.Julian Mark

May 20, 2015

Two Eyewitnesses Contradict Cop in Police Killing

In the early morning of September 14, 2014, 24-year-old Richard "Pedie" Perez III was shot three times through the torso by Richmond police Officer...
Apr 9, 2015

Walmart Sued in Alameda County For Wage Theft

Walmart is facing a class action lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court that alleges that the giant retailer has been engaging in wage theft...
Jan 21, 2015

Radically Sharing Temescal

A mural on the wall of Rise Above Graphics art gallery in Oakland's Temescal district portrays a chilling scene. A crane and wrecking ball...
Aug 20, 2014

Gambling with Children

When Andrea Olguin lifted her six-month-old daughter from her cradle, she immediately knew something was wrong. It was just after midnight on April 4,...
Jun 11, 2014

Hacking Local in Hayward

For Carolyn Lunger, "hacking" isn't about launching cyber attacks on corporate mainframes or pulling online pranks. It doesn't even have to involve technology. Instead,...
May 9, 2014

Writer Zoe Tuck Explores the ‘Terror Matrix’

Like many Americans, local poet Zoe Tuck is leery of government surveillance, violence, and the culture of fear it has spawned in many parts...
May 7, 2014

Can Tech in Oakland Become More Inclusive?

Not long after Jeff Wilcox abandoned his federally quashed medical pot farm business, the entrepreneur scanned his seven-acre facility on Oakland's central waterfront, trying...
Apr 15, 2014

An Environmental Use for Drones

The use of drones for aerial surveillance by some law enforcement agencies has come under intense criticism from civil libertarians and privacy advocates of...