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    We Don’t Want Any Part of Trump’s Wall of Shame

    By Assemblymember Phil Ting Days into his presidency, Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13767, requiring the federal government to build a wall along the border of the United States and…

    In Every Generation, We Must Re-make Our Exodus

    In Every Generation, We Must Re-make Our Exodus

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large Recently the Jewish holiday of Passover was observed, a time during which many of us celebrate, and tell the story of, the Exodus…

    Love Letter to Paul

    Love Letter to Paul

    By Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis Three weeks ago, the LGBT community lost one of its leaders, Paul Connolly, a luminary in the field of philanthropy and nonprofit management. We…

    Openhouse Executive Director Dr. Karyn Skultety: ‘Our Work Is Only Beginning’

    Openhouse Executive Director Dr. Karyn Skultety: ‘Our Work Is Only Beginning’

    Dr. Karyn Skultety recently took the helm of Openhouse as its new Executive Director. She took time out of her hectic schedule to share what is happening now at the…

    Is a Small Business Administration Loan Right for Your Business?

    Is a Small Business Administration Loan Right for Your Business?

    By Wendy Ross When launching or expanding a business, one of the earliest decisions to be made is how to finance the venture. A traditional option has been to secure…

    Sister Gurl

    Sister Gurl

    By Dr. Tim Seelig I never had a sister. Do you, or did you? I often wonder what it would have been like. I just had one brother. That was…

    Selma Lagerlöf: A Nobel Mind

    Selma Lagerlöf: A Nobel Mind

    By Dr. Bill Lipsky When Selma Lagerlöf (1858–1940) became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909, no one except her most intimate friends knew she…

    Don’t Derail Your Retirement: Watch for These 3 Risks

    Don’t Derail Your Retirement: Watch for These 3 Risks

    By Brandon Miller, CFP If you’re in or nearing retirement, you’re likely thinking about it as a time to relax, check items off your bucket list and enjoy what you’ve…

    Auto: Crossover Popularity Expressed in Two Ways

    Auto: Crossover Popularity Expressed in Two Ways

    By Philip Ruth Crossovers are like the popular crowd. In human terms, they’re the ones grabbing eyes with their intellects and physiques. Seen as the complete packages, they’re the ones…

    Urging CalPERS to Divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline

    Urging CalPERS to Divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline

    By Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large In September, the Oakland City Council passed my Resolution opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), and supporting the land, water, and treaty rights…

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