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1 hr ago | San Jose Mercury News
A security guard company tied to the defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery made grand claims about its credentials to win a job patrolling two parks at the Port of Oakland, but an investigation by this newspaper shows the proposal is littered with falsehoods.
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3 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
Felicha Ward was a fixture in the West Oakland neighborhood where four generations of her family lived.
5 hrs ago | Patch.com
Family and friends are mourning the loss of Jacob Velasquez, 24, who was shot and killed in Oakland on March 5. Velasquez attended Wells Middle School and was a graduate of Dublin High school.
9 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland
According to investigators, the pair entered the Metro PCS Store at 1811 Park Boulevard on January 24, 2014 at 11:05 a.m. Both suspects held employees at gunpoint and demanded money and phones.
12 hrs ago | East Bay Express
Michael Parayno, originator of the beloved but controversial Berkeley venue known as the Birdland Jazzista Social Club , is planning to launch a venture in Oakland, in a commercial area located about three blocks from the MacArthur BART station.
12 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
A man who died Saturday morning during a fire in his Grand Lake district apartment was identified Tuesday by the Alameda County Coroner's Office as 22-year-old Vaughn Haynes.
12 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
A man killed Sunday in a two-vehicle wreck on Interstate 880 near O.co Coliseum was identified Tuesday by the Alameda County Coroner's Office as Paul Cao, 32. The coroner's office is still trying to establish where Cao lived, with San Leandro and Alameda being possibilities, officials said.
15 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Kelly Corrigan will appear for the Bee Book Club at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St., Sacramento; 264-2920.
Overcomers With Hope Television Broadcast Digital Arts Media Training Program based in Oakland is set to re-launch its services to underserved youth.
The California Highway Patrol says it is still investigating the death of an Oakland woman who was killed when a tree came crashing down on her car as she was driving on Interstate 80 Sunday afternoon.
A Mexican national was sentenced to 52 years to life in prison Friday for his role in a 2000 Oakland gang rape partially solved nine years later through DNA.
Tenant advocates demonstrate outside City Hall before the February 25 hearing on proposed changes to Oakland's rent control laws.
We're 2.5 months into 2014 . Oakland Local's published more than 300 stories during that time, but there's a specific set of stories that are the most talked about: commented on on our site, read and discussed on social media, buzzed about at work.
More than 30 members of law enforcement, the clergy, and outreach and human services workers were honored Saturday for their roles in bringing down violent crime in East Oakland.
The three young revelers killed in a shooting outside a San Leandro warehouse party in 2011 were victims of a premeditated "massacre" by East Bay gang members, a prosecutor told jurors Monday at the trial for three men charged in the triple slaying.
A jury on Monday found a Tuolumne County man who hoped to foment a right-wing revolution with a massacre in San Francisco guilty of attempted murder in a 2010 shootout with CHP officers on an Oakland freeway.
An Alameda County jury on Monday convicted Byron Williams on four counts of attempted murder as well as multiple weapons charges, the Oakland Tribune reports .
Oakland A's owner Lew Wolff is considering moving the team to a temporary location if he can't extend a two-year lease with the Oakland Coliseum.