Naming Names: These Officers Are Responsible for the Failed Oakland Police Sex Scandal Investigation

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Naming Names: These Officers Are Responsible for the Failed Oakland Police Sex Scandal Investigation

Using public records, we've identified most of the officers and top brass referred to in the Swanson-Barron report.

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How Serious is the Wild Fire Threat in the Oakland Hills?

Residents concerned, frustrated after loss of funding for prevention and reports of shoddy work by inspectors.

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Berkeley City Council to Consider Four Different Plans to Tackle Homelessness Crisis

Mayor's plan to address homelessness in Berkeley includes options for temporary relief as well as connections to permanent housing.

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Oakland Police Commanders Who Buried Sex-Crime Scandal Investigation Were Later Promoted

Mayor Schaaf’s subsequent investigation of the mishandled case also fizzled and required federal court intervention.

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Protests, Arrests After Berkeley Approves Contentious Urban Shield Program

A city council vote to continue controversial police training programs was met with community outrage.

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Living Downstairs, or Lying?: Advocates Say Oakland Landlords Pretending to Reside in Apartments so as to Evict Tenants

In smaller buildings, property owners can move in (or fake to residing there) to circumvent rent control.

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Oakland Metro Operahouse Claims Harassment by a Neighbor, Who Says the Music Venue is Breaking the Law

Coupled with increased scrutiny following the Ghost Ship fire, the Metro's owners say finances are constricted.

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Alameda Renter Advocates Say Landlords Engaging in ‘Disinformation Campaign’ to Repeal Just-Cause Protections

The fight for just-cause protections in Alameda continues as a petition seeks to freeze those protections until November 2018.

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Oakland to Congress: Investigate Trump's Impeachable Offenses

Oakland city council members Kalb and Guillen want to support Congress' investigation into, and possible impeachment of, President Trump.

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Documentary Filmmaker Sebastian Junger Discusses How Hell on Earth Hurls Viewers into Syria’s Terrifying Chaos

The award-winning filmmakers latest documentary may not be an easy watch, but it’s a necessary one.

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Oakland A's Minority Owners Purchase Downtown SRO After Previous Landlord Evicted Low-Income Tenants

New owners include an investor group known for operating boutique hotels and student dorms in high-end markets.

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Buck Stops Nowhere: Oakland Unified School District Suffering From Multiple Vacancies in Key Finance Positions

The district faces steep budget deficits over the next two years.

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Oakland's Only Nigerian Restaurant Was Set to Close, Until Community Rallied Behind Miliki

Miliki is here to stay after signing a new five-year lease.

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DA Files Charges In Ghost Ship Fire, Master Tenant Derick Almena And His No. 2 Max Harris Each Face 39 Years

Each were charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the December 2 fire that took 36 lives.

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Berkeley Looks to Tackle Gender Wage Gap, End Pay Discrimination Against Women

New ordinance may ban employers from asking applicants about their past salary

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Oakland Privacy Committee Urges Police Cut Ties with Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Police Chief Sean Whent signed a cooperation agreement with ICE the day before he resigned last year. Until last week, current Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick was unaware of the agreement's existence.

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City of Oakland ‘Bulldozer’ Hit A Homeless Man While He Was Sleeping In A Tent

Debris and garbage is increasingly an issue at homeless encampments. But homeless residents claim that the 'bulldozer' trashed and destroyed their personal belongings and valuables. 'It was horrible, just ridiculous.'

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Alameda Renters Facing Eviction For More Than Two Years Hope For 'Just Cause' Protections

Residents at the 470 Central apartments await a final reading of city’s stricter anti-eviction policies.

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Video: Oakland's Homeless Residents Are Targets of Arson Attacks

Video footage obtained by the Express shows a brazen attack against a homeless camper in West Oakland last week.

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New Data Shows Significant Rise In Homelessness In Alameda County, According to Biennial 'Point In Time' Count

'The problem is at a bigger scale than we previously understood it to be.'

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How A West Oakland Homeless Shelter Provides Basic Women's Needs, Such As Access To Tampons

A Friendly Manor offers critical assistance to women — but there remains tremendous need.

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'Homeless Lives Matter Too??': People Sleeping On Oakland's Streets Still Waiting For Government Response To Growing East Bay Crisis

Officials say it could take years to help increased number of people living outdoors.

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