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Why the 1% hate Obamacare and why Oakland will love it (Community Voices)

In the 1990s, an acquaintance of mine died of food poisoning. He had gone to the chiropractor because his back hurt after eating some leftover shellfish. By the time he realized it wasn’t a backache and went...
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CL Dellums Apartments taking applications for homeless housing placements

We just got this notice from Alameda County and wanted to share with the OL community--please spead the word! Studio Apartments for HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS Section 8 - Residents pay 30% of Income* CL...
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Education Voices: Teacher cuts unpopular with students, by Giovanni Gaines

By Giovanni Gaines, Education Voices student Fremont High School teachers are in a crisis. At Fremont, having a lot of subjects requires more teachers. But that is changing. This year, Fremont High...
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Oakland Eater: The weekend’s top foodie reads

What's to do on a beautiful holiday weekend? BBQs, hikes, parties, events--and some time online, reading the interwebs. We hope you were out have a great time this weekend and want to hear about some of the...
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How do you report police abuse?

Who do you have to talk to if you need to complain about something a cop did to you? Another cop that is who. Complaints against police officers are taken in the Internal Affairs section of the Oakland...
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Stop Complaining, More Campaigning, Says Mistah FAB

By Tasion Kwamilele A proud native of North Oakland, Mistah FAB talks about the good, bad, and ugly he encountered growing up. But unlike many of today’s youth, he made it out. The senseless killings,...
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Boy Scouts of America goes after Hacker Scouts, Oakland youth program

Back in May 2013, the Boy Scouts of America sent a Cease and Desist letter to local tech/kids group Hacker Scouts, which teaches tech & maker skills to youth, when they tried to trademark their name,...
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Slideshow: King’s Boxing Gym, Oakland classic

You've probably heard of King's Boxing Gym on 35th Avenue--by now you should have.  King's Boxing Gym has been an Oakland establishment since 1984, and in its current location since 1990. King's is the...
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Get those greens ! Freedom Farm Stand opens on San Pablo and Market on Wednesdays

13-year old Madison Akins is wearing a smile and a red Mickey Mouse tee-shirt as she mists the greens at the new Freedom Farm Stand at San Pablo and Market Street. She says she likes the string peas the best,...
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HIRING NOW: Youth Crew Hack the Hood Summer 2013

LEARN NEW SKILLS-LAUNCH YOUR CAREER-IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNITY! At Hack the Hood, you can build on what you already know about the internet to learn in-demand tech skills and put them to work for small...