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  1. Port dispute hurts citrus growersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 14 | SFGate

    The sun was blazing in the San Joaquin Valley as Al Bates drove from one fruit packing plant to another, glancing nervously at the oranges hanging in the trees and wondering how much of the multimillion-dollar crop would be lost. The president of Sun Pacific Shippers and Farming is intimately aware of the devastation that the contract dispute at 29 West Coast ports , including the Port of Oakland, is causing the citrus industry, and, amid a four-year struggle with drought, he isn't happy about it.

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  2. Growing voices say gig workers need protections, benefitsRead the original story

    Friday Feb 13 | SFGate

    Above: Lyft driver Christopher Carbins receives the company's new logo mustache for his car. Below: Rosa Sanchez of HomeJoy cleans a rug.

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  3. Take our weekly poll: What will get the Oakland Port operating?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | SFGate

    Freighters are anchored all over San Francisco Bay or waiting outside the bay to unload shipments from Asia and other parts of the world. Operations at the Port of Oakland and other West Coast ports have been stymied since last summer as shippers and the dock workers' unions battle over a new contract.

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  4. Historic tall ships return to Jack London for battles and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | SFGate

    Storm clouds are opening up to sunshine overhead as Hawaiian Chieftain maneuvers out of Jack London Square into the bay. Some of the crew are attempting to sing a modern version of a sea shanty: Oh the year was 1778 I wish I were in Sherbrooke now! A letter of marque came from the King To the scummiest vessel I've ever seen God damn them all! I was told We'd cruise the seas for American gold We'd fire no guns, shed no tears Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier The last of Barrett's privateers! This is where they stop, having forgotten the rest of the lyrics, but they've successfully given the guests onboard a good idea of what singing sailors sound like.

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  5. Heading to the warm coast? Watch out for dangerous surfRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | SFGate

    A man feeds seagulls at Port View Park on February 11, 2015 in Oakland, California. The San Francisco Bay Area is experiencing a warming trend with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s that will increase to the high 70s by Friday.

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  6. Piglet, the pit bull puppy found on Oakland freeway, is back homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | SFGate

    Piglet, a pit bull puppy, was reunited with her owners after being found by the California Highway Patrol on Interstate 880 in Oakland. Piglet, a pit bull puppy, was reunited with her owners after being found by the California Highway Patrol on Interstate 880 in Oakland.

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  7. Mystery goo that killed birds identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | SFGate

    Environmental scientist Martice Vasquez prepares samples of the bird feathers covered in the mysterious goo taken from dead birds along San Francisco Bay. The samples will then will be placed into a mass spectrometer where components are separated for analysis, at the State of California's Water Pollution Control Laboratory in Rancho Cordova, Ca., as seen on Friday January, 23, 2015.

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  8. BART board withdraws restitution request in Black Friday protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | SFGate

    Board member Joel Keller, right, exchanges words with Celeste Faison, left, one of the "Black Friday 14" at the BART Board Room during a meeting which determined whether or not the board supported prosecution and restitution from the Black Friday protests that shut down the West Oakland station in November of last year Feb. 12, 2014 in Oakland, Calif. The board members took a recess when they were interrupted by people in the audience after they began referencing events that had not happened on the day the Black Friday protest took place as part of the same issue.

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  9. Winter heat wave smacks Bay AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | SFGate

    FEBRUARY 11: A man feeds seagulls at Port View Park on February 11, 2015 in Oakland, California. The San Francisco Bay Area is experiencing a warming trend with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s that will increase to the high 70s by Friday.

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  10. Jahi McMath's family has paid back rent, attorney saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | SFGate

    Marvin Winkfield places his arm around his wife, Nailah Winkfield, the mother of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, as they wait outside an Oakland courtroom in January 2014. The family of Jahi McMath , the Oakland girl declared brain-dead last year after surgery for sleep apnea, has repaid $3,375 in rent that they owed to their landlord in New Jersey, their attorney said Wednesday.

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  11. Top Shelf: Recommendations from Diesel, Feb. 15Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | SFGate

    Recommendations of recent books from the staffs of a rotating list of Bay Area independent bookstores. This week's list is from Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland.

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  12. West Coast ports to shut down 4 days amid labor disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | SFGate

    The cargo ships stuck in a traffic jam as they wait for a spot at the Port of Oakland won't get a presidential break this holiday weekend after loading and unloading operations were suspended at 29 West Coast seaports for four days. The Pacific Maritime Association , which represents shipping lines and terminal operators, is refusing to pay overtime to longshoremen for weekend and holiday work.

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  13. Oakland shuts down 'sweepstakes cafe' as alleged gambling parlorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | SFGate

    Oakland city officials said Wednesday that they filed a lawsuit against an illegal gambling establishment in the city's Fruitvale District, a "sweepstakes cafe" said to be similar to other outfits across the country that have drawn law enforcement attention. Lucky Strike Electronics, located at the corner of East 27th Street and Fruitvale Avenue, was in essence a "small casino," according to Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker , who filed suit against the business last month in Alameda County Superior Court.

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  14. State high court orders trucker to pay drivers $1 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | San Francisco Chronicle

    An Oakland trucking company that discouraged drivers from taking meal and rest breaks, deducted an hour's pay from their daily shifts and treated some of them as unpaid trainees will have to pay them nearly $1 million in damages after the state Supreme Court rejected the company's appeal Wednesday. The damages will be shared by 73 past and present employees of AB Trucking, which serves the Port of Oakland.

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  15. Fond memories of tennis original Whitney ReedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | SFGate

    You probably didn't see much notice when Reed, one of Northern California's unique and most accomplished athletes, died last month at 82. He came from another time, when tennis was largely an amateur sport and populated by a brand of individualism so alarmingly absent today. He was the top-ranked player in the U.S. at the end of 1961.

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  16. $8.3 million settlement in death of Alameda County inmateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | SFGate

    Alameda County and a company that provides health care to jail inmates agreed to pay $8.3 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the four adult children of an inmate who died in 2010 after sheriff's deputies stunned him with Tasers during a confrontation. The county and Corizon Health Inc., the health-care contractor at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, will split the costs of the payout in connection with the death of Martin Harrison, a 50-year-old Oakland resident who died while in the midst of alcohol withdrawal.

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  17. Horse program will help at-risk students in the East BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | SFGate

    When she was a high school student about 20 years ago, Brandi Weintraub was falling behind. She tried three different alternative high schools within the Oakland Unified School District, but couldn't find a way to connect with the school.

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  18. Anti-fracking demonstrators march through OaklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 7 | San Francisco Chronicle

    Thousands of anti-fracking activists took to Oakland's streets Saturday to call for Gov. Jerry Brown to change his stance and ban the controversial practice, which uses large amounts of a pressurized water mixture to crack subterranean rocks and release oil or natural gas. Chanting, playing music and waving signs reading "Don't Frack Your Mother" and "There's No Planet B," demonstrators weaved their way along an almost two-mile route, starting at Oakland's City Hall and then moving through downtown Oakland to Lake Merritt.

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  19. Bitter shipping battle continues at Oakland portRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 7 | SFGate

    The sniping and backbiting between dockworkers and shipping officials intensified this weekend at the Port of Oakland as the long-running contract dispute at 29 ports on the West Coast dragged on, causing crippling delays and devastating economic losses. The Pacific Maritime Association , which represents shipping lines and terminal operators, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union , which represents 20,000 dockworkers, have been at an impasse since July 1, when the union contract ran out.

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  20. Eric Holder's sorry sense of justiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | SFGate

    Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee join U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag, as he meets with local politicians and community leaders for a round table discussion about improving relationships between law enforcement and communities, at the Ron Dellums Federal Building in Oakland, Ca., on Thursday Feb. 5, 2015. Thursday morning's "Building community trust" roundtable discussion in Oakland with Attorney General Eric Holder , local law enforcement, elected officials and community leaders was designed to "build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve."

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