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  1. 9th annual Oakland Indie Awards nominees are inRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | Oakland Local

    May is here! May brings us within a month of the Oakland Indie Awards, a city tradition since 2007 that honors the businesses and people that make OaklandOakland. Nominees are competing in seven categories, each representing something different for our city.

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  2. 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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  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. 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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  5. 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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  6. Frustration boils over at West Oakland meetingRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2015 | Oakland Local

    West Oakland residents filled a room in the Willie Keys Community Center to standing room capacity Thursday night to voice frustration over violence on their streets. The scheduled bi-monthly meeting of the Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council, Beat 7x, turned into a reaction to the death of third-generation West Oaklander Chyemil Pierce on March 9. Pierce was killed by a stray bullet while trying to usher her children to safety.

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  7. Oakland's Ceasefire gains traction with collaborationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Oakland Local

    Despite a spate of shootings in West Oakland over the weekend that included the death of a young mother trying to protect her children from stray bullets on Monday afternoon, Oakland's renewed push to curb violent crime is working, various city officials claim. City officials agree violent crime remains a significant problem.

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  8. Family prepares to say goodbye to teenage homicide victimRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | Oakland Local

    Davon Ellis' stepmother described him as a kind, inquisitive and happy kid who easily made friends and always had a smile on his face. "His smile made a whole room change, something I looked forward to every morning," said Kisha Ellis, 35, of Oakland.

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  9. Is Oakland's decline in homicide a predictor of violent trends?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | Oakland Local

    Oakland's homicide rate: we study it, write about it, talk about it, and in some devastating cases, experience it. News anchors report on it without even blinking - a string of words that, when iterated time after time again, can become more an assemblage of sounds than an urgent symbol of our city's well-being.

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

    Feb 18, 2015 | 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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  11. 5 facts to keep in mind when dining out on the Town this Valentine's DayRead the original story

    Feb 5, 2015 | 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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  12. Remembering Bay Area hip-hop icon The JackaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | 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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  13. Minimum Wage and Lift Up Oakland, Part 2: The Morning AfterRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2015 | 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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  14. "Starving the beast" of juvenile institutions by reinvesting in our communityRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2015 | 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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  15. Reclaiming MLKRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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