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Truckers protest outside Port of Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of truck drivers and their supporters are picketing outside the Port of Oakland over an impending deadline to upgrade their trucks and what they say are long wait times at […]


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)

Carter: Feds need to invest in affordable housing

  OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says he would work as harmoniously as he could with Republicans and Democrats in Congress to secure more federal funding for affordable housing if he were […]


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 […]


This undated photo provided by the Coke family shows Sandra Coke, a federal investigator. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Coke Family)

Body ID’d as missing Calif. federal investigator

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A woman’s body found near a Northern California park last week is that of a missing federal investigator, authorities said Tuesday. The Alameda County Coroner’s office has identified the body as […]


This image provided by the Oakland Police Department shows an undated booking photo of Randy Alana. (AP Photo/Oakland Police Department)

Authorities look for missing federal investigator

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in California searched for a missing federal investigator Friday after a parolee was identified as a person of interest in her disappearance. More than 50 local, state and federal investigators […]


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Restaurant Workers Killed

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A 21-year-old Oakland man is facing murder charges in the fatal shooting of two workers at a Wingstop restaurant. Jamaine Gurley is scheduled to appear in court later Friday after he […]


Dogs wait for adoption in shelter. (AP Photo)

Travelers give Hawaii dogs 2nd chance on mainland

(AP) – The lanky, charcoal-gray dog with a distinctive, wiry hairdo would stand out in most other animal shelters, but no one gave him a second look on Hawaii’s island of Kauai.


Financial aid unclaimed by low-income students

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Millions of dollars in financial aid is being unclaimed by California low-income students qualified for college. Only about half of the state’s high school seniors applied for federal and state financial aid last year.



Calif. bill would regulate ammunition sales

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — California assemblywoman Nancy Skinner has introduced a bill that would regulate ammunition sales in the state during a news conference in Oakland on Monday.


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Could be a mix up

Oakland has signed shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima from Japan. He says he signed with the A’s because General Manager Billy Beane is “extremely sexy and cool.” Apparently he saw “Money Ball” and thinks Brad Pitt really […]



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.




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