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Fire That Burned 2-Story Apartment Building In West Oakland Called ‘Suspicious’

A suspicious fire burned a four-plex apartment building in West Oakland early Friday morning, a fire battalion chief said.

08/21/2015

Oakland Police generic

1 Killed, 2 Injured In West Oakland Hit-And-Run Collision

One person was killed and two people seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision in West Oakland Friday evening, according to police.

05/29/2015

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West Oakland A Haven For Expanding Urban Farms; Provides Access To Fresh Produce

West Oakland will soon be the site of one of the city’s largest urban gardens that will provide access to fresh produce on a sliding-scale basis.

05/27/2015

Police Sirens

Police Keep Quiet After Swarming West Oakland With SWAT Teams, Explosive Devices

Oakland police served a search warrant in West Oakland early Tuesday morning that woke neighbors with what sounded like explosions.

05/13/2015

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Armed ‘Unresponsive’ Suspect Arrested In West Oakland After Tactical Police Response

An unresponsive suspect with a gun was arrested in West Oakland Sunday morning, according to police.

05/10/2015

Chyemil Pierce (Family photo/Oakland Police Dept.)

2 More Suspects Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of Oakland Mother Trying To Protect Children

Two additional suspects have been arrested and charged in the fatal shooting last month of a West Oakland mother who was caught in crossfire as she was trying to help two of her children to safety, prosecutors said Monday.

04/06/2015

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Memorials Scheduled For 2 Artists Killed In West Oakland Fire Saturday

Memorials have been scheduled this weekend for two artists killed in a fire at a former armory building in West Oakland early last Saturday morning.

03/25/2015

Greg Lowrie in Hospital

Cyclist Hit By Truck, Robbed As He Lay Hurt In Oakland, Speaks First Words Since Awakening From Coma

Greg Lowrie awoke from a coma three weeks ago. This week, he spoke his name and age, and greeted his mother for the first time.

03/21/2015

Oakland Town Hall on Race

Oakland Councilwoman Proposes New City Department To Address Racism

Oakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks expects to propose a new city department that would address systemic racism within the city government and in the city to the full City Council by the end of the month.

03/19/2015

Chyemil Pierce (Family photo/Oakland Police Dept.)

Neighbors Of Slain Oakland Mom Meet With Police, City Officials

Residents of the West Oakland neighborhood where a 30-year-old mother of three was killed while shielding her children from gunfire last week met with the Oakland Police Department Thursday evening to discuss community concerns.

03/19/2015

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