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Oakland police seek information on suspects in three shootings – KTVU San Francisco

Oakland police seek information on suspects in three shootingsKTVU San FranciscoPolice are asking for the public’s assistance in gathering information on suspects wanted in connection with three separate shootings in Oakland on Friday. The first injury shooting was reported on Friday at 1:56 p.m. in the 3200 block of Martin Luther …Police: Three men shot […]

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Search On For Driver In Deadly Oakland I-580 Motorcycle Crash – CBS Local

CBS LocalOAKLAND (CBS SF) – A motorcyclist was killed Friday morning in a possible hit-and-run collision on westbound Interstate Highway 580 in West Oakland, according to the California Highway Patrol. The two left lanes of westbound I-580, just east of I-80 …Oakland: Motorcyclist killed in I-580 crash identified as Concord manContra Costa TimesCHP seeks driver […]

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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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Oakland News: Erica Maskaleris Search Stopped; Emily Palen At Uptown

Erica Maskaleris is believed to have killed herself according to The Oakland Police reports to the media. The 31-year old woman who started the Oakland-based computer and tech consulting firm Geekosystems was last seen one week ago Thursday morning walking at the 3400 block of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. KRON TV, Channel 4 in the […]

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West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project; Thank Margaret Gordon

The Waiting Room, last year’s award-wining, independent documentary about Oakland’s Highland Hospital, spun off the Storytelling Project, a “location-based social media and community engagement initiative that aims to improve the patient experience through the collection and sharing of digital content”. I was particularly taken by “Breathing Lessons” a 2-minute clip featuring 7 year old Nia […]

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West Oakland Urban Farm and Park Groundbreaking Jan 31st

Just got this email from Oakland’s City Slicker Farms: Groundbreaking Ceremony for Innovative West Oakland Urban Farm and Park 1.4 Acre Farm and Park Will Provide Food and Community Resources as Vacant Industrial Lot Is Transformed into Nourishing Community Space On January 31, 2013, City Slicker Farms will present a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the […]

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Oakland Politics: On Sean Sullivan, Richard Fuentes, Ignacio De La Fuente – By Steve Lowe

On the matter of the Oakland City Council races and Oakland politics, I wish I could cotton to the Sean Sullivan, Richard Fuentes, Ignacio De La Fuente triumvirate more, but I get the cribbles just listening to some of their tales of past accomplishments – which jabber doesn’t jibe with my memory of how things […]

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A City Council for All of Us

Yesterday, I had the fortune to launch on Zennie62 and also, get respond to some queries on Love, Health and Advocacy. I first met Tanya Love when she came to a house/store party I had in Uptown at Inkwell Tattoo Studio in February. I have been excited to watch how she has covered the Oakland […]

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Oakland News: Alex Miller-Cole News; Lynette McElhaney Walks In D3 Race

In this Oakland News, the Oakland City Council District Three Race is heating up. First, Alex Miller-Cole, considered an upstart by some, scored two key endorsements that have changed the face of the election, and helped to define the difference between himself and the other Oaklanders running for office. Alex got the backing of Margaret […]

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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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Joe Tuman Watches As Gene Hazzard Teases Oakland Mayor Quan Recall

This is a follow-up to this blogger’s earlier blog post on the effort to recall Mayor Quan, and focuses on two well-known Oaklanders. Well, at least to people who are intensely involved in Oakland politics in some way. One is Joe Tuman, who started a rather late but successful run for Mayor of Oakland in […]

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Occupy Oakland: Councilmember Nancy Nadel Saved Lives

The Monday morning police raid on the Occupy Oakland encampment had one interesting look to it: as the cops were walking through the grass of the plaza at 6 AM, there were no protestors, just tents. Of the roughly 300 commonly in the encampment at any one time, only 30 were arrested, including 9 from […]