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Oakland Athletics Fund College Tours for Richmond Youth

The Oakland Athletics will contribute $3,600 to fund college tours, supplies and incentives for 30 Richmond children and youth participating in the Richmond Police Department’s (RPD) “Straight A’s Club.” “The
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Girls Inc. Offers Summer Fun for Girls Ages 5 to 14

Girls Inc. of West Contra Cost County is offering Summer Fun Experience for girls ages 5 to 14, which has six weeks left. The program’s themes including friendship, health, fitness, independence and careers, exploring, crazy [...]
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Council Backs West Oakland Development Plan

The West Oakland Specific Plan, designed to guide and encourage residential, commercial and industrial development on 1,900 acres of land next to downtown Oakland, was approved at the City Council this week.Some community members wanted [...]
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Congresswoman Barbara Lee Announces $900K STEM Grant

Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) announced Alameda-based Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS) will receive a $899,841grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase enrollment and retention of women in community [...]
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Book by UC Berkeley Professor Puts “Mass Incarceration on Trial”

By Scott McLemee, Inside Higher Ed The United States has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. It has come down a sliver over the past six years: the all-time peak rate [...]
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City Bans Automated Cell Phone Purchase Machines

To address the significant number of cell phone robberies occurring in the City of Oakland, Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney introduced an ordinance to ban Automated Purchasing Machines.These self-operating buy-back kiosks, which exist in five Bay [...]
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Gallo Calls for Community Support for Migrant Children

Councilmember Noel Gallo, who represents the Fruitvale District, is seeking to promote a alliance between Oakland and San Francisco to pressure the federal government and involve local churches to provide humanitarian aid to Central American [...]