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Warriors will pay Oakland, Alameda County $1.2 million in legal fees after battle over arena debt

Warriors will pay Oakland, Alameda County $1.2 million in legal fees after battle over arena debt

By | | Bay Area News GroupOAKLAND — Two months after the California Supreme Court of a ruling ordering the team to pay Oakland and Alameda County millions of dollars in debt from its arena renovations, the team must also shell out $1.2 million in legal fees, according to Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker.The City of Oakland, Alameda County, and the Joint Powers Authority approved a settlement Friday over the legal fees and costs associated with litigating the case.After the city and county issued $140 million in bonds to finance the 1996 renovations at the Oakland arena, the Warriors...

February 19, 2021
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Large retailers are paying for police protection in Oakland

Large retailers are paying for police protection in Oakland

OAKLAND, CA – JANUARY 26: An Oakland police car is seen outside of the Walgreens pharmacy on High Street and MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2020. Oakland police have been contracted by Walgreens to provide security on their days off from the department. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)OAKLAND — In an apparent effort to reduce crime inside and outside their stores, Walgreens and Target are joining Home Depot in paying overtime to Oakland police officers for some protection.Walgreens and Target last month asked the Oakland Police Department to provide officers at...

February 18, 2021
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Oakland passes emergency ‘hazard pay’ ordinance; grocers must pay workers an extra $5 per hour

Oakland passes emergency ‘hazard pay’ ordinance; grocers must pay workers an extra $5 per hour

By | | Bay Area News GroupOAKLAND — Employees of large grocery stores in Oakland will get a $5-per-hour raise after the City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed an emergency ordinance mandating the “hazard pay” until the coronavirus pandemic subsides.Oakland joined Long Beach, Seattle and Santa Monica in taking that measure. Other cities, including Berkeley, San Jose and Los Angeles, are considering similar actions, which have been urged by workers and their unions but condemned by the retail grocery industry.“We can help get the lowest paid essential workers paid at a time when companies...

February 2, 2021
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Former Oakland building inspector accused of bribery fined $55,000 by ethics commission

Former Oakland building inspector accused of bribery fined $55,000 by ethics commission

By | | Bay Area News GroupOAKLAND — The city’s public ethics commission has fined a former city building permit inspector $55,000 over accusations that he violated Oakland’s government ethics act by accepting bribes and misusing his position.The seven-member commission, which is tasked with investigating and enforcing breaches of the city’s ethics laws, voted unanimously Monday to impose a $5,000 penalty for each of 11 violations it found against Anthony Harbaugh, a former building inspector with the city. The violations include soliciting money from property owners in exchange for a “pass”...

January 5, 2021
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Oakland pilots program to pay for teachers’ housing

Oakland pilots program to pay for teachers’ housing

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Bay Area News GroupShow Caption ofOAKLAND — City leaders are hoping to expand a pilot program aimed at retaining early-career public school teachers by subsidizing their housing.Mayor Libby Schaaf and Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammel announced the pilot on Monday at a news conference in front of the Paloma Apartments in Oakland’s Laurel neighborhood, where the program currently houses six graduate school students who are working as student teachers in the district while...

November 16, 2020
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