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on March 31, 2010

A few headlines that caught our attention today:

The CoCo Times reports that the number of California Sea Otters has dropped for the third year in a row.

Have you seen the Oakland Tribune’s special report by Katy Murphy on the city’s teenage homicide victims? The multimedia package includes a database of homicides from 2009 as well as an interactive map of locations. Last fall, Oakland North took a look at how teens at East Oakland’s Castlemont High School are working to teach violent prevention in a special report called Five Teenagers — another in-depth piece this important issue.

And finally, the Oakbook profiles Barry Barsamian, Oakland’s Hollywood historian whose collection is on display now at the San Francisco Metreon.

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