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Emergency community meeting held on elimination of Oakland CEDA

Councilwoman Jane Brunner held an “emergency public meeting” Tuesday night at the North Oakland Senior Citizens Center. The event was standing room only as Scott Johnson, Brunner and Mayor Jean Quan...
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Why the Recall is a bad idea (Community Voices)

There are some important facts about the Recall Mayor Jean Quan effort that voters should be aware of before they sign the recall petition: The Recall Election will be a Special Election, not part of the...
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OakPAC Attack -Oakland Chamber of Commerce’s war on democracy (Community Voices)

No one has fought Occupy Oakland as viciously as the Oakland Chamber of Commerce and OakPAC, the chamber’s Political Action Committee, is the cash in every Councilmember’s campaign. The chamber is not a...
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Oakland’s Building Services: How a City Agency Went Wrong (Video)

Oakland's Building Services Division has been a whirling source of mismanagement and misdeeds over the last decade. Two scathing reports from the Alameda County Grand Jury over that time period blast the...
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Oakland Local’s most-read stories about Occupy Oakland from 2011

For a while, Oakland Local was so occupied with covering Occupy Oaklnd we wondered how we could cover anything else at the same time.  That burst of energy led to more than 45 stories and community posts--...