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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This holiday season, local high-end spirit makers are rejoicing over the end of a Prohibition-era law. Starting in January, California distilleries will be able to charge for tastings like wineries and breweries currently can.
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Seeking recognition and support from the city, new initiative unites creative manufacturers
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Compound Gallery’s Art in a Box subscription service is transforming the way people collect art by showcasing studio artists' work in 11” x 17” x 3” boxes.
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The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, a non-profit organization, travels to a hundred different cities around the country each year offering free foreclosure counseling.
The Jack London Market Square building was transformed into a showcase of Oakland’s ‘Do it Yourself’ (DIY) culture at the Patchwork handmade festival.
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Last weekend, Oakland held its first-ever sustainability jam, which encouraged people to create solutions to economic, environmental and social problems.
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Sudo Mesh brings volunteers together to bridge the "digital divide"
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Frustrated truck drivers rolled into downtown yesterday as their representatives met with state and city officials.
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After Amanda VanWagenen finished her shift as a server in a Rockridge restaurant last week, she walked outside to her car to drive home, only to discover that it wasn’t there.
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Oakland City Councilmember’s Noel Gallo’s appeal that “Every city in the U.S. has a curfew” drew boos and yelling from the packed council chambers as his controversial anti-crime strategy was roundly condemned by citizens and...
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Saturday’s “unconference” at Oakland City Hall featured more than a dozen workshops ranging from the city budget, to neighborhood crime issues, to the digital divide, and open data. Over a hundred technology professionals, city staff,...
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Despite an increased demand for food assistance in Oakland and other cities across the US, food stamp benefits have been cut as the federal economic stimulus came to an end this month, marking the end...
The satellite would use infrared sensors to detect fires as small as one quarter of an acre in size and could scan the entire Western US in under three minutes.
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A special assembly of the Oakland City Council that was scheduled to last an hour dragged into two as tensions climbed over an agenda item brought up by Councilmember Desley Brooks.
Port officials said the measure is necessary to prevent protesters from interrupting cargo operations, while truckers called the injunction a scare tactic.
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