Oakland North will go on summer hiatus

Like many of its readers, the community news websites Oakland North and Richmond Confidential will be on vacation for the summer.

You Tell Us: Cellphone ‘kill switches’ will cut robberies

About three-fourths of robberies in Oakland involve theft of smartphones. Now a bill passed by the State Senate will require "kill switches" to inactive the phones, thereby removing the incentive to steal them, writes District One Councilmember Dan Kalb.

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