Oakland Tribune

Woman jumps from Oakland stadium deck

  OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A woman who jumped from the third level of the Oakland Raiders’ stadium survived after a man tried to catch her and broke her fall, police said. The woman, who […]


Former President Jimmy Carter speaks at the "Let Freedom Ring" ceremony, Aug. 28, 2013, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (WhiteHouse.gov video still)

Habitat for Humanity crew robbed at gunpoint

  OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police say a group of workers were robbed at gunpoint at a Habitat for Humanity site where former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to tour in Oakland. The Oakland Tribune […]


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Mattress dumping bill has its origins in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A bill that would tack a fee on the purchase of a new mattress in California is heading to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. The bill passed by lawmakers last week is […]


George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, smiles after hearing a verdict of not guilty in his trial. (AP Photo)

Protesters of Zimmerman acquittal march in Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Protesters angered by the acquittal of George Zimmerman held largely peaceful demonstrations in three California cities, but broke windows and started small street fires Oakland, police said. The gatherings Saturday night […]



SF, Oakland plan holiday gun buyback

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – San Francisco and Oakland police hope a holiday gun buyback program will get firearms off the street. The Oakland Tribune reports that the buyback on Saturday will offer $200 each for up to three weapons per person.


Stunning meteor showers light up California sky

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Professional observers say streaking fireballs lighting up California skies and stunning stargazers are part of a major meteor shower, and the show is just getting started. The Oakland Tribune reports the […]



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