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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 nationwide operation over the weekend resulted in 150 arrests, with 105 children rescued.

Council Calls for WIB Budget Transparency | Post News Group

The City Council has approved a $4.9 Oakland Workforce Investment Board budget that will provide federal funds for job services to the unemployed for the next two years. But at the same time, the council urged the WIB to adopt a transparent budget process that creates more opportunities for public participation.

Oakland to consider proposal to ban violent tools at protests | www.ktvu.com 

A proposal to ban hammers, wrenches, and other so-called “tools of violence and vandalism” at protests will be considered by the Oakland City Council at its meeting on Tuesday night in the wake of recent protests.

Transportation commissioners seeking answers on Bay Bridge – Bay Bridge – The Sacramento Bee 

Members of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission said Tuesday that they expect new details on fixes for broken and suspect bolts on the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge at a special meeting Wednesday.

Fed-up Oakland residents hire private security firm in wake of recent murders | abc7news.com 

After two recent murders, neighbors in an Oakland community are taking matters into their own hands to keep their streets safe. Fed-up residents have been mobilizing ever since a 66-year-old woman was shot and killed while driving her car in the middle of the day.


About The Author

Susan Mernit is editor & publisher of Oakland Local (oaklandlocal.com) a news & community hub for Oakland, CA. A former VP at AOL & Netscape, & former! Yahoo Senior Director, Mernit was consulting program manager for The Knight News Challenge, 2008-09; was a 2012 Stanford Carlos McClatchy Fellow; and is a board adviser to The Center for Health Reporting at USC, Annenberg School of Journalism. She has consulted with many non-profit organizations on strategy, product development and social media/engagement, including Salon.com, TechSoup Global, Public Radio International and the Institute for Policy Studies/Economic Hardship Reporting Project, led by Barbara Ehrenreich.

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