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North Oakland Now: Monday, February 23

on February 23, 2009

oaknorthtree4Good morning, North Oakland!  Here are your headlines for the day.  A man was killed in a drive-by shooting near Bushrod Park yesterday evening.  Police identified the victim as 29-year-old Charles Archille; as of this morning, there are no suspects.  The Chronicle reports that the Bay Area Toll Authority is considering charging carpools a toll to cross the Bay Bridge and other area bridges in an effort to ease budget woes.  Obama’s housing rescue plan may not provide much relief for Bay Area homeowners.  According to today’s Chronicle story, over 90% of area homeowners would not qualify for refinances under the plan.  And, as you cycling fans are probably alreay aware, Levi Leipheimer won the Tour of California yesterday, scoring an impressive third consecutive win.

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