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Oakland, San Diego run into ethics mess with their luxury suites

Sep 7, 2016

Monday’s blog focused on who will get free tickets to sit in the city of Sacramento’s suite at the new arena; today’s piece is a look at the mess caused in two California cities by such giveaways. The problems are … Continue reading

#NoSuchThing As A Child Prostitute

Jul 18, 2016
#NoSuchThing As A Child Prostitute

The California Endowment recently initiated the “No Such Thing” campaign with the hope to promote awareness of the fact that slang terms such as ‘underage hooker’ and ‘child prostitute’ are invalid. This movement came to fruition after the Associated Press declared it would remove  such terms from their dictionary and replacing them with “child...

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California Stem Cell Report
California Stem Cell Agency Moving This Month to Oakland, Pushed Out of San Francisco by High Rents

California Stem Cell Agency Moving This Month to Oakland, Pushed Out of San Francisco by High Rents

By the beginning of next month, California’s $3 billion stem cell research effort expects to be safely ensconced in its new headquarters in Oakland, once the stomping grounds of author Jack London and actor Tom Hanksand still the home of California Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Oakland, Calif.’s Real-Time Crime Map Uses Data to Drive Community Engagement

Jul 8, 2015

Users can view the latest criminal and emergency activity on a map as it is filtered through the Oakland Police Department’s 911-dispatch system.

Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Does Oakland Police Report Give Us Insight into Broken Discipline System?

Apr 19, 2015

The long-troubled Oakland Police Department became the latest focal point of potential police reform efforts on Tuesday as a scathing report was released. The police department over a decade ago was put in a federal receivership under the auspices of US District Judge Thelton Henderson. Judge Henderson appointed San Francisco attorney Edward Swanson, who...

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California Political News and Views
Oakland minimum wage hike burdens businesses, hurts employees

Oakland’s minimum wage rose by 36 percent to $12.25 less than a month ago, but the city’s neighbors to the north in Emeryville are already trying to follow suit. This week, the City Council settled on a plan to increase the minimum wage by 36 percent for smaller businesses, and by 60 percent for...

Oakland Police Test Cloud Storage for Body Camera Video

Mar 2, 2015

The city, which has the largest deployment of police body cameras in the world, will use a data storage system that meets the FBI standards for security.


Oakland Releases Automated License Plate Reader Data

Jan 26, 2015

The Electronic Frontier Foundation discovered that lower-income neighborhoods saw a disproportionate amount of license plates being scanned by police, but poor neighborhoods also tend to have more crime, which explains greater police presence.

Family Pet from Tracy, Missing for 3 Years, Found Alive in Oakland

Jan 16, 2015
Family Pet from Tracy, Missing for 3 Years, Found Alive in Oakland

OAKLAND (KTVU) - A Tracy family is celebrating a special homecoming this week; their dog Hana was found almost 50 miles away, three years after going missing. The family brought Hana, who is a Shiba Inu, to the US from Japan five years ago, according to KTVU. But after just two years with the...


Oakland Police Website Hacked

Dec 11, 2014

The hacker collective Anonymous claimed responsibility for disabling the police department's website under the apparent assumption that Oakland police were responsible for firing nonlethal ammunition at protesters Tuesday night.

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