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Judge Approves Gang Injunction; Residents Still Question Cost, Need

No hanging out, no meeting up, no guns, no drugs and keeping a curfew: Alameda County Judge Robert Freedman said during a civil hearing on Thursday that he will approve the gang injunction for North Oakland...
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Mehserle Trial Update: Final Rulings Expected; Burris Seeks Relief, Pirone’s Presence Requested

What may be the final pre-trial hearing for Johannes Mehserle, charged with the murder of 22-year old Oscar Grant, will take place Tuesday, June 1, at 9 am in downtown Los Angeles.  At that time Judge Robert...
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Does Tech Innovation Always Favor the Rich? (Community Voices)

How can we create a more inclusive and diverse engine for innovation -- one that could benefit everyone?Technology innovation is something anyone can undertake these days. Or so we are told.The notion that low...
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Oakland Rules: Rocking the house with take back the mic!

Maybe it happened over the border in Berkeley, but that doesn't mean Thursday's Take Back the Mic! was anything but a hard-core Oakland event.  Organized by Bay Localize's Dave Room (aka Melia's Papa), the...
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Community Organizations Learn How to Survive Tough Economy

Last night representatives from about 50 nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies in the East Bay filled the gym of a local church to learn more about Alameda County's budget woes and what they...
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MC Hammer at Art & Soul: Get your videos!

Missed the show? Wanna see it again? Here's a set of MC Hammer videos from Art & Soul to complement our...
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Video: Downtown Oakland quiet, wary before Mehserle verdict announced

Oakland Local Reporter Stephen Allen captured a quiet but wary downtown Oakland just before the Mehserle verdict was announced. Business owners were boarding up storefronts, TV news vans were seen around town,...
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Pothole o’ Bricks: Where’s the Fix? (Community Voices)

As a part of most peoples daily routine in Oakland a constant barrage of bumps and holes are ravaging their tires. Whether be it bike, car, or bus it affects everyone. A select few people in the FunkTown...
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Oakland Running Festival Will Generate Dollars for Large and Small Businesses, Alike

By Jennifer Inez WardThis weekend’s two-day Oakland Running Festival isn’t just about competitive running events. It’s also a showcase opportunity for the city. Civic pride will run high and...
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Video Views: Mistah FAB’s Advice to Young Artists

"If you're going to get in the industry or the game, don't just do it for the money or the fame," says Oakland music treasure Mistah FAB in a recent video he shot directed at the hundred of young local...