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North Oakland Now: March 19, 2009

on March 19, 2009


Good morning! It looks like it’s getting a little more crowded here in Oakland. The population in every Bay Area county grew last year for the first time since 2000 according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Alameda County added an estimated 20,722 residents.

An Oakland man who is a member of the Surenos street gang is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl, according to police. He sent her threatening text messages while she was undergoing a sexual assault exam at Children’s Hospital in Oakland, warning her not to contact police, authorities said. Investigators still need to identify four other suspects who assaulted the girl.

Oakland’s Parkway Speakeasy Theater is closing on Sunday after being open for 12 years. The Parkway was the first theater in California to offer food, beer and wine service in a lounge style movie theater.

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