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Election Night, 2010, in Oakland, California

Friday, 5 November 2010, 6:29 pm | Rosalea Barker

The California Nurses Association bus, which carried “Princess Carly” and “Queen Meg” to dog the two Republican candidates everywhere they went, parked opposite the Fox Theatre in Oakland. More >>

Election Night, 2010, in Oakland, California

Wednesday, 3 November 2010, 10:17 pm | Rosalea Barker

The California Nurses Association bus, which carried “Princess Carly” and “Queen Meg” to dog the two Republican candidates everywhere they went, parked opposite the Fox Theatre in Oakland. More >>

Stateside with Rosalea Barker: Wyoming

Monday, 1 November 2010, 11:01 pm | Rosalea Barker

In 3D! Dick, Dandies and Democracy! Taking last things first—after all, WY comes last in any alphabetical list of US states—women’s suffrage came early to the 44th. Even before it attained statehood on March 27, 1890, Wyoming Territory had ... More >>

Rosalea Barker: Let the gesturing begin!

Monday, 4 October 2010, 11:50 am | Rosalea Barker

Saturday afternoon saw California’s first-ever gubernatorial television debate moderated in Spanish, which I watched on Univision with subtitles. Apparently it wasn’t aired live , because I saw none of the technical glitch referred to in this ... More >>

Stateside: Alien views

Monday, 27 September 2010, 8:30 pm | Rosalea Barker

It’s not like I never make mistakes that I don’t cringe over, but landsakes! newspapers have copy editors on staff! So “the capital city of Auckland” was a tad much in the Travel section of this Sunday’s Oakland Tribune . The first comment ... More >>

Stateside with Rosalea Barker Lest We Forget

Saturday, 25 September 2010, 11:46 am | Rosalea Barker

With all the hoopla a couple of weeks back about the end of US combat operations in Iraq, I thought I’d put together a compilation of Statesides from the war years, but I’ve got something even better for you. The National Security Archive, “an ... More >>

Stateside with Rosalea: Lest We Forget

Friday, 24 September 2010, 4:50 pm | Rosalea Barker

With all the hoopla a couple of weeks back about the end of US combat operations in Iraq, I thought I’d put together a compilation of Statesides from the war years, but I’ve got something even better for you. The National Security Archive, “an ... More >>

Rosalea Barker: Something beginning with Ch

Tuesday, 21 September 2010, 10:36 am | Rosalea Barker

After the initial shock of reading the reports of the damage the earthquake did to Christchurch on September 4, my next feeling was one of betrayal. Christchurch? The placid little city on the Plains? Why not Wellington, with its obvious fault lines ... More >>

Stateside with Rosalea: Washington

Monday, 6 September 2010, 1:01 pm | Rosalea Barker

On February 28, 2001, an earthquake struck just 18 km from Washington State’s capital, Olympia. Here are some of the images posted on the BBC’s website that day; and here is the beautiful image created by the tremors as captured by a pendulum and ... More >>

Are we in the Ditch and with the Ritch?

Wednesday, 18 August 2010, 6:04 pm | Rosalea Barker

Seemingly the last pool report posted on the White House website was back in early 2009, and it was a stopgap measure, according to responses to enquiries made at that time by Gawker.com. A “pool report” is written for other reporters by those allowed ... More >>

Rosalea Barker: I, technofool, part 2

Monday, 16 August 2010, 10:24 am | Rosalea Barker

It’s been 10 weeks since I wrote the first post about getting connected to the Internet, and this week’s proposal from Verizon and Google spurred me to write some more about my experience. Here is FCC Commissioner Copps’ August 9 response ... More >>

Stateside with Rosalea Barker: Montana

Wednesday, 11 August 2010, 9:41 am | Rosalea Barker

“If travelers need any kind of assurance that they’ll be safe from antiestablishment zealots while visiting Montana, at least consider that most of the crazy folk from Montana prefer to play out their lives of crime outside of the state. Chances are ... More >>

Stateside with Rosalea Barker: Dakota

Monday, 2 August 2010, 9:10 pm | Rosalea Barker

Sign one, get another one free! Yes, it’s a twofer this week, my pretties, as North and South Dakota were both admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889. It’s an official secret which Act of Admission President Benjamin Harrison signed first, so they’re ... More >>

Rosalea Barker: Marbled egg on the face

Friday, 23 July 2010, 5:22 pm | Rosalea Barker

(For those of you who don’t know how to make a marbled egg: Boil an egg. Crack its shell. Soak it in tea.) Trust me to have a Tuesday free of the Internet and telly on the very day that a news cycle rolls into town and out again with the destructive ... More >>

America's Cup video competition

Tuesday, 13 July 2010, 1:05 pm | Rosalea Barker

By golly, if you’re quick you could be in the running for a trip to Valencia later this month. If you’re under the age of 28, and can get some video in to the America’s Cup Video Competition by July 16, you’ll be considered for the “early entry” ... More >>

Stateside with Rosalea Barker: Colorado

Monday, 12 July 2010, 3:16 pm | Rosalea Barker

Colorado is one of only three states in the US whose boundaries are defined entirely by lines of latitude and longitude, rather than at least some of its shape being defined by geological features such as river valleys. Those boundaries remain unchanged ... More >>

US cop gets manslaughter in shooting case

Friday, 9 July 2010, 12:08 pm | Rosalea Barker

The verdict was announced at 4pm PST, and Oakland, San Francisco, and the entire Bay Area Transit System are bracing for a violent reaction to a verdict that may carry as little as two years in prison. Then-BART officer Mehserle, shot an unarmed ... More >>

Stateside: Fourth of July

Monday, 5 July 2010, 1:43 pm | Rosalea Barker

This day, we in the United States celebrate with bright bursts of light, loud noises, the smell of BBQ, and 80 percent discounts in stores, the signing of the nation’s founding document—the Declaration of Independence. More >>

Stateside: Timing is everything

Friday, 2 July 2010, 12:12 pm | Rosalea Barker

It’s a brave gal who launches her mayoral campaign on the eve of her city’s prophesied destruction, but lost among all the TV news items about Oakland’s preparations for impending riots and mayhem was Rebecca Kaplan’s official announcement today ... More >>

Love the ball and she’ll love you back

Thursday, 24 June 2010, 1:50 pm | Rosalea Barker

Okay, I’m hooked now. As I write this, I’m also watching the replay of the Mexico-Uruguay game on TV. The game was played at 7 this morning, PDT, as I found out when I tried to check email on my cellphone on the way to work. The network I’m on is Verizon, ... More >>

   

 

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