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Neighbor Sues Owner of Demolished Arts Space, Alleging Toxic Runoff

Developer Danny Haber's project to rebuild a red-tagged live-work warehouse has been stalled by environmental review and could be delayed further. When Kristin Matteson …
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Alameda Council Asks DA to Probe Secret Recording

Two other Alamedans, including Assemblymember Rob Bonta, also say they believe embattled City Manager Jill Keimach secretly taped them, too. The Alameda City Council vot…
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Letters of the Week: Our Readers Chime in on Last Week's Issue

"Nipped in the Bud," Feature, 4/11…
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Growing Pains Part 2: Back to the Underground

Instead of welcoming the cannabis industry into the light, Oakland's new rules are putting many out of business, while others are disappearing into the illicit market. A…
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Cemetery and Enviros Reach Deal on Oaks

A settlement between Mountain View Cemetery and the California Native Plant Society protects hundreds of native oak trees. It's hard to overstate how important quercus a…
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Oakland Public Education Fund News - April 12, 2018

Celebrating Our Schools, from A to Z"Celebrating Our Schools" highlights inspiring stories from across Oakland.In this edition: how our A to Z Fund mini-grants impact schools and community.Meet the S…
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Earth Talk: Lithium Batteries

Dear EarthTalk: Is the extraction of lithium for lithium ion batteries really worse for the environment than fracking?   -- M.N. In a world of modern technology, lithium-i…
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Fourteen Iconic Bison from 'Pablo Allard' Historic Herd Brought to Oakland Zoo's California Trail by Blackfeet Nation of Montana

Oakland, CA -- Cultural leaders, elders and members of the Blackfeet Nation (of the Blackfeet Native American Reservation in Browning, Montana) gathered ceremoniously yesterday in transferring 14 of …
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Read Aloud to Students to Celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrate national Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month with us during our 3rd annual Asian Pacific American Literature Read-In Week, May 7–11, 2018!  We invite you to visit an Oakland school to re…
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StudioToBe Is Everything but a Traditional Media Company

The new Oakland company will incorporate a co-working space, bar, and restaurant in the name of engagement. Donald Trump's election ignited a fervor around the importanc…
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No Accountability for Interchange Counseling Institute Founder Steve Bearman

Before he was sued by six women for alleged sexual assault, a state licensing board failed to investigate reports of his misconduct. Nearly two years before Interchange …
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Letters of the Week: Our Readers Chime in on Last Week's Issue

"Fire and Fortune," Feature, 4/4…
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Growing Pains Part 1: Nipped in the Bud

Small farmers had hoped to usher in California's new legal cannabis market, but the state's high taxes and fees and a loophole in its regulatory scheme are allowing Big Weed to take over. …
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Strange Bedfellows

In Alameda, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. The year 2018 may finally prove that old political clichés are true, at least in Alameda.…
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Alameda’s Ferry Nightmare

The city wants to reduce traffic on the Island, but ferry riders say access problems at the Harbor Bay terminal is making matters worse. Christine Lok is part of a growi…
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