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Gearing up for war

The SFPD and police departments across the country get free military equipment, but does it make us safer or provoke violence?

Block the Boat

Protesters prevent Israeli ship from unloading during two days of picketing outside the Port of Oakland

Bike sting on BTWD

City officials and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition hailed the May 8 Bike to Work Day as a success, with the official SFMTA count...

Injured protester Scott Olsen demands Oakland Police reform weapon use

Injured veteran Scott Olsen is calling on Mayor Jean Quan to ban the Oakland Police Department from using less-than-lethal weapons during protests and other...

Unanswered question on SF housing

Nobody has a good answer to San Francisco's most basic housing problem: How do we build the housing that existing city residents need? It was a...

Injured Occupy Oakland protester and veteran Scott Olsen wins $4.5 million settlement

Iraq war veteran and injured Occupy Oakland protester Scott Olsen, 26, won a settlement of $4.5 million from the city of Oakland in a...

Left turn?

Civil rights attorney Dan Siegel launches Oakland mayoral campaign

The Rise of Candidate X

The absolutely true story of how a complete unknown rocketed from political obscurity, electrified the city, tackled real problems, and beat Ed Lee in 2015. 

Port of Oakland work stoppage gets chaotic

November 27, 2013
A work stoppage at the Port of Oakland became somewhat chaotic this morning.An Oakland police officer had his foot run over by a vehicle...

Breathe Owl Breathe’s van and gear stolen in Berkeley

August 9, 2013
Below is a note from the touring musicians of indie folk group Breathe Owl Breathe -- their van was stolen last night in Berkeley,...

Alerts: July 24 – 31

July 23, 2013
WEDNESDAY 24Milk Club Dinner & Gayla Roccapulco Supper Club, 3140 Mission, SF. http://milkdinner2013.eventbrite.com. 7-10pm, $40 and up. Join the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club...

Protesters to be awarded $1 million settlement in mass arrest lawsuit

June 24, 2013
A federal judge has granted preliminary approval for a settlement of more than $1 million to a group of 150 activists who were mass...

Reports of grenade-type devices used in West Oakland raid

April 25, 2013
A high profile police raid occurred last night in multiple East Bay locations, with most activity centered at the Acorn public housing complex in...

Attorney who conducted whistleblower cops’ deposition says questions remain

March 4, 2013
The Guardian broke the story last week about an Oakland school police officer, Sgt. Jonathan Bellusa, who came forward as a “whistleblower” in sworn...

Oakland school cop comes forward as a whistleblower

February 28, 2013
Two years after his involvement in a police shooting that took the life of a 20-year-old African American man, an Oakland School Police Department...

Bratton controversy divides Oakland community as council approves contract 7-1

Following a highly attended and closely watched meeting on Tuesday, Oakland City Council voted 7-1 to approve a $250,000 contract to hire a team...

Oakland to decide on controversial stop-and-frisk advocate Bill Bratton

On Tuesday, Oakland City Council will consider approving a $250,000 contract for an outside security consulting team, which could include controversial roving police chief...

East Bay Endorsements 2012

Our recommendations in key Alameda County, Berkeley and Oakland races

Survivor recounts life of rape and abuse by Your Black Muslim Bakery leader

August 2, 2012
Editor's Note: This story is part of the Chauncey Bailey Project, a collaboration of Bay Area media outlets (including the Guardian) to investigate Bailey's...

Oakland families protest Oakland School Police killings and school closures

The Oakland School Police Department was the target of a protest today, as more than 100 marched to the department’s headquarters. The small department...

Sit-in at Lakeview elementary raided, free classes continue, rally at 5pm

This post has been updatedA sit-in at Oakland’s Lakeview Elementary School ended early this morning as police from the Oakland School Police force entered...

Only real change can avert more conflict

This week's May Day events brought together immigrant groups, labor unions, and activists with the Occupy movement to confront gross inequities in our economic...

Police and protesters on collision course in Oakland

Police at Oakland City Hall are already in riot gear, waiting for a couple large May Day marches that converged at San Antonio Park,...

Who bombed Judi Bari?

GREEN ISSUE: A court case — and a new film — delve into the unsolved question of the infamous environmentalist blast