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First cat cafe in United States opens in Northern California

Oakland - Think Americans are a little pet obsessed? Think the "Hello Kitty" craze was over the top, even before we all found out "Hello Kitty" was not a cat at all? Well, hang on -- you ain't seen nothin' yet!

Kaiser hospitals say they'll stay open if nurses strike

Oakland - Kaiser Permanente pledged Friday to keep all of its Northern California hospitals open next week when nurses walk off their jobs to demand greater safety precautions against the Ebola virus.

Family of brain-dead California girl says she's still responsive

Oakland - An attorney for an Oakland, Calif., girl declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy last year released video clips Thursday he said shows her responding to verbal commands.

Targeted Israeli cargo ship quietly unloaded in SF Bay Area

Oakland - A cargo ship targeted by protesters upset over Israel's actions in Gaza was quietly unloaded in Oakland overnight and headed out of the bay early Wednesday.

Man leaps from newly constructed Bay Bridge span

San Francisco - An unidentified man leapt to his death from the recently opened eastern span of the Bay Bridge on Wednesday morning at around 10 AM.

New additions make Oakland A's armed and very dangerous

Oakland - If the Oakland A's weren't on the short-list of teams likely to win the 2014 World Series a week ago they are now, thanks to a trade of monumental proportions with the Chicago Cubs.

Pinball returns to Oakland, California

Oakland - Welcome back to the city of Oakland lovers of pinball, your banishment is no more. For the first time in 80 years, the long-time hallmark of the American arcade can legally return to San Francisco's less-famous neighbor.

Op-Ed: Wanting better education, parents establish Nothern Light School Special

Oakland - With only $50 in their pockets, and 12 students on the school's inaugural first day, back in 1989, four women founded Northern Light School.

Report: Baseball's A's to stay in Oakland for at least 10 years

Oakland - The Oakland Athletics baseball team is expected to sign a 10-year lease to remain in the East Bay Area city it has called home for the past 46 years.

Oakland students demand release of guard caught beating student

Oakland - An Oakland high school security guard was recently fired and arrested after caught on film handcuffing and beating a wheelchair-bound student. To the surprise of some, students are up in arms and demanding the guard's release and reinstatement.

Occupy protester wounded by Oakland police gets $4.5 million

Oakland - A former US Marine and Iraq war veteran who was critically injured after being struck in the head with a 'less lethal' police projectile during an Occupy Wall Street protest in Oakland in 2011 will receive $4.5 million from the city.

Oakland may soon be able to make its own rules on gun control

Oakland - Oakland, plagued with escalating gun violence, may become the only city in California to be able to make its own laws on the licensing and registration of guns, if Governor Jerry Brown signs AB180 by midnight Sunday.

All eyes on Oakland as Oakland has plans for eyes on all

Public safety is an issue that concerns all in this age of terrorism. Port cities such as Oakland can be particularly vulnerable to attacks. What started out to be plans for a Port of Oakland surveillance center has turned out to be much more.

Review: 'Fruitvale Station' a balanced, powerful look at Grant tragedy Special

It would have been so easy to make this movie preachy, or sentimental, or one-note. But writer-director Ryan Coogler boldly sidesteps these traps in his debut, “Fruitvale Station” – a raw, moving depiction of Oscar Grant's last day alive.

Vet barely survived police beating at Occupy rally, sues Oakland

Oakland - Army veteran Kayvan Sabeghi, 33, was badly injured, arrested and sent to jail during an Occupy Oakland protest in November 2011. He is now suing Oakland for being denied medical treatment, as he barely survived the experience.

Occupy Oakland rally in support of South African Miners (photos) Special

Oakland - On Friday, August 24, Occupy Oakland CA was out in the streets, rallying in support of the striking Marikana miners, gunned down recently by South African police.

Video: Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland (update)

Oakland - A rally and occupation action for accused whistleblower Bradley Manning was held at President Obama's campaign headquarters in Oakland and Portland on August 16. 12 people were arrested. Updated with photos.

MLB: Athletics cool off Blue Jays to begin three-game series Special

Toronto - Both teams came into the game riding win streaks - the Toronto Blue Jays had just swept the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics - the hottest team in baseball - had just swept the major league leading New York Yankees in four games.

Oakland report: 'Overwhelming military-type response' criticized

Oakland - A federal judge has issued an ultimatum to the city of Oakland, CA. Find a way to handle all the complaints against the police or start being sanctioned.

Shooting at Oakland school leaves seven dead

Oakland - Seven people perished at an Oakland, California college on Monday after a Korean-American gunman opened fire, alleged to be angry at his treatment at the school.

Op-Ed: Napoleon set to conquer big screen at Oakland's Paramount Theater Special

San Francisco - Emperor Napoleon is set to conquer once again, well the big screen that is, at Oakland's Paramount Theater this weekend. A dress rehearsal with the Oakland East Bay Symphony was held on Friday March 23.

Videos of Occupy Oakland clash with police spread online

Oakland - Many videos have begun circulating online, showing multiple perspectives of the Occupy Oakland yesterday. Some videos focus on black-clad protesters destroying property while other clips look at the late-night clashes with police.

Photo Essay: Occupy protests across the world this week

In cities from Amsterdam to Oakland, Occupy protests are still taking place in downtown streets, attracting anywhere from dozens of protesters to thousands of supporters. Check out our photo essay telling the visual story of this worldwide protest.

Update: Protests surround Oakland as Mehserle is released

Oakland - Eleven months after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the New Years Day 2009 shooting of Oscar Grant, former BART cop Johannes Mehserle is set to be released Monday, leading to protests Sunday afternoon.

MacBook owner remotely captures criminal on camera

Oakland - A designer from California had his Apple MacBook stolen just days after moving into his new apartment in Oakland. The man was one step ahead though, using theft-tracking software to (quite literally) capture the criminal.

Oakland outraged by Mehserle verdict of involuntary manslaughter Special

Oakland - Riots broke out in Oakland California, on Thursday night, after a Los Angeles jury in the Johannes Mehserle case reported a verdict of "involuntary manslaughter, with a gun."

Oakland, California prepares for verdict in Mehserle trial

The City of Oakland, California is on edge awaiting the jury's verdict, expected next week, in the trial of former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) cop Johannes Mehserle for fatally shooting Oscar Grant at a BART station on New Year's Day, 2009.

Oakland to tax, regulate marijuana

Oakland - Oakland, California may license three large marijuana growing operations whose revenues will be taxed in order to help soothe the city's debt.

MLB: Oakland A's Reach Deal with Ben Sheets

The Oakland Athletics are looking to strengthen their starting pitching rotation for the new season and reached a deal with pitcher Ben Sheets.

Obama Signs Loaded Defense Bill Full of Non-Defense Items

President Obama promised transparency, he promised not to cave in to special interest groups, and he promised to cut pork barrel spending.
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A view of Oikos University in Oakland  using Google Street View
A view of Oikos University in Oakland, using Google Street View
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Another rendition of the painting  this student is eager to show his work to the class.
Another rendition of the painting, this student is eager to show his work to the class.
Courtesy of Cornelia de Schepper and Northern Light School, Oakland, CA
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Known as  The Floating White House  the USS Potomac served as host to many meetings and gatherings f...
Known as "The Floating White House" the USS Potomac served as host to many meetings and gatherings for official heads of state and dignitaries from around the world. The USS Potomac Association offers use of the presidential yacht for private parties, special occasions and corporate events.
Courtesy of USS Potomac Association
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Scenes at the Veteran s rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland  Ca.
Scenes at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
Occupy Oakland
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The 4th  5th and 6th grade students in the Thursday art class program  coordinated by Leah Bullen. T...
The 4th, 5th and 6th grade students in the Thursday art class program, coordinated by Leah Bullen. Thursday June 5 was the last day of the school year. Bullen has provided the class with an art history perspective featuring famous artists each week; as well as interpretive art projects that encourage the students' creativity and artistic growth.
Courtesy of Cornelia de Schepper, and permission of Northern Light School
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CRANES: Cranes used to unload shipping containers at the San Francisco Bay Area s largest port wait ...
CRANES: Cranes used to unload shipping containers at the San Francisco Bay Area's largest port wait for ships at the Port of Oakland.
Ingrid Taylar/Wikimedia Commons
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Busy creating  one student adds some detail to her rendition of Gustav Klimpt s painting   The Kiss....
Busy creating, one student adds some detail to her rendition of Gustav Klimpt's painting, 'The Kiss.'
Courtesy of Cornelia de Schepper and by permission of Northern Light School, Oakland, CA
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Mesha Mongo Irizarry with De Lacy Davis  President of Black Cops Against Police Brutality  on stage ...
Mesha Mongo Irizarry with De Lacy Davis, President of Black Cops Against Police Brutality, on stage at Bang4Change2006, Civil Rights Revival Fest in SF, hosted by the Idriss Stelley Foundation.
Courtesy Idriss Stelley Foundation
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Protest and rally by veterans at Obama s Campaign office in Oakland  Ca
Protest and rally by veterans at Obama's Campaign office in Oakland, Ca
bradleymanning.org
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The Occupy Oakland protests before the police raid
The Occupy Oakland protests before the police raid
BlackHour
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Elementary and Middle School kids from grades 5 through 8 get the chance to experience an up close l...
Elementary and Middle School kids from grades 5 through 8 get the chance to experience an up close look at US History. "We have eight educational cruises a year, said Marti Burchell of the USS Potomac Association. It is a great way for teachers and students to learn about history and it has been very successful."
Courtesy of USS Potomac Association
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The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (or simply The Bay Bridge) at night. The Bay Bridge links San F...
The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (or simply The Bay Bridge) at night. The Bay Bridge links San Francisco to Oakland.
Caroline Culler
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The Oakland A s World Series titles displayed on a tarp covering upper deck seating at the Oakland C...
The Oakland A's World Series titles displayed on a tarp covering upper deck seating at the Oakland Coliseum.
BrokenSphere
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Northern Light School in Oakland  CA
Northern Light School in Oakland, CA
Courtesy of Michelle Lewis, Northern Light School, Oakland, CA
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Oakland Police spoke to Tony Coleman after a press conference in which he called for a public speako...
Oakland Police spoke to Tony Coleman after a press conference in which he called for a public speakout and the right to assemble after the verdict in Johannes Mesherle's trial for the shooting death of Oscar Grant on New Year's Eve 2009.
Courtesy Jonathan Nack
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Surveillance cameras
Surveillance cameras
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Oakland Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie
Oakland Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie
Illustration by Digital Journal
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Founder and co-principle Michelle Lewis and her faculty and staff at Northern Light School.
Founder and co-principle Michelle Lewis and her faculty and staff at Northern Light School.
Courtesy of Cornelia de Schepper and with permission of Northern Light School, Oakland, CA
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LEASE: Baseball at the Oakland Coliseum could continue for at least 10 more years under a rumored de...
LEASE: Baseball at the Oakland Coliseum could continue for at least 10 more years under a rumored deal between the team, the city and Alameda County.
Minesweeper/Wikimedia Commons
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Scenes at the Veteran s rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland  Ca.
Scenes at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
Occupy Oakland
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