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James Mercer is best known as the leader of The Shins; yet, he's done his finest work in Broken Bells.
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Mary Perry Smith's donation to IU's Black Film Center/Archive includes more than 300 linear feet of records, publications and memorabilia from the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, which Smith co-founded.
8 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland
Oakland Police have a new clue which they hope will lead to an arrest in Wednesday's fatal shooting that took the life of 20-year-old Marjon Fuller.
NEW YORK - Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.
Oakland Community Orchestra conductor Gil Gleason wasn't letting anything slip by at a recent Friday morning rehearsal at Leona Lodge.
A teenager who is a reputed gang member was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years to life in state prison for his first-degree murder conviction for a shooting that killed a 23-month-old boy in West Oakland in 2011.
Darnell Williams was accused of murder and attempted murder in an Oakland shooting that left Alaysha Taylor, 8, dead on July 17, 2013.
Lewis G. Clinton Jr., the CFO of Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, was arrested and charged with embezzling more than $500,000 from his own church, the powerful and prestigious Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland- The revelation has shocked both his church and professional family who learned that he bilked money meant for the poor to pay ... (more)
The unidentified man was shot outside the store then stumbled inside the business, police said.
While stealing license plates and vehicle registration stickers are not uncommon crimes, some thieves in Oakland have been resorting to the more destructive tactic of actually cutting off part of the plate.
Two masked men who tried to rob a bank in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood Wednesday morning were foiled by a quick-thinking employee who locked them out, police said.
Soul is one of the newer voices from the Oakland music community that will be performing at one of the first music festivals of the year in the Town, the Oakland Music Crawl, which is this Saturday in downtown Oakland, starting at 2 p.m. There will be a number of concerts inside restaurants and galleries as well as outside in the streets.
The board of the Oakland Unified School District announced it has nominated Antwan Wilson from the nationally acclaimed Denver Public Schools where he is assistant superintendent, as the new superintendent for Oakland.
Organizers of the Mission Creek Oakland Music & Arts Festival are gearing up for another big year - and they're looking for bands to book.
Artist-actor Lewis Mahlmann knew how to charm children with his version of classic tales and handmade puppets at Children's Fairyland in Oakland.
Diallo Mwathi Jeffery will feature his new fine art photography exhibit, Oakland and Beyond / Sense of Place, at PHOTO gallery, 473 25th Street, from April 17 - May 17. Jeffery's, a graduate of Oakland High School and Morehouse College, has had his works featured in notable Oakland galleries including the Rotunda Building in Downtown Oakland.