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The West Oakland BART station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Says Early Warning System Proved Successful After Napa Quake

BART officials said on Monday that an early warning system currently in development stages worked perfectly just before Sunday morning’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck.

08/26/2014

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Armed Woman Barricaded At Montclair Home In Oakland Arrested After Standoff

A woman armed with a gun was arrested late Monday morning after a 14-hour standoff at an unoccupied house in Oakland’s Montclair district.

08/25/2014

Port of Oakland. (CBS)

South Napa Quake Knocks Out Power At Port of Oakland

Operations at the Port of Oakland have been disrupted by Sunday morning’s earthquake based in southern Napa County, according to port officials.

08/24/2014

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. (Torlakson Campaign)

Campaign To Reduce Student Loan Debt Kicks Off In Oakland

The “Degrees Not Debt” campaign kicked-off this week at Oakland’s La Escuelita Elementary School. The national campaign by the National Education Association seeks to reduce student loan debt.

08/22/2014

An artist’s rendition of Coliseum City development that includes new stadiums for the A’s and Raiders at the current Coliseum site. (City of Oakland)

Oakland Releases Draft Plan For Coliseum City Project

Oakland officials Friday released a draft plan and environmental impact report for their ambitious ideas for developments at the Coliseum complex and on a large tract of land near the Oakland International Airport over the next 20 years.

08/22/2014

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Bill Providing Condoms For California Prisoners Heads To Gov. Brown’s Desk

Legislation that would require officials to distribute condoms in all California state prisons is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. The bill’s author says it would save the state money and stop the spread of disease.

08/22/2014

Oakland police officers block a sidewalk (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Mayoral Candidates Bicker Over Police Staffing Level

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.

08/22/2014

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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.

08/22/2014

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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.

08/21/2014

(CBS SF)

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

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