Tough Times for Holy Names University

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Tough Times for Holy Names University

The 150-year-old Oakland institution suffered a huge loss in enrollment and is facing a challenging financial outlook and a bitter legal fight with a former professor.

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#MeToo Sparks Uptick in Sexual Assault Reporting

Several East Bay support groups say more people are coming forward now to share their stories, but some nonprofits don't have the resources to deal with the influx.

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Taking on Tesla

Alameda attorney Bryan Schwartz has filed a class-action case against Elon Musk's electric car company, alleging racial discrimination.

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Oakland's Revolving Door of Weed Lobbying

Several ex-city staffers, including former Interim City Administrator Arturo Sanchez, have been meeting secretly with current Oakland officials on pot issues. And in Sanchez's case, the communications appear to have violated the city's lobbying law.

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Middle East Dispute Comes to Alameda

Controversy erupts over a proposal for Alameda to create a sister-city relationship with a small Palestinian village.

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What Ever Happened to the Rotary Nature Center?

The storied center of Lake Merritt's wildlife refuge closed for refurbishing last year. And it remains shuttered, raising doubts about its future.

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Housing Goes Modular

Oakland housing developer Rick Holliday says his new factory-built, multi-unit housing projects will help address the housing shortage.

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Oakland Police Spent $6 Million on a Computer System to Track Officer Misconduct, and It Doesn't Work

Now, the city might have to scrap the Microsoft-built system, putting the department's compliance with court-ordered reforms in jeopardy.

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First, BART Came for the Homeless, Then for the Artwork

After evicting an encampment on the Berkeley-Oakland border, the transit agency fenced off the iconic HERE/THERE sculpture, obstructing the view of it.

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A Radical Clean Energy Pioneer

Activist Al Weinrub has pushed Alameda County to create its own green energy system -- and he wants to make sure it generates local jobs, too.

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Oakland Officials Call for Probes of Sewage Leaks

But it's unclear if anything will be done — even though more raw sewage flowed into Lake Merritt twice in the past month.

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The Tribune Tavern Couldn't Escape Owner's Fall

Court records reveal how the restaurant at the base of Oakland's most iconic building became a casualty of Tom Henderson's collapsing empire.

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Oakland May Welcome Hoteliers Who Violated Labor Law

The planning department's failure to update city rules could let hoteliers who committed wage theft to expand in Oakland.

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Setting Her Sights Higher?

Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft appears to be preparing a challenge to Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer in the November election.

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Too Many Rapes Dismissed

Three East Bay cities have some of the country’s highest rates of “unfounded” rape reports, raising questions about their investigations.

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Alameda Schools Struck Again by Anti-Semitism

Despite the district's "Everyone Belongs Here" campaign, students have found more swastikas and hate speech at Alameda High.

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Oakland's Ability to Clamp Down on Blight Threatened

A state appellate court found that the city's method for appealing fines imposed on landlords for blight and substandard living conditions violates state law.

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Oakland Police Chief's Troubles Resemble Those of Her Past

Anne Kirkpatrick has been facing tough questions about her honesty and commitment to reform — just like she did in her last job as chief.

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Cal Students Map Oakland's Police Data

A team of UC Berkeley graduate students is helping Oakland's privacy commission figure out if ICE agents are accessing OPD computer data through a backdoor.

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The Right to Read

Alameda County’s Write to Read program has surprising results for incarcerated male teens at Camp Sweeney.

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Oakland Nonprofit Tries to Stop Abusive Men by Getting at the Root Cause of Violence

Men Creating Peace works with domestic violence offenders, as well as men struggling with anger issues.

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What’s Up With Retail?

Rent, online shopping, regulations, and a higher minimum wage reduce the brick-and-mortar presence.

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Closing the Books

For a variety of reasons, Oakland schools have been shelving traditional textbooks in favor of other learning tools.

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