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  • The McClymonds Football Nightmare
  • The McClymonds Football Nightmare

    After officials deemed a transfer student ineligible, an undefeated team lost its shot at the playoffs — and it’s the students from West Oakland who will suffer.
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  • The Rise of the Coolers
  • The Rise of the Coolers

    Black-market alcoholic drinks, advertised on Instagram and often sold out of garages, are becoming increasingly popular in Oakland and throughout Northern California.
  • Saving the Homeowner Bill of Rights
  • Saving the Homeowner Bill of Rights

    Two years ago, California passed landmark statutes that sought to protect borrowers from wrongful foreclosures. But since then, big banks have successfully neutralized the law.
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  • Controlling the Surveillance State
  • Controlling the Surveillance State

    A new report from the ACLU shows that local law enforcement agencies have been spending big bucks on surveillance technology — and offers recommendations on how to rein in the spending.
  • An Unsafe Move for Kids
  • An Unsafe Move for Kids

    A controversial development project could displace a high school by Lake Merritt — and it's the city's most disadvantaged students who stand to suffer the consequences.
  • The Trouble with Kaiser's Technology
  • The Trouble with Kaiser's Technology

    Nurses say the healthcare giant's new Oakland Medical Center is plagued by dangerous equipment malfunctions, ineffective communication systems, and chronic understaffing.
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  • Switching Sides
  • Switching Sides

    California Deputy Attorney General Benjamin Diehl's job was to prosecute banks for defrauding the public. Now he works for them.
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  • News Media Ignores Black Protests

    Black demonstrators in Oakland and Berkeley are taking the reins of a movement and designing their own powerful protests against police violence. But the news media isn't interested.
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  • The McClymonds Football Nightmare

    After officials deemed a transfer student ineligible, an undefeated team lost its shot at the playoffs — and it’s the students from West Oakland who will suffer.
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    The department has become more effective in dealing with demonstrations, and is doing a much better job than Berkeley police and the CHP.

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