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3 hrs ago | Indybay.org

ILWU Rank and File Back Picket Of Zim ship Piraeus At Port Of Oakland

ILWU Local 10 and ILWU Local 34 rank and file backed a picket line at the Port Of Oakland SSA terminal operator to stop the work on the Zim Line ship Piraeus for four days.

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13 hrs ago | SFGate

Man in critical condition after Berkeley assault

BERKELEYSIDE: An assault in a senior living complex in downtown Berkeley left a man in critical condition , according to authorities.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

17 hrs ago | Oakland Post

OP-ED: Ferguson Is a Wake-Up Call for America and Oakland

In 2013, police killed 400 people in the United States. Most died with barely a blip on the world's screen.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Prison, Opinion

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Berkeley measure that would tax the distribution of sodas and other...

A November ballot measure in Berkeley that would tax the distribution of sodas and other sweetened drinks appeared headed for watered-down language after a hearing in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland on Friday.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Friday, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Oakland, CA

San Jose Mercury News

Oakland man who shot at deputy, took hostage gets lengthy sentence

A 43-year-old Oakland man was sentenced Friday to 75 years to life in state prison for crimes over two days in 2012, including shooting at an Alameda County Sheriff's deputy and holding another man hostage at gunpoint for hours.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, State Prisons, Prison, Science / Technology

Inside Bay Area

San Francisco woman killed in motorcycle crash near Bay Bridge toll plaza

A woman killed Thursday night when she was ejected from her motorcycle near the Bay Bridge toll plaza and then struck by at least one vehicle was identified Friday by the Alameda County Coroner's Office as Suna Bayram, 34, of San Francisco.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Contra Costa Times

San Francisco woman killed in motorcycle crash near Bay Bridge toll plaza

A woman killed Thursday night when she was ejected from her motorcycle near the Bay Bridge toll plaza and then struck by at least one vehicle was identified Friday by the Alameda County Coroner's Office as Suna Bayram, 34, of San Francisco.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Magazine

What, Exactly, Are the Boundaries of the East Bay?

While writing this morning's story about the Newark teacher who tweeted invective about her students , we ran into a conundrum.

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Related Topix: Newark, CA, Fremont, CA, Brentwood, CA, Antioch, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

Inside Bay Area

Guest Commentary: Don't waste this opportunity with the proposed Coliseum City in Oakland

It was finally my turn, and I raised my hand to ask a question. We were sitting in a dimly lit meeting room in a hotel near the Oakland Airport, and presenters from Oakland had been showing slides with maps and architectural renderings of sports facilities, high rise hotels and condominiums, and trails to connect these shiny new buildings to the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Environment, Science, Opinion

Oakland Post

Boor Takes Reins at Veteran Affairs Regional Office

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Oakland Regional Office hosted an Installation Ceremony for its new Director, Julianna M Boor, on Friday, Aug. 22. The event took place at the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and was attended by employees of the Oakland Regional Office, Directors from local VA facilities and Federal Agencies, local ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Oakland school board opens the door another charter school

Hoping to turn around dismal education outcomes for kids in Oakland's most impoverished and violent neighborhood, a group of East Oakland leaders won approval Wednesday night to create a "transformation" charter elementary school.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Oakland, CA, Teenagers, University of Chicago

San Jose Mercury News

Hayward man get 15 years in prison for molesting teen

A 59-year-old Hayward man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday for repeatedly molesting a teen he hired to be a "houseboy."

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Related Topix: Hayward, CA, Fremont, CA, Science / Technology

Patch.com

San Ramon Police Still Searching for Missing Elderly Woman With Dementia

"Several sightings of Luba have been reported near Norris Canyon Road in unincorporated Contra Costa County, close to the Alameda County border.

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Related Topix: San Ramon, CA, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Contra Costa County, CA, Castro Valley, CA

Fremont Bulletin

Oakland Tribune editorial: Voters should reject doubling of county transportation sales tax

Alameda County voters in the Nov. 4 election will be asked if they want to approve Measure BB, which, according to the deceptive ballot wording, "augments by 1 2-cent and extends" the existing county transportation sales tax.

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Related Topix: Hayward, CA, Albany, CA, Union City, CA, Opinion

Courthouse News Service

Unionization Fight at Oakland Airport

The operator of a Jamba Juice at Oakland International Airport sued Oakland and its Port Commission, claiming city officials are trying to force small businesses to unionize.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Contra Costa Times

Paramedics could reroute 911 patients

Paramedics could have a bigger say over where 911 emergency patients are treated and aid in their recovery after hospitalization under a proposal to expand their health care roles -- a move opposed by nurses unions.

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Related Topix: Alameda, CA, Hayward, CA, Fire

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Patch.com

Dublin Library Extends Hours of Service

The Dublin Library is pleased to announce new, expanded hours of service. Beginning September 3, the Library adds Wednesday mornings from 10:00 AM until 12 Noon to its operating schedule.

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Contra Costa Times

Oakland Tribune editorial: Helen Foster is the better pick for Alameda County schools superintendent

Alameda County schools Superintendent Sheila Jordan is stepping down after nearly 16 years, just as California enters a new era of education financing.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Personal Finance, Retirement, Livermore, CA, Opinion

Inside Bay Area

Oakland: Man killed in I-880 wreck identified

A man who died Tuesday night after a car he was riding in collided with a big-rig on Interstate 880 was identified by the Alameda County Coroner's Office on Wednesday as Sean Alberts, 47, of Oakland.

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KTVU Oakland

Hercules man convicted of murder in botched marijuana robbery

A Hercules man was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday for his role in an alleged scheme to steal marijuana from a man at an Alameda apartment complex three years ago that resulted in the intended victim's death.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Alameda, CA, State Prisons, Prison

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