The Oakland community filled City Hall last week to speak out against the Domain Awareness Center, a surveillance center that has been a source of controversy since July.
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In the future, the EOSC plans to expand by adding an outdoor competition swimming pool, a two-court basketball gymnasium with an elevated running track, three soccer fields and additional parking.
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Oakland, once a hub for Double-Dutch jump rope competitions, is now staging a revival of the sport as its mission is to help inner city children fight obesity. “We used to have competitions back in...
Latham Square opened in August as a pilot project of the city of Oakland to create a pedestrian plaza at the intersection where Uptown meets Downtown. But just six weeks into the six-month pilot project,...
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Thursday evening, Oakland hosted a rare town hall meeting with Chairman Wheeler to discuss federal communications policies.
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Oakland District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced Thursday morning the launch of a billboard campaign aimed at combating human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of minors in the Bay Area.
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For independent truckers at the Port of Oakland who have not yet complied with pollution regulations, the New Year may mean the loss of a job.
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Oakland rang in the New Year with a pair of unauthorized protests; one organized by Occupy Oakland and the other by the Oscar Grant Foundation.
Bike thefts at BART stations spiked dramatically this summer, according to the latest BART Quarterly Report, as thieves have targeted vulnerable cable lock devices.
The number of petitions and applications filed to the Rent Adjustment Program (RAP) rose by less than 6 percent last fiscal year, a steep drop from the year before that drew criticism from community members...
A surveillance hub being assembled in Oakland could potentially be the largest and most comprehensive citywide surveillance system in California.
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In a boon for West Oakland residents, cancer-causing diesel pollution from the Port of Oakland's maritime operations has plunged 70 percent.
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Over the last couple of years, the Bay Oaks Botafogo 96' youth soccer team has racked up 129 wins, claimed the California Youth Soccer Association two years in a row, and finished in third place...
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Sudo Mesh brings volunteers together to bridge the "digital divide"
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Servers at Century Buffet on International Boulevard were working twelve-hour days, six days a week, and being paid far below minimum wage, according to the Alameda County District Attorney.
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In a cross-cultural night of charity, an old Italian tradition mingled with an Uptown Oakland vibe to benefit urban youth.
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