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Meet the Ex-Cons Who Are Now Stopping Violence on Oakland’s Streets

June 6, 2013 | 9:51 am

Meet the Ex-Cons Who Are Now Stopping Violence on Oakland’s Streets

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Every week, between 10 and 30 men meet for hours at the Rainbow Recreation Center in East Oakland. These are the Men of Influence – mostly ex-convicts who have transformed themselves into respected neighborhood elders, intervening when violence is imminent on the Oakland streets. Their goal is simple: to reduce the shootings and homicides that have […]

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‘Men of Influence’ Bring Parenting to Oakland’s Toughest Streets

April 3, 2013 | 6:20 am

‘Men of Influence’ Bring Parenting to Oakland’s Toughest Streets

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Arnoldo Garay is coming off a bad year. Last year, when he was 16, Arnoldo said he was drinking, selling drugs and hanging out with a dangerous crowd. Then he fell into a dark depression. “It was crazy,” he said. “I tried to commit suicide.” He was admitted to a psychiatric hospital in Sacramento, and […]

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In Oakland, Trying to Stop Violence Before It Starts

April 2, 2013 | 6:20 am

In Oakland, Trying to Stop Violence Before It Starts

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Tange Harris found herself in the middle of a bad situation a few months ago. When she stopped by her mother’s house in East Oakland, her nephew was out front with two of his kids. Then a group of people showed up. They were there to beat up Harris’ nephew. “It was like 13 people […]

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Oakland Students March to Protest Gun Violence

February 21, 2013 | 7:29 pm

Oakland Students March to Protest Gun Violence

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Elementary school students and teachers from New Highland Academy in Oakland marched to the local library Thursday … with a police escort. They used to take the six-block walk every third Thursday, but gun violence in the neighborhood halted the monthly outings. The group marched wearing signs around their neck that said “Peace. Love. Books.” […]

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Oakland’s Other Crime Problem: Unsolved Homicides

February 12, 2013 | 9:00 am

Oakland’s Other Crime Problem: Unsolved Homicides

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On a recent morning, an ex-convict named Debonaire Dobbz sat shackled to a chair in an Oakland courtroom, charged with murder in a shooting a year ago. “This is not a whodunit. This is not a whodunit case–that’s the tragic element of this,” says Tim Murphy, the public defender representing Dobbz. He says a contractor […]

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September 21, 2012 | 4:14 pm

District 3 Debate: Garamendi vs. Vann

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The race for California’s newly redrawn 3rd Congressional District is heating up. So KQED’s Forum invited Democratic Congressman John Garamendi and Republican challenger Kim Vann to debate the issues on this morning’s Forum show. Host Dave Iverson–and several callers–asked Garamendi and Vann about a variety of topics. Here’s a sampling of the debate: Q: What […]

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September 21, 2012 | 10:58 am

Space Shuttle Endeavour Flies by KQED

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We here at KQED ran to the roof this morning to watch the space shuttle Endeavour fly around San Francisco. It looped around the building twice at 10:30 a.m. before heading down along the coast to Southern California. The actual space shuttle is hitched atop a 747 airliner for it’s final flight. It’s ultimately headed […]

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September 21, 2012 | 9:12 am

A.M. Splash: Regatta Traffic; Endeavour Flight; Shiny New iPhones

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Regatta to square off against big events (Sf Chronicle) Last month’s America’s Cup World Series races may have been a rousing success, but the real test for the city will come the weekend of Oct. 6 and 7, when the regatta squares off against the 49ers, Fleet Week, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, a bevy […]

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Go Daddy Goes Down, Anonymous Claims Responsibility

September 10, 2012 | 12:53 pm

Go Daddy Goes Down, Anonymous Claims Responsibility

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Source: Cbsnews GoDaddy, the domain registrar and Web hosting company, is down, perhaps taking millions of websites down as a result. “Status Alert: Hey, all. We’re aware of the trouble people are having with our site. We’re working on it,” @GoDaddy tweeted Monday. Read more at: www.cbsnews.com

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September 10, 2012 | 11:39 am

Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Assault Rifles, Mitt Romney, and the Republican Agenda

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U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein is up for reelection this year, facing Republican challenger Elizabeth Emken. Belva Davis, host of KQED’s This Week in Northern California, sat down with Feinstein during last week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Feinstein sounded off about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the Republican agenda and banning assault rifles. […]

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