Merritt's new law enforcement pre-academy program hopes to recruit students of color to the Oakland Police Force. In a department whose officers’ past use of force against minorities fueled generations of distrust, that can be...
Labor and environmental activists demonstrate in support of two key bills awaiting the governor's pen.
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Oakland’s City Council took steps Wednesday night to address the city’s current housing problem by unanimously approving the “Housing Action Plan and Policy Framework” set out in the “Oakland Housing Equity Roadmap.” The policy seeks...
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Nineteen young African American men pitched their tech businesses during The Hidden Genius Project’s End of Summer Bash last Thursday.
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Around 200 people gathered at a vigil Wednesday morning to honor the life of Antonio Ramos. Ramos, a West Oakland-based artist employed by the nonprofit Attitudinal Healing Connection (AHC), was shot and killed Tuesday while...
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Biotech companies, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and physicians’ group Brown & Toland to downtown Oakland, are moving to downtown Oakland. The city, already home to health giants like Kaiser Permanente and household products...
The Oakland Police Department and the FBI have been partnered together since June 2014 to tackle the large amount of homicide active and cold cases still under investigation. Almost a year later, a physical new...
A visit from Oakland Raiders football players brightened the day for patients, families, and medical staff at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.
Ethiopians from the Bay Area gathered at Medhani Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Oakland on Sunday to celebrate Meskel, a holiday that commemorates the finding of the True Cross by Saint Helena.
At restaurants, the increase in minimum wage means wait staff are often getting a wage boost in addition to tips, while cooks don’t see changes in wages.
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State representatives report back from Sacramento on their 2015 achievements. The key topics of conversation were education, healthcare and the state budget.
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Oaklanders get together weekly for a boozy drawing party at The New Parkway.
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Uber is coming to downtown Oakland, residents worry they will be the ones disrupted.
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Local non-profit hosted SuperSATurday, a family 10K run at Lakeside Park in Oakland. The event was aimed at motivating students to take the SAT and linking them with resources
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Hundreds of pounds of prescription drugs were collected Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Oakland artists sold pieces at the Drawn Together fundraiser, which will support Children's Fairyland.
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