In the past year, the amount of illegally dumped junk has shot up by 34 percent, according to the Oakland Public Works Agency, which logged almost 18,000 incidents in 2012. San Francisco, which has twice...
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Fire stations throughout Oakland are shutting down for days at a time in response to a cost saving measure that came out of City Hall last year.
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The Bay Area’s Monday commute won’t be affected by a BART strike, but workers make no promises about Tuesday.
Occupy Oakland marked its two-year anniversary Thursday with a celebratory gathering at Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland.
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By land or by sea, commuters will seek out other options
As drama continues to build around BART contract negotiations, Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) is pushing legislation forward that would make a BART strike illegal while Orinda City Councilman Steve Glazer works to gather support...
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Hundreds gathered Tuesday evening at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland to protest a lack of progress with BART negotiations.
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The Bay Area attracts 40 percent of all venture capital in the United States, but minorities in the area are missing out. The Capital Connections Conference hopes to change that.
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With the 60-day cooling-off period coming to an end, here's a rundown of events leading up to the potential BART strike
Eighth annual street festival brings crowds to College Ave.
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Construction at the site of 12 new homes gets a boost from the former U.S. President and First Lady.
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Food makers and food lovers converged at Jack London Square September 27-29 for three days of music, drinks and cuisine at the Eat Real Festival.
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For decades, the last block of Fifth Avenue has attracted artisans and craftsmen who find creative space amid the industry and decay on the Oakland waterfront.
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Calls for food bank assistance and food stamps have risen in Oakland and Alameda County despite the official end to the recession.
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BART management is preparing for a strike by making contingency plans as an October 11 deadline approaches.
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The annual event offers the public a chance to sit down with a financial advisor at no charge, no strings attached.
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