Mustafa Ahadi came to the United States as a refugee after working as a medical translator with the US Armed Forces in Kabul. "This is a good country to find the dreams," he says.
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Every corner in this building has something going on: La Commune, a collectively-run and worker-owned bookstore and café, is turning the entrance into a cozy place which will welcome visitors with a cup of something...
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Mike Wang, an employee at California Canoe and Kayak, explains how he developed an affinity for water and how he continues to enjoy water sports with his work, including paddling into the office.
The new $484 million connector line from the Coliseum to Oakland Airport opens Saturday, replacing the AirBART shuttle bus, which has been carrying passengers to the airport since 1986.
Hospitals are conducting emergency drills and retrofitting buildings to withstand the next big shake.
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In a tightly-moderated discussion Thursday evening at Temple Sinai in Oakland, mayoral candidates took questions from journalists, querying one another and making closing statements. Many aimed shots at Mayor Jean Quan, but most refrained from...
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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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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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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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Frustrated truck drivers rolled into downtown yesterday as their representatives met with state and city officials.
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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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After forcing a one-day closure of the Port of Oakland over regulatory and wait-time complaints last week, independent truckers say they are pursuing negotiations with the California Air Resources Board, and have promised no further...
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As negotiations dragged on in last week’s BART debacle, a raft of politicians stepped in hoping to build up their political capital around a new issue: transportation issues in the Bay Area. Though Mayor Jean...
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At a little after 10 p.m. Monday night, officials made the announcement the Bay Area had been waiting for: the BART strike is officially over. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 President Antonette Bryant said the...
Port of Oakland truck drivers are planning to stop work and begin picketing Monday morning. The drivers are protesting chronic congestion at the port, which they say has created dangerous working conditions.
We’re following this morning’s snarled commute. Stay tuned to Oakland North for updates.
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