Adam and Jeralynn Blueford, the parents of Alan Blueford, who was shot and killed by police on May 6, speak out at a Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting of the Oakland City Council. Photo by Angela Hart.

Oakland Police Officer Miguel Masso was justified in shooting and killing Alan Blueford and prosecutors will not press charges based on their investigation, a report released Tuesday by the Alameda County District Attorney’s office states. Masso had probable cause to believe Blueford, an 18-year-old Skyline High senior, posed a serious threat to him and other…

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The board heard complaints from Occupy protesters concerning police brutality at its meeting on Thursday night.

The City of Oakland’s Citizen’s Police Review Board met Thursday night for the first time since postponing a forum that was scheduled for Feb. 9 on police response to Occupy Oakland. But the board did not hold the much-anticipated forum, and instead discussed why the meeting was postponed, where a suitable location for the forum would be, what would be discussed, and when.

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Don Macleay, the Green Party candidate in Oakland's mayoral race, stands in front of the building he owns on 40th Street that houses his computer business and his apartment.

It’s the First Friday in October, and Art Murmur is in full swing. Local ’zines, art depots and thrift shops are peddling their wares in between galleries packed with inebriated merrymakers. The atmosphere is hardly political, and yet mingling with the crowd is Don Macleay, one of Oakland’s ten mayoral candidates. “Let me tell you,” he says, thrusting fliers into the hands of passersby, “say ‘Hi, I’m a politician,’ and people will shy away from you. But say, ‘Hi, I’m with the Green Party,’ and people will take your card.”

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