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North Oakland Now: Monday, February 23

Good morning, North Oakland!  Here are your headlines for the day.  A man was killed in a drive-by shooting near Bushrod Park yesterday evening.  Police identified the victim as 29-year-old Charles Archille; as of this morning, there are no suspects.  The Chronicle reports that the Bay Area Toll Authority is considering charging carpools a toll to cross the Bay Bridge and other area bridges in an effort to ease budget woes.  Obama’s housing rescue plan may not provide much relief…

North Oakland Now: Sunday, February 22

It’s Oscar Sunday!  For your reading pleasure, the Chronicle takes a look today at California’s  freeze on executions–three years and counting–as well as a story on Niman Ranch, the East Bay purveyor of humanely-raised meats that has recently been bought out by a Chicago company.  Oh, and there’s the requisite piece on the economy, this time focusing on the international implications of the crisis.  The Tribune also offers an angle on the economy: the upswing of patrons at public libraries,…

North Oakland Now: Saturday, February 21

Happy Saturday! It’s a slow news day in the East Bay. A trial date has been set for the only person charged in the Chaucey Bailey homicide case. Devaughndre Broussard’s trial will start on May 18. And the Oakland A’s have stopped plans to build a new stadium and move to Fremont. The plans had run up against concerns from environmentalists that the project would harm nearby wetlands. Those are the major headlines — now go enjoy your weekend!

North Oakland Now: Friday, February 20

Good morning, North Oakland!  So, as you’ve likely heard, California finally has a budget.  The Chron has a nice breakdown of the political winners and losers of the whole ordeal, as well as a handy Q & A about what those tax increases will really mean.  We also have a pair of foreclosure-related stories in both the Chronicle and the Tribune — the  Chronicle takes a look at how foreclosures have led to falling prices and a jump in home…

North Oakland Now: Thursday, Feb. 19 2009

  A state-wide sigh of relief was heard at 7 o’clock this morning because California finally has an emergency budget plan in place. (Now we just wait until the pain of the impending budget cuts meets the burden of tax increases for the real misery to set in). In light of the tragic events surrounding the death of Oscar Grant, two assembly members introduced a bill that would form a civilian oversight group over the BART police, intending to increase…

North Oakland Now: Wednesday, Feb 18 2009

  The California Senate is still at a stalemate in trying to pass a long overdue state budget. As some state employees brace for a round of pink slips, US Senator Barbara Boxer worries this impasse could cost California a cut of the federal stimulus package. But according to Rep. Barbara Lee, Oakland already has its sights set on how to use its part of the package when it comes. President Obama is hoping to save 9 million American families…

North Oakland Now: Tuesday, Feb. 17 2009

  Another day of showers around the Bay Area messed with people’s plans, including delays at SFO and Oakland Airport, power outages and flooding – but it still won’t be enough to end the water shortage. In a really heinous move, someone burgled a local food giveaway over the weekend. Hopefully we’ll start to see some positive changes with the $787 Billion stimulus plan signed into law today by President Obama, but the California Senate is still one vote shy…

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