Radically Sharing Temescal

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Radically Sharing Temescal

A group of artists, hackers, and other creative people have launched Omni Commons, a new community resource center in North Oakland that they hope will be an antidote to gentrification.

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West Oakland Councilmember Involved in Another Questionable Real Estate Deal

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Private charter operators could soon take over five struggling schools in Oakland — and reap the benefits of a new parcel tax aimed at boosting public high schools.

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Plunging oil prices have even convinced some Republicans that raising gas taxes to pay for infrastructure and roadway repairs is a good idea.

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Radically Sharing Temescal

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Radically Sharing Temescal

A group of artists, hackers, and other creative people have launched Omni Commons, a new community resource center in North Oakland that they hope will be an antidote to gentrification.

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  • Radically Sharing Temescal

    A group of artists, hackers, and other creative people have launched Omni Commons, a new community resource center in North Oakland that they hope will be an antidote to gentrification.
  • A New Era for Charter Schools?

    Private charter operators could soon take over five struggling schools in Oakland — and reap the benefits of a new parcel tax aimed at boosting public high schools.
  • Jerry Brown Channels His Inner Republican

    The governor's new budget proposal is being hailed by conservatives and criticized by liberals and some Democratic lawmakers.
  • It's Time to Raise the State Gas Tax

    Plunging oil prices have even convinced some Republicans that raising gas taxes to pay for infrastructure and roadway repairs is a good idea.
  • Shell-Shocked

    Bay Area residents could enjoy Dungeness crab for half the year, if it weren't for big businesses squeezing out local fishermen and shipping much of the crab elsewhere.

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