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North Oakland Now: March 8, 2009

on March 8, 2009

Welcome to daylight-saving time.

Oakland’s nepotism ordinance is drawing ire from the police and fire departments. The police union has filed a lawsuit charging that it could violate privacy laws–and could possibly out same-sex relationships. If the city doesn’t meet with the union, it will be back in court on May 12.

This morning’s Trib reports on the latest news from Washington about earmarks for the Bay Area.

In Oakland, a declining African-American population has lead to a change in community, and dwindling celebration of Black History Month.

Today’s Chronicle has an in-depth investigation of the death of Chancey Bailey.

In East Oakland, a police raid recovers $30,000 worth of marijuana, and over 960 pirated DVDs.

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