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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Oakland library stays open late to fight weekend homicides USA)

An East Oakland library will stay open late in August as part of the city's campaign to provide youth with safe alternative places to spend their weekend nights. The 81st Avenue East Oakland Community Library has joined city officials and the Oakland Unified School District for their "Late Night Live!" initiative, which aims to provide city youth with a safe haven on Friday and Saturday evenings. The program came about in April after the Oakland Unified School District police Chief Pete Sarna presented data to city department heads showing most student-related homicides and shootings occurred late on Friday and Saturday night - The Bay Citizen

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