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Jean Quan’s car windshield smashed during neighborhood meeting – Vallejo Times-Herald

Jean Quan’s car windshield smashed during neighborhood meetingVallejo Times-HeraldIt was unclear whether the incident was an act of vandalism or an attempted burglary. Last month, one of Quan’s opponents in this year’s mayoral race, Joe Tuman, announced online that his car’s side window had been smashed in Downtown Oakland. …read more Source: Joe Tuman News […]

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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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Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Woodminster Wheelchair Problem In “White v. Oakland”

In this Oakland News, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan doesn’t know this until now, but as of this writing she’s about to be deposed in a lawsuit where the person who filed it, a Donna White, claims that Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park is not meeting accessibility requirements for disabled visitors as per American […]

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Subway Restaurant In Downtown Oakland Store Has Bulletproof Glass Divider

This Subway Restaurant in Downtown Oakland has something I’ve never seen before: bulletproof glass. It’s a relatively new addition, given that I’ve visited the retail restaurant on Broadway near 14th Street before, earlier this year. It’s also a shocking, and impersonal, addition. The sandwich clerk said to me that “nothing’s happened, yet,” when I asked […]

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George Zimmerman Verdict: Bar Dogwood In Downtown Oakland’s Windows Smashed

In the wake of the George Zimmerman Verdict, Downtown Oakland was once again the focus of the window smashing work of anarchists, some who have been incorrectly identified as being with Occupy Oakland. Bar Dogwood on 17th and Telegraph got the brunt of the violence, as its windows were smashed, once again. That is a […]

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Occupy Oakland One Year Anniversary Live Stream

On October 25th, 2011, a giant downtown Oakland protest at 14th and Broadway turned ugly as Oakland Police and law enforcement officials clashed. The result was that Scott Olsen, a then-24 year old Iraq War Veteran, who was shot in the face by a police officer using a rubber bullet. Now, one year later and […]

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Oakland Tribune’s Angela Woodall’s Wronghead View Of Downtown

Grrr. Oakland Tribune reporter Angela Woodall’s done it again: wrote another completely wrongheaded account of my Oakland. The first time it was a Twitter tweet that implied there was corruption at the Oakland Coliseum (she was correct), only to completely back away from the accusation when this blogger pointed to it. This time, the second […]

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The Occupy Oakland Port Action: ILWU Union Games The Movement

The Occupy Oakland Movement certainly has its factions, so it’s hard to say ‘the movement as a whole thinks one way,’ but the bottom line is the current majority is taking actions that are driving people who were supporters away from it, and leaving it the pawns of those with their own political agendas. There’s […]

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Oakland Mayor Quan Walks Occupy Oakland After Eviction

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan was just captured on camera walking Frank Ogawa Plaza in the wake of the eviction of Occupy Oakland, tends and protestors. The live stream (as of this writing) shows protestors lined up around the area, which has been declared a crime scene by the Oakland Police. The eviction started at just […]

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Occupy Oakland Strike Draws 100,000; Violence Caused By 100

Oakland’s Interim Police Chief Howard Jordan (a capable and politically smart leader in a tough position) got the Occupy Oakland General Strike crowd count massively wrong: it’s not 7,000, but 100,000. This blogger has been in Oakland since 1974. The largest crowd at Frank Ogama Plaza was for a speech by then-Senator, now President Barack […]

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Michael Moore On Way To Occupy Oakland Rally Today

Famed activist and documentary filmmaker Michael Moore issued this Twitter tweet just 33 minutes ago, as of this writing: @MMFlint Michael Moore Leaving NYC, on my way to #OccupyOakland. Will stand with everyone there, mid-afternoon. #OWS 33 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply Judging by the timing of the tweet, that he […]