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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the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Education heard a report from the superintendent, the bi-annual report from the district’s police department, and a petition for a partnership with a new school.
In response to Pope Francis' first visit to the United States, an interfaith community gathered at Oakland's Skyline Church to support his call to action on climate change.
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On Wednesday, members of the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity coalition (PHSS) spent hours rallying in the heat to protest the new welfare check procedures in security housing units (SHU) at Pelican Bay State Prison.
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Daniel J. Rush, a union official who has been at the center of a four-year FBI investigation, sat on the front bench in a federal courthouse in Oakland waiting to enter his plea in a...
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The race remains vibrant despite a shoestring budget and being run by only a couple dozen volunteers.
Community organizers say the report helps show the reality of economic debt for families of incarcerated people.
The rates rose this summer after the city council granted the national company Waste Management (WM) the city’s sole contract for the collection of organic waste and trash.
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During a public hearing Monday, the Oakland City Council heard testimony on the possible effects of a plan to export coal from a new cargo facility
Individual food trucks are only permitted to park and sell food in Fruitvale and East Oakland neighborhoods, frustrating food truck owners.
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The three-day showcase begins September 23 with events alternating between four Oakland venues: The Starline Social Club, The Flight Deck, Duende and Miss Ollie’s.
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An Oakland-based team has created a wearable personal safety alarm that's as loud as an ambulance.
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The co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association and civil rights advocate talked to students at Samuel Merritt University about social justice and healthcare for immigrants.
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