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Donors Choose helps Oakland schools with ‘the little extras’

Sometimes a national charity has a local connection. Donors Choose – the crowd-funding site for school teachers in need – is no exception. In August, Donors Choose announced that it had received a...
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New arrests, charges related to Mehserle verdict (Community Voices)

About 17 people have been charged over the past three weeks with crimes related to the protests against former BART cop Johannes Mehserle's involuntary manslaughter verdict on July 8. Some of those recently...
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One Year Later: OPD Chief reflects on past, future

(Editor’s note: When Chief Anthony Batts was named as Oakland’s new police chief in August 2009, there were high hopes by many for what he would bring to the city. The former Long Beach police chief also...
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One Year Later: How will Oakland’s fall election impact the city, OPD?

(Editor’s note: When Chief Anthony Batts was named as Oakland’s new police chief in August 2009, there were high hopes by many for what he would bring to the city. The former Long Beach police chief also...
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One Year Later: New OPD Chief Tries to Fight Oakland’s Downward Spiral

(Editor’s note: When Chief Anthony Batts was named as Oakland’s new police chief in August 2009, there were high hopes by many for what he would bring to the city. The former Long Beach police chief...
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Oakland Play Examining Molestation, Sexuality and Identity Opens TONIGHT – Sept. 17

Imagine having to spend a year behind bars, waiting impatiently for your life to begin anew. Imagine going through the public humiliation, the stress and the media vilification that accompany the label of...
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Bike Stock 2010: Bands, Bikes, Brews, Beats in the Hot Afternoon Sun (Review)

Held in the lot next to Revolution Café in West Oakland this past weekend, Bike Stock 2010 featured lots of bikes and bands, not necessarily in that order. A hot September sun (Where were you in August?)...