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Nov 30, 2022

Stepping Down

Oakland’s Mayor Libby Schaaf reflects as time in office comes to a close Oakland's 50th mayor, Mayor Libby Schaaf, has done a tremendous job in the last eight years compared with those who preceded her, a community leader who received a key to the city last month said.   Arabella Martinez, an...
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Nov 2, 2022

Tales of the Town

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Nov 2, 2022

Downtown Dilemma

The latest Oakland Power Poll finds widespread concern for the state of downtown as it emerges from the depredations of the pandemic Nine out of ten Oakland Power Poll participants believe it is time for the City of...
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Oct 19, 2022

Rewriting Wrongs: Stanford admits to antisemitic admission practices in the 1950s

It was well-known throughout the Jewish community in the 1950s that Stanford University discriminated against Jewish applicants, despite the university routinely denying biased admissions practices. Seventy years later, the university is finally admitting that it purposefully limited the...
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Oct 12, 2022

Abortion Rig​​hts Yes, Sports Betting No

Oakland Power Poll, regarding six statewide measures on the November ballot, finds almost universal support of constitutional protection for contraception and abortion access An overwhelming 96% of Oakland Power Poll respondents said they will vote in November to...
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Oct 5, 2022

‘THE INFINITE’ Will Space You Out at the Craneway: Take your protein pills and...

Of the millions who dream of being an astronaut as a child, only a tiny few ever make it into space. But Space Explorers: THE INFINITE, the virtual reality experience opening at Richmond’s Craneway Pavilion Oct. 13,...
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Sep 28, 2022

History Stands Corrected: Research and action center will tell Panthers’ story, revitalize their goals

As a child growing up in Los Angeles, Xavier Buck had never heard of the Black Panther Party. “I learned very little Black history other than slavery, Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks,” he said. But his journey...
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Sep 21, 2022

Rap Sn​​itches: A bill before Gov. Gavin Newsom would force prosecutors to seek a...

Gary Bryant Jr. exchanged gunfire with a man in an Antioch apartment parking lot on a July afternoon in 2014. Both were struck by bullets. Bryant survived and the other man died. Police said it was part of...
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Sep 7, 2022

Still on Strike: NUHW Kaiser mental healthcare workers demand better for patients

With her dog at her side, Laura Bramble spends a lot of time at the picket lines in front of Kaiser Permanente in Walnut Creek these days. She stands in solidarity with the striking National Union of...
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