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Tech Boom Spurs Changes in West Oakland

July 15, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Tech Boom Spurs Changes in West Oakland

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Sky-high rents are pushing people out of San Francisco, with many ending up in West Oakland.

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Skaters Want to Legalize Abandoned West Oakland Skatepark

July 11, 2014 | 2:00 pm

Skaters Want to Legalize Abandoned West Oakland Skatepark

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Volunteer-built haven on a dead-end street sits unused in midst of dispute between skateboarders, city.

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Air Pollution Controversy Swirls Around Oakland Army Base Development

May 6, 2014 | 6:30 am

Air Pollution Controversy Swirls Around Oakland Army Base Development

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Neighborhood residents already suffer from high rates of asthma, heart and lung disease, and cancer.

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Oakland Says Skateboarders Must Stop Using Skate Park Near I-880

April 14, 2014 | 8:40 am

Oakland Says Skateboarders Must Stop Using Skate Park Near I-880

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Skaters took pride in building it and cleaning up eyesore, but city is worried about legal concerns.

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Oakland Artist Crafts Homes for Those Who Have None

February 22, 2014 | 7:00 am

Oakland Artist Crafts Homes for Those Who Have None

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Sculptor builds tiny mobile structures that afford privacy and shelter for some of his neighbors.

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Good Read: ‘Dogtown Redemption,’ Saga of Oakland Recyclers, Gets Sundance Consideration

December 2, 2013 | 10:30 am

Good Read: ‘Dogtown Redemption,’ Saga of Oakland Recyclers, Gets Sundance Consideration

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From the L.A. Times: Oakland filmmakers await word on whether festival will screen documentary.

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Port of Oakland Truckers Stage Yet Another Work Stoppage

November 27, 2013 | 10:22 am

Port of Oakland Truckers Stage Yet Another Work Stoppage

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For third time this year, truckers group protests working conditions and new air-quality regulations.

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West Oakland Activist Honored by the White House

September 10, 2012 | 2:59 pm

West Oakland Activist Honored by the White House

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West Oakland activist Dana Harvey has been honored by the White House as one of 11 “Champions of Change,” who’ve worked to improve healthy food access. Harvey helped bring farm fresh produce to West Oakland’s food desert as the executive director of Mandela MarketPlace, a network of community businesses that includes a grocery co-op, a […]

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