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Camel Menthol cigarettes at De Lauer’s Super News Stand in Oakland, California. The prohibition of sales of flavored tobacco products that will take effect in 2018 will impact this store.

Oakland council passes ban on flavored tobacco sales

In an unanimous decision, on Tuesday night the Oakland City Council voted to ban of sales of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, in Oakland.

Charter school supporters propose new school in Fruitvale neighborhood

During an Oakland school board meeting that lasted until a little after 11 p.m. Wednesday night, a new plan for school facilities and a proposal for an additional charter school were major topics of discussion.
Students at Brookfield Elementary School in East Oakland play on the school's blacktop after school. A vegetation barrier was installed at the school by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in an attempt to reduce air pollution at the school, which is situated by one of the busiest freeways in the Bay Area.

Environmental barrier gives students at one Oakland school a chance at fresh air

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several Bay Area-based organizations have planted a vegetation barrier to try to reduce air pollution at an East Oakland elementary school.

Oakland rescue crews join hurricane recovery efforts in Texas and Florida

Oakland’s Urban Search and Rescue team hadn't deployed in nine years. But three weeks ago, when Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Robert Lipp answered the call to respond to Hurricane Harvey, they mobilized a team in...