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Oaklavia: Oakland’s Bicycle-Only Sunday Deemed a Success

Oaklanders turned out in force for the first Oaklavia, a Sunday afternoon party that shut down 2 miles of streets to automotive traffic, freeing the space for bikes walkers and fun. OL's photography...
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Defense’s witness says Grant resisted arrest, taser use was “acceptable”

Monday's proceeedings in the Johannese Mehserle trial  began with the testimony of Greg Meyer, a 20-year police tactical consultant.  Meyer retired from the Los Angeles Police Department in 2006 and was...
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Breaking: Arrest & Tears in Merhserle courtroom this morning

At the Johannes Merhserle trail in Los Angeles this am,  former BART Officer Johannes Mehserle took the stand to resume testimony.  When he got to the point in the narrative where he had to describe shooting...
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Mehserle trial: The Accused Takes The Stand

Day 10 of the People vs. Mehserle trial ended June 24 with defendant Johannes Mehserle taking the stand. Mehserle, a former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer, is accused of murder in the death of...
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Uncollected, Mishandled Parking Fees Lost City Up to $120K

The city failed to collect or lost some $120,000 in revenue from residential parking permits due to poor management, according to reports released by the Oakland city auditor this week.According to auditor...
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Burlesque in the Town this Weekend

How juicy is this first weekend of June?First Friday Follies Burlesque presents a very special tribute to Queen at The Stork Club June 4th, doors open at 9pm.  The line-up includes Oakland's own...
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Tough Choices Ahead for Council, Police, Voters (Commentary)

Back in April we first reported on the budget crisis in Oakland's General Fund. This Thursday, June 24, the Council will need to decide what measures will be put up to a vote at the November ballot in an...
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Prosecution Rests; Rains Begins with 2006 Case

The prosecution in People of the State of California vs. Johannes Mehserle has rested its case. Former BART officer Mehserle has been charged with murder in the New Year’s Day 2009 shooting death of...
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Former BART Officers Wrap up Last Week’s Testimony in Oscar Grant Case

Testimony in the trial of former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle concluded Friday with the appearances of former officers Marysol Domenici and Anthony Pirone. Both officers were fired by...
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100% Local: Loved Twice Meets a Need of the County’s Youngest, Needs Your Help

Child welfare agencies are facing budget cuts in programs and services and are struggling to provide the most basic of needs such as medical check-ups and food. Standing in the gap for...