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As Pacers Implode, Bird Avoids Blame

Posted April 30, 2014 by Randy Shaw

Since Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird made a major midseason trade, the team has imploded. Yet Bird, the best white NBA player over the last thirty years, gets no blame in the media for wrecking the Pacers chemistry. As the
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted April 30, 2014 by

Mayor Bates & The Chamber of Commerce by Harry Brill On April 17 the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce stated in a leaflet that it supported “REGIONAL WAGE LEVELS”. Less than one week later, on April 22, MAYOR BATES sent a
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Donald Sterling Confirms Race Still Matters

Posted April 29, 2014 by Randy Shaw

As much as we’d like to place Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist rants in isolation (and Commissioner Silver issued a lifetime ban on Sterling today), they followed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding Michigan’s abolition of affirmative action, and its
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Critical CA Cellphone Bill Remains Largely Unknown

Posted April 29, 2014 by Andrew Szeto

Senator Mark Leno’s smartphone “kill switch” bill failed to pass last week, but could still pass in May when SB 962 comes up for another vote. Yesterday, we suggested grassroots mobilization would help get the bill passed. I talked to
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Renters’ Rebate Bill Passes Key Assembly Committee

Posted April 29, 2014 by Tenants Together

A bill to provide for a renters’ rebate for low-income California tenants passed a key committee earlier today. Co-sponsored by Tenants Together, the bill addresses a central demand of the Renters’ Day of Action held in Sacramento earlier this year.
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted April 29, 2014 by

First as a proud geezer about to turn 70, I could care less about the seat cushion colors. Stigmatized??? no, more than someone carrying a white cane. As to the highly useful vertical handholds, just one of the advantages is
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