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Even the though the 2014 election season in Oakland is over a year away that doesn’t preclude potential candidates from starting early. Not only is attracting local community support important, but more importantly, those who wait too long risk losing out on hiring the cream of the crop when it comes to political strategists.

By Steven Tavares, Last updated Fri, 17 May at 7:39am.

By Meg Bertoni

Kids helping other kids learn - it’s one of the most effective methods out there. It’s the basis of shows like "Sesame Street," for example, and how kids learn to play outdoor games with their peers, often creating new ones.

By Susan Mernit, Last updated Fri, 17 May at 1:14am.