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Feb 1, 2023

Fatal Flaws

State Justice Department has been negligent in probing police shootings of possibly unarmed people     A law passed in 2020 compels the state Justice Department to investigate all incidents in which a police officer shoots and kills someone who is unarmed. But the department isn't investigating all of the incidents law enforcement...
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Jan 18, 2023

After the Storm

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Jan 11, 2023

Dissent and Destiny

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Jan 4, 2023

Hooked on Books

Short reads bring relief to local readers  If one is inclined to do some under-the-breath grumbling when that book club buddy foists yet another 600-plus-page doorstopper on the group for the next discussion, Kenneth C. Davis has 58...
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Dec 28, 2022

Inked in Love

NIAD salutes Andrés Cisneros-Galindo’s art and impact  On Jan. 14, when a public reception opens an exhibit of Andrés Cisneros-Galindo’s work, it will be a celebration of decades of his own printmaking—and also of his decades teaching at...
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Dec 28, 2022

No Victory Lap for Schaaf

Oakland Power Poll shows disappointment with the mayor, although many acknowledge that COVID-19 dealt her a bad hand As Libby Schaaf prepares to end her eight years as mayor, Oakland Power Poll respondents harbor decidedly ambivalent feelings about...
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Dec 21, 2022

From East 38th to Fruitvale

The national movement for racial justice has local roots On a brisk Minneapolis morning with snowflakes in the air and a windchill of 15, Georgio Wright and Kendrick White stand in front of the sprawling George Perry Floyd...
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Dec 14, 2022

A ‘Here Here’ in Richmond

Richmond’s first Latino mayor sees the problems—and the potential History was made in Richmond with the finalization of the November election. In the mayor’s race, current city council member Eduardo Martinez bested three other contenders, becoming Richmond’s first...
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Dec 7, 2022

The State of Oakland

Power Poll addresses homelessness, crime, blight and business loss Participants in the latest Oakland Power Poll hold an almost uniformly grim assessment of the state of their city, portraying homelessness, grime, crime, business flight and ineffective civic leadership...
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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...
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