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Children Matter: Proposed CA Budget Will Cut $517 Million From Early Care and Education

Children Matter: Proposed CA Budget Will Cut $517 Million From Early Care and Education

ZERO TO THREE Western Office News March 13, 2012  Babies in the California Budget Investing in California’s Babies Means Investing in the Future Eighty-five percent of the brain is developed by the age of 3 and there is solid research that access to high quality early learning experience can positively impact infants’ cognitive development. Early learning

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Emeryville in the Post Redevelopment Agency Era

March 8, 2012
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Emeryville in the Post Redevelopment Agency Era

The city’s Finance Advisory Committee met on Monday, Feb. 27.  Some of its business was routine, some not. First, some good news:  Revenue for the second quarter was up $1,512,843 over the same period last year, a gain of about 15%, and expenditures for the quarter were down $356,958.  That’s encouraging, and we hope these figures

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Children Matter: Join the Richmond Read-Aloud Volunteer Program

September 9, 2011
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Are you looking for a good place to volunteer and help children develop a love for books and reading?  Our neighbor to the north offers just the thing.  For 15 years, volunteers like me have been reading to kindergarten and first and second grade students, one-on-one, in Richmond elementary schools—six of them at present count. 

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Shirley Enomoto Quits Measure J Oversight Committee

September 8, 2011
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Shirley Enomoto Quits Measure J Oversight Committee

  Artist's rendering of new Emeryville Center for Community Life Enomoto Questions Committee’s Role and Responsibility for Future Emeryville Center for Community Life (ECCL) Long-time Emeryville resident Shirley Enomoto said she had complained for months that the Measure J Citizen Oversight Committee (COC) lacked a clearly defined role and appeared to have little or no power, or

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The Osher Life-Long Learning Institute

August 13, 2011
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The Osher Life-Long Learning Institute

  I’ve been taking courses and attending lectures for seniors offered by Cal State East Bay’s OLLI (Osher Life-Long Learning Institute) for several years.  It’s been a mind expanding experience and great fun.  OLLI offers lectures (free to members), courses (usually four weeks in length and reasonably priced), and a variety of field trips. History, science,

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More Than 100 People Attend Vigil for Slain Emeryville Student

August 6, 2011
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More than 100 students and faculty attended a vigil at Emeryville Secondary School Monday night for slain 16-year-old student Najon Jackson, according to Emery Unified School District Superintendent Debbra Lindo.

Jackson, who would have been a junior at the school this fall, was killed in a shooting in the 9300 block of Sunnyside Street in East Oakland at about 11:15 p.m. Saturday, according to Oakland police. They say they do not yet know the motive for the slaying.

Jackson’s family members, who also participated in the vigil, asked the news media to respect their privacy and not attend, Lindo said.

School board president Miguel Dwin said the fact that so many students attended the hastily organized vigil at a time when school is not in session shows how popular Jackson was.

“He was a cheery, bubbly kind of kid, and everyone liked him,” Dwin said.

Lindo said she did not personally know Jackson because she has only been in her new post for three weeks but said she’s been told that “he was a bright student who had a promising future ahead of him.”

Lindo said Jackson was interested in engineering, liked sports and was planning to try out for the varsity football team this fall.

She said most students knew Jackson because he had been attending Emeryville schools since kindergarten even though he lived in Oakland, as he was an inter-district transfer student.

“Our hearts go out to his family, and our students are really affected by this,” Lindo said.

She said counselors and psychologists were on hand at the school tonight to provide “social and emotional support” to students who are coping with Jackson’s death.

The school “is a place where students can gather and be with caring adults during this difficult time,” Lindo said.

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Save Oakland Libraries – “Read-In” Monday, June 20 at Oakland City Hall

June 16, 2011
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Save Oakland Libraries – “Read-In” Monday, June 20 at Oakland City Hall

In the face of a major budget crisis, Oakland is considering closing 14 of its 18 libraries, including Golden Gate on the Emeryville border. Other locations to be closed are Asian, Brookfield, Cesar Chavez, Eastmont, Elmhurst, Lakeview, Martin Luther King, Melrose, Montclair, Piedmont, Temescal, West Oakland, AAMLO, and the Tool Lending Library. Monday, June 20, Save

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Children Matter: City Council, Corporate Citizens Need to Invest in Early Childhood Education

May 10, 2011
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Children Matter: City Council, Corporate Citizens Need to Invest in Early Childhood Education

“…Recent studies suggest that one critical form of education, early childhood development…, is grossly under-funded. However, if properly funded and managed, investment in ECD yields an extraordinary return, far exceeding the return on most investments, private or public…. In the future any proposed economic development list should have early childhood development at the top.” — Arthur

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Emeryville Public Market: Youth-Led Program Doubles Compostables

May 8, 2011
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Emeryville Public Market: Youth-Led Program Doubles Compostables

The Emeryville Public Market’s food court serves close to 2,000 customers each day, with cuisine from around the globe, offered up by over 20 unique food retailers. Last year the Public Market’s property management company, TMG Partners, added a new item to the menu: a collection program for patrons’ food scraps

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