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Sunday review: Oakland’s top stories, October 20-27, 2013

 TOP STORY Oakland's backyard gardens could be poisoning local bees. Pesticide linked to bee die-off found in local nursery plants -- what you can do to protect your garden. PUBLIC SAFETY Police...
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Oakland artist’s work was stolen for profit–and she fought back

Oakland based artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon had an unpleasant discovery this past week: a Nebraska-based wholesale company called Cody & Foster that sells holiday ornaments and cute stuff to...
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Will Oakland adapt a Richmond-Style foreclosure plan? (Analysis)

Richmond’s move last month to help foreclosed homeowners through a city-led plan to buy underwater homes under eminent domain made Wall Street extremely jittery. Rumblings that Oakland Councilmember Desley...
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Top stories, Sept 30-Oct 7

Here’s a snapshot of the top stories Oakland Local covered during the past week–catch up right here. All About Oakland 28 things to do in Oakland that may very well make you even more clever, cool...
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Oakland Eater: The good writing about the good eats round-up

Both the great food and the ongoing coverage of all that great food in the East Bay just keeps happening. We took a look at some of the recent blog posts, news stories, videos and social media about Oakland...
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Gawker smashes on Oakland; best reading is in the comments (Opinion)

Gawker's got a piece running this weekend with the headline Scared Gentrifiers Crowdfunding Money for Their Own Private Cops that talks up the three crowding projects Rockridge residents have going as a way...
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Introducing Make.Oakland Local

As a non-profit community news and media site, we're both reliant on the good will and contributions of readers, contributors, donors, funders, advertisers and friends, and committed to transparency.  So when...
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What’s the buzz? OL’s most-read stories July-August 2013

What was most read on Oakland Local  (and what went viral on our Facebook page? ) We checked, and now we're sharing the good stuff..  But first an interesting side note--since our May redesign, 30 percent of...
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Friday top reads: BART strike, Oscar Grant civil suit okay, new Oakland city plaza

It's Art & Soul and  First Friday, but that is no reason to miss these news stories: As possible BART strike looms, officials call for weekend deal - latimes.com  Thursday marked the end of a...
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Monday news reads: FBI busts sex traffickers, City Council may ban tools at demos, more

What you want to read today: FBI: 12 rescued in SF child prostitution raid | SF Bay Area News - KSBW In what it called its largest crackdown to date on child prostitution, the FBI announced Monday that a...