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After Failing To Reform, Oakland PD To Fall Under Court Appointed Director

Oakland Police Make Arrests Involving Human Trafficking, Child Prostitution On International Blvd.

Oakland police have made arrests in two different sexual assault and human trafficking cases, both of which involved juvenile victims.

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Oakland Woman Dies After Apparent Overdose While At Coachella

An Oakland woman has died in an apparent drug and-or alcohol related overdose at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Southern California.

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Reputed Teenage Gang Member Gets 25-Years-To-Life Sentence For Oakland Murder

A teenager who is a reputed gang member was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in state prison for his first-degree murder conviction for a shooting that killed a 23-month-old boy in West Oakland in 2011.

04/17/2014

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D.A. Seeks Death Penalty For Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting Girl At Sleepover In Oakland

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday that it will seek the death penalty for the man accused of fatally shooting an 8-year-old girl during a sleepover at an East Oakland home last July.

04/17/2014

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Quick-Thinking Bank Employee Thwarts Rockridge Robbery Attempt

Two masked men who tried to rob a bank in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood Wednesday morning were foiled by a quick-thinking employee who locked them out, police said.

04/16/2014

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Man Killed In Brazen Daytime Shooting In West Oakland

A man in his 20s shot in a West Oakland neighborhood Wednesday morning died in an ambulance on his way to the hospital, according to police.

04/16/2014

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Naked Teenage Girl Alleges She Was Kidnapped, Robbed In Oakland

An investigation is underway after a teenage girl reported being kidnapped and robbed early Wednesday morning in Oakland, and then dropped off near Piedmont and Ashby Avenues in Berkeley.

04/16/2014

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Airports An Important New Front In Combating Human Trafficking

Anti-trafficking advocates and Bay Area prosecutors and congresspersons said Tuesday that airports are an important new front in combating human trafficking and rescuing victims.

04/15/2014

Phil Matier: Naming Rights Considered To Fund Oakland Parks

Oakland’s Parks and Recreations Department, which lacks funds to improve or even maintain the city-owned properties, is now considering a policy that would allow corporations and wealthy donors to buy the right to name public parks, gardens and recreation centers if they can pay their care.

04/15/2014

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Man Charged For Sexual Battery Against Woman Near Oakland’s MacArthur BART Station

A 24-year-old man was arrested for sexual battery against a woman on Thursday morning near the MacArthur BART station in Oakland, police said.

04/15/2014

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