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How Did a Woman Accidentally Get a Speaking Role in a Star Trek Movie?

Brian Cronin | Posted 05.17.2016 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

The world of film extras is a fascinating one. They mostly serve to fill up the background of crowd scenes (if you had only actors in every scene, the...

Pepper Sprayed In Youth Jail

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Lonnie Wright grew up in East Oakland. Over the years, he earned the nickname "Little Two Three" because he lived on 23rd Avenue, near Garfield Elementary School. Now 22-years-old, Wright says the environment he grew up in was tough.

College Student Charged In Mom's Brutal Scissor Slaying

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 10.08.2014 | Crime

A student at the University of California, Santa Cruz has been arrested on charges of stabbing his mother to death with scissors and killing three of ...

Solar Company Sungevity Celebrates $1.5 Million Raised For Nonprofits

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green

Sungevity, Inc., a company created to allow homeowners to design their own solar power systems through an online process, announced Wednesday that the...

ACLU Sues Sheriff's Office Over Forced Pregnancy Tests

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.03.2014 | Crime

Three women are suing the Alameda County, Calif., Sheriff's Office over its practice of forcing every detained female to take a pregnancy test. On...

The Fashion Accessory No Teen Really Wants

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Double Charged is a special investigation into the U.S. juvenile justice system, produced by Youth Radio. By: Sayre Quevedo This story airs on Ameri...

Double Charged: The True Cost of Juvenile Justice

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Double Charged is a special investigation into the U.S. juvenile justice system, produced by Youth Radio. By: Myles Bess This story airs on America...

The Wrong Way to Dispose of Drugs

Peter J. Pitts | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Peter J. Pitts

Alameda County recently passed an ordinance that requires pharmaceutical companies to develop, manage and pay for a new local drug take-back program. There's good reason to believe very few people will participate in this program. It is also likely to result in higher drug prices and will produce few environmental benefits.

Big Pharma: Take it Back -- Protect Our Water and Health

Larry Cohen | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Larry Cohen

Safe collection and disposal policies keep medications out of landfills, groundwater and drinking water, and reduce risks of poisoning, suicide, and antibiotic resistance.

Reflections on the Walker Recall from California's East Bay

Nicky González Yuen, PhD, JD | Posted 08.06.2012 | San Francisco
Nicky González Yuen, PhD, JD

I'm feeling hopeful because we are also in the midst of an amazing period in history: One that has given us Arab Spring, Wisconsin's incredible occupation of state capital, then "Occupy!" and just this past month the Quebec student strike.

Teachers, Service Workers Support Oakland's Strike Without Striking

Turnstyle | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business
Turnstyle

Originally published on turnstylenews.com/occupy, Turnstyle News' special coverage page of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Also in RSS form>> By...

Mentorship For Success: It's Not What The 'What' Is

Turnstyle | Posted 10.12.2011 | San Francisco
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

How Emergency Medical Training Helps At-Risk Youth

Turnstyle | Posted 09.26.2011 | San Francisco
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Paid Sick Leave: A Healthy Business Climate for NYC

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Today, the New York City Council will introduce a bill that would guarantee every worker in the city the right to earn paid sick leave. They should act quickly to pass it.