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3 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Oakland: One killed in collision between Amtrak train and SUV

A 48-year-old Oakley man was killed Monday night when the SUV he was driving was hit by an Amtrak train in East Oakland, authorities said Tuesday.

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3 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Oakland: One killed in collision between Amtrak train and car

A 48-year-old Oakley man was killed Monday night when the SUV he was driving was hit by an Amtrak train in East Oakland, authorities said Tuesday.

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5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

From the Folks Who Brought you Ferguson: Urban Shield Arrives in Oakland, CA.

It's four days of glorifying militarized police and their deadly toys. It's a convention which markets death via its trade show and whose 2013 publicity has a picture of commandos on a BART train pointing assault weapons while a passenger rides nonplussed .

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

13 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Free flu vaccines for 60,000 Oakland kids

The largest ever seasonal flu vaccine program for Oakland youngsters will roll out Oct. 1, with the Alameda County health department targeting 60,000 elementary school students with free vaccines at 130 schools.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Family, Kids, Medicine, Influenza, Health, Education Etc.

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Oakland Tribune editorial: Wieskamp and Burgis best picks for EBRPD board

Residents of Alameda and Contra Costa counties are fortunate to have the nation's largest regional park system.

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Related Topix: Contra Costa County, CA, Fremont, CA, Livermore, CA, Opinion

Sun Aug 31, 2014

SFGate

BikeMobile fixes more than kids' bikes

A recent Wednesday, 10:27 a.m.: When 12-year-old Eric Austin got a Mongoose Rebel bike for his birthday a year ago, he flew around his neighborhood with a new feeling of freedom and adventure - until he blew out a tire.

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

KRNV-TV Reno

California man sentenced in sex with 'houseboy'

A judge has sentenced a San Francisco Bay Area man to 15 years in prison following his conviction on charges he molested a 16-year-old who answered his ad for a "houseboy."

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Contra Costa Times

Drummond: Mills College welcomes female transgender applicants

Should someone who was born a man but now lives as a woman and identifies as a woman qualify for admission to a historically all-women's college? How about those who were born female but don't identify as one sex or the other? Or those who were born female but have undergone medical treatment to change their gender and are legally male? When people ... (more)

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Related Topix: Transgender, Mills College, Gay/Lesbian, Oakland, CA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Examiner.com

Veteran Cited by Alameda Police to Organize Homelessness March

A United States Marine Corps veteran cited in July by Alameda Police for sleeping in his van is fighting the $480 ticket, and organizing a march in Oakland to raise awareness of the criminalization of homelessness on the day of his hearing.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, Oakland, CA, Alameda, CA

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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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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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

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