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Oakland Mayor’s Home Vandalized, Spray-Painted

OAKLAND — Police were investigating after vandals targeted the home of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, spray-painting messages about defunding the police on the garage door, stone wall and sidewalk, authorities sai...
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‘Nooses’ in Oakland Park Were Exercise Aids, Man Says

OAKLAND — Oakland’s mayor said five ropes found hanging from trees in a city park are nooses and racially-charged symbols of terror but a resident said they are exercise equipment that he put up there months ago. Mayor Libby Schaaf said Wednesday that a hat...

Los Angeles Tourist Car Burglaries Linked to Bay Area Gangs

LOS ANGELES — A surge of thefts from vehicles parked at tourist locations on the west side of Los Angeles has been linked to San Francisco Bay Area gang members, authorities say. The Los Angeles and Beverly Hills police departments and the Los Ang...