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Oakland, California is located in Alameda County. Zip codes in Oakland, CA include 94606, 94605, and 94623. The median home price in Oakland is $449,000 which is roughly $391/per square foot. More Oakland information.

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1 hr ago | Contra Costa Times

Oakland: Husband arraigned on murder charge; told police she fell down stairs

Joseph Bontempo Jr., a 53-year-old locksmith, is accused of killing his wife of 12 years, Laurie Wolfe, 57, an Oakland businesswoman who owned the house on Saroni Drive where the couple lived.

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3 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland

Rallies, vigils in Bay Area for Ferguson police shooting

Continuing unrest following the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting rallies and vigils throughout the country, including at least three Wednesday in the Bay Area.

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7 hrs ago | Oakland Post

REVOLVE Art and Film Festival Kicks Off August 24th

The 3rd Annual Spectrum Queer Media "REVOLVE, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and allies, Pride creative Arts and Film Festival" will be held in Oakland from Aug. 24th to Aug. 3rd.

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11 hrs ago | SFGate

Traveler survey: Oakland still No. 2 among a unfriendliesta U.S. cities

CondA© Nast Traveler readers still have it in for Oakland, according to the results of their 2014 Readers' Choice survey , in which it ranked No.

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15 hrs ago | SFGate

Boxer James Page gets 7 years for bank heists

Former world champion boxer and Pittsburg native James Quindale Page - known in the ring as "The Mighty Quinn" and to bank robbery investigators as the "Button Down Bandit" - was sentenced Tuesday to more than seven years in federal prison for robbing six East Bay banks of more than $20,000.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

East Bay Express

Another Medical Marijuana Bill Poisoned by Police

This is starting to sound familiar. Medical marijuana advocates are calling for the last-minute death of Senate Bill 1193 - which was supposed to be a compromise between patients and police, until police successfully deleted the patients' part at the last minute.

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My Mother Lode

Waste Management sues Oakland over trash contract

The nation's largest trash hauler has filed a lawsuit claiming the city of Oakland illegally awarded a $1 billion contract to a local garbage company.

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Inside Bay Area

Oakland: Deputy sheriff involved in fatal shooting of robbery suspect identified

An Alameda County deputy sheriff who fatally shot an unarmed robbery suspect in East Oakland earlier this month has been identified as Derek Thoms, authorities said Tuesday.

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San Jose Mercury News

Oakland: Deputy sheriff involved in fatal shooting of robbery suspect identified

An Alameda County deputy sheriff who fatally shot an unarmed robbery suspect in East Oakland earlier this month has been identified as Derek Thoms, authorities said Tuesday.

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Planetizen

First 'Chief Resilience Officer' Begins Term in Oakland

Victoria Salinas was recently named Oakland, California's first Chief Resilience Officer , a position popping up in municipalities throughout the world.

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Daily Kos

In the Port, the Port of Oakland, the Zim Ship Sits Still Loaded and Unloved.

The Zim cargo ship sat unloaded all day Monday at the Port of Oakland as Longshoremen refused to cross community picket lines.

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New Scientist

Inside California's $7.5 billion drought-survival plan

The drought in California is a disaster unfolding in slow motion. The alarm was first sounded earlier this year as snowpack in the state's mountainous areas was far thinner than usual.

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National Review Online

Ian Tuttle: Another Blockade of the Port of Oakland

But the The problem with the Piraeus is that Israel Corporation, Israel's largest holding company, founded by the Jewish state's government in 1968, owns 32 percent of the Piraeus 's operator, Zim Integrated Shipping Services.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Oakland Local

Good graffiti makes good neighbors in West Oakland

With a spray can in hand, a student intern focuses intently on completing the Wrist Ship Supply mural.

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Brandon Sun

Los Angeles schools make discipline less harsh for low-level offences to keep kids out of jail

Students at the nation's second largest school district will be shielded from prosecution and sent to administrators for low-level offences as part of a sweeping reform of the way school police respond to bad behaviour, Los Angeles Unified School District officials will announce Tuesday.

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Inside Bay Area

It's a race for two BART director seats in November; two others get a free ride

Despite public dissatisfaction last year over two BART strikes and a labor deal that had to be fixed, only two of four transit board members up for re-election this year face challengers.

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East Bay Express

Waste Management Sues Oakland Over Garbage Contract Fight

The dirty fight for Oakland's trash just got a lot messier. Waste Management, the Texas-based corporation that currently collects the city's trash, filed a lawsuit this morning against the City of Oakland, weeks after the City Council awarded the entire $1 billion waste contract to a different company, California Waste Solutions .

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Inside Bay Area

Motorcyclist killed Sunday night in Castro Valley crash

A motorcyclist spotted speeding from Oakland to Castro Valley, by ground and air units of the California Highway Patrol, was killed Sunday night when he collided with an SUV after exiting Interstate 580, authorities said Monday.

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Inside Bay Area

Man charged for string of Bay Area bank robberies

An American Canyon has been charged for a string of eight Northern California bank robberies early 2013, according to a United States Attorney Office press release Friday.

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The Salinas Californian

One killed in three-car wreck Friday in SalinasOne killed in...

One killed in three-car wreck Friday in Salinas The crash occurred on northbound Highway 101 near John Street Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://www.thecalifornian.com/story/news/local/2014/08/18/one-killed-in-three-car-wreck-friday-in-salinas/14238287/ A 62-year-old New York woman was killed Friday when her 2015 Chevrolet SUV was ... (more)

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