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460 Grand Avenue Oakland Divides Adams Point At Lake Merritt

460 Grand Avenue is a planned development at a prime real estate address near Lake Merritt that, when finished, will offer 78 apartment units in a brand new five-story building. About 30 percent of the apartments will be Section 8. “Section 8” is a “Housing Choice Voucher Program,” that provides rental help to private landlords. […]

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Some day Silicon Valley will move north. Here’s why it should settle in Oakland – GigaOM

Some day Silicon Valley will move north. Here’s why it should settle in OaklandGigaOMThe main commercial district of Oakland — which for the sake of this discussion we’ll consider the area roughly bordered by Jack London Square, Lake Merritt, I-980, and Grand Avenue — is already home to a few tech companies, including Pandora and […]

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Woman Shot Near Oakland Superior Courthouse – CBS Local

Woman Shot Near Oakland Superior CourthouseCBS LocalRelated Tags: Crime, Lake Merritt, Oakland, Oakland Courthouse, Shooting. OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A woman was shot while walking near the Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland Friday morning, police said. The shooting was reported at 8:04 a.m. on …Oakland: Woman shot near county administration buildingOakland TribuneSuspects arrested in […]

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Libby Schaaf Enters Oakland Mayor’s Race: Implications

UPDATE: Libby Schaaf Files Papers To Run For Mayor Of Oakland Libby Schaaf shocks Oakland with Mayor’s Race talk. She did. (And look, some headlines says “Libby Schaaf expected to enter Oakland Mayor’s Race,” but the fact is, the word around town’s that she’s in it. And that’s from five separate conversations I had yesterday […]

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Oakland City Council Redistricting Hearing Now: Maps 18, 21-28

The Oakland City Council is to take up the annually thorny issue of city council district boundary changes, or what’s called “redistricting.” Tonight, as I sit here at Oakland City Council, there nine different scenarios the City Council has been asked to consider: Maps 18 and 21 through 28. What follows is a summary, based […]

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Oakland Man Like Abraham Lincoln, The Mad Hatter, Walks Lake Merritt #oakland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2iuw2Mlvns This was a fun interview that started as Carol Luna, an Oakland DJ and friend, said that I should interview “this guy who walks around the Lake and looks like Abraham Lincoln.” So, I ran over and caught up to the gentleman, who then graciously agreed to the interview you see. His real name […]

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Sean Sullivan, Oakland: $38 for 38 years – We Are Having A Party

Birthdays are great hallmarks for the journey of our lives. I, Sean Sullivan, want to invite you to join me in celebrating this journey at through a fundraising event we are having entitled “$38 for 38 years.” I’ll be celebrating with friends like Oakland Council woman Pat Kernighan and progressive icon, San Francisco mayor, Art […]

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Twitter Updates for 2012-05-16

I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/GSeXusWT Oakland Cleveland Cascade Stairway Lighting At Lake Merritt # I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/mLizYuOv David Shaw Stanford Head Football Coach At 2012 NFL Draft # #RockOfAges @TomCruise tells @accesshollywood he learned to dance watching "Soul Train" #celeb # Warner Bros social media effort for #RockOfAges #movie is terrible […]

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Morrie Turner, Wee Pals Cartoon Creator, Honored By Oakland City Council

Morrie Turner is the symbol of Oakland’s unique way it expresses its diverse culture. The famous cartoonist best known for his Wee Pals cartoon creations, is as much a part of Oakland’s Soul as the Tribune Tower, Lake Merritt, and the Oakland Coliseum. But, even though Turner’s Wee Pals wasn’t ran in many newspapers in […]

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Occupy Oakland Mobs Uptown Property And Splash Pad Park

As this is written, there’s a helicopter over Downtown Oakland on Sunday morning. According to the blog of Occupy Oakland, the organization took over the much-talked-about abandoned lot in Downtown Oakland’s Uptown District, and bordered by Telegraph and 18th Avenues next to the Fox Theater and the Uptown Apartments. Occupy Oakland reports that: Occupy Oakland […]