Think Globally, Scheme Locally

East Bay Express | October 24, 2005
Businessman Ralbert Brooks-Hamilton owes nearly $500,000 in loans he secured through a program to pump cash into Oakland's downtrodden neighborhoods. Lately, according to federal agents, he's posed as an investment-seeking Nicaraguan diplomat.

East Bay Express

If one mayor represented all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, that person's 2.5 million constituents would live in the country's fourth-largest city. And just as these East Bay counties are very different from the rest of the San Francisco...
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