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Woman fatally shot in East Oakland

OAKLAND - A woman was fatally shot Tuesday morning in East Oakland, police said. No other information about her was released. She was shot about 8:53 a.m. in the 600 block of Almanza Drive, a residential area in the Sobrante Park neighborhood. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-19 18:22:24

One shot, two stabbed in Oakland violence

OAKLAND - One man was shot and two others stabbed - one during an attempted robbery - within an hour Tuesday night in different parts of the city, authorities said Wednesday. The incidents don't appear to be connected, authorities said. The shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-20 15:08:13

One Killed After Blaze Breaks Out in Oakland Apartment

NBC Bay Area One person was killed after a fire ripped through an Oakland apartment early Wednesday, according to fire officials. The blaze broke out just before 4 a.m. inside a four-story apartment building located along the 400 block of Fairmount Avenue, fire officials said. Fire crews were able t

NBC BAY AREA - 2017-09-20 13:08:25

Video shows persons sought in Oakland teacher's fatal shooting

SAN FRANCISCO - Police are asking for the public's help in identifying persons of interest in surveillance video connected to the June fatal shooting of an Oakland high school teacher. Around 2 a.m. June 18, police responded to a report of a shooting in the 1500 block of Folsom Street near 11th Stre

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-21 01:35:37

Chef Preeti Mistry is closing, selling Juhu Beach Club in Oakland

Preeti Mistry has her first cookbook coming out in late October. (D. Ross Cameron/Staff archives) The good news: You still have time for many more orders of Curry Leaf Coriander Shrimp, Manchurian Cauliflower and Sticky Wings with Vindaloo Glaze. The bad news: Chef-owner Preeti Mistry is putting he

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-21 00:49:56

Oakland city workers threaten to strike at council meeting

Union members flood council chambers with "performance appraisal" forms, typically used to evaluate city workers, that graded Mayor Libby Schaaf's performance as "unacceptable." On Tuesday, city workers belonging to two unions opened Oakland's city council meeting-the first since summer recess-with

SFGATE - 2017-09-20 20:50:18

Community groups laud proposed living wage, local hire agreement at Port of Oakland warehouse complex

OAKLAND - Community groups are lauding a proposed jobs agreement with the Port of Oakland and a warehouse developer that would provide living wages, mandate local hiring and prohibit employers from asking about certain prior criminal convictions. The agreement - which is expected to go before the po

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-20 20:38:58

1 person killed in predawn blaze at Oakland apartment building

One person was killed when a fire erupted in a top-floor unit of four-story Oakland apartment complex early Wednesday, fire officials said. Oakland firefighters were called out shortly before 4 a.m. to the blaze at the apartment building in the 400 block of Fairmount Avenue, said Battalion Chief Ia

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-20 13:59:00

Most inmate arraignments moving from Dublin back to Oakland

North County felony arraignments won't be held at new courthouse by jail Alameda County court officials have announced that starting next Monday in-custody arraignments of inmates from the northern part of the county will again be held in Oakland instead of at the county's new courthouse in Dublin.

PLEASANTON WEEKLY - 2017-09-20 20:43:00

One killed after fire at Oakland apartment complex

Officials said one person died after a fire broke out at a four-story apartment complex in Oakland early Wednesday morning. Oakland Fire Department Battalion Chief Ian McWhorter said a call came in at 3:54 a.m. of a fire burning at 401 Fairmount Avenue. The victim was found on the stairwell outside

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2017-09-20 13:37:45

San Francisco and Oakland sue top five oil and gas companies over costs of climate change

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Oakland City Attorney Barbara J. Parker announced today that they had filed separate lawsuits on behalf of their respective cities against the five largest investor-owned producers of fossil fuels

CALIFORNIALATINONEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 13:15:00

Deadly apartment fire in Oakland near Lake Merritt neighborhood

OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - A person was killed early Wednesday morning in an apartment fire in Oakland. The fire was reported about 4 a.m. in the 400 block of Fairmont Ave. near Harrison Street and Oakland Avenue in the city's Lake Merritt neighborhood, according to Oakland firefighters. The blaze eru

BAYINSIDER - 2017-09-20 13:10:20

San Francisco, Oakland sue oil firms alleging climate change costs

(Reuters) - California cities, San Francisco and Oakland, said they filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change. The lawsuits, filed in state courts in San Francisco and Alameda Counti

REUTERS - 2017-09-20 18:21:19

Early Morning Oakland Apartment Fire Turns Deadly

OAKLAND (CBS SF) - An elderly man was killed after a intense fire roared through an apartment in a four-story complex in Oakland early Wednesday, authorities said. Oakland Fire Department Battalion Chief Ian McWhorter said working smoke detectors inside the building may have saved others. "It was an

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-20 15:47:00

'Lightning Rod' Developer Removed from Conference Panel Following Concerns from Oakland Mayor and Tenant Activists

After Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf quietly expressed her concerns to the organizers of a real estate industry conference scheduled for Thursday, the organizers removed a controversial developer from a panel of speakers. The conference, branded as "Oakland Rising," is sponsored by The Registry, a real

EAST BAY EXPRESS - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Alameda County Superior Court Policy Change Will Allow Oakland Defendants To Be Arraigned in Oakland

The Alameda County Superior Court has reversed its controversial decision to move all in-custody felony arraignments to a new courthouse in Dublin, amid criticism that the change denies court access to low-income people of color. Beginning Sept. 25, in-custody defendants facing felony charges for

EAST BAY EXPRESS - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Dubious savior in new play set in West Oakland

"I'm getting ready to get away from here and be a rich white woman," says Pink (Charles Peoples III), a black drag queen in Theatre Rhino's "The Legend of Pink." She thinks she's found her ticket out of her roach-infested apartment in the basement of a West Oakland crack house. She's met a man, play

SFGATE - 2017-09-19 20:03:00

Nyum Bai to open full restaurant in Oakland's Fruitvale Village

From pop-up to Emeryville kiosk to brick and mortar, the story of Oakland's Nyum Bai has entered a new chapter. The Cambodian street eats concept is moving into the former Half Orange space in Oakland's Fruitvale Village. It could be up and running as early as January 2018. Nyum Bai owner Nite Yun c

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-19 19:49:00

Man Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Man At Homeless Encampment In Oakland

OAKLAND (CBS SF) - An ex-convict has been charged with special circumstances murder for allegedly taking another man's bicycle and then fatally shooting the man at a homeless encampment in North Oakland last week, prosecutors said. Curtis Standley, 28, of Pittsburg, is scheduled to appear in Alameda

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-19 16:43:00

Golden Gate Audubon Society opposes Oakland A's stadium plan

The Golden Gate Audubon Society says the A's stadium, proposed to be built in the right foreground of this photo, would be disastrous for nearly 200 species of ducks, herons, songbirds, nesting cormorants and fish that make their homes in Lake Merritt, the nation's oldest wildlife refuge. The Oakl

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-19 04:18:00