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Friday, Aug 01, 2014

Talk and read to your baby, Hillary Clinton and local groups advise

Read to your little children. Talk to them. Sing to them. If you do they’ll be smarter. That advice seems like common sense in some ways, but yesterday, Hillary Clinton came to town to join a coalition of local organizations in sending this message to Oakland parents. Reading or talking, even “Fifteen minutes a day […]

Monday, Oct 14, 2013

Oakland Gardens May Be Killing Local Bees

Local gardeners are shocked that they may unwittingly be planting a neurotoxin known to kill honeybees. "This is a bigger problem than we previously thought," said Lisa Archer, Food and Technology Program Director at Friends of the Earth.

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013

Renaming Oakland’s 19th Street BART Station Could Be Costly

Some want to rebrand Oakland's 19th Street BART station to reflect its resurgence. Oakland Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney proposed Tuesday to seek preliminary support for renaming the station as "19th Street/Oakland Uptown."

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013

Oakland Schools Teach Trafficking Prevention in Schools

While the schoolrooms are empty for the last bit of summer, a task force of Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) administrators have been planning ways to prevent child sex trafficking before it starts.

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013

Oakland Residents Petition City Council to End Sister Relationship With Russia

An online petition is urging the City of Oakland to end a sister city relationship with its Russian counterpart in protest of the country's anti-gay laws.

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