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Paul Richards: Why Do You Need Oakland Local?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=900g6cFnyr4&feature=player_embedded   Oakland resident and past contributor Paul Richards explains Oakland Local's role in the rebirth of Oakland...
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Neena Joyner: How Does Oakland Local Help Small Business?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e12nNqfQ-H0 Nenna Joiner of Feelmore 510 explains how Oakland Local has helped her as a small business...
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Mayor Quan: What’s so special about Oakland Local?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWayAFJgXyg&feature=player_embedded Mayor Jean Quan explains why Oakland Local's coverage is so...
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OUSD favorite nominated by state to be National Teacher of the Year

By Barbara Grady Seventh grade teacher I'Asha Warfield believes in getting to know her students well and then setting high expectations for them. She believes that writing is the best tool for learning...
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Troubled Oakland school padded enrollment, district finds

by Will Evans, California Watch A controversial West Oakland private school, now reportedly drawing FBI scrutiny, has padded its roster sheets with public school students, according to an Oakland Unified...
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Code for America brings “new meaning” to civic engagement

Code for America (CFA) is an organization that seeks to help city governments become more efficient and Oakland stands to benefit from this new approach The organization recruits talented programmers from...
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Oops! Oakland’s Mayor acknowledges errors in 100 blocks crime data

Just in from the Mayor's Office: Today, Mayor Quan acknowledged and takes full responsibility for the inaccurate statistic. “I was given incorrect data last year regarding areas with a high concentration...
Charlos Stewart Jr., 12, told the school board about being robbed while asking for donations for St. Andrew.
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Oakland Unified board orders investigation of church school

by Will Evans,  California Watch Oakland's school board has ordered a formal investigation of a church school, a school board member confirmed today, following a meeting last night where angry parents of...
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Outside firm’s report on Building Services will not be completed until September

The findings of an outside investigators look into Oakland's troubled Building Services division won't be available until the Fall. According to a report from Building Services to City Council, the final...
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Interfaith Occupy group takes back plaza for a while Wednesday

The plaza in front of Oakland City Hall became an Occupy site again on Wednesday night when an interfaith group of Occupy leaders held a service for Trayvon Martin, the African-American youth killed in...