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Meeting sheds light on ALCO’s transportation roadmap, transit cuts

An effort to make Interstate 880 at Broadway and Jackson in Oakland safer and less congested is moving forward, with an environmental document and plan approval planned by early 2013. Another effort to... Share

Public Safety Committee recommends awarding $116,000 contract without competitive bids for online crime mapping

The nonprofit Oakland-based Urban Strategies Council will likely do crime analysis for the Oakland Police Department, the city’s public safety committee decided this past week. Under the proposed...
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Uncollected, Mishandled Parking Fees Lost City Up to $120K

The city failed to collect or lost some $120,000 in revenue from residential parking permits due to poor management, according to reports released by the Oakland city auditor this week.According to auditor...
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East Oakland Zoning Meetings Offer Hope to Economically Depressed Areas

About 40 people attended a recent meeting to study how new city zoning would affect East Oakland, though some residents wanted more immediate solutions for the economically depressed area.The June 10 meeting...
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Low Primary Turnouts Still Brought Passionate Voters to Polls

On Primary Election Day, it was slow going at the Lakeside Park Garden Center near Lake Merritt. In the late afternoon, a trickle of people walked into the polling place where a group of volunteers waited. It...
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Massive re-zoning effort underway throughout Oakland, residents invited to slew of meetings

Residents are invited to a series of public meetings that will lead to the comprehensive update of Oakland’s zoning regulations, a process the city last undertook 45 years ago. The effort is intended to...