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The Quasi-Conspiracy That Caused Oakland's Deadly Ghost Ship Fire
By Rick Paulas, On Assignment For HuffPost
The 2016 warehouse fire that killed 36 people was a civic tragedy decades in the making.
America’s Real Estate System Pushes Rents Up And People Out. There's Another Way.
A tiny Oakland coffee shop offers hope for greater community control of land, housing and neighborhood-based businesses.
Steph Curry Helps Raise More Than $21,000 For Nia Wilson's Family
During a showcase game on Tuesday, the NBA star honored the 18-year-old recent high school graduate who was killed in Oakland last month.
Anne Hathaway Speaks Out About Slaying Of Oakland Teen Nia Wilson
White people, from "the marrow of our privileged bones," should acknowledge "the truth that ALL black people fear for their lives DAILY," she wrote on Instagram.
Suspect Charged In Young Woman's Horrific Stabbing Death On Oakland Transit
"She's just yelling my name, 'Tifah, Tifah, Tifah,' and I said, 'I got you baby, I got you,'" recounted Nia Wilson's sister.
'Blindspotting' Writers Understand Protest Fatigue. Their Movie Could Pull Us All Out Of It.
The film, written by Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, explores the ways people express their grief when protests against brutality die down.
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Federal Judge Dismisses Groundbreaking Climate Change Lawsuits Against Big Oil
San Francisco and Oakland had sued major oil firms to hold them accountable for global warming’s damaging effects.
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Massive Cookout Thrown In Park Where Cops Were Called On Black Family BBQ
“How Black Oakland responds to a white lady calling the cops on Black folks BBQing."
Woman Calls Police On Black Family For BBQing At A Lake In Oakland
Their crime? Using the wrong type of grill in a barbecue-designated zone.
Oakland Mayor Dings Trump After He Calls It A 'Disgrace' That She Tipped Off Immigrants
I am proud to live in a country where "everyone can criticize elected officials," said a smiling Libby Schaaf.
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Protesters Descend On ICE San Francisco Headquarters After Immigration Raids
More than 150 undocumented immigrants have been arrested in Northern California since Sunday.
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Oakland Mayor Warns City Of Upcoming Immigration Raids After Receiving Intel
Mayor Libby Schaaf said "credible sources" told her ICE agents were planning operations in the Bay Area.
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Motorcycle Lane-Splitting: Safe Or Scary?
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At least 15 states in the past five years have considered legalizing lane-splitting for motorcyclists, but only California has enacted legislation to do so.
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The Drug War Came For Their Families. Now Legal Weed Offers These Women A New Future.
California cities are giving those most affected by the war on drugs a head start in the legal market.
Women Are Leading The Charge For Racial Justice In Legal Weed
With marijuana fully legal in California, women of color are fighting to repair harm done by its prohibition.
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California Leaders Slam Trump Administration Over Report Of Planned ICE Raids
The Oakland mayor said she’d go to jail to defend her city’s sanctuary policies.
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Young, Gay And Living On The Street: LGBT Youth Face Increased Odds Of Homelessness
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First-Grader Answers Teacher's Lighthearted Riddle In Super Philosophical Way
"Existentialism grade 101."
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California's Marijuana Legalization Aims To Repair Damage From The War On Drugs
It didn't just legalize weed, the state also enacted one of the most progressive criminal justice reforms in the country.
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4 Heartwarming Stories of Triumph Over Adversity In 2017
It wasn’t all unrelenting doom and gloom in 2017.
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These Are The Reasons You Might Quit Meat In 2018
By Tom Levitt, On Assignment For HuffPost
And it's not just because Leonardo DiCaprio's on board.
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Why Downtown Parking Garages May Be Headed For Extinction
Stateline provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in s...
As it becomes easier for people to summon shared or autonomous cars when they need them, we won’t need as many cars — or
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Network For Public Education Study Exposes Charter School Scams
Social studies educator, Hofstra University, my opinions, of c...
It concludes charter schools are a “failed experiment.”
How Unions Are Helping Fix America's Problems
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One year into the Trump presidency and the sense that “the system is rigged” endures. A new Washington Post poll finds that
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Here's Why Music Education Is Essential For Underserved Schools
Sway Calloway and VH1 Save The Music Foundation discuss the mental and emotional benefits of music programs for kids.
Adventures In Medical Marijuana With My 80-Year-Old Mother
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If the cannabis was replaced with a bunch of jeans and t-shirts, this place could easily pass as a GAP store.
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