Top Oakland news: Deputies evict squatting moms in pre-dawn raid; victim shot in laptop theft; more

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Deputies evict squatting Oakland moms in pre-dawn raid

Sheriff's Deputies evicted a group of mothers and their children illegally occupying a vacant house in Oakland.

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Victim shot in another Oakland laptop theft, police investigate

Police in Oakland are investigating another laptop theft that left a victim suffering from a gunshot wound on Friday.

Read the full story on KRON 4 News.

New Oakland arts center emerging in most unusual spot

When Ubuntu Theater Project started performing in a back room of Oakland art supply store Flax Art & Design in the middle of last year’s theatrical season, it could have been just the latest of many unconventional spaces where the East Bay theater troupe has performed in the last few years, such as an auto mechanic’s backyard for “The Brothers Size” or a Persian rug shop for “Othello.”

Read the full story on East Bay Times.

West Oakland project would create live-work units, plus industrial space

The development, planned for the site of a now-defunct sausage factory, would offer an unusual blend of more than 100 live-work residences, along with ground-floor sites for business operations, according to a proposal on file with Oakland city planners.

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Oakland launches city, community effort to combat illegal dumping

City and community officials on Tuesday kicked off Oaktown PROUD — a campaign aimed at reducing illegal dumping through new enforcement and educational programs.

Read the full story on East Bay Times.

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