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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…

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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…

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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…

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Art teacher and skate park guru Keith “K-Dubb” Williams joined Oakland city officials and Levi’s representatives to cut the ribbon today on a new concrete skate park in West Oakland’s DeFremery Park. Over the last seven years, Williams has led efforts to establish the “Town Park” skate park there and today celebrated a newly-constructed concrete…

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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…

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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…

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