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October 14, 2009: Here comes the sun

on October 14, 2009

Good morning Oakland,

If you’re still drying out like we are, here are a few things to catch up with this morning:

  • A new hyper-local website, Richmond Confidential, went live yesterday, part of the same initiative behind and
  • Oakland North is tweeting again, so check out our Twitter page!
  • A 3.7 magnitude earthquake was reported near Sunol yesterday, so if you thought you felt the ground shaking last night at around 8:30, turns out you were not just imagining it..
  • Still on earthquakes, this weekend marks the twentieth anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. Oakland North preparing a multimedia package that will run on Saturday morning. So send us your stories!
  • Five men who witnessed the shooting of Oscar Grant in January filed a federal civil rights suit against BART.
  • A North Oakland woman was arrested yesterday, suspected of mistreating over two dozen cats.
  • And last but not least,  two fellow J-school grads, Monica Lam and Erika Trautman, will show their documentary Heart to Heart today at Merritt College at 3 p.m. The short documentary, part of the eighth Oakland International Film Festival follows the journey of a group of Oakland heart specialists to Russia, where they train local doctors to perform really complicated procedures.

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