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Oakland city workers to strike for seventh day

A strike by nearly 3,000 Oakland city employees will continue for a seventh day today when a mediator agreed to over the weekend will begin meeting with civic and union officials. Oakland city staffers depicted the decision by Mayor Libby

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NFL didn’t see Oakland bid to save Raiders as serious

As expected, NFL owners meeting at a Phoenix resort have given their blessing to Raiders owner Mark Davis’ plan to move the team from Oakland to Las Vegas on a 31-1 vote. The Monday decision came after NFL Commissioner Roger

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New scandal hits Oakland police, nearby agencies

Less than a month after San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr was forced out because of misconduct by his officers, a new police scandal has hit neighboring Oakland and other local law enforcement authorities as well. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

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Uncertain CA community colleges eye tuition cuts

  Little was heard about president Barack Obama’s call, in his last State of the Union address, to make community college free around the country. But now, facing gnawing affordability problems and the prospect of weakened enrollment, many of California’s community colleges — and

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Oakland soda tax: For health or budget reasons?

The city of Oakland’s decision last week to put a penny-per-ounce soda tax on the November ballot was depicted by city leaders as a common-sense move to fund programs to combat public health problems related to obesity. “It is time

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Race for CA Democratic Party chair heats up

SAN FRANCISCO – Kimberly Ellis has spent the last eight years trying to get more Democratic women elected to office. And now she’s the latest woman she’s trying to elevate to a top post. She says the California Democratic Party needs

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Oakland officials to finally make direct push for Raiders

In the three-way battle over which NFL team or teams will relocate to Los Angeles — and what NFL city or cities will lose teams — Oakland has been unique. In San Diego, Mayor Kevin Faulconer has declared his strong

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Utah coal controversy hits CA Bay Area

Hard up for a sizable market, Utah’s coal producers have inked a big new deal to use Oakland’s deep-water port to ship their product to Asia. “Terminal Logistics will start building the $250 million Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal at

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