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Recology Board Adds Laurence A. Colton, George P. McGrath

Laurence A. Colton and George P. McGrath, two prominent California businessmen, have been elected to the board of directors of Recology, the leading independent employee-owned recycling and disposal services company in the western United States. Mr. Colton, an insurance executive, is CEO of G2 Insurance Services, and recycling executive , EVP and COO of Recology, were named to Recology’s board of directors on April 18, announced Recology President and CEO Michael Sangiacomo. “We are honored to have these leaders on our board,” Sangiacomo said. “Their expertise, insights and experience will help us expand our recycling and disposal services as we continue to grow and develop our employee-owned company.” Laurence A. Colton, one of California’s leading insurance specialists, is active in community based causes. A founding board member of National AIDS Memorial Grove, he has served on the board of Larkin Street Youth Center, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, San Francisco Chamber of Comm

Libby Schaaf, Oakland Councilmember (District Four) Blogs At

Libby Schaaf, Oakland's District Four Councilmember, has joined as an blogger about Oakland! Here's a peak at her first work: Hi, I’m Libby Schaaf, Oakland’s District Four Councilmember. This week offers some incredible learning opportunities for Oaklanders – a veritable civic classroom. This Tuesday, April 23rd at our Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee, I’ve arranged for a presentation by Berkeley Law Professor Franklin Zimring on “What Oakland Can Learn From New York About Reducing Crime.” No city has come close to New York’s success in improving safety – reducing crimes like murder, robberies, burglaries and car thefts all by more than 80%. And no author or academic has come close to Zimring in rigorously studying it. He’ll present in City Hall Chambers (14th at Broadway) at 6pm, or you can watch the meeting on KTOP Cable Station 10 or live stream here ... You can see it all here: The Civic Classroom: Libby Schaaf, Oakland Councilmember (

Oakland Blogger Faith McGee Is “Allure Beauty Blogger Finalist”

Faith McGee, my friend and an Oakland Blogger, has made the Allure Magazine “Allure Beauty Blogger Finalist” portion of the contest! Now, Faith seeks our support to take her to the next level: victory! Second, please case a vote for Faith to win here: Visit for more on Faith and her incredible blog: Faith McGee: Oakland Blogger Is “Allure Beauty Blogger Finalist”

Oakland Police Seek Molestation Suspect

This was just released by the Oakland Police Department: Public Safety Advisory: Police Seek Molestation Suspect Oakland, CA —The Oakland Police Department would like to make the public aware of a molestation of a 7-year-old girl. On April 13, 2013 at about 3:15 PM, in the 100 block of 10th Street, the suspect, posing as a plumber or maintenance man, contacted a female adult resident of an apartment complex, telling her that he was there to check the pipes for water leaks. At one point after gaining entry into the unit, the suspect was alone in a room with the victim, a 7-year-old girl, and he began to molest her. When the victim tried to get away, he grabbed her, preventing her from leaving the room. When she screamed, the family member came into the room, confronting the suspect. The suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, early to mid fifties, 6’, tall, 160 pounds, skinny build, light brown hair, white bea

Warriors Try To Beat Thunder Now To Avoid It Later

The Golden State Warriors are in the playoffs, but who they play will be determined by where the team finishes in the standings. Tonight's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, at Oracle Arena, could be a playoff preview. But given that the OKC has beaten the GSW in 6 of the last seven tries, the Warriors are beat the Thunder now, and keep their 6th seed in the west in order to avoid playing the Thunder, the number one seed, (right now) in the playoffs. The irony is they have to beat Oklahoma tonight to maintain that position.

TRASHED Documentary: See It Tonight In SF At The Sundance Kabuki

TRASHED. If movie called TRASHED, a documentary made by Chicago filmmaker Bill Kurkos, lives up to the the trailer for TRASHED, we're talking about one incredible flick. See it tonight at a special screening at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas at 1881 Post Street at Fi||more Street from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM, tonight, April 11th, Thursday. TRASHED is called "the story of trash" and will make you think twice about throwing anything, no matter how large or small, not even a cigarrette butt, out of the window, and to the ground. It's estimated that we produce 5,000 pounds of trash per day and our actions fuel a multi-billion-dollar industry. Here's a Chicago Tonight segment on TRASHED: This next trailer, made in 2007, gives the grim statistical picture at that time: If you're in San Francisco or The SF Bay Area, see the movie tonight. Stay tuned. Originally at Zennie62: TRASHED Starring Jeremy Irons; See It Tonight In SF: Sundance Kabuki

SF TransBay Transit Center Reaches Milestone Today - Stephanie Reichin E...

San Francisco's TransBay Transit Center Reaches Milestone Today - Stephanie Reichin explains the construction process achievement in interview today. The Transbay Project is reaching a new milestone as contractors prepare to install the third and final traffic bridge over the Transbay Excavation. The bridge enables excavation to proceed under city streets without impacting local traffic. The work taking place - and between Beale Street, between Mission and Howard Streets from Friday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m., until Monday, April 8, at 5:00 a.m. - to install the Beale Street Bridge will include demolition of the existing road and concrete base, installation of the traffic bridge using two cranes, and paving of the new traffic bridge. The TransBay Transit Center will be the Grand Central Station of The West Coast when it opens in 2017. Stay tuned.

Oakland City Auditor's Report Blown Up By Bombshell Video Interview

According to ( Oakland City Auditor Wrong: Staff Asked Black Local Firm To Front For White Livermore Company ) A key part of the “non-interference” report issued by Courtney Ruby, the Oakland City Auditor, and that blamed Councilmember Larry Reid (District 7) and Councilmember Desley Brooks (District 6), leading this blogger to brand it as racist, was proven to be completely wrong in a bombshell speech and interview at last night’s Oakland City Council meeting. Ken Houston, who represents Turner Group, stepped forward during the public comment period on the Oakland Budget, to explain that his firm was not offered as an alternative to Top Grade Construction, but that Pat Cashman, who has been the City of Oakland’s Staff point person on the Oakland Army Base Project (and someone I worked with in the past, and a friend, so this is not intended to be hostile), asked Turner Group to be in the project and such that the black construction organization would be a “front”

Oakland Police Need Your Help to Identify a Bank Robber

This press release was circulated to Oakland-related message boards: Oakland, CA —Oakland Police investigators released the attached photos of an individual they believe to be responsible for a bank robbery . On March 26, 2013 at approximately 11:46 AM, the suspect entered a downtown bank in the 1900 block of Harrison Street. He approached a teller and demanded money. After committing the robbery , the suspect fled on foot with the loss. Suspect-1 is described as an African-American male in his forties, 5’8”, with a large build, medium-to-dark complexion, shaved head, thin mustache, wearing a short sleeved polo style shirt, light blue, with horizontal stripes. After the robbery , the suspect was seen walking in the area of 20th and Webster streets at about noon. The attached photos show the suspect in the bank at the time of the robbery . This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Douglas Keely at (510) 238-7959 or the

SF Recology Hosts 8th Annual Great Compost Giveaway Saturday

SF Recology announces The Annual Great Compost Giveaway - a “bring your own bucket” event providing up to 10 gallons of prized compost to San Francisco residents for free. The finished compost, a custom blend made from food scraps and plant trimmings collected from Recology’s green bin program, is a great planting mix for home gardens and outdoor container plants. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013, 8 a.m. to Noon, Rain or Shine and at three locations in San Francisco: McLaren Park – Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Parking Lot John F. Shelley Dr. at Mansell Street Ocean Beach Parking Lot 850 Great Highway between Lincoln Way and Fulton St. Recology Golden Gate 900 7th @ Berry St. Enter on Berry St. Recology, the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department and the San Francisco Department of Environment host this annual event to thank residents for the recycling and comp

Warriors Play New Orleans Hornets At Oracle

The Warriors play the New Orleans Hornets tonight at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. The Hornets aren't "going quietly into that goodnight." Although the team has long since been eliminated from the playoffs, Nahlens is coming off a 4-3 homestand with wins against three playoff bound teams, including the Memphis Grizzlies, a team that gives the Warriors fits!

Stephen Curry Flattered By Sports Illustrated Cover, But Will There Be A Jinx?

There is such a thing as a Sports Illustrated cover jinx. Golden State Warriors Guard Stephan Curry is on the cover of the latest issue. However, because this issue did not come out just before Curry's rookie season or just before the playoffs, history says Curry can escape the dreaded jinx. The magazine has even acknowledged the legend of the cover jinx and tried to have fun with the issue itself. I guess they figured if they addressed the issue as a joke the whole thing would, from then on, be treated as a joke. Nope. *Just about a week ago, Indiana Hoosiers forward Victor Oladipo was featured on the cover. In their next game, Indiana fell to 4th-seeded Syracuse Orange in the sweet sixteen. *December 2012: Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets struggles and gets injured soon after being on the cover of Sports Illustrated in the off season. This was one of the worst streaks of his NBA career. *November 13, 2012: Kansas State University quarterback Collin Klein is featur


The blog post over at called WILLIAM BRATTON TO BE NAMED OAKLAND’S POLICE CHIEF caused a stir in the Oakland Police Department. I got a late phone call from a source who said "Many Oakland Police rank-and-file were concerned over what was going on. Your post caused quite a stir. Can you make it more clear that it was an April Fools joke? I know it was, but can you change it or take it down?" I responded that Zennie62 policy is to generally not do take-downs unless there are extenuating circumstances in our judgement, and this did not rise to that point. However, the words FOLKS, THIS IS AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE were added to the post. Stay tuned.