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1 hr ago | Vallejo Times-Herald
Looking around last week at the exhibitor showroom of CannaCon, the huge marijuana-business expo held outside Seattle, Greg James had something of an epiphany: The pot industry in America is growing like, you guessed it, a weed.
4 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
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.
4 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
The nonprofit civic organization Open Oakland this week launched a website that maps many of the seismically unsound "soft-story" apartment buildings across town.
4 hrs ago | Oakland Post
In 2013, police killed 400 people in the United States. Most died with barely a blip on the world's screen.
8 hrs ago | Raiders
Meet Raiders Legend Odis McKinney at The Raider Image at Hegenberger in Oakland on Friday, August 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Meet Raiders Legend Burgess Owens at The Raider Image at Hegenberger in Oakland on Friday, August 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Meet Raiders Legend Odis McKinney at The Raider Image at Universal CityWalk on Friday, ... (more)
12 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
Oakland native Sheila E. -- who this year has been frequently returning to her roots with appearances at the Oakland Running Festival, Yoshi's nightclub and a school music fundraising show at the Fox Theater -- headlines the city's gay pride festival Sunday.
An alleged juvenile car thief was tasered early Thursday after a high-speed chase through Oakland that reached speeds in excess of 100 mph, according to the California Highway Patrol.
An Oakland man was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges that he shined a green laser at a California Highway Patrol helicopter in East Oakland.
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.
The school district is apologizing to parents of special education students who were left on the side of the road this week when a new school bus vendor failed to pick them up, calling the situation "embarrassing and unacceptable."
Stories you shouldn't miss: 1. Oakland police launched a hate-crime investigation after a noose was left on a city-owned truck at a Public Works Department parking lot, the Trib $ reports.
Last week, SFGate ran a piece on what it costs to buy a home around the Bay Area .
This photo shows the Earth's shadow cast over the surface of the moon as a total lunar eclipse over the Chabot Space and Science Center observatory in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Meet Raiders Legend Cliff Branch at The Raider Image at Hegenberger in Oakland on Thursday, August 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Meet Raiders Legend Burgess Owens at The Raider Image at Hegenberger in Oakland on Thursday, August 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Meet Raiders Legend Greg Townsend at The Raider Image at Hegenberger in Oakland on ... (more)
Police confiscated stacks of cash, about 100 grams of cocaine and a small quantity of marijuana Tuesday night after stopping a motorist for speeding, said a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.
Police launched an investigation Wednesday into a noose found hanging from a truck at Oakland's corporation yard, and top city leaders met for more than two hours with workers to discuss the racially charged incident.
Jason Anderson has been a staunch activist in the Oakland area for about half a decade and has been working very hard on keeping the historic Liberty Hall building, the original Oakland home to Marcus Garvey's UNIA in West Oakland, in the hands of the Black community.
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