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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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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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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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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’