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Gunfire erupts near Oakland City Hall

Gunfire erupts near Oakland City Hall

Kaila Mathis, DeAlaundria Gardner, and Justin Shiu,
Contributors
January 11, 2017

Gunfire shut down an Oakland City Hall meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, and all meetings were cancelled for the evening as police set up barricades around the one block crime scene. The Oakland...

Oakland hires new police chief

Oakland hires new police chief

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 11, 2017

The Oakland Police Department has a new leader, finally. A seven-month-long search came to an end on Jan. 5, when Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced at a press conference that former Spokane, Washington...

36 confirmed dead in Oakland warehouse fire

36 confirmed dead in Oakland warehouse fire

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
December 7, 2016

Family, friends and community members gathered near 1305 31st Avenue in East Oakland on Sunday night, the site of the horrific fire that claimed the lives of at least 36 people. Alameda County Sheriff's...

Former Oakland Police Department captain charged in sex scandal

Former Oakland Police Department captain charged in sex scandal

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 16, 2016

On Nov. 13, the Contra Costa County prosecutor's office charged 81-year-old Al Perrodin, a retired Oakland Police Department captain, with a misdemeanor for his alleged role in the Bay Area’s sexual...

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Two dead outside Oakland art gallery

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
August 18, 2016

A party at an Oakland art gallery turned deadly early Sunday morning, leaving two dead and two others wounded during the event. Prime Development, a vintage clothing store and gallery, hosted a...

Controversy continues for local police

Controversy continues for local police

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 6, 2016

One of the most dangerous cities in America still does not have a police chief. It’s been nearly three weeks since an Oakland Police Chief has resigned, stepped down or was fired. Oakland Mayor Libby...

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Police brutality exposed at forum

Yousuf Fahimuddin,
Contributor
February 18, 2016

A forum focused on police brutality drew citizens who shared testimonies of their personal experiences at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Oakland on Feb 11. The Coalition for Police...

Policía añade más oficiales

Policía añade más oficiales

Por Louis LaVenture, Editor de deportes December 3, 2015

Recientemente, para la ciudad de Oakland, y el alcalde Libby Schaaf, ha sido una prioridad agregar más oficiales al departamento de policías. Por segundo año consecutivo, el Departamento de Policía...

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Arrest made in shooting death of East Bay muralist

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor
December 3, 2015

The Oakland Police Department announced they made an arrest in connection to the Sept. 29 shooting of East Bay artist Antonio Ramos. Twenty-year-old Marquise Holloway was arrested at his mother’s...

Oakland Police add officers,  increase community involvement

Oakland Police add officers, increase community involvement

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor
November 23, 2015

In recent years, it has been a priority for the City of Oakland and Mayor Libby Schaaf to add more police to the department. For the second consecutive year Oakland did just that, when the Oakland Police...

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