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Wednesday, February 10 – False alarms could cost you

on February 10, 2010

Good Morning, Oakland!  Here’s what we’re reading today.

Starting March 1, be prepared to pay up for false alarms at your home or business.  The false alarm ordinance passed last year will go into effect, so expect a “service charge” of $84 or $156 if your alarm system brings out the police without due cause.

East Bay Express looks at the efforts to keep the A’s in Oakland–and if new sites at Jack London Square will please team owners and local businesses alike.

A reality show contestant and aspiring rapper from Oakland was convicted of murder yesterday.  Jamal Truelove appeared on ‘I Love New York 2’ back in 2007, but was dismissed in the first episode for fighting.

Not much optimistic news on the housing front:  Analysts are expecting East Bay home prices to ‘double dip,’ meaning housing prices may not have hit their bottom yet.

In better news, Oakland’s crime rate was way down in January, as compared to January of last year.  KCBS talked to OPD Chief Batts, who says changes in his department are working.

And Oakland hometown hero Van Jones is back in town tomorrow night, headlining a benefit for Oakland’s Green Youth and Media Arts Center.

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