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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.
In the Media by Mike Rossi

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.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 3 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

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.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle

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.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Aman Dhanoa - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

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.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by David Silverberg

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.
In the Media by Al Boe - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Christopher Bates

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."
Digital Journal Report by Ann Garrison - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Ann Garrison - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Chris Stewart

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.
In the Media by Kristofor Molson

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.
In the Media by Michael Bearak - 13 comments

NFL: Russell steps up in fourth quarter to beat Broncos

Jamarcus Russell throws the go ahead touchdown to lead the Oakland Raiders over the Denver Broncos 20-19 at INVESCO Field at Mile High.
In the Media by Kristofor Molson

Oakland crime rate lower in 2009

The crime rate has dropped in 2009 from past years in many categories in Oakland, CA, causing residents to hope the trend continues.
In the Media by Al Boe - 3 comments

Four Day Football Fest in U.S.

Thanksgiving in the United States represents turkey, pumpkin pie and a ton of football. Not a bad way to start the end of the work week.
In the Media by Michael Bearak

Pot Tax Approved For Oakland, Voters To Decide

The Oakland City Council has approved a 1.8% tax on medical marijuana sold inside the city. If voters pass the proposal in July the city will be the first in the nation to tax the drug.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 comments
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Scott Olsen at the Veteran s rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland  Ca.
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Scott Olsen at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
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The Athletics celebrate its 7-2 win over the Blue Jays in the first of a three-game series at Rogers...
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The Athletics celebrate its 7-2 win over the Blue Jays in the first of a three-game series at Rogers Centre. Oakland is the hottest team in baseball with a 15-2 record in July
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Founder and co-principle Michelle Lewis and her faculty and staff at Northern Light School.
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Founder and co-principle Michelle Lewis and her faculty and staff at Northern Light School.
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Scenes at the Veteran s rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland  Ca.
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Scenes at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
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Scenes at the Veteran s rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland  Ca.
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Scenes at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
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Oakland Police spoke to Tony Coleman after a press conference in which he called for a public speako...
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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.
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Scenes at the Veteran s rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland  Ca.
Occupy Oakland
Scenes at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
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Surveillance cameras
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Scenes at the Veteran s rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland  Ca.
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Scenes at the Veteran's rally for Bradley Manning in Oakland, Ca.
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A view of the Oakland  California skyline
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A view of the Oakland, California skyline
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Mesha Mongo Irizarry with De Lacy Davis  President of Black Cops Against Police Brutality  on stage ...
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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.
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The Oakland A s World Series titles displayed on a tarp covering upper deck seating at the Oakland C...
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The Oakland A's World Series titles displayed on a tarp covering upper deck seating at the Oakland Coliseum.
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An activist headed for Oakland on November 5th wrote a number for legal aid on his arm  took a photo...
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An activist headed for Oakland on November 5th wrote a number for legal aid on his arm, took a photo, and posted the photo to Facebook, anticipating arrests.
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The Occupy Oakland protests before the police raid
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The Occupy Oakland protests before the police raid
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LEASE: Baseball at the Oakland Coliseum could continue for at least 10 more years under a rumored de...
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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.
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Protest and rally by veterans at Obama s Campaign office in Oakland  Ca
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Protest and rally by veterans at Obama's Campaign office in Oakland, Ca
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A view of Oikos University in Oakland  using Google Street View
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A view of Oikos University in Oakland, using Google Street View
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A banner proudly announces Northern Light School s 25 anniversary.
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A banner proudly announces Northern Light School's 25 anniversary.
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The 4th  5th and 6th grade students in the Thursday art class program  coordinated by Leah Bullen. T...
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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.
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