Last Days at Downtown Oakland's Hotel Travelers?

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Last Days at Downtown Oakland's Hotel Travelers?

Residents of the SRO fear the new owner wants to squeeze them out and replace them with techies and hipster tourists.

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How the Oakland Police Underage-Sex Scandal Made Its Way onto Facebook and Instagram

Sources in the department said multiple Oakland police officers have carefully scrubbed and even deleted their online profiles to avoid scrutiny.

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Oakland, Developers Look to Convert SRO Housing into Boutique Hotels

City has no rules on preserving number of single-room-occupancy rooms as investors eye micro-apartments and beer gardens.

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Some Say Alameda County's New Green Energy Plan Isn't Green Enough

Some argue that the current strategy for a community choice energy system fails to adequately prioritize local energy generation — and the well-paying jobs that come with it.

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From Harborside to Marijuana Legalization to Oakland's New Pot Rules, A Recap of the Bay Area's Wild Weed Week

"Either the industry is going to evolve around it, or we're going to find out it's a clusterfuck in a year."

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Two Minimum Wage Initiatives for Berkeley Ballot

Last week the Berkeley council placed a second minimum wage initiative on November ballot, but many feel the move is designed to sabotage a more ambitious, community-driven effort.

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Oakland Official Working on Coal Export Plan has Significant Investments in Fossil Fuels

Activists fear that the city’s preferred expert consultant will minimize the health and safety impacts of coal shipments.

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Demouria Hogg's Shooter Named

After nearly a year, the identity of the Oakland police officer who shot Demouria Hogg was revealed in report clearing her of criminal charges.

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The Race for State Senate District 9 Is Leaning Left

The race for state Senate District 9 pits liberal against liberal.

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Oakland Hotel Approved Despite Minimum Wage Violations

A politically-connected attorney for a hotel company that violated Oakland's minimum wage law is pressuring the city to withdraw its investigation.

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Oakland Cops Quietly Acquired Social Media Surveillance Tool

Despite efforts to bring public oversight to the acquisition and use of surveillance technologies, OPD secretly used a social media mapping technology.

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Bad Credit Histories Scuttle Homeless Housing

Affordable housing landlords rely on credit ratings to screen applicants, a procedure that many say does more harm than good.

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Oakland Police and Fire Pension Considers Fossil Fuel Divestment

Environmentalist and industry skeptics are asking the city's half-billion dollar pension fund to drop $19 million in oil and gas investments.

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Emeryville and San Leandro to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Both East Bay cities are ending their long-standing prohibitions on medical pot and embracing the fast growing industry.

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Retail Workers Want 'Fair' Schedules

Emeryville retail workers are campaigning for new rules that would change how businesses schedule employee shifts.

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