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North Oakland Now: March 14, 2009

on March 14, 2009


It’s the weekend!

Former tree-sitter and Oakland man, Tristan Anderson, 38, was wounded Friday in the West Bank village of Naalin, during a protest against Israel’s separation barrier. He was hit in the forehead with a fist-sized canister fractured his skull.

The Oakland A’s have decided to keep on looking for a new home. “We have fully exhausted our time and resources over the years with the city of Oakland, dating back to previous A’s ownership,” said A’s co-owner Lew Wolff.

BART is preparing to review its transit police department culture, hiring, training and policies in the wake of the fatal shooting of passenger Oscar Grant by a transit police officer.

The budget plan that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law late last month is already $8 billion out of balance, and multibillion-dollar deficits are expected in the months and years ahead, the state’s independent finance analyst warned yesterday. The warning could trigger another round of difficult budget negotiations this spring.

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