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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
To say the world's financial markets are in turmoil is colossal understatement. Roiling money markets currently span the globe.Last week, the U.S. stock market had one of its worst weeks in years; markets throughout Asia have been spiraling this week, possibly signaling an emerging-market sell-off
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November 2014 election recommendations from the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune editorial board
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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.
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.
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
Why is President Obama moving to normalize relations with Cuba?
Florida International University Director of Latin American and Caribbean Center Frank Mora, Bloomberg's Peter Cook and Phil Mattingly discuss a potential opening in U.
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Free comics unveiled: See 50 titles coming on Free Comic Book Day
Diamond Comics reveals the full list of 50 book titles available at participating shops during annual event in May.
Sony cancels 'The Interview' theatrical release
Hacked company responds to theater chains declining to screen movie over threats of terrorist attacks.