Journalist Pendarvis Harshaw, a student at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism chronicles the stories of elderly citizens in Oakland, California through his blog Penn’s Station: A Train of Thought.
Space shuttle Endeavor makes a pass over San Francisco on its journey to its final resting home in Los Angeles.
Four rhinos were killed by poachers at South Africa’s Lalibela Game Reserve this morning. In a message posted on it’s Facebook page, accompanied by graphic images of the four rhinos, dehorned and lying in what experts believe might have been a protective formation, Lalibela reported that poachers had entered the reserve Wednesday morning and darted the four highly endangered animals.
Drenched in the smell marijuana, Frank Ogawa Plaza, the seat of Oakland City Council in California, reverberated with reggae music, speeches and poetry as Occupy Oakland protestors, community organizers and parents of Lakeview Elementary School gathered to begin a two-mile march to the school. Lakeview is one of the five schools slated for closure by the Oakland Unified School District in a bid to cut expenses this year.
Chabot Space and Science Center, America’s largest public telescope facility, was the vantage point of choice for viewing the annular solar eclipse in Oakland this weekend, as more than 450 astronomy enthusiasts and families thronged the hilltop observatory to see what astronomers say is the first in a “triple play” of spectacular celestial events this summer.
An updated safety guide from the Committee to Protect Journalists.
The Arab world is talking about a revolution; not just out on the streets but in films, in newspapers, in songs – using any means necessary to document events, expose the horrors of war and explore the struggles and possibilities that lie ahead as the Arab Spring feels the wintry chill of post-revolutionary democratic challenges. [...]
Journalists Killed in Syria
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Chinese New Year in Pictures – San Francisco. Photos by Tawanda Kanhema
Air Zimbabwe today received the first of three Airbus jets acquired from the French aircraft giant through a controversial deal that opposition partners in the Zimbabwe government have sought to distance themselves from. The airline, which is currently struggling to pay its pilots and engineers, spend several hundred millions of dollars on the acquisition, aimed at [...]
AS U.S. Special Forces prepare to begin their mission to hunt down fugitive Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony, a San Diego, Calif. based humanitarian organization, Invisible Children, has taken up the cause of the thousands of child soldiers and orphans whose lives have been wrecked by the conflict.