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High-Capacity Magazines Flood Oaklandnew

Police say extended clips that carry more than ten bullets and can turn handguns into assault-style weapons are common in the city of Oakland.
East Bay Express  |  Ali Winston  |  01-17-2013  |  Crime & Justice

The Good and Bad of William Brattonnew

The former police chief in New York and Los Angeles could help Oakland police, but he also brings a lot of baggage.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  01-10-2013  |  Crime & Justice

Cracking Oakland's Codenew

Can a group of hackers figure out new answers to the city's old problems?
East Bay Express  |  Azeen Ghorayshi  |  01-02-2013  |  Tech

Why Oakland Needs a Federal Gun Control Lawnew

Assault weapons are already banned in California, but they end up killing lots of people in Oakland because of lax rules in other states.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  12-26-2012  |  Policy Issues

Alarming Radiation Levels Found on Treasure Islandnew

The Navy's own data suggests that island residents were at risk of radiation exposure.
East Bay Express  |  Ashley Bates  |  12-26-2012  |  Environment

The 2012 Legalization Nation Indexnew

A look back at a glorious, ignominious year — in numbers.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  12-25-2012  |  Drugs

Les Misérablesnew

Revolution for the hell of it.
East Bay Express  |  Kelly Vance  |  12-25-2012  |  Reviews

The Ten Best Movies of 2012new

This year, it was all about genre.
East Bay Express  |  Kelly Vance  |  12-25-2012  |  Movies

The Flipping Frenzynew

Low inventory and high demand for Oakland real estate this year favored investors over first-time buyers.
East Bay Express  |  Whitney Phaneuf  |  12-20-2012  |  Housing & Development

Rent Prices Soar in Oaklandnew

The cause: the relocation of San Francisco residents, who are increasingly priced out the market. The effect: increased revenue for Oakland and a rise in tenant complaints.
East Bay Express  |  Kathleen Richards  |  12-20-2012  |  Housing & Development

The Year Oakland Explodednew

For the first time in recent memory, Oakland's being noticed for its culture, not its crime rate. Is that a good thing?
East Bay Express  |  Ellen Cushing  |  12-19-2012  |  Art

Can Richmond, Calif. Progressives Regroup?new

The Richmond Progressive Alliance is contemplating its future after getting thumped by Chevron in the election.
East Bay Express  |  John Geluardi  |  12-17-2012  |  Politics

When Will California Legalize Pot?new

Now that Colorado and Washington have done it, California reformers are eyeing 2014 or 2016 for another ballot initiative — but their optimism is laced with caution.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  12-12-2012  |  Drugs

Alameda County Courts the Hackersnew

A nationwide open-data initiative is coming to the East Bay.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  12-07-2012  |  Tech

Richard Aoki: Informant Turned Radical?new

Documents, interviews, and public statements raise questions as to whether the ex-Black Panther pulled back from the FBI when he became a militant activist.
East Bay Express  |  Momo Chang  |  12-05-2012  |  History

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