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Protected Birds Slaughtered By USPS Landscaping

AP | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Federal and state wildlife officials are investigating a tree-trimming operation in Oakland that witnesses say sent baby bird...

LOOK: Attacked Agender Teen Gets Awesome Show Of Support

Posted 12.20.2013 | Gay Voices

EDITOR'S NOTE: The subject of this story identifies as agender, so we are using "they, their, them," although male pronouns were used in many of the o...

PHOTOS: 10 Reasons Why Oakland Has Never Been Better

Posted 08.11.2013 | San Francisco

Let's face it: Oakland has found its place in the sun. Our neighbor to the east has been honored with a slew of awards over the past year, includin...

Dan Kiley: A great yet little known Modernist

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 04.12.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

In his later years, you could find Dan Kiley with his wild hair and pants hiked up to his waist always brimming with opinions and ideas - or as the ce...

Report: Oakland School District Squandered Federal Funding

| Posted 02.20.2013 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans The Oakland Unified School District failed to follow federal regulations in...

Gertrude Stein's Oakland

Matt Werner | Posted 07.31.2012 | San Francisco
Matt Werner

Like Gertrude Stein returning to Oakland to find it completely changed, would an artist interviewed in this book experience a similar feeling returning to Oakland 40 years from now?

Injuries Reported After School Shooting In Oakland

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 04.03.2012 | College

Multiple people have been shot in a school shooting at Oikos University in Oakland, California, according to reports. The San Francisco Chronicle r...

Occupy Oakland Protesters Force Halt To Operations At Busy Port

AP/The Huffington Post | By TERENCE CHEA, LISA LEFF and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 01.02.2012 | San Francisco

By TERENCE CHEA, LISA LEFF and TERRY COLLINS, The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Several thousand Occupy Wall Street demonstrators gather...

Protesters, Police Clash At Occupy Oakland Protest

AP/The Huffington Post | By TERRY COLLINS | Posted 12.25.2011 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Dozens of police in riot gear and hundreds of protesters supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement engaged in a game of cat-a...

Woman Kicked Off Train For Talking Too Loudly

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 07.17.2011 | Home

An Amtrak train made an unexpected stop Sunday, as a woman was escorted off for speaking loudly on her cell phone. Lakeysha Beard, 39, was charged ...

Oakland's Art Explosion

Max Eternity | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Max Eternity

What comes to mind when you hear mention of Oakland, California? If it's not a resurgence in civic renewal and the arts and humanities, then perhaps you need to be updated.

U2's Summer 2010 Tour To Rock Spartan Stadium

CBS4Denver | CBS 4 Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

U2 is coming to rock Spartan Stadium. The acclaimed Irish rock group announced Sunday that its summer 2010 tour will take it to the Michigan St...

Beats Antique brings diverse music to Vail

Vail Daily. | Vail Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Beats Antique, a trio from Oakland, Calif., merges modern technology, live instrumentation and seductive performance - belly dancing! - into...

Clorox CEO gets $7.5M in fiscal 2009 compensation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO — Clorox Co. gave CEO Don Knauss compensation valued at $7.5 million, a 5 percent raise, as the company's profit rose despite the economic tumult of the past year.

The Oakland, Calif.-based consumer products maker boosted Knauss' salary by 7 percent to $1.1 million for fiscal 2009, which ended in June. He was also awarded stock and options worth nearly $5 million at the time they were granted on Sept. 16, 2008, up 9.5 percent from the prior year, according to an Oct. 2 regulatory filing.

Half the value of those grants was given as stock options with a strike price of $63.95, which has left the options underwater since the stock has stayed below that level since then. It now trades at $58.15, as of Wednesday afternoon.

Knauss also received $217,256 in perks and other compensation, a 15 percent drop from the prior year.

The pay raise came as Clorox's annual profit rose 16 percent and its adjusted profit handily beat analyst expectations. Yearly revenue rose 3 percent.

Legalizing medical marijuana in N.J.: What life will be like in the marijuana Garden State

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

  Sean Donnelly/Contra Costa Times/MCT A medical marijuana patient at right smells cannabis at Coffeeshop Blue Sky, a medical marijuana disp...

Thousands Attend Funeral For Slain Oakland Officers

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

OAKLAND, Calif. — The city virtually halted Friday for the funeral of four slain police officers, with a populace still in shock jamming a large spo...

Oakland Police Massacre Casts Ugly Glare on Ex-Felon Desperation

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Though Lovelle Mixon's killing spree is a horrible aberration, his plight as an unemployed, ex-felon isn't. There are tens of thousands like him on America's streets.