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[2 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Shoplifting Common South of Campus | ]

By Casey Miner  At a chain clothing store on Telegraph Avenue, catching shoplifters isn’t just about ethics — it’s about making money.
On a recent weekday afternoon, one employee, who said he has worked at the store for about a year and a half, proudly displayed a row of stickers affixed to the back of his nametag – one for every thief caught. Once he catches ten, he said, the store gives him a $50 gift card.
“It’s annoying,” he said of the shoplifters. “But kids will be kids.”
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[16 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on The Oakland A’s are Moving to Fremont | ]

Story by Linsay Rousseau Burnett  — 
Efforts to relocate the Oakland A’s baseball team to the city of Fremont by 2012 are underway. Employees at the Pacific Commons shopping center have mixed opinions about the A’s moving in next door.

Civic Life, Fremont, Government »

[16 Sep 2008 | Comments Off on Fremont Residents Concerned About Proposed Road Projects | ]

Story by Linsay Rousseau Burnett
In a unanimous vote, the Fremont City Council voted to support Senate Bill 791 during its September 16 meeting — a bill that, if passed by the Legislature, would allow the city, and surrounding areas to sell land currently owned by the California Department of Transportation and use the revenue for approved local transportation projects.

Berkeley, Business, Civic Life »

[1 Sep 2008 | Comments Off on CodePink Protests are Hurting a Berkeley Businesswoman | ]

Story by Linsay Rousseau Burnett
Shahin Saki, owner of the Z & S Beauty Studio in Berkeley’s Shattuck Square, is feeling the economic crunch on her business. But her customers are not leaving because of problems on Wall Street; they’re leaving because of problems on Saki’s street.