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February 4, 2010: Stricter gun laws in the works, Bay bridge deck gets additional piece

on February 4, 2010

Hi there Oakland,

On Tuesday night the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to approve stricter gun control laws.  This was the first vote in favor of the measure proposed by Larry Reid of East Oakland.  An interview with Reid and the complete story was reported in the New York Time Bay Area Blog by Oakland North’s own Melanie Mason.

The first permanent piece of the bridge deck was hoisted into place yesterday, the Trib reports, marking a milestone for the new structure.*

And just as four high school football players from Oakland Tech sign on for Div I teams and a shot at the big time, one old Warrior is still hitting the courts daily.

Happy Thursday,


*Thanks to A for catching my earlier mistake. I had writtent hat this was the final piece of the bridge deck, but that was incorrect, it is just “the first real permanent part of the self-anchored suspension bridge to be put into place.”


  1. A on February 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Er, “This section is the first and westernmost piece of the suspension span deck”. “This is the first real permanent part of the self-anchored suspension bridge to be put into place.” Not the final.

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