Month: July 2017

Oakland homeless camps point to racial bias – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleDelgado, an East Oakland native who told me he’s on a housing waiting list, has been homeless for four years since he was kicked out of his parents’ house. He didn’t tell me why. “I just want to live peacefully and get a job again,” he said. “I’m just … …read more Source:: […]

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A’s Avoid No-Hitter, Fall to Braves – NBC Bay Area

NBC Bay Area… Braves right-hander thrust himself into the national baseball spotlight, coming within three outs after throwing the first no-hitter at the A’s in 26 years. Matt Olson homered on a 3-2 pitch to lead off the bottom of the ninth and spoil the no-hit …Mike Foltynewicz loses no-hit bid in ninth of 3-1 […]

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Oakland Coliseum JPA Votes To Have Forever Oakland – We Stand With Oakland Legal Matter For July Vote

On Friday morning, June 30th, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority voted to have the case of Forever Oakland – We Stand With Oakland on the July agenda for an action vote. The Coliseum JPA, as it’s called, did this without disagreement or negative input. The fact that the effort by Ray Bobbitt and […]

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Oakland cop accused of engaging in sex at police HQ – East Bay Times

East Bay Times“But most of all, it’s an insult to the taxpayers of Oakland who have to foot the bill for this unending series of atrocious and unacceptable conduct by some members of the Oakland Police Department.” The offices of Mayor Libby Schaaf and City … and more …read more Source:: Libby Schaaf Oakland News […]

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San Diego Comic Con 2017 – Cinema Makeup School Booth #4623 #SDCC

San Diego Comic Con 2017 – Cinema Makeup School Booth #4623 #SDCC

Cinema Makeup School, a place where people can go to learn how to do makeup and costumes for movies and receive certification, is coming to San Diego Comic Con 2017 to present the works of its students. For more information visit http://CinemaMakeup.com via IFTTT

Chris Hardwick’s ID10T Festival In Mountain View, CA A Success

Chris Hardwick’s ID10T Festival In Mountain View, CA A Success

Los Angeles, CA (June 30, 2017) press release — Thousands of music, comedy, comics and pop culture lovers congregated for the inaugural ID10T Music Festival & Comic Conival, a groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind experience, created and hosted by Chris Hardwick.

A diverse group of attendees – many of whom were sporting impressive cosplay attire – roamed the Shoreline Amphitheatre and surrounding grounds in Mountain View, CA on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th. Each day kicked off with panels, which were overflowing with patrons. Some highlights include Mystery Science Theatre 3000 playing clips from the new season of the reboot, The Magicians discussing the upcoming season, and during the Animaniacs Live! sing-a-long, cheers could be heard from across the venue as the original voices from the show broke into a quick live rendition of the show’s theme song. Throughout the day, fans explored comic vendors, displays, and artist signings, with a number of themed discussions in the artist alley. Roaring laughter could be heard coming from the comedy shows, which included a surprise guest set from Chris Hardwick on both nights. Fans rushed the Mad Decent Dance Tent upon opening to grab a spot to dance. On the main stage, Saturday headliner Weezer played to a packed crowd that sang along to every lyric, and Sunday headliner Girl Talk concluded the festival by filling the stage with fans for a full on dance party.

“ID10T Festival was an out of this world, incredible experience and I want to personally thank each and everyone of you that came out and joined us this past weekend,” said Chris Hardwick. “Whether you were there for music, comedy, panels, artists or just to get the dust off your cosplay, you helped make ID10T more than just a festival—you made it a community. I was blown away by how much joy resonated from every section of the Shoreline grounds and can’t wait to do it again next year!”

ID10T co-creator Rob Tweedie says, “What an amazing weekend! This festival was something that had never been done before, but absolutely needed to exist. The sense of celebration and unity was undeniable, and I think everyone from fan to exhibitor to artist to panelist to comedian to musician felt it. It really was a dream come true.”

ID10T co-creator Lee Loughridge adds, “With over two years in the making, it was great to see all of this finally come together. I feel like people couldn’t wrap their heads around the concept initially, but after seeing our vision come to life, now they get it. I really think we are onto something.”

The two-day festival featured panels from: Portlandia, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Magicians, Animaniacs Live!, Harmontown, Stan Against Evil, Con Man, and Futurama; live Nerdist podcast tapings including a Hostful Nerdist podcast, Bizarre States podcast, and Comic Book Panel podcast; comedy sets from Michael Che, Demetri Martin, Garfunkel & Oates, Nikki Glaser, Brian Posehn, Michael Ian Black, Greg Proops, Mike Phirman, Brent Weinbach, Jonah Ray, Matt Braunger, Marcella Arguello, Dan Mintz, Hampton Yount, Adrian McNair, Natasha Muse, Irene Tu, and April Richardson; live music from Weezer, Girl Talk, Madeon, Zeds Dead, OK Go, TV On The Radio, Troyboi, Animal Collective, Crystal Castles, Lord Huron, Jai Wolf, Party Favor, Car Seat Headrest, The Mowgli’s, Gryffin, Ape Drums, Robert DeLong, Mothers, 4B, Ron Gallo, Tank & The Bangas, Wax Motif, John Beaver and Sweet Crude; and a number of comic themed discussions, signings, and more in the artist alley. A full list of participating guests and talent can be seen at: http://ift.tt/2srIkED

Additional highlights include the Saban’s Power Rangers laser tag course from Lionsgate/Nerdist, which had a steady line both days and featured a special appearance from the Yellow Ranger and Blue Ranger themselves, Becky G and RJ Cyler. Toyota and their interactive experiences, including Catch Me If You Can (a virtual reality demo featuring the Toyota CH-R) and Pick Your Poison (attendees could choose a drink concoctions), were a hit, KRAVE Jerky had life sized Jenga that had fans screaming and cheering each other on all weekend to see who could make it to the top, and Jelly Belly got fans bean boozled, daring attendees to compare some of their tastiest and most popular flavors with the craziest ones. Snickers partnered with April Richardson as their unofficial spokesperson for the weekend, kicking off on Friday night as she hosted ID10T’s ‘Drink and Draw’ launch party. They also partnered with comic book artist Andrew Robinson to create original drawings for their photo booth activation and sketch live drawings onsite portraying how fans feel different on the inside when they don’t have a Snickers. via IFTTT

Arrest in shooting death of 18-year-old in East Oakland – East Bay Times

Arrest in shooting death of 18-year-old in East OaklandEast Bay TimesOAKLAND — Oakland police have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting death of an 18-year-old man in East Oakland last week. The suspect, a 28-year-old man, was arrested in East Oakland near the intersection of Seminary Avenue and … and more …read more […]

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Making Oakland a Real Sanctuary City – East Bay Express

East Bay ExpressHate and fear of others are not Oakland values. It is with great encouragement and appreciation that we watch Bay Area mayors repeatedly stand tall in defense of our sanctuary city beliefs, even this past week, as the Republican-controlled house moved … …read more Source:: Oakland CA News By Google News

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Internal Affairs: Silicon Valley mayors need to step up their Twitter game – The Mercury News

Internal Affairs: Silicon Valley mayors need to step up their Twitter gameThe Mercury NewsTubbs was one of just three California mayors who made the cut: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ranked fourth followed by Long Beach’s Mayor Robert Garcia at eighth. The firm looked at the country’s 100 most populous cities. Noticeably absent … …read […]

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