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Army base reopening a step closer

Prospects for redeveloping the Oakland Army Base moved a step forward last week as the City Council voted to extend its negotiating agreement with developers California Capital Group and AMB Corp.

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Oakland riders call for better bus service

Bus riders brought together by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment shared their stories.

Controversy brews over Calif. redevelopment agencies

A controversy is brewing over Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to do away with local Redevelopment Agencies and return their functions to local governments.

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Oakland mayor, residents discuss priorities

The gathering was the latest in a series of actions Quan has initiated as part of her goal to be a "people's mayor."

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A first: Oakland ID card is also ATM card

Oakland is set to offer all residents, including undocumented immigrants, ID/ATM debit cards.

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Rally demands justice in Oscar Grant murder case

Hundreds of union and community supporters of justice for Grant rallied outside City Hall Oct. 23, to demand the maximum sentence for Grant's killer, Johannes Mehserle.

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Factory-scale medical pot production set

OAKLAND, Calif. - With a City Council vote July 27, Oakland became the first U.S. city to authorize industrial-scale production of medical marijuana.

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Oakland Port tells developers: Make good jobs a priority

Over 100 community residents and trade union activists were on hand at Port Commission headquarters  to welcome a vote vital to assure quality jobs for Oakland residents.

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Verdict in Oscar Grant murder case met with protests

OAKLAND, Calif. -A  jury found former police officer Johannes Mehserle guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of  Oscar Grant III.

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Oscar Grant murder trial moves to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif.— Dozens of protesters rallied in front of the county courthouse here Jan. 8 to bring attention to the recent move of the trial against an Oakland Bay Area Rapid Transit officer charged with the murder of Oscar Grant, a young African American man.

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