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Oakland cartoon legend Morrie Turner dies (Community Voices)

Wee Pals Comic at SF Cartoon Museum A couple of years ago, I was visiting the Cartoon Museum in San Francisco with my kids and noticed this small, framed artwork. A group of multiracial kids, speaks about...
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Oakland landmark evades forclosure

For the past few months, the residents of an Oakland landmark have been both packing boxes and publicizing petitions. They decided to fight Citi Property Holding's efforts to evict them from the historic...
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Oakland libraries: 10 things you can do besides read*

Oakland Libraries are great places to grab some summer reading or free Wi-Fi. But did you know about some of the other services available at your local branch? In past years, a limited number of physical...
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Neighbors protest House of Music at new location on MacArthur

A year after closing their downtown location, efforts to re-open House of Music in a new location have been challenged by community members. House of Music was a club named after an album named after a...
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Planned Parenthood returns to Oakland after two-year absence

After two years of planning and permits, Mar Monte Planned Parenthood has just opened a new clinic in West Oakland. The office is located on Seventh Street, just across from the Post Office, and features...
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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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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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OMCA’s Pixar Exhibit Meets Its Toughest, Youngest Reviewers

(Editor's note: The following piece was written in part by 8-year-old twins Mimi and Cici, who also are the OL cub reporters who hosted the following review of the musuem's newest exhibit. See related story...