No one is taking credit for distributing what some call "misleading" signs in Oakland corner stores but community board members may take legal action anyway.
A state bill allowing cooks to sell their homemade meals passed, but Alameda County remains undecided on the issue.
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BART officials face pushback by privacy and civil rights group after proposing new security measures in response to crime at stations, including the death of Nia Wilson this past summer.
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Representatives from government agencies, universities, industry and environmental nonprofits gathered in Oakland to talk about low-cost air quality sensors and what they can do.
A bill that arrived on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk last week could change where people can purchase and consume cannabis products.
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Tagged AB 2020, cannabis business, Cannabis Law, Cannabis Policy, Debby Goldsberry, Kieran Ringgenberg, Magnolia Wellness, marijuana dispensaries, marijuana policy, recreational marijuana
Sam Yuen secured his job with help from Bay Area community organizations that connect adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to employers.
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Developers may have won in court, but opponents of a project that would ship coal through Oakland say that they’re not done fighting.
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Where can you get Frida Kahlo trinkets and lemonades with quirky Spanish names like "la Soltera?" Mercado Latinx, of course. It's a bi-monthly event in Oakland that's all about Latinx culture.
Since 2016, Oakland officials have been exploring the feasibility of creating a government-owned bank. But for the project to move forward, city council will have to take action.
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Sudo Mesh volunteers are hopeful that with the new resources and the right work, they can blanket all of Oakland in a functioning mesh network—a free and open web—within 5 years.
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A pastor, a construction manager, and a Fulbright scholar—these are a few of the seven candidates running to represent District 4.
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Oakland artists gathered at the Festival for Arts and Culture over Labor Day weekend to show the city that despite many economic forces working against them—including corporate cannabis—they are still here.
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The Golden State Warriors recently sponsored a playhouse build with Habitat for Humanity groups that will helps raise money for Bay Area housing programs.
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The lack of modern energy services, also referred to as energy poverty, is an ongoing issue in the Bay Area. But many organizations are working hard to make new energy options available to households.
On Monday afternoon, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who represents California’s 13thDistrict, which includes Oakland, stood in front of a stage at the Barbara Lee Science and Allied Health Center at Merritt College in Oakland. She was...
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A particular stretch of road is causing controversy in North Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood. Five blocks, from 45th to 51st Street, are facing scrutiny due to a recent campaign by the Temescal Business Improvement District to...
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