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Search For Suspect Suspends BART Service In San Francisco During Rush Hour – CBS Local

Search For Suspect Suspends BART Service In San Francisco During Rush HourCBS LocalSAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – BART service resumed Wednesday evening after service was suspended as San Francisco police searched for an armed-robbery suspect on the tracks between the Mission District’s 16th Street and 24th Street Stations.BART service resumes after SF chaseSan Francisco ChronicleBART […]

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Oakland

Piedmont, Montclair calendar: Oakland’s White Elephant Sale this weekend – Oakland Tribune

Piedmont, Montclair calendar: Oakland’s White Elephant Sale this weekendOakland TribuneCalifornia Genealogical Society and Library, 2201 Broadway, Oakland. 510-663-1358, californiaancestors.org. Crabstavaganza. Zion Lutheran School’s annual fundraising crab feed, raffle, silent auction, and more featuring special guest host Joe Tuman. …read more Source: Joe Tuman News From Google

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Allen: Broadway business incubator replays Oakland history – Oakland Tribune

Allen: Broadway business incubator replays Oakland historyOakland TribuneThe historic former Johnston Motors Building on Broadway in Oakland’s Uptown District is the new home for Impact Hub Oakland, a shared-space entrepreneurial incubator, the latest in what organizers say is a global community of people seeking to learn … …read more Source: Oakland News By Google

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Case against Oakland boy accused of arson attack aganst agender teeen stays … – Oakland Tribune

Case against Oakland boy accused of arson attack aganst agender teeen stays …Oakland TribuneOAKLAND — The criminal case against a 16-year-old accused of setting fire to an agender teen’s skirt on an AC Transit bus, causing severe burns, will stay in adult court under a judge’s ruling Thursday in Alameda County Superior Court. Oakland High […]

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Oakland News: City Council And Police Radio: Will They Pick Alameda JPA Over Staff Ire?

This bit of Oakland News is, a more disturbing continuation of my Oakland Police Radio blog post of last week. It’s disturbing because several Oakland City staffers who I will not name are just plain massively pissed off with the Oakland City Council, and that includes Oakland Mayor Jean Quan right at the top. Faced […]

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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 […]

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Make Oakland Better Now! Mayor’s Budget: Two Proposed Amendments – Part 2

Make Oakland Better Now! will be present at the next Oakland City Council Meeting on June 13th at 6:30pm to urge the City Council to adopt the Mayor’s proposed budget with Council President Kernighan’s proposed changes.  This post is the second in a series to look at the budget amendments proposed by Council President Kernighan and […]

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Make Oakland Better Now! : The Mayor’s Budget And Two Proposed Amendments – Part 1

On June 13, Make Oakland Better Now! will be present at the Oakland City Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m., urging the City Council to adopt the Mayor’s proposed budget with Council President Kernighan’s proposed changes.  This post is the first in a series to look at the budget amendments proposed by Council President Kernighan and […]

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Oakland City Auditor Wrong: Staff Asked Black Local Firm To Front For White Livermore Company

A key part of the “non-interference” report issued by Courtney Ruby, the Oakland City Auditor, and that blamed Councilmember Larry Reid (District 7) and Councilmember Desley Brooks (District 6), leading this blogger to brand it as racist, was proven to be completely wrong in a bombshell speech and interview at last night’s Oakland City Council […]

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Oakland Councilmember De La Fuente Called Homophobe By LGBT Club

Oakland Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente’s in hot water over a campaign approach that overstepped the bounds of appropriate taste in his battle for the current At-Large City Council seat held by Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan. VOTE FOR KAPLAN FOR OAKLAND AT LARGE A letter sent by the The East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club this evening […]

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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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Occupy Oakland Vandalism Sat After Peaceful Friday Reveling

People claiming to represent Occupy Oakland are back in trouble against today, and that’s no April Fool’s joke. According to the Oakland Tribune and ABC, on Saturday night damage was done to Starbucks, Patelco Credit Union, and Quiznos, and “paint vandalism” was done to Clorox and Wells Fargo buildings. And that was after this impromptu […]

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Oakland Coliseum JPA Called Corrupt By Oakland Tribune Reporter

The Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority, or “Joint Powers Authority”, or “JPA” is known for its rather clubby politics, at times so much so that it leads many to question how it operates. One of those who’s done so, or formed a conclusion, is Oakland Tribune Reporter Angela Woodall. Woodall regularly covers the JPA, so […]

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Recall Effort Scarred By Voter Fraud Claim

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan undoubtedly fears the recall effort launched against her, but from what this blogger has learned, it’s currently marred by not two, but three (yes, 3) competing efforts, backbiting, and the appearance of voter fraud. How it all started was that long-time Oakland activist Gene Hazzard (who was instrumental in ‘drafting’ then-former […]

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Terrance Candell: 2010 Oakland Mayor’s Race Candidate Supports Quan Recall

Oakland’s Terrance Candell never stopped running for Mayor of Oakland. His website, Candell For Mayor, is still up, but and unlike the other eight candidates (Joe Tuman’s “Tuman For Mayor Facebook Page” is still named just that), Candell not only maintains a web face that he should be Mayor of Oakland, on November 2nd, and […]

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Oakland’s Former Mayor Blasts Mayor Jean Quan On Occupy Oakland

Even though Elihu Harris hasn’t been the Mayor of Oakland since 1999 (and was Mayor between 1990 and 1999), he’s still a fixture in Oakland. Always willing to offer his points of view on various topics (even ones I elected not to include in our interview), Mayor Harris (or “Boss” as I still call him), […]

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Oakland USD Loses Second Chief To Problem In Four Years

Yesterday, The Oakland Unified School District lost its police chief Pete Sarna, after the officer, allegedly intoxicated, reportedly went off an an “N-word” laced rant against an African American sergeant who was his inferior. As reported by San Francisco Chronicle Columnists Phil Matier and Andy Ross, the result was an internal investigation that resulted in […]