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  1. Let's fix the voter turnout gapRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Oakland Local

    Our state's voter turnout in the most recent election was historically low: Only 42 percent of registered voters turned out. If you include the total eligible population , the numbers sink to a dismal 31 percent casting a ballot.

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  2. 5 facts to keep in mind when dining out on the Town this Valentine's DayRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 5 | Oakland Local

    Oakland's minimum wage increase from $9 an hour to $12.25 was passed this November by an overwhelming 82 percent of the vote. Potentially, this means more money circulating within our local economy, more tax revenue for our schools and public programs and a break for the tens of thousands of Oakland residents who are struggling to make ends meet.

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  3. Remembering Bay Area hip-hop icon The JackaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | Oakland Local

    On Monday, Feb. 2, Dominic Newton, known more commonly by the stage name The Jacka, was shot and killed on the 9400 block of MacArthur Blvd. in East Oakland at around 8:15 p.m. According to sources at NBC News , Newton was reportedly shot in the head while standing outside of a van where he and a group of friends had gathered to create music. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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  4. Minimum Wage and Lift Up Oakland, Part 2: The Morning AfterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 8 | Oakland Local

    Much has happened since I wrote my original piece in Oakland Local about minimum wage, Lift Up Oakland , and why I supported a higher wage for my own workers and those all over Oakland: Measure FF passed, with over 80 percent of voters supporting it, and then the real work started. We're on our way to the second-largest percentage increase in minimum wage in US history, and have influenced surrounding cities to increase their wages to keep pace.

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  5. "Starving the beast" of juvenile institutions by reinvesting in our communityRead the original story

    Friday Jan 30 | Oakland Local

    The "beast" of America's ravenous juvenile justice system is gobbling up our tax money, government resources, and most importantly, our kids. On January 14 at Impact Hub Oakland, people were lined up out the door abuzz with ideas about how to dismantle the juvenile prisons that are failing our society.

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  6. Reclaiming MLKRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Oakland Local

    On Sunday, January 18, a packed audience filled the Scottish Rite Center for In The Name of Love , the 13th Annual Musical Tribute honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hosted by Living Jazz , the event remains Oakland's only non denominational musical tribute to Dr. King, with this year's theme celebrating the creative achievements of Bay Area based African American female musicians. Musical performances included Oakland Children's Community Choir, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, and headlining acts Faye Carol, Linda Tillery, Gina Breedlove and Melanie DeMore.

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  7. Activists against police violence organize for justice in Oakland and beyondRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Oakland Local

    In 2014, Oakland Police Beat looked at the extent of civil rights complaints against the Oakland Police Department through a survey of court cases. In talking with civil rights attorneys with experience representing citizens in civil lawsuits against OPD, it became clear that the cases that make it to court are just the tip of the iceberg.

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  8. New BRT rapid transit line may help seniors age in place in East OaklandRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2015 | Oakland Local

    As AC Transit begins construction on Bus Rapid Transit on International Boulevard in Oakland, we wanted to take a moment to consider the impact of the new transit design on one population that relies heavily on the bus system: seniors, particularly low-income seniors, many of whom travel along this corridor. One commonly voiced fear about the new BRT line is that better transit will raise real estate prices in an area of historically lower income residents.

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  9. Negotiations underway, Oakland's superintendent offers teachers a big pay raiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | Oakland Local

    After years of Oakland teachers salaries being the lowest in the region and causing a debilitating turnover, Oakland's new superintendent is offering teachers a double-digit pay raise in negotiations that could be a game changer not only for teachers for but students as well. Teacher turnover has hampered past efforts to improve schools here, according to two agencies that looked at the issue, and has broken hearts among a student population particularly in need of dependable adults in their lives.

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  10. Local black men come together in Oakland to discuss Ferguson, how to move fowardRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | Oakland Local

    On Dec. 1, 20 young men of color dressed in everything from hoodies and jeans to slacks and dress shirts convened at Oakland's Impact Hub for a frank, fishbowl-style conversation on the Ferguson grand jury verdict and how they envision the world moving forward. What needs to change in America so that what happened in Ferguson, MO never happens again? This is the question on everyone's minds as protests around the country erupt from anger and disappointment over the Ferguson grand jury decision to forego an indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

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  11. Conversation at a post Ferguson healing center. Will keeping them open help?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | Oakland Local

    Young men and women, all about Michael Brown's age, sat in a loose circle in a room at Youth Uprising, the popular youth center in East Oakland. Their faces were somber in their shades of brown and black and Asian and mixed-race and white.

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  12. Notes And Photos From Friday's #EricGarner #MikeBrown ProtestRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2014 | Oakland Local

    On Friday, December 5, hundreds marched in a loop from 27th and Telegraph through downtown, West Oakland, and back to downtown, protesting the lack of indictment of police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Jevon Cochran, a 24-year-old protester, led chants through a megaphone while marching.

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  13. Photos And Gifs From Berkeley's Anti-Police Brutality ProtestRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2014 | Oakland Local

    A crowd of about 1,000 marched through Berkeley and North Oakland on Sunday night in response to the police action during the previous night's protests. Saturday night, police teargassed and fired rubber bullets into a crowd of mostly students, many who had joined the protest after vandalism ceased.

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  14. Video: Soccer creates leaders of Oakland's immigrant studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Oakland Local

    They are refugees from countries where repressive governments or gangs frightened them to keep quiet. But here, the teenagers at Oakland International High School used their voices - and their new English language skills - to convince officials of the Oakland Unified School District to find them a place to play soccer.

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  15. The new social network: local organizations diminishing modern slaveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | Oakland Local

    In my previous article, modern day slavery was explored through the complex, multi-layered system of human exploitation that permeates our everyday lives. Known as our slavery footprint , what we buy connects us to people across the world as well as right here at home.

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  16. Five reasons to shop local this holiday seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | Oakland Local

    Last year, consumers shelled out a record-breaking $59.1 billion over the Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend, at an average of $423 per person, most of which went to national chains and big box stores. That's cash sailing straight out of the local economy and into the pockets of big money guys.

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  17. Locals hold net neutrality hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Oakland Local

    A coalition of local organizations concerned about preserving net neutrality held their own hearing, Bay Area Speaks, last Thursday night in SF. At issue is the Federal Communications Commission debate on whether to allow Internet providers to sell faster download speeds to big content providers.

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  18. At the Ferguson protest in OaklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | Oakland Local

    At 6pm last night a few hundred people were gathered at Oscar Grant plaza in downtown Oakland. They were waiting to hear what the Grand Jury would decide to do with Darren Wilson, the Police officer who shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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  19. Photos From The Oakland Protest In Solidarity With FergusonRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2014 | Oakland Local

    Last night hundreds took to the streets of Oakland to protest the ruling by a grand jury that officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Protesters marched from Downtown Oakland to Lakeshore and onto the I-580.

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  20. The new social network: highlighting our "Slavery Footprint" in consumerismRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Oakland Local

    An interactive website created by Oakland-founded startup Made in a Free World aggregates everything you use and consume on a daily basis and traces back the likely steps it took for each item to arrive in your possession. Chances are, its route to you was made possible through the exploitation of human beings.

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