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Council votes no on tax for early education

Council votes no on tax for early education

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

April 17, 2019


Filed under Metro

The Oakland City Council voted 5-2 on Tuesday night not to collect taxes for an early childhood education measure backed by Mayor Libby Schaaf that was approved by 62 percent of the voters last November but fell short of the two-thirds majority needed for approval. Although Oakland City Attorney Barb...

Ex-deputies to stand trial for alleged assaults

Ex-deputies to stand trial for alleged assaults

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

April 17, 2019


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A judge on Monday ordered two former Alameda County sheriff's deputies to stand trial on multiple felony charges alleging that they directed inmates at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin to spray feces and urine on other inmates that the deputies didn't like. At the end of a four-day preliminary hearin...

Oracle Arena hosts last regular season game

Oracle Arena hosts last regular season game

By TJ Porreca, SPORTS EDITOR

April 11, 2019


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After 47 seasons, Oracle Arena hosted its final regular season NBA game in an emotional victory for the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors have played in the arena since 1971. Over the team’s nearly five-decade run at Oracle Arena, fans consistently packed the building even as the team strugg...

Skatepark faces possible shutdown

Skatepark faces possible shutdown

By Marinda Avalos, CONTRIBUTOR

March 28, 2019


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Concord Skatepark is facing a possible closure to make space for a not-yet-approved development near the Concord Bart station. Hall Equities Group, LLC is the Developer proposing the shut down of the skate park in order to make room for a professional soccer stadium that can seat 18,000 people. The...

San Leandro on banning most short-term rentals

San Leandro on banning most short-term rentals

By Priscilla Solis, CONTRIBUTOR

March 28, 2019


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The city of San Leandro is considering enacting a complete ban on all non-hosted rental homes in response to resident complaints which could potentially affect homeowners that rent out their properties on sites like Airbnb. City Council implemented a moratorium against non-hosted homes in July of l...

Bernie Sanders’ first rally in the Bay Area

Bernie Sanders’ first rally in the Bay Area

By Alli Weseman, PHOTO EDITOR

March 28, 2019


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Democratic Presidential Candidate and Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders spoke to thousands of Bay Area residents during a rally at Fort Mason in San Francisco on March 23. Sanders took the stage with the crowd cheering “Bernie.” He spoke on issues that he addressed during the 2016 Presidential ...

Bacon running for supervisor position

Bacon running for supervisor position

By Thania Arce, CONTRIBUTOR

March 27, 2019


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Fremont Councilman Vinnie Bacon will try to unseat Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty in District 1 during the upcoming 2020 elections. Haggerty, who is on his sixth four-year term on the Board of Supervisors, has run unopposed since 2000 and is welcoming the race. “I think it’s great, I th...

Construction firm convicted of forced labor from undocumented immigrants

Construction firm convicted of forced labor from undocumented immigrants

By Julia Cheever, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

March 20, 2019


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A Hayward construction company owner was convicted by a federal jury in Oakland of engaging in the forced labor of undocumented workers he recruited from Mexico. Job Torres Hernandez, 38, was found guilty of one count of obtaining forced labor and a second count of harboring and concealing und...

Dublin teachers vote to authorize strike

Dublin teachers vote to authorize strike

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

March 20, 2019


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Dublin teachers have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike in the event that a contract settlement isn't reached with the Dublin Unified School District, the teachers' union said. In balloting that took place last Tuesday through Friday, 98 percent of the 620 Dublin Teachers Association member...

Tulsi Gabbard holds rally in the Bay Area

Tulsi Gabbard holds rally in the Bay Area

By Alli Weseman, PHOTO EDITOR

March 20, 2019


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Democratic presidential candidate and House Representative of Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard visited the Bay Area this weekend for rallies at the University of San Francisco on Saturday and in Fremont on Sunday. She spoke on what her vision of America is, including “putting people first, people before prof...

Nicholson to be city’s first LGBT fire chief

Nicholson to be city’s first LGBT fire chief

By Dan McMenamin, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

March 14, 2019


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San Francisco Deputy Fire Chief Jeanine Nicholson, a 25-year veteran of the department, was named by Mayor London Breed on Wednesday as the city’s new fire chief. Nicholson will be the city’s first LGBT fire chief in San Francisco and the second woman to serve in the position, following her imme...

San Leandro expands “weed” accessibility

San Leandro expands “weed” accessibility

By Priscilla Solis, CONTRIBUTOR

March 14, 2019


Filed under Metro

The first medical-only cannabis dispensary in San Leandro may be getting a permit to include recreational sales as well. The city of San Leandro discussed the possibility of adding recreational use for marijuana to its existing permits at a city council meeting on Feb. 19. The three existing permits c...

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