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Oakland Unified Moves to Save Gülen Movement Charter School

OUSD plans to appoint a director to BayTech's board while an ongoing investigation delves into allegations of financial mismanagement. Amid a management crisis and alleg…
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Letters of the Week: Our Readers Chime in on Last Week's Issue

"Disappeared in Death," Feature, 8/8…
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Oakland Parks, Recreation and Youth Development News - August 10 2018

NEW @ OPRYD!Sundays at a GlanceNothing like a magical afternoon to bring together a couple of thousand merrymakers who will head up the hill to the Woodminster Amphitheater to move and shake under a …
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A’s Off-Field Moves Build Winning Environment

Chemistry between Oakland players and coaches, as well as between the franchise and East Bay fans, has been a big part of the recipe for the A’s’ resurgence. I’ve worked…
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Rooftops Newsletter: You Can Go Home Again

Over the past year or so, we have been writing about new tools that NFESH has developed and deployed as part of our What A Waste and REACH projects. These tools are about discovery. NFESH cannot help…
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Lawsuit Alleges Ankle Monitoring Practices Are Akin to Extortion

A new class-action lawsuit accuses Alameda County of allowing a private company to charge excessive fees to people sentenced to electronic monitoring, telling them to pay up or go to jail. …
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BayTech Charter School Under Investigation

The principal suddenly resigned after the school's board accused him of fraud, but the controversy raises questions about the school's links to the Gülen movement. Just …
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Letters of the Week: Our Readers Chime in on Last Week's Issue

"Self-Care As a Political Act," Feature, 8/1…
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Cannabis Comes to Outside Lands

Will Grass Lands usher in the mainstreaming of cannabis at major events? This weekend, the Outside Lands Music Festival will mark its 11th year with an impressive lineup…
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Disappeared in Death

Homeless and mentally ill, Joshua Pawlik was unconscious right before four Oakland police officers killed him in March. His family and friends are seeking answers. Joshu…
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Oakland Power Trio STIMULI to Release Explosive Debut Album THEY ARE WE

Oakland, CA Bay Area rock band STIMULI create thoughtful and heavy rock music about the human condition, delivered through Jimmy Tomahawk's melodic and edgy vocals and spacious and heavy guitar r…
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Activists Push Back

Local immigrants' rights groups say the ban on protests at the West County Detention Facility is a violation of the First Amendment, and won't deter them from demonstrating. …
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A Tale of Two Arrests

The peaceful arrest of John Lee Cowell for the brutal murder of Nia Wilson was striking compared to BART's past treatment of Black suspects. When Michael Smith stepped o…
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Letters of the Week: Our Readers Chime in on Last Week's Issue

"Why Oakland Lost the Coal Lawsuit," News, 7/25…
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Hemp Almost Legal as Big Pharma Moves in on CBD 

The FDA's approval of the first-ever pharmaceutical drug containing cannabidiol could lead to a crackdown on other cannabis products. Anyone even vaguely familiar with c…
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