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- CHP, Oakland in tiff over plainclothes officers at protests
published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:02:48 GMT
Although California Highway Patrol officials said they had planted plainclothes officers within recent demonstrations in Oakland and Berkeley with the approval of the cities' respective police departments, Oakland police officials said Wednesday that they were unaware that the CHP had undercover officers within their jurisdiction the night one pulled a gun on protesters after his partner was attacked....
- Oakland police unaware of CHP's plainclothes officers
published on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:59 GMT
Officials with the Oakland Police Department said this week that they were unaware the California Highway Patrol used undercover officers -- including one who pulled a gun on protesters after he said he feared for his partner's safety -- during recent demonstrations on Oakland streets. The undercover officers, called "plainclothes" officers by CHP officials, were monitoring a protest on Dec. 10 when their cover was blown by suspicious protesters....
- Bay Area public defenders stand up for Black Lives Matter movement
published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:19:26 GMT
Bay Area public defenders rallied at county courthouses on Thursday in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and a nationwide call for accountability in cases of police brutality. Following protests in the Bay Area and across the country since a grand jury on Nov. 24 announced that it would not indicate a white police officer, Darren Wilson, for the fatally shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, public defenders in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Solano, an...
- Influential Rabbi Harold Schulweis Dies
published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:43:55 GMT
Valley Beth Shalom Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, considered one of the most influential synagogue leaders in the country, died today after an extended battle with heart disease. He was 89. Schulweis has been a fixture at the conservative Encino synagogue since 1970, and he was credited with not only transforming its operation into a socially and spiritually active community, but with working to re-focus contemporary Judaism....
- Starbucks CEO writes an open letter on race, justice, Ferguson, and open communication
published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:52:32 GMT
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz recently published an open letter sharing his thoughts on issues of race and injustice in America and his hopes for how Starbucks could facilitate open conversations about these issues across the country. His letter is below....
- Voices Matter. Words and Music of the Struggle in Oakland for #BlackLivesMatter.
published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:46:46 GMT
On December 13th, the largest protest gathering in the Bay Area since the Occupy Port Shutdowns and General Strike took place. Three to five thousand people assembled at Oscar Grant Plaza in downtown Oakland, then marched to the Alameda County Courthouse by Lake Merritt....
- Warriors' Bogut out indefinitely
published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:57:20 GMT
Golden State Warriors' Andrew Bogut points during 4th quarter of Warriors' 121-104 win over Los Angeles Clippers during NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely after having platelet-rich-plasma therapy to treat his injured right knee, the team announced Thursday....
- Oakland Joins LA In Banning Circus Elephant Tool
published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:44:11 GMT
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- The Bay Area's worst drivers of 2014
published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:23:41 GMT
HOPE HE HAS A VERY UNDERSTANDING BOSS: It's bad to get your car wedged in a Muni maintenance pit and fail a sobriety test, but it's even worse if the car is a Maserati that belongs to your boss. But that's what police say happened to 21-year-old Dennis John Hanrahan, who according to Muni, sped into the lot and came to an abrupt halt when the flashy sportscar got jammed in a pit used to service buses....
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