Oakland to become the third U.S. city to ban facial recognition

The city trails San Francisco, California, and Somerville, Massachusetts.

On Jul 17, 2019 by Mikael Thalen

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Video shows jogger dumping homeless man’s encampment into lake

Local residents say this is peak Oakland gentrification.

On Jun 11, 2018 by Tess Cagle


Oakland’s ‘BBQing while Black’ festival was a glorious, 2-weekend-long rebuttal

'BBQ Becky' ended up bringing back a decades-old Oakland tradition.

On May 22, 2018 by Samantha Grasso

Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks.

ICE spokesperson quits over ‘false public statements’ from Trump administration

'I quit because I didn’t want to perpetuate misleading facts.'

On Mar 13, 2018 by Samantha Grasso

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Ex of Oakland warehouse fire victim pens emotional post about their life through music

'We grew each other up, in so many ways.'

On Dec 8, 2016 by Samantha Grasso

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The manager of the Oakland club where a fire killed dozens wrote a tone-deaf Facebook post

Wrong Facebook post at the wrong time.

On Dec 4, 2016 by Chris Tognotti

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Oakland warehouse fire reportedly might have killed as many as 40 people

'This is just a tragedy, and there are no easy answers.'

On Dec 3, 2016 by Josh Katzowitz

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You can own this couch that Bernie Sanders maybe farted into

And it's free—just like college and healthcare should be.

On Jun 14, 2016 by Miles Klee

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Blake Lively probably shouldn’t have made this butt joke on Instagram

What was she thinking?

On May 18, 2016 by Lyz Lenz

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Undercover cop draws gun on photographer during Black Lives Matter protest

This photographer didn't flinch when a cop pointed a gun at his face.

On Dec 11, 2014 by Dell Cameron

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Oakland resident evicted so landlord could turn home into an Airbnb

The Bay Area's fight between residents and Airbnb continues.

On Nov 25, 2014 by Rob Price

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Anarchist protesters ask Digg cofounder for $3 billion

Digg cofounder Kevin Rose was targeted by protesters branding him a “parasite.” Then they asked him for $3 billion.

On Apr 7, 2014 by Jack Flanagan

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Oakland turns to crowdfunding to combat skyrocketing crime

Oakland residents have raised thousands of dollars to combat skyrocketing crime while the government is shut down.

On Oct 2, 2013 by Fernando Alfonso III

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Mayoral campaign turns to Crowdtilt to move Oakland forward

Oakland Port Commissioner Bryan Parker is using the Crowdtilt campaign as an example of democracy in action as he challenges current mayor Jean Quan.

On Jun 19, 2013 by Aja Romano

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YOLO: Online gang deals in klout

It's all kind of a big joke. Except that it isn't.

On Aug 29, 2012 by Lindsey Weber