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A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Investors Buying Up Many Foreclosed Oakland Homes

An advocacy group for low-income people issued a report Thursday that says investors are buying foreclosed homes in the poorest neighborhoods in Oakland in a trend that is destabilizing communities.

06/29/2012

A for sale sign in front of an Oakland foreclosure. (CBS)

Report Finds Investors Buying Up Foreclosed Oakland Homes

An advocacy group for low-income people issued a report Thursday that says investors are buying foreclosed homes in the poorest neighborhoods in Oakland in a trend that is destabilizing communities.

06/28/2012

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is interviewed in the KCBS studio (CBS)

Oakland Mayor Quan Defends ’100 Blocks’ Plan Despite Incorrect Data

Oakland’s Mayor Jean Quan has admitted to some statistical mistakes with her 100 Blocks plan, but is defending it and pushing forward despite criticism.

06/27/2012

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is interviewed in the KCBS studio (CBS)

Quan’s Office Disputes Report Criticizing ‘100 Blocks’ Plan

Mayor Jean Quan’s plan to fight crime is under scrutiny, after a new report finds flaws with her “100 Blocks” program.

06/12/2012

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Report Tracks Higher Dropout Risk For Black Students In Oakland Schools

By middle school, more than half of the black students enrolled in the Oakland Unified School District show signs of dropping out of school, according to studies released Tuesday. The signs include chronic absenteeism and suspension.

05/23/2012