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News Pix: Judge Visits Martins Beach, Oakland Hires Police Chief, Fires Rage

May 16, 2014 | 11:58 am

News Pix: Judge Visits Martins Beach, Oakland Hires Police Chief, Fires Rage

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The news in photos from around the Bay Area.

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It’s Official: Sean Whent Named Oakland Police Chief

May 14, 2014 | 1:15 pm

It’s Official: Sean Whent Named Oakland Police Chief

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Permanent appointment of interim chief wins praise from one of the department’s severest critics.

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News Pix: Local Chef Wins Foodie Oscar; Car Crashes Into Apple Store

May 9, 2014 | 1:26 pm

News Pix: Local Chef Wins Foodie Oscar; Car Crashes Into Apple Store

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The news in photos from around the Bay Area.

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Richmond City Council Approves Increase in City’s Minimum Wage

May 7, 2014 | 3:30 pm

Richmond City Council Approves Increase in City’s Minimum Wage

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Berkeley also acts,, with City Council voting for more gradual hike and further study of the issue.

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Oakland Imposes New Rules to Slow Down Rent Increases

May 7, 2014 | 11:34 am

Oakland Imposes New Rules to Slow Down Rent Increases

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Ordinance places new limits on rent hikes based on capital improvements to properties.

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In Oakland, Finding a Place for Kids to Play

May 7, 2014 | 10:03 am

In Oakland, Finding a Place for Kids to Play

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East Oakland mom was thrilled to find nonprofit group providing a safe outdoor play space. …read more

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Will Affluent Oaklanders Support Renewal of Anti-Crime Tax?

April 29, 2014 | 2:32 pm

Will Affluent Oaklanders Support Renewal of Anti-Crime Tax?

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Better-off neighborhoods resort to private security patrols, raising question about support for levy.

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Berkeley Mayor Proposes East Bay Regional Minimum Wage

April 24, 2014 | 11:29 am

Berkeley Mayor Proposes East Bay Regional Minimum Wage

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In the proposal, East Bay cities would join together to gradually increase minimum wage to $12.25.

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Oakland Schools Get Wireless Upgrade, New Computers

April 21, 2014 | 9:59 am

Oakland Schools Get Wireless Upgrade, New Computers

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Expenditure of more than $3 million will help with teaching, learning and new online standardized tests.

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Even More Bay Bridge Problems: Corrosive Rust Discovered

April 19, 2014 | 8:30 am

Even More Bay Bridge Problems: Corrosive Rust Discovered

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The corrosion is significant because it leaves the rods and cables in question vulnerable to cracks.

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