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  • Selling for a profit?
    One time tax exemption on the sale of your home? Not anymore
    I just got back to my office from a listing appointment, which I got, for a property that has been a primary residence for a woman for a number of years. One of the questions she asked, and I could not answer, was, “Is there a one-time...
  • Safeway Grand Opening, College Avenue Store
    Safeway opens flagship store in Oakland, best store in the fleet
    Safeway hosted the grand opening of the best store in the fleet, attended by executives and store management in suits for what executive Keith Turner described as a flagship to exceed all expectations and it did. The store came after many delays...
  • NOCCS classroom
    FOIA request filed for school gun video communications
    Gun Rights Examiner mailed a Freedom of Information Act request Friday to North Oakland Community Charter School to determine the scope of permissions given to produce an anti-gun “public service announcement” video on school premises...
  • Denogginizer by Drake's Brewing Company
    Brew review: Drake's Brewing Company's "Denogginizer" (San Leandro, CA)
    It is with much pain and sorrow that I must begin 2015 with a negative brew review, but that is what Drake's Brewing Company has done with their Imperial IPA, the "Denogginizer." I felt suspicion by looking at its busy, hard-to-read...
  • Gun safety violations
    School denying permission for anti-gun PSA raises legal questions
    Rejina Sincic, the director of a “Stop Gun Violence” public service announcement that has been widely criticized by gun rights advocates -- and even resulted in a challenge from a national “gun control” organization -- did...
  • Oakland Drops Beats
    Music festival Oakland Drops Beats tomorrow in Downtown Oakland
    Music festival Oakland Drops Beats will be filling the streets of Downtown Oakland with a full day of music, activities and music crawl Saturday, December 20th. There will be panels, workshops, live music to engage the community with music.Oakland...
  • The Oakland Raiders Huddling
    Rumors of Oakland Raiders moving to Los Angeles becoming more real
    Rumors that the Oakland Raiders will relocate to Los Angeles may soon become a reality. NFL insiders are claiming that the rumor of the Raiders’ relocation to Southern California is increasing every day.As reported on Thursday, sources have...
  • SF and Oakland Schools close for epic storm on December 12 & 13, 2014
    SF and Oakland Schools close for epic storm on December 12 & 13, 2014
    All across the Bay Area, schools will be 'closed for rain' despite the fact that this week's storm will be less serious than the one that struck last week. What's going on? School districts are afraid of power outages, apparently,...
  • Raiders
    Chargers look for sweep of rival Raiders
    With seven games left in the regular season, the San Diego Chargers know that now is the time to put the petal to the metal.As the Oakland Raiders come calling Sunday afternoon, the Bolts look for a season sweep of their hated AFC West rivals to...
  • Oakland road rage
    Oakland road rage victim: Young mom riddled with gunfire over spouse's driving
    An Oakland road rage incident has claimed the life of a young victim, an innocent mother of four. The 30-year-old mother, identified as Perla Avina, was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle driven by her husband when she was shot multiple...
  • Janice Maxie Reid.
    Yoshi's concert marks Oaktown Jazz Workshops' 20th anniversary
    Oaktown Jazz Workshops has set its 20th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit Concert for November 10 at Yoshi’s.The evening’s lineup will feature the program’s young musicians and special guest performances by saxophonist Dave...
  • Bonnie and the Bang Bang
    Bonnie and the Bang Bang slides through a dark night of the soul
    Allow me to prattle on about some 90s band for a bit (because you didn’t see that coming).The first time I ever hear a slide guitar filtered through a wah-wah pedal, I was 14. The daringly Freudian, luciously self-deprecating Afghan Whigs...
  • One Last Look at Oakland (Part 6)
    One Last Look at Oakland (Part 6)
    As we said in the previous part of this series, the fusion of distinctive neighborhoods play a major role in what makes Oakland a true travel and lifestyle destination. This incudes one of the most popular city neighborhoods - Chinatown, the 4th...
  • Oakland: An Untold Story (Part 5)
    Oakland: An Untold Story (Part 5)
    Let’s be clear. When I left California after 30 years (10 in the Bay Area), I was done. I loved most of it (the lifestyle, weather, scenery.) and other parts I could leave, but overall I was done. I’d had my Golden State fill and was...
  • Gastronomic recipes for success in Oakland (Part 4)
    Gastronomic recipes for success in Oakland (Part 4)
    In our last feature about Oakland, we began sampling some of the newest gastronomic hot spots like Ms. Ollie’s and Picán Restaurant that have infused Oakland with a vitality and excitement that in many ways is surpassing that of San...