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Judge Approves Gang Injunction; Residents Still Question Cost, Need

No hanging out, no meeting up, no guns, no drugs and keeping a curfew: Alameda County Judge Robert Freedman said during a civil hearing on Thursday that he will approve the gang injunction for North Oakland...
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Oakland Rules: Rocking the house with take back the mic!

Maybe it happened over the border in Berkeley, but that doesn't mean Thursday's Take Back the Mic! was anything but a hard-core Oakland event.  Organized by Bay Localize's Dave Room (aka Melia's Papa), the...
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Could Mehserle be acquitted? Attorney’s pre-trial motions setting the possibility up

Reading news accounts of the pre-trial hearings in Johannes Mehserle's trial for the killing of Oscar Grant, it's clear that Michael Rains, his attorney, is going all out to get Mehserle an acquittal--even...
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Poets, pets and parking tickets: a winning combo

It may be a mad, mad world, but Oakland offers all kinds of ways to stay cool this week (in addition to some news that may drive you crazy, especially if you're an animal-lover).There's a fundraiser...
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Oakland City Council approves $10MM in city budget cuts, $4 MM left to shave

During a meeting that stretched from a planned one hour to almost three hours in length, The Oakland City Council listened to numerous speakers plead for sparing cuts to various agencies and programs, then...