To supplement their African American workforce, Mormons purchased and “adopted” Indian children. By the early 1850s, both California and Utah had legalized Native American servitude. “An Act for the Relief of Indian Slaves and Prisoners” allowed Utah’s white residents to keep Native children in their households for up to 20 years. Those children were generally required to work to pay back the price of their own purchase. Through a similar law, white Californians secured Indian minors as domestic wards. … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: California’s forgotten slave history
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FILE--Green Bay Packers quarterback coach Steve Mariucci confers with quarterbacks Brett Favre (4) and Ty Detmer (11) at training camp in July, 1995, in Green Bay, Wis. The way Steve Mariucci sees it, he and Brett Favre grew up together in the NFL. And what began as a working relationship and evolved into a friendship becomes a rivalry Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, when the San Francisco 49ers face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC chamionship game. (AP Photo/Roberto Borea)Photo: ROBERTO BOREA / Associated Press … [Read more...] about Steve Young, Steve Mariucci reflect on 49ers beating Packers on The Catch II
For the past nine years, Wedgewood Properties, the Southern California firm that owns the Magnolia Street house, has been one of Oakland’s most prolific house flippers, rehabbing and selling 160 homes. The company says it has spent an average of $57,000 per home, about $9.1 million in total, using all local labor to do the work. Most of the homes were owned by banks, having gone into foreclosure during and after the financial crisis of 2008. They include homes like 2753 67th Ave., which the company bought at auction for $367,000 and sold six months later for $573,000. … [Read more...] about Moms 4 Housing eviction: Just how many flips, vacant homes are there in Bay Area?
Iranian officials initially said the crash was caused by a technical problem and invited countries that lost citizens to help investigate. Three days later, Iran admitted responsibility after Western leaders said there was strong evidence the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missile. … [Read more...] about Iran backtracks on plan to send flight recorders to Ukraine