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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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An Israeli-owned ship that was blocked by protesters for days from unloading cargo at the Port of Oakland left port Tuesday afternoon but returned hours later. Marine tracking services showed that the Zim Piraeus departed the port shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, reportedly en route to Los Angeles, but the vessel instead went several miles…

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