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North Oakland Now: April 9, 2009

on April 9, 2009

Just a quick hit this morning, as your intrepid headline-gatherer is running late: the state says an Oakland woman embezzled close to $700,000 from the State Bar for clothes and spa treatments. Workers at Fairmont Hospital believe it is unsafe. And three people have been charged in what’s being called a “social-networking” kidnapping case — the three allegedly ambushed a man who had agreed to meet one of them for a date.

Today in transit, Oakland and SFO airports are both slated to receive stimulus money. The Bay Bridge will close Labor Day Weekend, so start thinking of workarounds now. And for all you cyclists out there, word is they’re still trying to find a way to add a bike lane to the west half of the bridge, though bridge engineers and bike advocates alike seem to think one of the main benefits of the lane would be to leave space for construction and ailing cars.

Finally, happy Passover. In the White House, Obama’s having a seder.


  1. Idris on April 9, 2009 at 2:45 pm


    Informative article. Curious about the bike lane. The link leads to info about Obama’s seder??

  2. Casey Miner on April 9, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Oops, sorry about that. The link is now fixed.

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