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A decorated Oakland police sergeant faced no criminal charges for his domestic violence arrest last year and remains in his position despite evidence of a history of abuse turned over by his ex-girlfriend, including allegedly threatening her with a gun to her head, according to newly released police documents and the woman who reported the…

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Officer Nicole Rhodes was having a hard time seeing Demouria Hogg when she shot him through his car’s windshield, according to an Alameda County District Attorney investigation that was recently obtained through a Public Records Act request. But the shooting did not violate Oakland police policies and was determined by a DA investigator to be…

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The long-awaited opening of a 90-unit affordable housing complex at Oakland’s MacArthur BART station marks the first step in an effort to transform the station from a park-and-ride center to a planned housing and retail hub integrated into the surrounding community. The plan to transform the roughly 8-acre parking lot into new homes has been…

Read More 90 New Affordable Housing Units Open at MacArthur BART Station

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One person was killed and two people seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision in West Oakland Friday evening, according to police. The three-vehicle crash occurred at 14th and Adeline streets at 5:10 p.m., according to police Officer Johnna Watson. While details remain unclear, a man in his 40s who was riding in a white Chevrolet…

Read More One killed, two hurt in West Oakland hit-and-run

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A non-standard valve turned the wrong way caused as much as 106 cubic yards of cement — about 12 cement trucks worth — to be pumped into an Oakland creek Wednesday morning, local and state officials said Thursday. Glen Echo Creek has been left a gray, sludgy mess along Clarewood Drive to Broadway Terrace. Crews…

Read More Cement spill leaves half-mile of Oakland creek ‘virtually dead’

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An Oakland street gang is allegedly threatening the lives of San Leandro police officers over December’s fatal shooting of an auto theft suspect in an East Oakland cul-de-sac by four San Leandro officers, according to police. The officers opened fire on 27-year-old Guadalupe Manzo Ochoa of Union City as she tried to ram her way…

Read More Gang Threatening San Leandro Police Officers Who Fatally Shot Woman

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From a trash-strewn vacant lot in West Oakland a group of community leaders hope a “field of dreams” will sprout in an ambitious plan to develop an enterprise to give people coming out of prison a chance at a better life. Led by former Black Panther Party chairwoman Elaine Brown, the group of organizers, business…

Read More Former Prisoners Could Find Opportunity in Ambitious West Oakland Project

Oakland police officer “followed policy” when he detained an off-duty Oakland firefighter and his two young sons who had stopped to make sure an East Oakland fire station was secure earlier this month, police said this afternoon. Firefighter Keith Jones, a 15-year veteran of the department, said the “nervous” officer, crouched with his hand on…

Read More Oakland Cop Detained Black Firefighter, Young Sons