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“Person of interest” sought in homicide of East Bay muralist

“Person of interest” sought in homicide of East Bay muralist

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

October 7, 2015

The Oakland Police Department released an image from a surveillance video on Monday of a man that they are calling a “person of interest” in connection to the homicide of 27-year-old muralist Antonio Ramos last month. According to the press release from OPD, the suspect is approximately 6 feet tall, 2...

Oakland mourns slain artist

Oakland mourns slain artist

Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor

September 30, 2015

The West Street underpass in West Oakland will forever be stamped by the work of local artist Antonio Ramos, 27, who was shot and killed Tuesday morning while he worked on a mural designed by Oakland middle school students that depicts a boy who has special powers to heal and stop violence. After Oakland police...

Man allegedly shoots self at West Oakland BART station

Bryan Cordova ,
Managing Editor

September 1, 2015

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, Akshay Dodeja tweeted out a photo at 8:14 p.m. that stated, “Just witnessed a shooting at West Oakland Bart station. 2 police men. 1 black man.” The photo contained two policemen and one man who was on the ground and allegedly shot. Later that evening BART officials released a...

Hey Ms. Carol, what’s cooking?

Hey Ms. Carol, what’s cooking?

Shannon Stroud,
Metro Editor

March 19, 2015

Carol Jones sits on the corner of 34th Street and Chestnut Street in West Oakland, dressed in her black funeral attire. “Ms. Carol, you cooking today?” yells a man walking across the street, and Jones yells back, “No honey, not today. Come back Monday, I’ll feed you!” As a West Oakland native,...

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