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Bay Area’s Top Stories in 2013: Housing’s Insane, Techies to Blame — and Pray for Rain

December 30, 2013 | 10:00 am

Bay Area’s Top Stories in 2013: Housing’s Insane, Techies to Blame — and Pray for Rain

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Affordable housing, and the lack of it, turns into a cause. Meantime, where’s our wet season?

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Ex-Officers Often Investigate Police-Involved Shootings

April 11, 2013 | 10:10 am

Ex-Officers Often Investigate Police-Involved Shootings

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by Shoshana Walter, The Bay Citizen After Oakland police Officer Miguel Masso shot and killed 18-year-old Alan Blueford last May, prosecutors quickly released their investigator’s findings about the incident, amid a public outcry and a protest that shut down a City Council meeting. The shooting was justified, according to the evidence collected by Michael Foster […]

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Oakland City Council Votes to Hire William Bratton as Police Consultant

January 23, 2013 | 5:45 am

Oakland City Council Votes to Hire William Bratton as Police Consultant

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From KQED’s Andrew Stelzer: Former New York City and Los Angeles police chief William Bratton is coming to Oakland as a consultant to the city’s struggling Police Department. After a nine-hour meeting and four hours of public comment, the Oakland City Council voted 7 -1 early Wednesday to approve a $250,000 dollar contract that retains […]

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Oakland City Council Considers Consultant Contract For William Bratton

January 22, 2013 | 11:27 am

Oakland City Council Considers Consultant Contract For William Bratton

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Recent Oakland City Council meetings have proved loud and contentious, and with the proposed $250,000 contract to bring on controversial police consultant William Bratton on the agenda, tonight’s meeting may be just as raucous. The former Los Angeles police chief and New York City police commissioner, Bratton is credited with sharp reductions in crime in […]

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January 7, 2013 | 9:00 am

A.M. Splash: Oakland Police Union Resists Sheriffs’ Aid; Google Settlement Changes Patent Wars; Netflix Signs Warner Bros. Deal

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Oakland police union slams plan to help (SF Chronicle) Oakland’s plan to bring in Alameda County sheriff’s deputies to help patrol crime-ridden streets is being resisted by the city’s police union – the very group that has long been crying for help. “I wouldn’t say I’m that surprised, but it is disappointing,” Mayor Jean Quan […]

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November 15, 2012 | 8:36 am

A.M. Splash: Oakland Ordered to Negotiate on Police; SF Committee Approves Warriors Arena; SF Micro-Apartment Plan Faces Challenge

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Judge orders Oakland into negotiations over future of OPD (Oakland Tribune) The federal judge who will decide the fate of Oakland’s embattled police department ordered the city to begin settlement negotiations with attorneys seeking an outside receiver with powers to fire department brass. Citing several areas of mutual agreement, including the need for additional court […]

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October 17, 2012 | 8:23 am

A.M. Splash: Oracle Boat Recovered; Santa Rosa Cyclist Describes Doping; Foxconn Acknowledges Underage Interns; Slain Ambassador Honored

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Towering America’s Cup boat recovered (SF Chronicle) The massive, state-of-the art Oracle Team USA catamaran racing sailboat that flipped and was dragged out the Golden Gate was brought ashore early Wednesday morning, officials said. The boat was towed to the team’s base at Pier 80 around 12:43 a.m., according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Oracle […]

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Facing Legal Pressure, Oakland Police Announce Tip Line, Gang Initiative

October 4, 2012 | 5:07 pm

Facing Legal Pressure, Oakland Police Announce Tip Line, Gang Initiative

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Under legal pressure, Oakland police are unveiling two new programs they hope will help fight the spike in violent crime in the city. Five men were shot to death in a 18-hour period Monday night and Tuesday in the city. At the same time, pressure is mounting on the police to account for recent shootings […]

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July 31, 2012 | 8:49 am

A.M. Splash: U.S. Monitor Blasts Oakland Police; Feds Close SF Pot Clinics; Woody Allen Films in Marin; 49er Stadium Beams Rise in Santa Clara

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Oakland police stung by new criticism (Oakland Tribune) With Oakland’s control of its own police department potentially hanging in the balance, the federal monitor overseeing the force questioned its willingness to reform itself and raised concerns over photos posted at police headquarters of a federal judge and elected official doctored “in a manner … found […]

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Oakland Official Disavows 100-Block Crime Numbers

June 22, 2012 | 10:37 am

Oakland Official Disavows 100-Block Crime Numbers

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Oakland officials are acknowledging that Mayor Jean Quan’s “one-hundred block” crime-fighting plan miscalculated where most violent crime in the city takes place. Quan has been saying that 90 percent of the crime in Oakland takes place in 100 blocks, and that the city is focusing police and other city services on those blocks. On Wednesday […]

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