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News, The Snitch Thanksgiving Sideshow Bust: Vehicles Impounded, 23 Citations, and a "Red Van Battering Ram"

Thanksgiving Sideshow Bust: Vehicles Impounded, 23 Citations, and a "Red Van Battering Ram"

Perhaps last week's Thanksgiving sideshow was engineered as a crime of opportunity, held on a night when Oakland police were obviously distracted by a protest melee in downtown Oakland. Nonetheless, it went hopelessly awry.  "The sideshow people were thinking we'd…
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News, The Snitch Port Workers Go on Strike (Update)

Port Workers Go on Strike (Update)

(Update 9:50 a.m.): Union officials say they have officially shut down the Port of Oakland. A press conference is being held this morning. Amid the morning rain, hundreds of union workers were at the picket line at 6 a.m. sharp…
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News, The Snitch Port of Oakland Workers to Strike Today (Update)

Port of Oakland Workers to Strike Today (Update)

Port workers won't be reporting to work as usual tonight.According to SEIU Local 1021, shuttles will haul beleaguered employees to the Oakland Airport tonight to set the stage for a 9 p.m. picket line planned at Terminal 1 as part…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Protesters Clear Port of Oakland This Morning

Occupy Protesters Clear Port of Oakland This Morning

Port workers began lining up at 5 a.m. today, ready to get back to work after demonstrators managed to close the nation's fifth-busiest port as part of a massive West Coast effort to shake up the 1 percent. Only it…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Oakland: Peaceful Protest Turns Chaotic, Several Hospitalized

Occupy Oakland: Peaceful Protest Turns Chaotic, Several Hospitalized

Yesterday's general strike in Oakland -- which shut down the port -- ended in a late-night violent (and costly) scene in downtown with fires, arrests, and injuries. It started at about 11 p.m., when a group of masked vandals began…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Oakland Shuts Down Port

Occupy Oakland Shuts Down Port

Update (8:20 p.m.): Thousands of protesters marched from downtown to the Port of Oakland where they blocked terminals, stopping traffic and shutting down the port. With almost no police officers in sight, the march seemed more like a festival, with…
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News, The Snitch The Best Crane Photos You May See All Day

The Best Crane Photos You May See All Day

At around 9:05 this morning, a trio of massive crane fresh from the factory in Shanghai passed beneath the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges -- with a Lebron James vertical leap of room to spare. SF Weekly's favorite floating photographer,…
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Night Crawler

Earth Day on the Bay Twenty-four folks gather in a loose circle on an observation point overlooking Arrowhead Marsh, examining maps and aerial photos. It's early, even for Earth Day morning, but, aside from mine, there is not a drowsy…
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