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  1. West Oakland streets calm but tension remainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | Oakland Local

    Shots were fired last Tuesday night near 30th St. in West Oakland, disrupting the relative calm there since the tragic shooting death of a single mother on March 9. The death of Chyemil Pierce remains on the minds of residents, Street Outreach workers and city officials who hoped the tragedy would spur lasting change following a firestorm of criticism of the Oakland Police Department. Nobody was injured in Tuesday's shooting, but neighbors took to Facebook to chronicle the event and keep one another informed.

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  2. Underrepresented business owners play key role in mayor's economic planRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | Oakland Local

    At the center of Mayor Libby Schaaf's economic policy is growth that doesn't displace long-time Oakland residents through gentrification, but includes them through small business development, better jobs and affordable housing. Schaaf's first budget, released last month, stated her two of her top four priorities as increasing public safety, which is essential to business growth, and creating more jobs and housing, which is central to protecting long-time Oaklanders.

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  3. Growing number of Oakland seniors are homelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Oakland Local

    Guitar Whitfield, 70, spent much of his life at sea as a merchant marine and a musician on the side. When he returned to Oakland to visit family for the holidays a couple of years ago, he found himself homeless.

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  4. Gentrification takes a toll on Oakland seniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | Oakland Local

    At a recent meeting of the Hope and Justice Committee of St. Mary's Center , the members allowed a reporter to sit in as they discussed their experiences with gentrification. Ortencia is 82 and, like all the members of the group, preferred not to give her last name.

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  5. Nonprofits help seniors stay housed in OaklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | Oakland Local

    "We need to build more housing at all income levels, including affordable housing," Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said in a recent telephone interview. Oakland city staff are currently working on a Housing Equity Roadmap, due out in April 2015.

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  6. Affordable housing out of reach for many low-income Oakland seniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Oakland Local

    Gilbert Gibson, 67 - Bay Area born and bred - is, like so many other seniors, fighting to stay in the apartment where he has lived for 12 years. A graduate of Berkeley High, Mr. G , as he likes to be called, joined the Black Panther Party in 1967 and served breakfast to children.

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  7. Gentrification takes a toll on Oakland seniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | Oakland Local

    At a recent meeting of the Hope and Justice Committee of St. Mary's Center , the members allowed a reporter to sit in as they discussed their experiences with gentrification. Ortencia is 82 and, like all the members of the group, preferred not to give her last name.

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  8. West Oakland streets calm but tension remainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | Oakland Local

    Shots were fired last Tuesday night near 30th St. in West Oakland, disrupting the relative calm there since the tragic shooting death of a single mother on March 9. The death of Chyemil Pierce remains on the minds of residents, Street Outreach workers and city officials who hoped the tragedy would spur lasting change following a firestorm of criticism of the Oakland Police Department. Nobody was injured in Tuesday's shooting, but neighbors took to Facebook to chronicle the event and keep one another informed.

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  9. Kiva Zip loans fuels Oakland small business communityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2015 | Oakland Local

    The City of Oakland and Mayor Libby Schaaf have big economic plans, but the one the mayor is quick to discuss is anything but "big," unless you consider the potential impact on small, locally owned businesses striving to succeed. In 2013, the city became the first city in the country to become a Kiva Zip trustee, a role Schaaf says has infused the city's small business owners with necessary funds to grow, without using taxpayer money.

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  10. Speak Up Oakland encourages civic involvementRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2016 | Oakland Local

    At a time when the mayor's office has been under increasing scrutiny about corralling public comment during city council meetings and corralling protesters after dark, City Clerk LaTonda Simmons is hoping to funnel that civic energy into productive public forums. In February, the clerk's office added an e-comment feature to Speak Up Oakland , a communication platform designed to solicit and increase communication between residents and civic leaders.

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  11. Find out tonight which of these Oakland Indie Award nominees will winRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | Oakland Local

    The Oakland Indie Awards are here, a city tradition since 2007 that honors the businesses and people that make Oakland Oakland. Nominees are competing in seven categories, each representing something different for our city.

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  12. Growing number of Oakland seniors are homelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Oakland Local

    Guitar Whitfield, 70, spent much of his life at sea as a merchant marine and a musician on the side. When he returned to Oakland to visit family for the holidays a couple of years ago, he found himself homeless.

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  13. Kiva Zip loans fuels Oakland small business communityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2015 | Oakland Local

    The City of Oakland and Mayor Libby Schaaf have big economic plans, but the one the mayor is quick to discuss is anything but "big," unless you consider the potential impact on small, locally owned businesses striving to succeed. In 2013, the city became the first city in the country to become a Kiva Zip trustee, a role Schaaf says has infused the city's small business owners with necessary funds to grow, without using taxpayer money.

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  14. Find out tonight which of these Oakland Indie Award nominees will winRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | Oakland Local

    The Oakland Indie Awards are here, a city tradition since 2007 that honors the businesses and people that make Oakland Oakland. Nominees are competing in seven categories, each representing something different for our city.

    Comment?

  15. Growing number of Oakland seniors are homelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Oakland Local

    Guitar Whitfield, 70, spent much of his life at sea as a merchant marine and a musician on the side. When he returned to Oakland to visit family for the holidays a couple of years ago, he found himself homeless.

    Comment?

  16. Affordable housing out of reach for many low-income Oakland seniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Oakland Local

    Gilbert Gibson, 67 - Bay Area born and bred - is, like so many other seniors, fighting to stay in the apartment where he has lived for 12 years. A graduate of Berkeley High, Mr. G , as he likes to be called, joined the Black Panther Party in 1967 and served breakfast to children.

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  17. Warriors lead the series 4-1 after 40 yearsRead the original story

    May 28, 2015 | Oakland Local

    Last night's close victory against Houston has put us in the running for the 2015 NBA Championship after a 40 year dry spell. The last time we saw the Warriors in the championship, the federal minimum wage was $2.10/hour and President Nixon's accomplices in the Watergate scandal were found guilty.

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  18. Nonprofits help seniors stay housed in OaklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | Oakland Local

    "We need to build more housing at all income levels, including affordable housing," Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said in a recent telephone interview. Oakland city staff are currently working on a Housing Equity Roadmap, due out in April 2015.

    Comment?

  19. West Oakland streets calm but tension remainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | Oakland Local

    Shots were fired last Tuesday night near 30th St. in West Oakland, disrupting the relative calm there since the tragic shooting death of a single mother on March 9. The death of Chyemil Pierce remains on the minds of residents, Street Outreach workers and city officials who hoped the tragedy would spur lasting change following a firestorm of criticism of the Oakland Police Department. Nobody was injured in Tuesday's shooting, but neighbors took to Facebook to chronicle the event and keep one another informed.

    Comment?

  20. Underrepresented business owners play key role in mayor's economic planRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | Oakland Local

    At the center of Mayor Libby Schaaf's economic policy is growth that doesn't displace long-time Oakland residents through gentrification, but includes them through small business development, better jobs and affordable housing. Schaaf's first budget, released last month, stated her two of her top four priorities as increasing public safety, which is essential to business growth, and creating more jobs and housing, which is central to protecting long-time Oaklanders.

    Comment?

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