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therethere and SV De-Bug Collab

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Rellenials: Digital Snippets of Generation Y and The Beggining of the Visual DJ

You ever wonder what is floating in the brains of Generation Y? You ever heard of a visual DJ? Daniel Zapien describes how he created 'Rellenials' as a way to explain what he sees when he hears music.

Indigenous Bloc Leads One of The Largest Climate Change Marches Together In Oakland

Native Americans and Pacific Islanders marched together this past weekend in one of the largest Climate Change marches in Oakland. Sending a message to Governor Brown to ban fracking in California, connecting fracking to climate change and the waters rising in the Pacific Ocean while islands go under sea.

Sonido Clash, Takes Away Your Worries this Valentine's with QUITAPENAS

Silicon Valley Collective SONIDO CLASH kicks off 2015 with a special line-up of artists. Dust off your dancing shoes and crease up your finest threads for a Valentine's Eve/Friday the 13th show.

East Palo Alto and The Crack Epidemic That Tried to Kill the Black Family

Author's Note: My grandmother came to California in 1954 to escape the racism of the South not knowing that the “Crack Epidemic” would be more damaging to her and her offspring than the overt racism she fled. My grandmother is now 87 years and can look upon five generations of children. As I write, I have to try not to cry as I look at the damage on what the drugging of my community has done to my family and to myself.

Baylingual: Remembering Bay Area Legend "The Jacka"

On February 2nd, I was having a conversation with some of the homies about Bay Area Hip Hop Artists that got taken from us. There was Pac, Mac Dre, Coughnut, and Charisma to name a few. The very same night we had this conversation, coincidently The Jacka was taken from us in a tragic shooting in Oakland. I grew up listening to this guy, I met this guy, and it's just a sad day in The Bay, a sad day in America.

‘When My Brother Comes’ - New Regs Could Discourage Prison Visits

Ed. Note: A new set of California regulations aimed at ferreting out contraband in state prisons threatens to discourage visits to family or friends behind bars. The regulations – which require visitors of all ages to submit to a canine and/or strip search – will become permanent this year barring a reversal by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Criminal justice advocates fear the regulations could deter visits they say are central to lowering recidivism rates. Fresno native Tou Vang, 40, spent 20 years locked up and says routine visits from his brother helped him “feel part of society,” easing the transition to life outside.

Parents, Students, and Teachers pack SJUSD Board Meeting Urging them to Vote No on Proposed Move of Charter Schools

Students, parents, teachers, and supporters packed the San José Unified School District’s Board Meeting last night where they were to vote on whether to keep DCP at its current campus location for another year, along with proposed moves for two other charter schools. The Board did vote to hold back on the move for one year and work together with the schools on the future plans.

Infographic: Downtown College Prep Students Oppose Moving of Campus, And Say It Will Harm Their Education

The San Jose Unified School District has proposed moving the campus of Downtown College Prep -- a charter school located in West San Jose aimed at increasing college enrollment for youth of color. While administrators have debated the issue, DCP students have decided to make sure their voice was heard on the issue. Kymeira Stewart, a junior at DCP, created a student survey and conducted it with 200 students. Students also wrote commentary responses to each question. See the infographic for the results. 

Federal Lawsuit Filed for Shooting Death of Antonio Guzman Lopez by San Jose State Police

The family of Antonio Guzman Lopez has filed suit in federal court against San Jose State Officers Mike Santos and Frit Van Der Hoek and the university for his killing on February 22, 2014. Laurie Valdez, Antonio's partner and mother of his child, has led a local movement against police violence after the tragic shooting, and is also calling for criminal charges to be filed on the officers. Below is the complaint submitted on behalf of Antonio's family, where it states Antonio was shot "without warning."
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