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Former Tribune Tower Owner Settles Fraud Case

Tom Henderson agreed to pay more than $1.4 million but could still lose his house or face criminal charges.

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Oakland Police Consider Less Intrusive Search Policy

Most people on probation and parole have no Fourth Amendment rights, but the Oakland police say they want to reduce routine warrantless searches.

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Another Voice for Teachers

The Berkeley Schools Labor Caucus, formed to pressure the teachers' union to take a tougher stance on protecting workers' rights, is feeling more emboldened in light of a recent Supreme Court decision.

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Richmond Mayor and Sons Profiting from Cannabis Compliance Push

City officials have slowly worked to bring a massive illegal marijuana warehouse into compliance, and the mayor's family has a financial stake in its success.

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Can Businesses Afford to Stay Politically Neutral?

An Oakland artist confronts local jewelry shop and art space Esqueleto for its decision to stay out of politics, raising questions about whether staying neutral is actually taking a stand.

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Former Principal Alleges Oakland's BayTech School Was Source of Funding for Gülen Movement

Hayri Hatipoglu said the charter school is a moneymaker for the shadowy Turkish political force led by Fethullah Gülen.

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Oakland Unified Moves to Save Gülen Movement Charter School

OUSD plans to appoint a director to BayTech's board while an ongoing investigation delves into allegations of financial mismanagement.

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BayTech Charter School Under Investigation

The principal suddenly resigned after the school's board accused him of fraud, but the controversy raises questions about the school's links to the Gülen movement.

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Lawsuit Alleges Ankle Monitoring Practices Are Akin to Extortion

A new class-action lawsuit accuses Alameda County of allowing a private company to charge excessive fees to people sentenced to electronic monitoring, telling them to pay up or go to jail.

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A Tale of Two Arrests

The peaceful arrest of John Lee Cowell for the brutal murder of Nia Wilson was striking compared to BART's past treatment of Black suspects.

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Activists Push Back Against Protest Ban

Local immigrants’ rights groups say the ban on protests at the West County Detention Facility is a violation of the First Amendment, and won’t deter them from demonstrating.

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