championship recaps

Judge’s girls claimed the Region 13 championship this week, while the boys finished second in Region 13. | Courtesy Judge Memorial Emery, Judge Memorial and Millard claim girls region titles, while Richfield, North Summit and Millard earn the boys titles Here’s a recap of the results from this week’s three region meets in Class 3A […]

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Onyenwere scores 31 as UCLA women outlast Washington in OT

LOS ANGELES — For the second straight week, the UCLA women’s basketball team finished a game exhausted after playing more than a 40-minute regulation game. But unlike last week, the Bruins walked away with the win. Junior forward Michaela Onyenwere scored a career-high 31 points and helped the 10th-ranked Bruins erase a 15-point first-half deficit […]

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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 25 Jan 2020

China death toll rises as virus spreads into Europe Chinese health officials say 15 more people have died from a coronavirus in the province of Hubei. There are currently 1,287 confirmed cases in China, 41 of whom have died. The virus has now spread to Europe, with three cases confirmed in France. UK health officials […]

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52 ideas that changed the world – 32. Capitalism

Description  Leonardo DiCaprio as uber-capitalist Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street Credits  USA/Empics Entertainment Alt Text  USA/Empics Entertainment Invented by the merchants of Renaissance Italy, capitalism now underpins almost all of the world’s economies In Depth Joe Evans Friday, January 24, 2020 – 3:30pm In this series, The Week looks at the ideas and […]

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Instant Opinion: ‘Darkness where the future should be’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 24 January Analysis Friday, January 24, 2020 – 3:42pm The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each. 1. Michelle Goldberg in the New York Times on pessimism The darkness where the future should […]

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First lady’s murder: Lesotho PM quizzed over killing of estranged wife

Description  Thomas Thabane has said he will step down as prime minister  Credits  Getty Images Alt Text  Thomas Thabane, Lesotho, Africa African leader Thomas Thabane remarried weeks after his former partner was shot dead In Depth Gabriel Power Friday, January 24, 2020 – 3:07pm Police in the tiny African nation of Lesotho have called the […]

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Sport shorts: Gauff, 15, stuns defending champion Osaka and NBA star Curry wanted to be drafted by the Knicks

Description  Coco Gauff celebrates winning match point against Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open Credits  Kelly Defina/Getty Images Alt Text  Coco Gauff celebrates winning match point against Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open Ten things from the world of sport on Friday 24 January Daily Briefing Friday, January 24, 2020 – 11:53am 1. Osaka stunned […]

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What is a citizens’ assembly?

Credits  Getty Images Alt Text  David Attenborough David Attenborough will attend the first public meeting on climate crisis In Depth Gabriel Power Friday, January 24, 2020 – 12:56pm Sir David Attenborough has insisted that politicians listen to the recommendations of the first citizens’ assembly on the climate crisis. According to The Guardian, the veteran naturalist […]

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What is ‘birth tourism’ and why is the US trying to stamp out the practice?

Description  Donald Trump campaigned on a protectionist platform and has called for the abolition of birthright citizenship  Credits  Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Alt Text  Donald Trump campaigned on a protectionist ‘America First’ platform State Department gives visa officers new powers to block pregnant women from entering the country In Depth The Week Staff Friday, January 24, 2020 […]

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