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Oakland teen shot days before start of new school year

on August 27, 2010

The front page of the San Fransisco Chronicle today told the story of 13-year-old Jimon Clark, an East Oakland teen, shot and killed Wednesday night while doing an errand with his brother. Jimon was days away from starting at Skyline High where he had enrolled in the architecture program, according to the article. The Chronicle article also reported that some in the police union said there has already been a rise in crime since 80 officers were laid-off in July. Read the whole story here.

The Oakland Unified School District is throwing a back-to-school rally for students and parents this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of City Hall in downtown Oakland. They are advertising family activities and free school supplies for the first 900 kids to show up.

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