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North Oakland Now: April 7, 2009

on April 7, 2009

Happy rainy day, North Oaklanders… and here I bet you thought it was spring. Today’s news: the Women’s Reproductive Health Clinic has closed after more than three decades, citing the recession. Bad news for women’s health, surely, but also a sign of how much the state’s budget crisis is affecting local economies. WCC Executive Director Linci Comy told the Tribune that since the state has frozen all payments for services already provided, the clinic couldn’t make its rent. Budget crisis or no budget crisis, stiffing service providers can’t be good for the state’s long-term health… infrastructure is in trouble as well.

Oakland police officers are headed to Pittsburgh in solidarity with that city’s police department, which recently lost three of its own officers to an over-armed gunman. The A’s will honor Oakland’s dead officers; crime in our city continues.

Finally, a reporterly plug: Three local journalists have been named finalists for this year’s Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism for their work on the Chauncey Bailey project. A number of our colleagues here at the J-School have also worked on the project, and we’re very proud of the finalists.

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