Editor's Note & Oakland Local Top Stories for Week of Aug. 12-19
Oakland Local's top stories this week are a great look at many of the topics we care about and the blend of community coverage and in-depth reporting we strive to offer.
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Here are last week's top stories - check out what you missed:
Oakland launches Blight Amnesty Program for homeowners - Learn how to apply here http://bit.ly/NzBgLV
Fight over Army Base billboards brewing in Oakland http://bit.ly/Ppk3ne
1,000-plus cyclists turn out for East Bay Bike Party (Community Voices) http://bit.ly/MFYKh3
CrimeWatch: Oakland residents share views about neighborhood crime (Community voices) http://bit.ly/PJIgWp
Fruitvale mural supporting migrant women's access to healthcare draws large crowd http://bit.ly/RHks4v
Oakland’s Maxwell Park residents take stand, call for freeze on foreclosures (Community Voices) http://bit.ly/PpkgXx
UPDATE: Oakland almost triples pay for outside firm investigating Occupy Oakland complaints http://bit.ly/QQxp8h
OakTown Gardens: Cultivating through the hurdles http://bit.ly/MFYTAW
Grant extends Broadway Shuttle through 2014, expands weekday service http://bit.ly/RaFAQU
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