• Drummond: Ferguson deja-vu for Oakland - 08/21/2014 05:53 AM PDT
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    Citywise: Oakland officers angry over violent anti-police protest

    Police Chief Sean Whent says they revised planning protocols after officer was attacked and hospitalized during rally that went from downtown Oakland to Berkeley. 
    Citywise: Oakland officers angry over violent anti-police protest
    Police Chief Sean Whent says they revised planning protocols after officer was attacked and hospitalized during rally that went from downtown Oakland to Berkeley. 

    Alameda: Fire causes $20,000 in damage to Pacific Avenue residence
    What sparked the fire remains under investigation, but Alameda fire Capt. Jim Colburn said the fire is not considered suspicious. 

    Questions swirl after man dies after being diverted to distant hospital
    A man died after being transported by ambulance to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley this week, and questions swirl about whether the decision earlier this month to stop ambulance transports to Doctors Medical Center San Pablo played a role.  

    'Greywater' helps East Bay residents cope with parched landscape
    Residential drainage is reused to irrigate outdoor plants, trees 

    Oakland gets $6 million in state funding for transportation projects
    The city of Oakland was awarded $6.1 million Thursday by the California Transportation Commission to implement two key projects in a state program designed to encourage non-motorized transportation.  

    Oakland: Accused murderer says he fired shots because his life was in danger
    An Oakland man admitted on the witness stand Thursday that he fatally shot a woman in front of her 5-year-old son last year but said he did so only because he thought his life was in danger.  

    Oscar Grant's family traveled to Ferguson to support Brown's family
    The family of Oscar Grant has traveled to Ferguson, Missouri to offer support and advice to the parents of a black teen whose slaying at the hands of police ignited unrest.  

    Oakland amends city ordinance banning pinball
    Pinball wizards in Oakland can rejoice, because they can now play the silver ball without worrying about being thrown in the slammer.  

    Oakland physicians take no-confidence vote in Children's Hospital negotiator
    Union-represented resident physicians at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland are taking a no-confidence vote on hospital management's negotiator in the slow-moving contract talks between the two sides, which have been going on for 16 months.  

    Review: 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is quite good till its final chapter

    Three out of the four stories set the perfct mood and tone, with Eva Green standing out. But the story with Jessica Alba just doesn't go off with a kiss kiss bang bang as it should.
     
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    Taylor Swift 'Shake it Off' director rebuts racism charges

    Mark Romanek responds to rapper Earl Sweatshirt who -- without seeing the video -- blasted its twerking scene as “inherently offesnive.”