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Aug 3, 2022

The Long Shadow of George Floyd: New state laws on police accountability are testing...

California Department of Justice agents realized they were short-handed just hours after a Los Angeles police officer shot and killed an unarmed man on Hollywood Boulevard.  A 911 caller told police the man was threatening people on the morning of July 15, 2021, waving what appeared to be a pistol...
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Jun 29, 2022

Abortion Is Healthcare:Medical, legal experts foresee dire consequences in SCOTUS ruling

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, medical experts and legal analysts across the Bay Area warned of dire consequences to the health and well-being of women in...
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Jun 22, 2022

Hollow Words: Putin attempts to justify the unjustifiable

The Russian government’s justifications for its war in Ukraine―the largest, most destructive military operation in Europe since World War II―are not persuasive.  Although, in defending the Russian invasion, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s primary emphasis has been on the...
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Jun 22, 2022

Oaklanders Frustrated Over A’s Owner: Latest Oakland Power Poll also finds broad support for...

Oakland A’s owner John Fisher is highly unpopular with more than two-thirds of Oakland Power Poll voters. A supermajority of respondents view him as “cheap” and “can’t forgive him” for having attempted to move his team to...
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Jun 15, 2022

Reviving Seventh Street: ‘The Black Panther’ moves forward with state funding

In urban areas, “revitalization” all too often means “gentrification.” But Elaine Brown, CEO of Oakland & the World Enterprises (OWE) and former Black Panther Party member, has a very different vision for the 7th & Campbell project...
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Jun 8, 2022

It’s So Unfair: Thirty-Year-Old Medi-Cal Income Limit Leaves Seniors Without Needed Care

California living is expensive. So imagine having to get by on $600 a month. That's essentially what some seniors and people with disabilities have to do in order to access Medi-Cal, the state's health insurance program for...
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May 18, 2022

Come for the Salsa, Stay for the Climate: Berkeley’s Farmers’ Market Salsa Festival gets...

Cue the marimbas! After two years of pandemic-mandated cancellations, dancing, food and eco-consciousness will samba back on May 21, as the Farmers’ Market Salsa Festival returns to Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Park. Created in 2018 by the...
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May 18, 2022

Truth from Power: Congresswoman Barbara Lee addresses the impending times

Barely 10 minutes after reading about a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion reported in Politico that indicated a majority of the nine justices are more than likely to overturn the court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, I...
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