Courtney Ruby, 47, is no stranger to politics. Now in her eighth year as Oakland’s elected city auditor, she’s entered a large crowd of candidates seeking to unseat incumbent Mayor Jean Quan. “I have proven...
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The issues for Tuman are public safety and economic development. In his view, the absence of economic development keeps part of the city in poverty and poverty is at the root of most crime. The...
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After serving for a year as interim police chief, Sean Whent, an 18-year veteran of the force, was named permanent chief of Oakland Police Department by Mayor Jean Quan at Oakland City Hall Wednesday. “As...
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Peer mediators serve as "Mr. Kyle" McClerkins’ eyes and ears around school. They listen to fellow students, help them take responsibility for their actions and decide on appropriate consequences. McClerkins’ peer mediator program is part...
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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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An Iraq war veteran who was struck in the head by a police bean bag during an Occupy Oakland protest in 2011 received a settlement of $4.5 million Friday from the city.
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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The East Bay Bike Coalition is currently in the planning stages of a potential bike lane for Telegraph Avenue. As they consider several designs to help keep cyclists safer, however, they are finding themselves running...
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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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Bike thefts at BART stations spiked dramatically this summer, according to the latest BART Quarterly Report, as thieves have targeted vulnerable cable lock devices.
A surveillance hub being assembled in Oakland could potentially be the largest and most comprehensive citywide surveillance system in California.
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Residents came to Youth Uprising Saturday where volunteers and Oakland Police officials processed handguns and assault riffles people turned in voluntarily. The gun buyback event ended with an unofficial count of 145 guns received in...
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Oakland’s black youth are arrested in school at a rate that is more than double their proportion of the school population, a community nonprofit said.
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A wind storm struck the bay area last night, causing widespread power outages and damage throughout Oakland.
Dozens of residents packed the Oakland City Council meeting to protest the planned Domain Awareness Center (DAC).
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Thursday's march down MacArthur was the latest chapter in an extraordinary outpouring of support.
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