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Don’t let the affordable prices fool you — AS B-Dama serves some of the best Japanese food in town.

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West Oakland Councilmember Involved in House-Flipping Scheme

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West Oakland Councilmember Involved in House-Flipping Scheme

Public records show that city Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney, who represents a district impacted by gentrification, used her social justice nonprofit to finance for-profit house-flipping deals in Oakland.

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