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'Linked Learning' gives high school students hands-on, real-world career training

Started in 2009, the California Linked Learning District Initiative helped nine districts -- including Antioch, Oakland and West Contra Costa in the Bay Area -- to create educational programs that give students experience in a variety of fields. 
New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is optimistic the Athletics will be able to get a new ballpark in Oakland.  
 
One man was shot during an attempted robbery in North Oakland and the other in an East Oakland drive-by that may be gang related.  
 
Alameda County recyclers want to find out if financial incentives or "bounties" can help reduce blight associated with illegally dumped mattresses, county waste management agency StopWaste announced Monday.  
 
Airport security screeners didn't confiscate many firearms at Bay Area airports last year compared with other airports across the nation, the Transportation Security Administration said Monday.  
 
Police said the violence, where two police cars were damaged, occurred at one of several sideshows in East Oakland on Sunday that began at noon and went on until after 9 p.m.  
 
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A CHP officer was injured after another officer's vehicle caught fire and exploded Monday evening on a Bay Bridge offramp.  
 
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Japanese Americans, prisoners in their own country during World War II, turned to traditional performing arts as an outlet and means of staying in touch with their cultural heritage. A screening of "Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps" will be held 9:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 31 at the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood.  
 
OAKLAND -- Streets in the area of 35th and Allendale avenues were blocked off Monday afternoon as police investigated a fatal shooting.A man was shot in the area about 12:05 p.  
 
A 30-year-old woman was criminally charged Monday in the fatal hit-and-run Friday morning of an 84-year-old woman in East Oakland.  
 
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Benedict Cumberbatch sorry for racist remark

“The Imitation Game” actor was trying to address racial inequities in the film business when he referred to “colored actors” during a TV interview.