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Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Number Of Police On Streets An Issue For Oakland Mayoral Candidates

A dozen candidates who want to be mayor of Oakland faced off Thursday night in a campaign debate at City Hall in which public safety was hot-button issue.

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Oakland Ends Ban On Pinball After 80-Years

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

1 hour ago

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All-Female Mills College In Oakland Adopts New Policy To Admit Transgender Students

Transgender students that identify as female can now be considered for enrollment at Mills College, an all-female school in Oakland.

18 hours ago

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4-Alarm Apartment Fire In Oakland Displaces Dozens Of Residents; 5 Dogs Missing

Firefighters have contained a four-alarm fire in Oakland that burned dozens of people out of their homes Wednesday evening.

08/21/2014

Protesters face off against police in riot gear in front of Oakland Police headquarters, August 20, 2014. (CBS)

Oakland Marchers Hold Up Mirrors To Officers In Protest Over Ferguson, Police Shootings

Protesters against the police actions in Ferguson, Mo. as well as police killings of other suspects in California and other states gathered in Oakland on Wednesday. Some protesters unveiled a new tactic, by holding up mirrors in the faces of officers.

08/20/2014

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4 Suspects Arrested For Oakland Strong-Arm Robbery

Four suspects have been arrested for a strong-armed robbery in East Oakland last week, police said Wednesday.

08/20/2014

A man is seen on surveillance video stealing bottles of champagne at an Oakland liquor store before getting confronted by store workers. (CBS)

Caught On Camera: Oakland Liquor Store Clerks Fight Back Against Aggressive Thief Who Cops Ignored

Oakland liquor store workers have fought back against an alleged serial thief after they say police refused to become involved.

08/20/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan during her State of the City address on March 6, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As Ferguson Protests Continue, Oakland Mayor Quan Says City Learned Lesson On Handling Civil Unrest

Much like Ferguson, Missouri, the city of Oakland has been rocked in the past by civil unrest, both during the Occupy protests and also following the shooting of Oscar Grant. Mayor Jean Quan has her own reflections on how her city’s police department handles protests.

08/20/2014

Protesters at the Port of Oakland demonstrate their opposition to workers unloading cargo from the Zim Piraeus. August 19, 2014. (CBS)

Israeli-Owned Cargo Ship Unloaded At Port Of Oakland Following Gaza Protests

An Israeli-owned ship blocked by protesters from unloading its cargo for days at the Port of Oakland was finally unloaded early Wednesday morning, a longshoreman’s union spokesman said.

08/20/2014

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Waste Management Sues Oakland Over $1 Billion Trash Contract

The nation’s largest trash hauler has filed a lawsuit claiming the city of Oakland illegally awarded a $1 billion contract to a local garbage company.

08/20/2014

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