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9 things about Oakland you want to know before Monday ends

Okay, here's what everyone else was reading that you don't want to have to say you missed this past month: Oakland Social: 50 great things to do in Oakland this summer :  Need summer tips? Bonnie nailed...
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American Indian Model Schools losing options for continuation

Prospects are dimming for the American Indian Model Schools continuing on, after the Alameda County Board of Education voted this week to uphold a revocation of its charter and school officials noted that...
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Darlene Rios Drapkin on Oakland’s Urban Transformation

If you have been to Temescal recently, you may have noticed the colorful banners which announce its adopted ethos: “cool,” “hip.” The banners’ placement—and the careful calibration of the...
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OL’s top stories: May 19-27–what everyone was reading

We relaunched our site last Monday and we've been thrilled to see commentators returning (especially you, Len Raphael!) and to see new posters signing up.  What were folks reading this past week? Here's the...
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Much at stake for Oakland students in governor’s education funding proposal

By Barbara Grady Underpaid teachers, kids wishing they had counselors to talk with and crowded classrooms where students learning English don't get enough help could all be in the past for Oakland schools...
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Oakland Police Beat: In-depth look at Oakland police accountability using investigative reporting, data journalism

In launching Oakland Police Beat, Oakland Local is taking on a project that has never been done before--using data journalism and investigative reporting to provide in-depth information and analysis on...
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Oakland Getting New City Records Management Program … Finally

On countless occasions over the last 20 years, Oakland city officials and residents have requested public documents and received them in an untimely fashion – if at all.It’s a problem rooted not to an...
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38th Notes Wednesday Round-Up

Each week the number of shows, new songs, and video coming out of Oakland, The East Bay, and the Bay Area in general continues to grow. As your hub for arts and entertainment, it's our at 38th Notes duty to...
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Mehserle trial: The Accused Takes The Stand

Day 10 of the People vs. Mehserle trial ended June 24 with defendant Johannes Mehserle taking the stand. Mehserle, a former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer, is accused of murder in the death of...
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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...