Talk Back: Torture report
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Drummond: A spike in Oakland killings since Oct. 1

Oakland had a big drop in homicides earlier this year but a Fall spike has erased many of those gains. Oakland Police officials say police brutality protests have drawn manpower away from Ceasefire violence prevention program 
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board

Click here to view the full list of editorials on candidates and measures in key races on the November 2014 ballot. 
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Alameda letters: Man lost in accident will be sorely missed

Man lost in accident will be sorely missedA good man was killed Dec. 11 at the intersection of Grand Street and Otis Avenue. He was in a crosswalk and was wearing a neon vest and lighted wristband. 
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Alameda My Word: The time is right to begin change in running Island

The city is creating these special districts to sell development to the rest of us: "See, it won't cost you anything, so why do you care?" But the truth is it will cost us plenty -- in a depreciation of quality of life through increased traffic and gridlock -- and at some point in money, too.  
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George F. Will: Texas dispute over license plates really about speech

The Battle of Palmito Ranch near Brownsville, Texas, on May 13, 1865, is called the last battle of the Civil War, but the Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans might consider that judgment premature, given its conflict with the state's Department of Transportation and Department of 
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