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Determination pushes Rebecca Kaplan forward in quest for Oakland’s top spot

Rebecca Kaplan resembles a politician that only the Bay Area could produce. She is a white, lesbian, Canadian, Stanford graduate, a former Green Party member and a civil rights attorney who seemingly came...
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The Foraging Report: Rainy day lemon curd

It was the first rain of the season, and we were not yet in "all-weather mode." Our Homesteading Circle was meeting for foraging, but we were more in a sleepy, warm, let's-stay-inside mode. It was a perfect...
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How will Oakland mayoral candidates help businesses? Oakland Local checks the facts

(Editor's note: Oakland Local and Make Oakland Better Now - MOBN - have teamed up to take a close look at the accuracy of candidates’ response to an online questionnaire from MOBN. We want to know if...
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How will Oakland mayoral candidates carry out their agenda? Oakland Local checks the facts

(Editor's note: Oakland Local and Make Oakland Better Now - MOBN - have teamed up to take a close look at the accuracy of candidates’ response to an online questionnaire from MOBN. We want to know if...
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How do the mayoral candidates plan to meet Oakland’s public works needs? Oakland Local checks the facts

(Editor's note: Oakland Local and Make Oakland Better Now - MOBN - have teamed up to take a close look at the accuracy of candidates’ response to an online questionnaire from MOBN. We want to know if...
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How will our next mayor set budget priorities? Oakland Local checks the facts

 (Editor's note: Oakland Local and Make Oakland Better Now - MOBN - have teamed up to take a close look at the accuracy of candidates’ response to an online questionnaire from MOBN. We want to know if...
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AC Transit Sputters to the Half-Century Mark

(Editor’s Note: As Part of the Living For The City Debt series examining the financial strain of local government agencies in the Great Recession, Oakland Local is running news stories on how reduced...
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What did the mayoral candidates say about police layoffs? Oakland Local checks the facts

(Editor's note: Oakland Local and Make Oakland Better Now - MOBN - have teamed up to take a close look at the accuracy of candidates’ response to an online questionnaire from MOBN. We want to know if...
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Hundreds come out for justice for Oscar Grant as ILWU closes port of Oakland

On October 23, the ILWU and many other organizations held a demonstration in Oakland and shut down the port for a day in support of justice for Oscar Grant in the upcoming Nov 5 sentencing of his murderer,...
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How will mayoral candidates deal with Oakland’s structural budget deficit? Oakland Local checks the facts

(Editor's note: Oakland Local and Make Oakland Better Now - MOBN - have teamed up to take a close look at the accuracy of candidates’ response to an online questionnaire from MOBN. We want to know...