Homeless women fight to stay in Oakland house

A group of homeless women with children fighting to stay in a vacant three-bedroom house in Oakland have gained support from some state lawmakers. A judge is considering their case. (Jan. 7)

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ACLU asks judge to block funding for border wall

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday asked a federal judge in Oakland to block President Donald Trump from constructing a border wall with money obtained through his national emergency declaration. (Nov 20)

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On This Day: 25 September 1951

“Star Wars” superstar Mark Hamill was born in Oakland, California. (Sept. 25)

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Plane evacuated after emergency landing in Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines says seven people were taken to the hospital with smoke-related symptoms after a flight from Oakland, California, to Honolulu made an emergency landing because of smoke in the airplane. 184 passengers and seven crew members were evacuated. (Aug. 23)

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Nearly 100 baby birds rescued from fallen CA tree

An animal rescue group is caring for nearly 100 baby snowy egrets and black-crowned night herons that were saved last week after a tree fell in downtown Oakland. (July 17)

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Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ win

Thousands in Toronto cheered on the Raptors, who won their first NBA championship on Thursday night. The Raptors defeated the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors 114-110 on Thursday in Oakland, in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. (June 14)

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Court weighs Trump plan to fund border wall build

A federal judge in Oakland heard arguments Friday in two lawsuits seeking to block the White House from building a wall on the Mexico border with billions of dollars secured under President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency. (May 17)

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Oakland teachers back in class after strike ends

Thousands of Oakland teachers are back in classrooms after union members voted to approve a contract deal giving them 11 percent raises. (March 4)

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AP Top Stories February 22 A

Here’s the latest for Friday February 22nd: Jussie Smollett denies charges; New election ordered for NC congressional district; Strike talks for Oakland, California teachers; Israeli spacecraft heading to moon.

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Striking Oakland teachers rally, march downtown

About 3,000 teachers in Oakland, California, are striking over pay, class sizes and other issues, following educator walkouts in West Virginia, Los Angeles and Denver. The Oakland strike affects 36,000 students at 86 schools. (Feb. 21)

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Oakland teachers on strike, demand big pay raises

Oakland’s 3,000 teachers, who want a 12 percent raise, say are they’re among the lowest paid public school teachers in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area. (Feb. 21)

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Here’s the latest for Thursday February 21st: Jussie Smollett accused of falsely reporting attack; House Democrats preparing resolution to counter emergency declaration; Oakland, California teachers going on strike; Heavy rain and flooding in Deep South.

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Oakland, Calif. teachers to start strike Thursday

Teachers in Oakland, California, plan to raise picket signs Thursday in the country’s latest strike by educators over classroom conditions and pay. The walkout will affect 36,000 students at 86 schools. (Feb. 21)

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Sen. Kamala Harris kicks off White House campaign

(28 Jan 2019) Democratic Senator Kamala Harris, standing outside of Oakland’s city hall, formally kicked off her campaign for the White House on Sunday, presenting herself as the leader who can best unite America. (Jan. 28)

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Yemeni mother to see dying son after US waives visa ban

Photos show a two-year-old boy on life-support in California, whose Yemeni mother was granted a visa waiver to enter the US, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Two-year-old Abdullah Hassan, a US citizen like his father, suffers from a rare genetic brain condition and is on life support in a hospital in Oakland, California. But his mother, Shaima Swileh, had been unable to join him due to President Donald Trump’s order barring visitors from six countries including Yemen. IMAGES of photos released by Council on American-Islamic Relations

NBA star Stephen Curry unhurt in multi car crash

(24 Nov 2018) Golden State Warriors basketball star Stephen Curry escaped a multi car accident uninjured in the Bay Area Friday morning. Officials say two other cars hit Curry’s Porsche after losing control on a rain-slicked highway near Oakland. (Nov. 23)

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Mountain lion tranqulized near Calif. office park

(30 Oct 2018) California wildlife officials say a mountain lion was tranquilized near an office park in Pleasanton, east of Oakland. Officials said they planned to examine the animal and release him to the wild. (Oct. 30)

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Fire destroys Oakland buildings, cause sought

(23 Oct 2018) Oakland fire officials say investigators are trying to determine if a massive blaze that destroyed four buildings under construction and injured a firefighter is connected to a nearby arson fire that was quickly extinguished. (Oct. 23)

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‘Blindspotting’ stars Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal talk gentrification in their home town of Oaklan

(29 Aug 2018) Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal tackle the complicated subject of gentrification in their new dramedy “Blindspotting,” set in their hometown of Oakland, California. (Aug. 28)

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Oakland gets a starring role in indie films

(28 Aug 2018) The Northern California city of Oakland is getting its moment to shine in the indie film world with the recent releases of “Sorry to Bother You” and “Blindspotting.” (Aug. 27)

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Train Stabbing Victim’s Parents Want Justice

(26 Jul 2018) The parents of a woman fatally stabbed on a California commuter train platform are seeking justice for their 18-year-old daughter. They spoke outside an Oakland courtroom where the suspect, John Cowell, made his first court appearance. (July 25)

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AP Top Stories July 24 A

(24 Jul 2018) Here’s the latest for Tuesday July 24th: Trump considers revoking security clearances; Toronto police investigate gunman; Oakland subway stabbing attack suspect arrested; Fatal wildfires in Greece.

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Oakland Stabbing Suspect Arrested At Train Stop

(24 Jul 2018) Police arrested a man suspected of attacking two women with a knife, killing one, in an Oakland, California subway station. 27-year-old paroled felon John Cowell was arrested in a different train stop. A vigil in Oakland turned into a march. (July 24)

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