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North Oakland Now: Tech lockdown; Fruitvale gang-injunctions

on February 4, 2011

As we reported Thursday, Oakland Tech went on lock-down briefly in the afternoon when reports came to them from police that an armed robber was suspected of roaming the nearby streets. The man police were chasing had robbed a bank in Livermore earlier in the afternoon and then fled to Oakland. Police quickly sounded the all clear for the blocks surrounding Tech and the lock-down was lifted. As of 7 p.m. Thursday night, police spokeswoman Holly Joshi said, the suspect remained at large. Read the complete story by Nicole Jones here.

Oakland law firm Siegel and Yee will be allowed to continue representing defendants in the Fruitvale gang injunctions, the court decided yesterday. The firm has two lawyers in positions of power in city government – city council member Jane Brunner and adviser to the mayor, Dan Siegel – but promised to keep knowledge and discussion of the case away from them. Read the whole story by Sean Maher of the Oakland Tribune.

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