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  • Oakland: Man held in shooting targeting police sergeant

    07/28/2016 5:33:15 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 3 replies
    East Bay Times, Bay Area News Group ^ | 07/28/2016 | Harry Harris and George Kelly, Bay Area News Group
    OAKLAND -- A suspect wanted for shooting at an Oakland police sergeant Saturday night as she sat dazed in her patrol SUV after a collision was arrested Thursday morning after a standoff with Stockton police, officials said. The suspect's name was not released by police, who said he made statements that the July 23 shooting may have been inspired by recent anti-police sentiment in areas where there have been police shootings. --SNIP-- "Right now we don't know the why," Holmgren said about a motive. He said that the suspect was possibly inspired by anti-police sentiments, but didn't elaborate.
  • Black Lives Matter Rejects Barbecue with Police: I Eat Pigs, I Dont Eat With Them

    07/22/2016 10:22:21 AM PDT · by orchestra · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/22/2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    The Oakland Police Department (OPD) extended an invitation to followers of the Black Lives Matter movement to participate in a barbecue to start a constructive dialogue between the two groups. However, the police were met with flat-out rejection by a spokesperson who referred to law enforcement as pigs. A BBQ is definitely not going to stop this blockade, Karissa Lewis, a self-described radical black farmer from East Oakland, told local Fox affiliate KTVU. And as a radical-black farmer from East Oakland, I eat pigs, I dont eat with them, she said. According to KTVU, Lewis used the mic-check call and...
  • Camp kids lead Oakland Black Lives Matter demonstration

    07/21/2016 8:04:40 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 21, 2016 | Jenna Lyons
    Three hundred Black Lives Matter protesters, led by young children from a summer camp, marched peacefully through downtown Oakland on Thursday, unfurled a pair of banners at City Hall and renewed their demand that Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf step down.
  • Protesters Vandalize Oakland Police Building With 'MURDERERS', Set Fire, Shut Down Freeway

    07/08/2016 7:21:00 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 33 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, July 7, 2016 | Shawn Murphy, Lisa Fernandez, Pete Suratos and Cheryl Hurd
    A stretch of the Nimitz reopened early Friday morning after Oakland protesters had shut it down - almost holding a party there - while also setting a small fire and ripping down a Caltrans board. [SNIP] In addition, some protesters painted Oakland police headquarters in red and broke glass and spraypainted a daunting message to police on a side wall that read "MURDERERS" in all capital letters. Nearby, there were smashed windows at Foot Locker and Chase bank on Broadway at 14th Street. [SNIP] At that time in Oakland, there were speeches and marches, and despite the angry mood of...
  • Black Lives Matter Protesters Shut Down I-880 In Oakland

    07/08/2016 12:46:27 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 24 replies
    CBS SF ^ | July 7, 2016
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) Over a thousand people gathered on the streets of Oakland Thursday night and blocked both directions of Interstate Highway 880 for hours as they protested the deaths of two black men shot by police in Minnesota and Louisiana. [snip] Despite the violence against citizens this week and the violence against Dallas police officers Thursday night, the word PEACEFUL was trending hard on Twitter during the protests with over 132,000 tweets.
  • Help Police Remain Independent 1st Applying the Law Equitably Regardless of Political Favoritism

    06/29/2016 5:04:02 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 1 replies
    Freep | 6/29/2016 | CharlesOConnell
    Help Police to Remain Independent, First by Applying the Law Equitably, Regardless of Political Favoritism Rich Boys from the Elite Oakland Hills Ran Riot Against Conservative Conventioneers, Police Did Nothing ABC News San Francisco KGO-TV broadcast channel 7 reports that Celeste Guap the 18 year old teenager at the center of recent events that have resulted in the firings of multiple police chiefs in the past week, was intimate with thirty (30) City of Oakland sworn peace officers. The epidemiology risk of this claim is reflected in the formula "two to the number of partners minus one". Partners 2^Partners Minus...
  • "Burn The American Plantation": Supporting Trump Can Make You A Target Of Violence

    04/21/2016 7:01:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Lee Stranahan
    Leftist-anarchist website Its Going Down.org provides a report from Pittsburgh anarchists describing their full disruption and confrontation of attendees of a Donald Trump rally held last week in the Pennsylvania town of Oakland.
  • Mayor 'Loses Confidence' in Oakland Police Interim Chief Ben Fairow, Removes Him Immediately

    06/15/2016 4:55:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Assistant Chief Paul Figueroa will now step in to lead the police department. Five days after he was tapped for the position, Ben Fairow, Oakland police's new interim chief, has been removed from his position effective immediately, Mayor Libby Schaaf said. Assistant Chief Paul Figueroa will now step in to lead the police department. Schaaf would not elaborate on why, other than to say that "state law prohibits me from further elaborating on the specific factors that led to this decision." She added that she "just received information that has caused me to lose confidence in Ben Fairows ability...
  • Animal Rights Protesters Jump Barricade, Interrupt Sanders Rally in Oakland

    05/31/2016 12:22:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/31 | Kristofer Noceda, Pete Suratos and Lisa Fernandez
    Video appears to show the Secret Service strike one of the barricade jumpers with a night stickAnimal rights protesters jumped barricades at a Bernie Sanders rally late Monday in Oakland, California, accusing the candidate of falling short in his efforts to fight "factory farming." The Democratic presidential hopeful was addressing supporters at Frank Ogawa Plaza at City Hall when five people in their 20s and 30s hopped over barricades and attempted to rush the podium before Secret Service agents escorted them away. Agents also surrounded Sanders. The group identified itself as the Bay Area-based "Direct Action Everywhere," or DXE. Spokesman...
  • Oakland mayor: most dangerous place in America is Donald Trump's mouth

    05/18/2016 3:34:30 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 18, 2016 | Bill Disbrow
    Donald Trump has verbally steamrolled a lot of politicians during the 2016 campaign - but not Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff. Trump was quoted in the New York Times Wednesday, suggesting that Iraq was relatively safe compared to Oakland. "There are places in America that are among the most dangerous in the world. You go to places like Oakland. Or Ferguson. The crime numbers are worse. Seriously," Trump said.
  • Vallejo named fourth in list of most dangerous California cities

    05/18/2016 2:34:09 PM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    Vallejo Times Herald ^ | 05/17/2016 | Matthew Adkins
    A study newly released by the California-based law offices of Graham Donath lists Vallejo as the fourth most dangerous city in the state. The list was determined after comparing a number of factors, including 2014 crime rates, investment in police presence, community risk factors and geopolitical issues. Coming in ahead of Vallejo was Modesto, which was ranked third most dangerous. Stockton took second place and San Bernadino took the uncoveted honors of first place. Oakland was ranked the sixth most dangerous city in the study despite having the largest amount of violent crimes. For every 100,000 residents, 1685 violent crimes...
  • Oakland PD cancels Cinco de Mayo DUI checkpoints to avoid offending anyone

    05/07/2016 8:35:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 7, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    It’s the little things that make life special, but it may also be the little things that let you know when you’ve truly developed a problem. If you happen to live in the greater Oakland, California area, this story is the sort of indicator which just might let you know it’s time to leave. We’ve seen too many stories of political correctness infecting the government to count here, and occasionally it washes over into the field of law enforcement, but this one is simply staggering. The Oakland PD had scheduled a series of sobriety checkpoints around the city for Cinco...
  • Ex-49ers standout Dana Stubblefield charged with rape of disabled woman

    05/02/2016 5:50:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 02 MAY 2016 | WFAA.COM
    Former 49ers defensive tackle and Super Bowl champion Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a developmentally delayed disabled woman, the Santa Clara (Calif.) County District Attorneys office announced. According to the San Jose Mercury News, prosecutors said the 5-foot, 105-pound woman was assaulted on April 9, 2015 during an interview at Stubblefields home for a babysitting job. "This was a crime of violence against a vulnerable victim," Deputy District Attorney Tim McInerny said in a statement. "She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted."
  • After Minimum Wage Hike, UC Berkeley Cuts 500 Staff

    04/14/2016 12:31:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13,2016 | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    In the past, left-wing student activists at UC Berkeley have joined unions in pushing for higher wages, including a living wage, for campus staff. Campus minimum wages have lagged behind local minimum wages because the university, as a public state institution, is exempt from local minimums. On Monday, University of California Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks announced that the educational institution will be eliminating 500 jobs over the course of two years, which will wind up saving an estimated $50 million. My concern and the publics concern is that UC Berkeley is going to start cutting the people it can ill...
  • Unions champion higher minimum wages but support loopholes that exempt their own union workers

    04/10/2016 7:28:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    AEIdeas ^ | April 10, 2016 | Mark J. Perry
    union hypocrisy and betrayal of its membership ... a series of loopholes that cut union workers out of the very pay increases their leaders have championed. ... written into the fine print of wage ordinances in a dozen California cities at labor leaders urging. San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Santa Monica have all adopted union waivers in their most recent minimum wage laws. L.A. city officials are expected to indicate whether they will include such an exemption in their own $15 minimum wage at a hearing next week. ... Thanks to the union waivers agreed to by union leaders,...
  • Outrage after big labor crafts law paying their members less than non-union workers

    04/10/2016 11:50:56 AM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 9, 2016 | Peter Jamison
    ... Under an obscure provision of the city's wage hike, unionized hotels were granted an exemption allowing them to pay their employees less... ... a series of loopholes that cut union workers out of the very pay increases their leaders have championed... San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Santa Monica have all adopted union waivers in their most recent minimum wage laws... At the Sheraton Universal Hotel, a longtime union property, bellhops, waiters and banquet servers make California's current minimum wage: $10 an hour... Those doing the same jobs at a non-union Hilton less than 500 feet away make at...
  • Oakland’s Minimum Wage Is Up, Wal-Mart Is Out

    01/30/2016 8:44:31 AM PST · by upchuck · 64 replies
    daily signal ^ | Jan 22, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    A minimum wage of $12.55 an hour in Oakland, Calif., may be the culprit for a Wal-Mart store's closure. Wal-Mart announced Jan. 15 it will close 269 stores globally, including 154 locations in the United States-affecting about 10,000 associates across the nation... snip Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, a Democrat, has been leading statewide efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15. "This higher city minimum wage eliminated the jobs of the very workers advocates wanted to help," said James Sherk, a research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation... snip The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that most...
  • Body camera shows man yelled 'I can't breathe' before death (yelled??; Oakland CA)

    01/27/2016 2:26:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 5:02 PM EST
    The family of a 51-year-old man who screamed 20 times that police were killing him has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the city of Oakland. The Oakland Tribune reports Wednesday that Hernan Jaramillo also wailed that he couldn't breathe repeatedly before he died in 2013. [...] An autopsy found the cause of death to be multiple drug intoxication associated with physical exertion. ...
  • Black Lives Matters Demonstrators Block All Westbound Lanes Of Bay Bridge [San Francisco]

    01/18/2016 4:42:59 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 60 replies
    CBS SF ^ | January 18, 2016
    YERBA BUENA ISLAND (CBS SF) -- Protesters shut down the westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge just east of Treasure Island Monday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol. Protesters announced just before 4 p.m. they had shut down Bay Bridge traffic heading into San Francisco. They posted photos of several protesters chained to cars stopped across the bridge. Members of protest groups Black Seed and the Black Queer Liberation Collective took responsibility for the protest in a statement, citing recent police shootings.
  • 6 Big Cities See Hiring Fade After Minimum Wage Hikes

    01/09/2016 10:23:38 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    IBD ^ | January 6, 2016 | Jed Graham
    U.S. cities that implemented big minimum-wage hikes to $10 an hour or more in 2015 have seen a strikingly similar aftermath: Job gains have fallen to multiyear lows at restaurants, hotels and other leisure and hospitality venues. The data aren't, for the most part, stark and reliable enough to amount to smoking-gun proof. But Chicago, Oakland, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. — all on the leading edge of the push for big minimum wage hikes — all show worrisome job trends.
  • Chargers, Raiders and Rams all apply for relocation to L.A.

    01/04/2016 8:08:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 99 replies
    The Chargers made it official Monday night. The AFC West franchise wants out of San Diego, its home since 1961. The Chargers, nearly seven months after breaking off negotiations with San Diego city and county officials, formally submitted relocation documents with the NFL on Monday, the first day of the league’s window for franchises to apply to move. The Rams and Raiders also applied for relocation Monday night, setting up a three-way race for no more than two spots in the Los Angeles-Orange County market that will likely be decided by a vote of the league’s owners next week in...
  • Ex-Black Panther leader seeks $7 million over alleged assault

    12/19/2015 9:04:23 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 18, 2015 | Rachel Swan
    A former head of the Black Panther Party says the city of Oakland should be held liable for permanent injuries she says she received when a councilwoman punched her at a local restaurant, following an argument over affordable housing.
  • Texans owner: Raiders, Chargers look like favorites to move to Los Angeles

    12/16/2015 9:14:41 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 16, 2015 | December 16, 2015
    Don't be surprised if NFL moving trucks show up in Oakland and San Diego next year. According to Texans owner Bob McNair, sending those two teams to Los Angeles is slowly starting to turn into the NFL's most likely relocation scenario. All 32 NFL owners are set to meet in Houston on Jan. 12-13 with one big goal: Figure out who's moving to L.A. To make the move to Los Angeles, a team needs to get approval from 24 of the league's 32 owners, and thanks to a last ditch effort by the city of St. Louis, McNair doesn't see...
  • Alameda Co. DA Drops Charges Against ‘Black Friday 14’ Protesters [Oakland, BLM, blocked BART]

    12/04/2015 6:43:51 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 10 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | December 4, 2015
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) – The Alameda County District Attorney has dropped charges against 14 Black Lives Matter protesters who disrupted BART service on the day after Thanksgiving in 2014. District Attorney Nancy O’Malley’s office said in a statement that they are not seeking convictions after the protesters participated in a restorative justice process. Among the goals of the process, protests would not interfere with BART service over the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday weekend. --SNIP-- Protesters, which have been called the “Black Friday 14,” chained themselves to trains at the West Oakland station on November 28, 2014, halting service for more than...
  • Police considering charges against Oakland Raiders player accused of taunting K-9 officer

    11/10/2015 12:12:07 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 64 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 10, 2015
    PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County Police are considering charges against an Oakland Raiders football player for taunting a K-9 officer. The incident occurred after the Steelers game ended Sunday afternoon, according to officials.
  • Fears of failure grow for rods on Bay Bridge eastern span

    10/25/2015 12:01:20 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 134 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    New documents raise questions about the integrity of the steel rods that hold together the Bay Bridge eastern span and point to potentially widespread problems that experts warn could lead to premature failure.
  • San Diego Chargers will file for relocation to Los Angeles in January

    10/24/2015 8:02:21 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    SI ^ | Sat Oct. 24, 2015
    The San Diego Chargers will file for relocation to Los Angeles when the NFL opens the application window in January, Mark Fabiani told The Mighty 1090 AM radio show. At this point yes, because there's no sign that the other team or teams are not going to file, said Fabiani, who serves as the Chargers special counsel. Everyone assumes all three teams will file, and in that case we can't afford to lose our market in Los Angeles and Orange County.
  • Oakland councilwoman focuses on police exam to broaden diversity

    10/17/2015 11:12:43 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 17, 2015 | Rachel Swan
    An Oakland City Council member who wants the Police Department to hire more African American officers has focused her attention on the written exam for new applicants which is the point where many candidates get eliminated.
  • Suspect identified in Oakland killing of ice cream vendor

    10/07/2015 9:29:22 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 7, 2015 | Steve Rubenstein
    Oakland police investigators have identified a 23-year-old man who is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of an ice cream vendor inside his truck. Police said Wednesday that they believe Joevan Lopez was responsible for shooting 45-year-old Jasvir Singh at Peach Street and 93rd Avenue about 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • Artist shot dead while working on West Oakland mural

    09/29/2015 3:17:45 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 29, 2015 | Jenna Lyons
    An artist died Tuesday after being shot as he worked on a community mural project in West Oakland, police said. The painter, who was not immediately identified, was working on a 4,000-square-foot mural in the 3500 block of West Street, under the Interstate Highway 580 overpass, when he was shot, police said.
  • Oakland Man Arrested In Hammer Attack On Berkeley Protester [fellow protester at police protests]

    09/25/2015 4:49:43 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 9 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | September 24, 2015
    BERKELEY (CBS SF) Berkeley police Thursday said they have arrested an Oakland man in a hammer attack that occurred during a series of protests in December. The alleged assault occurred on Dec. 7, 2014, when the victim, a 55-year-old man, attempted to stop some protesters from damaging a Radio Shack store at Shattuck Avenue and Dwight Way, according to police. One of the people on the scene struck the victim with a hammer on the head, causing serious injuries. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment, police said. [SNIP] Police estimate damage to the Radio Shack...
  • Bridge-jumping, Car-stealing Woman Was Hella Drunk, Say Court Docs

    09/11/2015 4:41:44 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 33 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 09/11/2015 | Aaron Cole
    An alleged prostitute who jumped off the Bay Bridge to avoid arrest in August was hella drunk from splitting a fifth of Hennessy, according arrest affidavits reported by the Contra Costa Times. According to the report, 25-year-old Erlynn Kay Sanchez-Edwards was arrested in Oakland after police searched for the woman for nearly a month after they say she crashed a car she had stolen, then jumped off the Bay Bridge to icy water nearly 70 feet below, swam and hitched a ride with a truck driver. Sanchez-Edwards was charged with three misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run driving, evading a police officer...
  • Black Man Suffers Another Racist Beating -- in Whole Foods?

    09/09/2015 2:57:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/9/15 | Colin Flahrety
    Another black man is the victim of another racist beating for no reason whatsoever. Or so the media would have us believe. This time in Oakland. And we know that because of what the CBS affiliate called an unprovoked violent beatdown was witnessed by one of the worlds top authorities on black victimization, Dr. Zoe Marks. And she is spreading this story around the globe. The violent encounter happened last Thursday. CBS news in San Francisco started the tsunami of coverage by calling for the arrest of the security guard who administered the beating on a black man who...
  • L.A. relocation could set up clash of titans among NFL owners

    08/21/2015 10:23:21 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 11, 2015 | Sam Farmer
    The NFL's meandering road back to the nation's second-largest market wound through Chicago on Tuesday, with team owners hearing the competing Los Angeles stadium pitches for the first time. A league that goes to great lengths to avoid pitting owner against owner revenue sharing, salary cap, and cross-ownership rules that preclude owners from fighting over the sports dollar in the same cities is now bracing for a clash of the titans. "I guess you could use the metaphor of musical chairs, and there's a bit of that going on," said Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants...
  • Fort Myers police chief (White man)fired after detainment of NFL, ex-USF star (Black man)

    08/20/2015 7:58:15 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 9 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | August 16, 2015 | Associated Press
    Fort Myers Police Chief Douglas Baker has been fired for the wrongful detainment in February of former University of South Florida football player Nate Allen, who now plays with the NFLs Oakland Raiders. Fort Myers city manager (a Black man)sent a letter to the mayor Friday notifying him of Bakers termination after Allens controversial arrest in February.
  • CALIFORNIA: $15 MINIMUM WAGE, $30 PER PIZZA, MASSIVE FAIL

    08/18/2015 1:34:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/17 | William Bigelow
    Small businesses are already struggling to survive the spate of minimum wage increases to $15 per hour in parts of California. Last month, the small Bay Area town of Emeryville, California, (population 10,000) decided to act as flag-bearer for raising the minimum wage in California, hiking its minimum wage to $14.44 per hour. Even though businesses with less than 56 workers are exempt from the $14.44 rate and do not have to raise their wages to $15 until 2018, Vic Gumper, who owns Lanesplitter Pizza, with outlets in Berkeley, Oakland, Albany and Emeryville, decided not only to bite the bullet...
  • Earthquake strikes San Francisco Bay Area

    08/17/2015 8:05:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 17, 2015 | Los Angeles Times
    A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Monday morning in Piedmont, Calif., near Oakland, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Earthquage M4.2 - 1km N of Piedmont, California

    08/17/2015 6:58:56 AM PDT · by choirboy · 16 replies
    Self | 8/17/2019 | Self
    Earthquake on Hayward fault. I'm in San Francisco. Seemed stronger than 4.2 from that distance.
  • Oakland police kill robbery suspect after car chase

    08/13/2015 7:11:44 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 12, 2015 | Henry K. Lee
    Oakland police shot and killed a 24-year-old armed robbery suspect after a car chase Wednesday that ended in a crash near downtown, authorities said. The shooting, the third involving city police to result in a fatality this year, prompted protesters to march through downtown Wednesday night, breaking windows and setting fires. The name of the slain suspect wasnt released. Police shot the man after he collided with a car and tried to carjack another vehicle, police said. The man was shot by three officers when he advanced towards the officers while holding a pistol in his hand, said Chief Sean...
  • National Nurses Union Endorses Bernie Sanders over Clinton

    08/11/2015 2:55:18 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 10, 2015 | Daniel Chaitin
    Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders received the endorsement of a major union Monday. National Nurses United, the nation's largest organization of nurses, picked the Vermont senator over Hillary Clinton as its preferred presidential candidate. The union cited Sanders' "proven track record of uncompromised activism and advocacy for working people, and a message that resonates with nurses, and, as we have all seen, tens of thousands of people across the country." The union announced its choice at a conference in Oakland, Calif., where the independent senator was speaking. The nearly 185,000 member-strong union held an internal poll, by which its members expressed...
  • Builders battle California city ordinance making them pay for public art

    08/02/2015 12:38:54 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 33 replies
    Guardian ^ | Aug 2 2015 | Joseph Mayton
    A legal battle has broken out in Oakland, California, over whether construction companies should be forced to pay for public art in building projects. An alliance of firms in Oakland is suing the city over laws that came into effect in February forcing them to spend between 0.5% and 1% of any projects budget on public art. There are more than 200 such public art ordinances across the United States and construction bosses will be closely monitoring the outcome of the lawsuit. Artists in Oakland, meanwhile, are fearful that a victory for the firms will be a defeat for culture...
  • Police sergeant shot and killed in California traffic stop

    07/22/2015 10:17:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2015 12:58 PM EDT
    Authorities say a San Francisco Bay Area police sergeant was shot and killed during an early-morning traffic stop. Hayward Police Wednesday morning identified the officer as Sgt. Scott Lunger. Lunger was shot about 3:15 a.m. after he stopped a white Chevrolet pickup that was swerving on the road. [] Police later discovered a truck in Oakland with bullet holes. It matches a description of the truck involved in the incident. It was not clear if the driver has been arrested.
  • USGS Scientist: Major Quake On Hayward Fault Expected Any Day Now

    07/21/2015 2:59:02 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 61 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 7-21-2015 | CBS San Francisco
    (CBS SF) The fault that produced a 4.0-magnitude earthquake in Fremont early Tuesday morning is expected to produce a major earthquake any day now and Bay Area residents should be prepared, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist said. The 2:41 a.m. earthquake on the border of Fremont and Union City occurred on the Hayward Fault at a depth of 5 miles. The epicenter was at a spot just north of the intersection of Niles Canyon Road and Mission Boulevard. The quake caused some BART delays early today while work crews checked the tracks, but appears to have caused no major...
  • $2800/month To Live In Oakland, CA - Where Cops Say Don't Bother Calling If Your Car Is Stolen

    07/21/2015 2:10:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/21/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Over the last 5 years, rent costs in the city of Oakland have doubled. At $2,807 per month it more expensive to live in Oakland now than it was in SanFrancisco in 2012, so one would expect the city to have 'cleaned up', and 'be safer'? However, as SFGate reports, the city laid off 80 officers today to help eliminate a $30.5 million budget deficit, prompting the department to announce that officers would no longer be dispatched to take reports for most nonviolent crimes. "With current levels of staffing, we are unable to respond to many lower-priority calls," said...
  • Psychic Capital: Tech and Silicon Valley Turn to Mystics for Advice

    07/19/2015 1:36:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 15 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    The names of the tech workers in this story have been changed.Ten thousand miles from Silicon Valley, in a room near the Black Sea, Yegor Karpenchekov dreams of money. At night, while the rest of Odessa sleeps and cocaine smugglers drift in and out of the port under cover of darkness, Yegor logs onto FaceTime and talks to a 70-year-old woman in San Francisco. Her name is Sally Faubion, and five months ago she recruited Yegor from the freelancer marketplace UpWork to code her apps. She believes "divine intervention" brought them together; for Yegor, it was likely $20 per hour...
  • CONFIRMED: Kenny Stabler Passes Away

    07/09/2015 4:28:54 PM PDT · by boycott · 51 replies
    local15tv.com ^ | July 9 2015
    UPDATE: Kenny Stabler's ex-wife Rose Stabler confirms to Local 15 News that Kenny has passed away at the age of 69. ORIGINAL STORY Tuscaloosa News reported former Alabama star quarterback and Foley native Kenny Stabler's death and has since retracted the story, saying Stabler's death is unconfirmed. Local 15 News also reported this news at 5 p.m. after reaching out to the head of the Kenny Stabler's former foundation. A representative from the foundation tells Local 15 Stabler did die from prostate cancer. We will continue to stay on top of this developing story.
  • Raiders QB great Stabler passes away at 69

    07/09/2015 3:26:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 9, 2015 | By Vic Tafur
    Kenny The Snake Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl title in 1977, died Thursday at the age of 69. Stabler led Alabama to an 11-0 record in 1966 before turning pro. From 1968-75, the Oakland Raiders played in six AFL/AFC title games and lost each one of them to the eventual Super Bowl champion.
  • Fathers Paintball Rampage Believed To Have Provoked Shooting Of 4-Year-Old Girl In Oakland

    06/18/2015 3:46:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 18, 2015
    Investigators are looking into whether the father of a 4-year-old girl who was shot in East Oakland on Tuesday afternoon provoked the shooting suspects by firing on them with a paintball gun, a police officer said Thursday. The father and another man were arrested after arriving at the hospital to check on the girl, Oakland police Officer Frank Bonifacio said. They were booked into jail on suspicion of child endangerment. Bonifacio did not release the names of the two men, but according to jail records, they are Marcel Powell, 21, and Julius Miller, 22. Miller and Powell were fired upon...
  • Woman Calls for Race War at Scene of Church Shooting

    06/19/2015 1:54:41 PM PDT · by tschatski · 198 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 6-19-15 | Lee Stranahan
    CHARLESTON, South Carolina During an interview Breitbart News conducted with people gathered outside the Mother Emmanuel American Methodist Church in Charleston, where Wednesdays deadly shooting left nine black churchgoers dead, a woman called for a race war and discussed black anger.
  • How the liberal media sabotages #BlackLivesMatter in times of trouble

    06/19/2015 12:16:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I realize we’ve been hitting the South Carolina shooting and the disgusting, racist criminal who allegedly perpetrated the murders rather often since yesterday morning. Unfortunately, nothing as serious and tragic as this can unfold in America today without immediately becoming mired in multiple levels of political muck, generally before the first facts are even verified. In this case, the process continued well into the evening and will surely roll forward in the weeks to come. One aspect of the church shooting, however, seemed to offer at least a slim ray of hope in an otherwise dismal day. A consortium of...