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Oakland, California: City in California, United States
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. A major West Coast port city, Oakland is the largest city in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, the third largest city overall in the San Francisco Bay Area, the eighth most populated city in California, and the 45th most populated city in the United States. With a population of 433,031 as of 2019, it serves as a trade center for the San Francisco Bay Area; its Port of Oakland is the busiest port in the San Francisco Bay, the entirety of Northern California, and the fifth busiest in the United States of America. An act to incorporate the city was passed on May 4, 1852, and incorporation was later approved on March 25, 1854, which officially made Oakland a city. Oakland is a charter city.

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Facebook employees speak out against company over Trump

facebook employees speak out against company over trump
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook employees are using Twitter to register their frustration over CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to leave up posts by President Donald Trump that suggested protesters in..
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A California cafe reopens with a payroll loan, but the future unclear

Chris and Amy Hillyard opened their Oakland, California restaurant late last month for the first time since mid-March, thanks in large part to a government loan aimed at tiding over small firms during..
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Stephen Curry surprises Oakland ICU nurse on FaceTime, praises her for grit and inspiration

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry thanks ICU nurse Shelby Delaney of the Summit Medical Center for her selflessness.
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For U.S. small restaurants, coronavirus impact is swift and brutal

On St. Patrick's Day last year, Amy and Chris Hillyard marked the 30th anniversary of Farley's, their pair of cafes in San Francisco and Oakland, California, with live bagpipes and noisy crowds.
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Man Who Stabbed Sisters on BART Platform Was Sane at Time, Judge Says

John Lee Cowell faces life in prison after a San Francisco judge ruled that he was sane when he fatally stabbed Nia Wilson on an Oakland train platform.
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500 still on virus-hit cruise ship in California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says nearly 500 passengers remain aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship docked in Oakland, California. He hopes they will all be off the ship by the end of the day..
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Man Who Fatally Stabbed Woman on BART Platform Is Convicted of Murder

A jury must still decide whether John Lee Cowell was insane at the time he attacked Nia Wilson and her sister on an Oakland train platform.
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Cruise Ship, Floating Symbol of America’s Fear of Coronavirus, Docks in Oakland

After days awaiting clearance to come ashore, the Grand Princess arrived in the San Francisco Bay with 21 confirmed coronavirus cases on board, and possibly more.
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Pence outlines plans for docked ship in Oakland

Vice President Mike Pence outlined the government's plan for the passengers and crew aboard the Grand Princess, the cruise ship carrying more than 3500 people. (March 9)  
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In California: Cruise ship arrives in Oakland and Google self-quarantines

Passengers finally get off that cruise ship, a major tennis tournament is canceled and Google self-quarantines. And why jailhouse informants are a good way for the wrong person to get convicted...
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AP Top Stories March 9 P

Here's the latest for Monday March 9th: Cruise ship affected by virus docks in Oakland; Stock market nose-dives causing temporary trading halt; Corey Booker endorses Biden; Harry and Meghan's last..
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Coronavirus in California: Cruise to Dock in Oakland

Monday: Here’s what you may have missed about the spread of the coronavirus in California over the weekend.
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Grand Princess cruise ship passengers bound for coronavirus quarantine in California, elsewhere

An ocean liner barred from returning to port in San Francisco due to a coronavirus outbreak on board will dock briefly at a nearby terminal in Oakland, where passengers will be screened and sent on to..
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Cruise ship hit by coronavirus outbreak bound for Oakland, California

The cruise ship Grand Princess, held at sea and barred from returning to San Francisco last week due to a coronavirus outbreak aboard the vessel, has been directed to the nearby port of Oakland, the..
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Five Places to Visit in Oakland with Fantastic Negrito

The Grammy-winning musician, a true believer in his hometown’s intoxicating energy, riffs on his favorite spots.
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In California: Yes, the homeless people are from your town

It's a claim frequently made: Homeless people in town are from somewhere else. It's really not true. In related news, Gov. Newsom wraps up a homelessness tour in Oakland, where he promises to "own..
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Moms 4 Housing Evicted and Arrested From Oakland Home

Wednesday: A group called Moms 4 Housing took over a vacant house in Oakland in an effort to draw attention to the housing crisis. Also: The Democratic debate recap.
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In California: A race to block new drilling and fracking

Groups sue to block a federal agency's decision to open up 1 million acres of public land for oil drilling and fracking. A group of homeless women illegally occupying an Oakland home are evicted at..
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Oakland moms arrested after squatting to protest California's affordable housing crisis

After the non-violent pre-dawn showdown was over, four people were sent to jail for resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer.  
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Homeless women fight to stay in Oakland house

A group of homeless women with children fighting to stay in a vacant three-bedroom house in Oakland have gained support from some state lawmakers. A judge is considering their case. (Jan. 7)  
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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim calls lack of fan support 'sickening' after home game vs. Oakland

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim was critical of the home crowd after the Orange defeated Oakland at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday.
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NFL Week 15 winners, losers: 49ers' defeat leaves wide-open race for home-field in NFC

The 49ers' loss opened up the race for home-field advantage in the NFC. Meanwhile across the Bay, the Raiders had a bummer of a finale in Oakland.
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Heisman Trophy, Raiders say farewell to Oakland: 5 things you need to know this weekend

The Raiders say goodbye to Oakland, college football's best compete for the Heisman Trophy and more things to start your weekend right.
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California official floats a new idea: House homeless on a cruise ship

Facing a housing crisis, Oakland, California, might consider cruise ships as a new way to turn the tide on homelessness.
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ACLU asks judge to block funding for border wall

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday asked a federal judge in Oakland to block President Donald Trump from constructing a border wall with money obtained through his national emergency..
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Transit worker shares dramatic rescue of man who fell on train tracks

A transit worker is being called a hero for saving a stranger from an oncoming train in Oakland, California. John O’Connor pulled him up with less than a second to spare. David Begnaud reports.
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California man rescued from oncoming train

A station employee is being hailed as a hero for saving the man in Oakland, California.
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32 things we learned from Week 9 of the 2019 NFL season

The Raiders made noise in their long-awaited return to Oakland, and the Steelers could be gearing up to make a push in the AFC North.
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PG&E shutoff: More than 2 million are without power for ‘several days’, officials say

pg&e shutoff: more than 2 million are without power for ‘several days’, officials say
As the winds began strongly howling overnight and the Kincade fire continued to spread in Sonoma County, Pacific Gas & Electric shut off power to more than 2 million people across the Bay Area. The..
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Inside a Homeless Encampment — as It’s Being Torn Down

Tuesday: A special report from Oakland. Also: Gov. Gavin Newsom slams PG&E; and layoffs at Uber.
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MLB could move Oakland A's to Vegas over stadium lawsuit

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred warned that Oakland could lose the Athletics baseball franchise if the city doesn't drop a lawsuit aimed at halting the construction of a new stadium. CBS San Francisco's..
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MLB commissioner says Oakland may lose A's franchise over stadium

Commissioner Manfred reportedly mentioned San Jose and Las Vegas as cities where the A's may end up
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Facebook to Pay $40 Million to Settle Advertiser Lawsuit Over Inflated Video Views

facebook to pay $40 million to settle advertiser lawsuit over inflated video views
(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Facebook has agreed to pay $40 million to advertisers who said it inflated the amount of time its...
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On This Day: 25 September 1951

"Star Wars" superstar Mark Hamill was born in Oakland, California. (Sept. 25)  
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Antonio Brown says he's done with the NFL

Brown was traded out of Pittsburgh and released in Oakland​ after his off-field antics became too much for those teams
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No convictions in California trial over 'Ghost Ship' warehouse fire

A California jury on Thursday acquitted one of two men charged with manslaughter in an Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people in 2016 and failed to reach a verdict on similar charges against the..
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Not guilty verdict reached in "Ghost Ship" trial

A verdict was reached in the "Ghost Ship" trial. In 2016, 36 people died when a fire destroyed a warehouse in Oakland, California. One man was found not guilty, and the jury could not reach a verdict..
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Ghost ship fire: No convictions over 36 deaths in Oakland warehouse

The jury cleared one man and could not reach a verdict against his co-accused over the 2016 tragedy.
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Verdict Expected Thursday in Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire Case

The 2016 blaze in Oakland, Calif., killed 36 people. It was one of the deadliest structural fires in American history.
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks on Warriors: 'They treated us like (expletive)'

Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks isn't sad the Golden State Warriors are leaving Oakland. "They treated us like (expletive)" he said.
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Dramatic emergency landing after smoke fills jetliner's cabin

Seven people were taken to hospitals after Hawaiian Airlines flight from Oakland landed in Honolulu and was evacuated using emergency chutes
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Southwest adding new $99 Hawaii flights in January: Sacramento-Honolulu, Oakland-Kona

Tickets for Southwest's new Hawaii flights, including nonstop service from California to the Big Island, go on sale Thursday for as low as $99.
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Newcomers come up big for A's in 4-2 win over Cardinals

Tanner Roark wins Oakland debut as Athletics beat St. Louis Cardinals 4-2
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All the places Trump has insulted as ‘no-go areas’, from Baltimore to London

all the places trump has insulted as ‘no-go areas’, from baltimore to london
Donald Trump's description of Baltimore as “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” over the weekend followed a pattern that has become familiar: In an attempt to undermine a political..
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Royals trade RP Jake Diekman to A's amid flurry of roster moves

Royals trade left-handed reliever Jake Diekman to Oakland for two minor league prospects.
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California Today: Why More California Homeowners Are Losing Their Insurance

Wednesday: Californians are bracing for another costly wildfire season. Also: An antitrust review of big tech companies, and a love letter to Oakland.
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Fiers wins seventh straight as A's top White Sox 5-1

Mike Fiers pitched into the eighth inning to win his seventh consecutive decision, Oakland hit three solo home runs and the Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1
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Birthers and Trump Strike Again – This Time Attacking Harris, Omar and Motherhood

birthers and trump strike again – this time attacking harris, omar and motherhood
Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling After the most-ever-watched Democratic debate, it didn’t take long for President Donald Trump to tweet Sen. Kamala Harris didn’t seem like an..
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Judge orders permanent halt on construction of Trump’s US-Mexico border wall at four high priority sites

judge orders permanent halt on construction of trump’s us-mexico border wall at four high priority sites
A federal judge on Friday expanded a ban on construction of President Donald Trump’s signature southern border wall that would have used money secured under his declaration of a national emergency,..
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