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News Pix: Rain! Olympics! Surveillance! Books! Dogs!

February 7, 2014 | 9:00 am

News Pix: Rain! Olympics! Surveillance! Books! Dogs!

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A ‘drought denter’ arrives as elsewhere, a large California contingent takes part in the Winter Games.

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Rain Cancels Tonight’s ‘First Friday’ in Downtown Oakland

February 7, 2014 | 7:15 am

Rain Cancels Tonight’s ‘First Friday’ in Downtown Oakland

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Tomorrow night’s street party called off for first time in two years because of rain.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Bay Area Cameo: the A’s, Art Howe and ‘Moneyball’

February 2, 2014 | 3:27 pm

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Bay Area Cameo: the A’s, Art Howe and ‘Moneyball’

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Acclaimed actor dies at age 46, leaving behind a legacy that included one controversial baseball role.

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Ray Guy, Oakland Raiders Punter, Elected to Hall of Fame

February 1, 2014 | 7:40 pm

Ray Guy, Oakland Raiders Punter, Elected to Hall of Fame

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After several near misses, one of the franchise’s greatest players becomes first punter to enter Hall.

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Oakland’s First Fridays A Boon to Local Businesses

January 29, 2014 | 7:20 am

Oakland’s First Fridays A Boon to Local Businesses

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Popular monthly art and entertainment event draws crowds, and revenue, for neighborhood merchants.

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Two Police Shootings in Oakland Within 18 Hours

January 22, 2014 | 6:38 pm

Two Police Shootings in Oakland Within 18 Hours

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The two new fatalities are the latest in a string of violent confrontations involving the CHP in Oakland.

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Found in the Library: The Messages We Leave Behind

January 10, 2014 | 4:08 pm

Found in the Library: The Messages We Leave Behind

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Oakland library blogger collects notes — mysterious and mundane — that show up in returned books.

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Oakland Launches Campaign Against Child Sex Trafficking

January 9, 2014 | 6:16 pm

Oakland Launches Campaign Against Child Sex Trafficking

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Billboards and posters will show faces of victims and stories of how they escaped exploitation.

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Major Bay Area Cities See Decline in Homicides

January 7, 2014 | 8:00 am

Major Bay Area Cities See Decline in Homicides

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While property crimes are on the rise, homicides fell in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Richmond.

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Oaktown Gears Up for New Year’s With March, Vigil

December 30, 2013 | 3:52 pm

Oaktown Gears Up for New Year’s With March, Vigil

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March tonight is in solidarity with inmates; vigil tomorrow honors fifth anniversary of Oscar Grant shooting.

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