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North Oakland Now: March 11, 2009

on March 11, 2009

Good morning, North Oakland. Despite the economic downturn, the Chron is reporting that some parts of the Bay Area are “a comparative bastion of contentment and well-being.” A recent Gallup poll shows that the 8th, 11th, 12th and 14th congressional districts all rank well.

Oakland City Councilwomen settle parking-space spat with a coin toss.

A reduced budget for the University of California means higher tuition for its students. Tuition for  the summer session will go up by nearly 10 percent, and employees are also facing layoffs.

Look out, bus riders. AC transit is considering raising bus fare from $1.75 to $2 a ride.

Oakland resident Van Jones is on his way to the White House. Jones will serve as Obama’s special advisor for green jobs.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom tested the  waters for the  2010 gubernatorial election in Oakland.

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