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Oakland Public Education Fund News - December 6, 2018

The need for equity in Oakland public schools is clear. For every one Oakland student who gets well-stocked classrooms, extra learning support, and enrichments like field trips and art—three others d…
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Stephanie Has No Time to Wait - A Message from Meals on Wheels America

Every day, Stephanie gazes out her window. Outside, neighbors chat, children play and cars shuttle families to and fro – life unfolding just beyond her reach. Confined to a wheelchair and unable to …
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Letters of the Week: Our Readers Chime in on Last Week's Issue

"The Corrupt Official Who Wanted to be a Cannabis Kingpin," Feature, 11/28…
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New Baby Baboon Kicks-off Third Generation at Oakland Zoo

Oakland, CA – Oakland Zoo is celebrating its newest addition to the Hamadryas baboon troop, now three generations strong.  Mocha’s (mother) baby boy, Mousa, was born on the night of November 3rd.  Mo…
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Rooftop Newsletter: Every Thursday

Last Thursday would normally have been the day for our blog post to appear in this space but we knew folks would not be sitting in their offices checking their emails. Last Thursday was, as we all kn…
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California's Nightmare

The horrific Camp Fire has proven that the state can no longer afford unchecked development in wildland areas or next to them. Californians have been heading to the Sier…
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Conservatives Target Malia Vella

After progressives won a sweeping victory in Alameda on Nov. 6, Island conservatives are now attempting to recall a city councilmember. But ALCO Dems are on her side. Al…
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Letters of the Week: Our Readers Chime in on Last Week's Issue

"The East Bay's Tow Hustle," Feature, 11/14…
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Did Freemasons Secretly Build an 'Equinox Observatory' in Oakland's Skyline?

Or is an amateur historian just seeing things? Mark Brustman has either uncovered a long lost and fascinating feature of Oakland history, or he's experiencing the equiva…
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Oakland Zoo Bids Bittersweet Farewell to Nikko the Gibbon, to Create 'Blended' Family at Santa Barbara Zoo

White-handed gibbons are very social and monogamous - known to mate for life - and the popular Nikko, aged a mature 35 years, has been mate-less for almost a year. While he will be sorely missed at O…
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Oakland Parks, Recreation and Youth Development News - November 15, 2018

Looking for something fun for your kids to do this Thanksgiving Break? OPRYD has Turkey Camps all over the city. Please contact individual locations for more information.Sheffield Village Recreation …
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Pro-Tenant and Pro-Housing

East Bay voters made it clear that they favor candidates who advocate not only for more renter protections and more homeless services, but also, more housing. In San Fra…
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The Problems With Bioplastics

People mistakenly try to recycle them, thereby contaminating the waste stream. Plus, they're not really compostable. Although they're designed and marketed as environmen…
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The East Bay's Tow Hustle

Towing companies are taking cars illegally, and it's costing people. One of the worst offenders is PPI Towing of Oakland. When Coyote Bryant and Kristina Thesken stopped…
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Letters of the Week: Our Readers Chime in on Last Week's Issue

"What Does the Apocalypse Smell Like?"…
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