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Who Asked Us? For Young Blacks, Vocational Training or Liberal Arts? (Community Voices)

 Recently, as I sat at my friend’s graduation, I got to thinking about the different educational choices we’ve made—and how we have still managed to end up in the same place. My degree...
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Ise Lyfe Takes It to the Stage

Emcee, poet, educator, author, storyteller. Those five nouns quite appropriately describe Oakland’s own Ise Lyfe. A veteran of both the hip-hop and spoken word circuit, Lyfe is well on his way to attaining...
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Still Seeking Justice for Oscar Grant: Los Angeles Group Takes Next Steps

Members of the Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant appealed to a United States Congresswoman July 19 for support in the continuing effort to secure justice for Grant and his family.About a dozen...
Stephen D'Angelo shows off a chart that breaks how Harborside spends its revenue Share

Oakland City Council Council Delays Decision on Pot Tax Ballot Measure

The Oakland City Council is poised to put a new cannabis tax on the ballot that would give the council leverage to decide the final tax-rate, but the council can’t vote until Monday on Council Member Rebecca...
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Oakland Education Supporters Learn What It Takes To Be a School Board Member

“Oaklanders care deeply about youth and schools and need to know what to expect and what not to expect from the school board,” said Jonathan Klein of Great Oakland Public Schools. About 100 education...
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Council to mull over multiple medical marijuana proposals at Thursday’s meeting

A city resolution declaring a “public health emergency” over access to medical marijuana is expected to pass at Tuesday’s council meeting, but two other pot proposal will likely draw more debate at...
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Experience the Sounds of Cuba Wednesday at Oakland’s City Center Plaza

July’s third Summer Sounds concert will feature the Cuban rhythms of a well-renowned artist who’s a native of the country. Fito Reinoso y su Ritmo Y Armonia will bring a taste of Cuba to the Oakland...
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Both Sides Remain Calm at Protest at Walnut Creek Mehserle Rally

About 500 people descended on the parking lot of the Walnut Creek courthouse Monday afternoon to rally in support of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle. But at least half of those in attendance were...
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After the Verdict: New Video Shows Peaceful Gathering

Did you see this video from The Working Group of the peaceful assembly after the Mehserle verdict on July 8 in Oakland? This is a pretty accurate view of what really went on downtown earlier in the day as...
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Crowd-sourcing Crime: Oakland Police Ask Public to Identify July 8 looters from Published Photos

We may live in a city where the layoff of 80 police officers is going to result in a department that refuses to come to your house when you get robbed or your car is stolen, but that doesn't mean Oakland...