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Oakland: Appearing frail, owner of controversial security firm pleads with … – Contra Costa Times

Oakland: Appearing frail, owner of controversial security firm pleads with …Contra Costa TimesOAKLAND — Wheeled into a courtroom where she spoke reluctantly and weakly to a civil judge, the owner of an embattled security firm tied to former members of Your Black Muslim Bakery said she suffers from “anxiety, heart complications and depression” …Alameda County: […]

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Auditor to enter Oakland mayor’s race – Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa TimesRuby joins a crowded field looking to unseat Mayor Jean Quan that includes Councilwoman Libby Schaaf, former school board member Dan Siegel, Port of Oakland Commissioner Bryan Parker and San Francisco State professor Joe Tuman.Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby enters mayor’s raceSan Francisco Chronicle all 4 news articles …read more Source: Libby Schaaf […]

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Oakland ponders fate of seismically unsafe school – Contra Costa Times

Oakland ponders fate of seismically unsafe schoolContra Costa TimesOAKLAND — The school district has postponed to June 2016 a start date to either tear down and rebuild or renovate the seismically unsafe Glenview Elementary School, and officials acknowledge they could do a better job of communicating their plans to … …read more Source: Oakland News […]

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One killed, four wounded in East Oakland shootings Thursday – Tri-Valley Herald

One killed, four wounded in East Oakland shootings ThursdayTri-Valley HeraldOAKLAND — An 18-year-old man was fatally shot and another wounded in a Thursday afternoon gunbattle in East Oakland, one of several shootings that injured three other people in a bloody five-hour period, police said. The man who was fatally wounded …Bus shooting punctuates violent day […]

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Families of murder victims call on Oakland leaders to solve cases – Contra Costa Times

Families of murder victims call on Oakland leaders to solve casesContra Costa TimesOAKLAND — Relatives of more than a dozen murder victims rallied Friday night outside of City Hall in an effort to highlight rewards for information that may help police solve the cases. The evening rally, sponsored by the Christopher Lavell Jones … and […]

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Oakland honors pioneering black aviator – Contra Costa Times

Oakland honors pioneering black aviatorContra Costa TimesBarbara Lee, D-Oakland, Mayor Jean Quan and City Councilmember Larry Reid. “Bessie Coleman was a trailblazer, an inspiration and the finest example of the remarkable contributions made by women of color in our nation’s history,” Lee said in a prepared … …read more Source: Oakland Mayor News From Google

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Oakland: Eight people protesting police shootings arrested at state building – Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa TimesOAKLAND — Eight people among a group protesting fatal police shootings were arrested for trespassing Thursday night by California Highway Patrol officers when they refused to leave the state office building after it closed, authorities said. The eight …Ten Arrested at California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Oakland OfficeBay Area Indymedia all 5 news […]

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Oakland man found guilty in San Francisco Pride Weekend attack – Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa TimesAn Oakland man charged with a brutal attack on a San Francisco woman during Pride Weekend last year was convicted today in San Francisco Superior Court, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. A jury found Christopher Porter-Bailey …Oakland Man Found Guilty Of Brutal Pride Weekend AssaultSFistMan convicted in attack during SF […]

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Former chief: Warshaw appointment ‘terrible’ for Oakland – Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa TimesOAKLAND — The city’s new court-appointed police leader is so distrusted within the department that several police officials, including a former chief, fear his unchecked authority will harm public safety and spur even more officers to look for new …Oakland police overseer Thomas Frazier firedSan Francisco ChronicleJudge Fires Oakland Police Compliance DirectorCBS LocalThursday […]

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‘Sharknado 2’ announces cast with Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times“Sharknado 2” won’t air for our Twitter hashtagging pleasure until July, but production on the SyFy TV movie is set to begin in New York City. And to stoke the anticipation of cheese, the channel has revealed the cast. Besides returning “Sharknado” alums Ian …Sharknado 2 to Star Vivica Fox and Mark McGrathTIME‘Sharknado […]

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Richmond developer looks to link workers to San Francisco with water taxi – Contra Costa Times

Richmond developer looks to link workers to San Francisco with water taxiContra Costa TimesRICHMOND — A private water taxi may soon transport workers from the Marina Bay shoreline to San Francisco daily. Richard Poe, who owns and operates 25 acres of land and about 250,000 square feet of office space on the Richmond waterfront, says […]

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Police seek man who touched 6-year-old girl at Oakland school – KTVU San Francisco

Police seek man who touched 6-year-old girl at Oakland schoolKTVU San FranciscoOakland police on Wednesday said they are looking for a man who allegedly grabbed and touched a 6-year-old girl in an inappropriate manner at an elementary school in East Oakland last Friday. Police said the incident occurred on the campus of the Think …Oakland […]

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Anti-abortion group targets Oakland’s black community – Contra Costa Times

Anti-abortion group targets Oakland’s black communityContra Costa TimesOAKLAND — A small group of anti-abortion activists warmed up their chops in downtown Oakland Friday ahead of a larger event Saturday in San Francisco with the message that too many black women are getting abortions and men should get involved to … …read more Source: Oakland News […]

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Test train for BART Oakland airport connector unveiled – Contra Costa Times

Test train for BART Oakland airport connector unveiledContra Costa TimesOAKLAND – BART officials today excitedly unveiled a test train for the 3.2-mile connector from the Oakland Coliseum station to the Oakland airport that’s scheduled to begin service in the fall. Speaking at the wheelhouse which houses the motors that …BART Unveils Test Train for Coliseum-Oakland […]

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Oakland: Police probe Schaaf swastika fliers – Contra Costa Times

Oakland: Police probe Schaaf swastika fliersContra Costa TimesOAKLAND — Fliers depicting a swastika on Libby Schaaf’s forehead were plastered throughout Montclair this weekend in an attack against the City Council member of Jewish descent in the district she represents and was raised in. The fliers purport to be … and more …read more Source: Libby […]

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Teen accused of Oakland bus fire attack will be tried as adult – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesA high school student who allegedly set fire to another teenager’s skirt on a bus in Oakland will be tried as an adult. An Alameda County Superior Court judge on Thursday rejected arguments from defense attorneys that 16-year-old Richard Thomas should …Case against Oakland boy accused of arson attack against agender teen stays […]

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Oakland: 17-year-old boy charged with New Year’s Eve killing – Contra Costa Times

Oakland: 17-year-old boy charged with New Year’s Eve killingContra Costa TimesOAKLAND — A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder and will be prosecuted as an adult in the fatal shooting on New Year’s Eve of a 21-year-old woman in East Oakland, authorities said Tuesday. Authorities said Dashawn Cooper is charged with …Teen accused of […]

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Dennis Allen remains Raiders coach – ESPN

ESPNALAMEDA, Calif. — Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis told ESPN.com in a phone interview Tuesday night that Dennis Allen remains the team’s coach and said he was amused by the drama surrounding his end-of-season meeting with him Tuesday. “We met …Dennis Allen will return as Oakland Raiders’ head coachNFL.comRaiders owner says Dennis Allen to remain […]

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Reports: Dwyane Wade has third child; mom not fiancee Gabrielle Union – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBasketball star Dwyane Wade is a three-time father, according to several reports, but the newest child’s mother is not his fiancee, actress Gabrielle Union. The Miami Heat champ, 31, recently welcomed a baby boy with an unnamed woman, Gossip Cop …Gabrielle Union — Takes MASSIVE Ring to Lakers Game … With BodyguardsTMZ.comDwyane Wade, […]

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Aiming to transform Oakland neighborhood, “Best Babies Zone” cultivates its … – Contra Costa Times

Aiming to transform Oakland neighborhood, “Best Babies Zone” cultivates its …Contra Costa TimesRaya, 3, whose mother, Yolanda, preferred not to give her last name, high-fives teacher Stacey Matthews, left, at the Lotus Bloom Child & Family Resource Center on the Castlemont High School campus in Oakland on Nov. 13, 2013. A 7-by-12 block “Best … […]

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Oakland News: Art Murmur First Friday Shooting; Raiders Mark Davis And Trust

On Friday, just after Art Murmur / First Friday for October, someone reportedly shot into a crowd at 14th and Broadway in Downtown Oakland. That’s right at BART 12th Street, Oakland City Center Station, and where I normally catch a cab – not any more. A woman was shot, and two others injured, but most […]