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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…

Read More OPD sergeant faced no charges for DV arrest despite video evidence

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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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What if the A’s had stayed put? Early in 2014, movie-star-famous Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane started a big gambit, trading the organization’s top prospect, shortstop Addison Russell, to the Chicago Cubs for two starting pitchers. The addition of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel gave the A’s one of the better rotations in baseball.…

Read More Beane’s Gambit: When he couldn’t be the hero, Billy Beane destroyed the best team in baseball

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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