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  • Oakland schools to reinstate curriculum about Mumia Abu-Jamal

    11/18/2014 6:38:10 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 18, 2014 | Jill Tucker
    Oakland school officials, under pressure from supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal, have agreed to reinstate a controversial curriculum that includes a lesson comparing the convicted cop killer to the Rev. Martin Luther King J
  • Oakland: 12 people shot in less than 24 hours; three killed

    08/18/2013 8:29:18 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 19 replies
    Oakland Tribune | ^ | 08/18/2013 | Natalie Neysa Alund
    OAKLAND -- Some were attending a birthday party. Others were working at a downtown a hair salon or on their way to a fast-food restaurant. In less than 24 hours over the weekend, 12 people were shot along Oakland streets -- three of them fatally, their deaths marking the city's 63rd, 64th and 65th homicides of the year. As of Sunday evening, investigators had not identified a motive or a suspect in any of the shootings, and none appeared to be connected, police said.
  • 2013 Freeway sideshow Oakland CA 880

    01/28/2013 12:26:46 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 11 replies
    Video at link
  • 67-Year Old Vietnam Vet Gets Harassed by Thug on City Bus (Video)

    05/02/2010 2:01:47 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 77 replies · 2,900+ views
    Video ^ | 5-2-2010
    This is a brilliant video of a 67 year old retired Vietnam Veteran who has had it with being harassed on his commute to his house on the local city bus. Video at link above.
  • Oakland voters pass pot tax to boost city coffers

    07/22/2009 5:23:22 AM PDT · by Slapshot68 · 8 replies · 860+ views
    OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland residents overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to approve a first-of-its kind tax on medical marijuana sold at the city's four cannabis dispensaries.
  • { Oakland City Manager } Edgerly's nephew alerted gang members to impending police raid

    06/25/2008 7:51:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 406+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/25/8 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    Up until now, the story of what got Oakland City Administrator Deborah Edgerly into hot water when her nephew was swept up in a gang bust has been shrouded in mist. Here's the story:On the night of June 7, Edgerly - whose duties included overseeing the Police Department - showed up at a West Oakland liquor store just as her nephew's car was being towed by police as part of an operation against the Acorn gang.The nephew, 27-year-old William Lovan - who works for the city as a parking meter repairman - had left the car running and locked the...
  • Oakland police chief to reveal crime plan { As Oakland Merchants Fire Back }

    04/22/2008 7:46:21 AM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 132+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/22/8 | Chip Johnson
    I've been in neighborhoods in Detroit, Chicago and South Philly where store clerks do business from behind a formidable barrier of bulletproof glass - and customers place their money in a turnstile. In Oakland, some store owners are choosing hot lead as the best material to put between themselves and would-be robbers. On Saturday night, the owner of Ed's Liquors in the 2700 block of 23rd Avenue returned fire after being wounded in the leg and shot the gunman, an 18-year-old Pittsburg man, at least three times, authorities said. And two days earlier, a clerk at Wah Fay 8th Avenue...
  • Anti-Violence Rally Canceled Over Safety Concerns

    09/30/2006 1:32:48 PM PDT · by CAWats · 24 replies · 596+ views
    Oaland Tribune ^ | 9/30/2006 | Heather MacDonald
    OAKLAND — Citing concerns about public safety, city officials Friday canceled an anti-violence rally and concert expected to draw 300 to 400 teenagers and young adults to downtown Oakland. "Get Hyphy Against Violence," featuring nine musical acts and testimony from victims of violent crime, had been scheduled to take place today at City Hall Plaza, but did not have the required special event permit or adequate security, officials said. Police commanders said they were concerned that, without enough officers, the anti-violence rally could backfire and create a melee similar to one that erupted after the last Carijama festival, held on...
  • Mayor-elect: 'We can be a great city'

    06/19/2006 3:39:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 533+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/19/6 | Christopher Heredia
    OAKLAND -- An ebullient Mayor-elect Ron Dellums today embraced voters' endorsement of his vision to make the city a model, saying he will soon set up citizen groups to help him deal with the city's public schools, crime, economic development and other issues when he takes office Jan. 1. "It is a responsibility I accept with honor, humility and optimism," the progressive former congressman, 70, said at a news conference that was his first public appearance since the June 6 election. "We can solve the problems of Oakland. We can be a great city." His chief opponent in the race...
  • Count still unfinished but voters move on-Dellums remains ahead, but few on street seem to care

    06/10/2006 12:07:17 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 325+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/10/6 | Christopher Heredia
    For those watching the Oakland mayor's race, there was a bit of news Friday as Ron Dellums slipped below the threshold needed to avoid a runoff, but many more said they simply aren't watching the horse race. World Cup fever. Soaring gas prices. The war in Iraq. Violence in Oakland. Those loom larger on many residents' radar than the mayor's race, in which former Congressman Dellums maintained a significant lead over City Council President Ignacio De La Fuente. Dionecio Espinoza voted for De La Fuente, but he's not fretting over the fact there still was no winner three days after...
  • OAKLAND: Are rowdy fans sinking Raiders?

    10/27/2005 9:08:04 AM PDT · by SmithL · 45 replies · 570+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/27/5 | C.W. Nevius
    Bizarre fans' rowdy behavior puts team at financial crossroads. Are Raider fans the barbarians of the National Football League? Well, consider this: how many other teams have fans so rowdy that they've been the subject of their own documentary film? "Oakland Raider Parking Lot'' will be shown tomorrow night at the Berkeley Video and Film Festival. The documentary, by independent filmmaker Jason Blalock, introduces viewers to the infamous, loud and often boozy members of the Raider Nation. Blalock, now in graduate school at Cal, says he is no sports fan and so his friends warned him what he was getting...
  • Oakland Launches Public 'Shaming Campaign'

    06/04/2005 7:12:57 AM PDT · by new cruelty · 20 replies · 645+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 4, 2005
    OAKLAND, Calif. Jun 4, 2005 — A controversial "shaming campaign" aimed at fighting prostitution here will include photos on some billboards of men who have been convicted of soliciting sex. The billboards will carry the headline: "How Much Clearer Can We Make It?" At a news conference Wednesday, city officials stood under a 10-by-22-foot billboard with the images of four convicted men intentionally blurred so they could not be recognized. "We're warning everyone: Next time, the image won't be blurred," City Council President Ignacio De La Fuente said. The billboards will only show images of people convicted of soliciting sex,...
  • Oakland Homeless Man Beaten and Killed in Ruthless Attack

    07/18/2004 8:34:52 PM PDT · by Bobibutu · 11 replies · 754+ views
    KCBS-740 AM ^ | 07-18-2004  | Joe Rogers
    Oakland Homeless Man Beaten and Killed in Ruthless Attack Joe Rogers for KCBS-740 AM (KCBS) – Word of the senseless killing of an Oakland homeless man has spread quickly across the streets of Oakland as police searching for a group of five teen-agers they believe are responsible for the death of 52-year-old Darlus Joseph Brown early Saturday morning in West Oakland. Witnesses told police that the suspects in Brown's death were between the ages of 16 and 20 and did not live at the homeless encampment. “I’ve seen kids just out of hand, way out of hand. It’s just not...
  • Tear Gas, Vandalism In Oakland Streets

    01/27/2003 2:29:40 AM PST · by Rodney King · 29 replies · 310+ views
    AP via KTVU ^ | today | staff
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Rowdy crowds that took to the streets after the Oakland Raiders' Super Bowl defeat left parts of the city strewn with broken glass, charred hulks of burned cars and a fast-food restaurant with nearly every window broken. Police in riot gear responded with rubber bullets and tear gas, and briefly closed some stretches of city streets. At least 23 people were arrested, mostly for public drunkeness, authorities said. About 10 vehicles were set on fire, and crowds broke the windows of at least one television news van, police and witnesses said. One group of young men set...
  • Oakland City Council to consider opposing USA Patriot Act

    12/16/2002 10:21:00 AM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 6 replies · 272+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 12/16/02 | AP
    <p>OAKLAND, Calif.(AP) - The Oakland City Council is set to take up the issue of whether to oppose the USA Patriot Act.</p> <p>On Tuesday, Oakland city council members Nancy Nadel and Ignacio de la Fuente will introduce a resolution to oppose the Patriot Act on the grounds it violates individual's civil rights.</p>