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Kaiser Permanente clinicians announce strike

Kaiser Permanente clinicians announce strike

By Peter Fournier, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

October 24, 2019

The message during a candlelight vigil held by Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians in front of the health care giant's headquarters in downtown Oakland early Wednesday morning was quite clear: these patients didn't have to die. A crowd of approximately 35 clinicians, family members of former ...

SFPD reforms remain ongoing as of 3 years

SFPD reforms remain ongoing as of 3 years

By Scott Morris, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

October 24, 2019

A reform effort at the San Francisco Police Department has been ongoing for three years as of this month, but the department has only completed about 11 percent of reform tasks recommended by the U.S. Department of Justice, police Chief Bill Scott said. The chief gave a presentation on the state of th...

SFMTA board chair pushes to speed up “Better Market Street Project”

SFMTA board chair pushes to speed up “Better Market Street Project”

By Daniel Montes, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

October 17, 2019

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to eliminate private vehicles from driving one of the city's busiest streets. The Better Market Street project would create a more than 2-mile stretch of downtown Market Street that would only be...

Ride for kids returns for its 35th anniversary

Ride for kids returns for its 35th anniversary

By Elijah De Castro, CONTRIBUTOR

October 10, 2019

A child’s imagination can be a wonderful thing. A cloud can become a dinosaur, a stick becomes a knight’s sword ready to slay a dragon, and an empty box becomes a ship soaring to the Moon. Or even, a motorcycle rider can seem like the world’s most brave daredevil. It’s 12 o’clock noon on ...

Judge sets second trial date for Derick Almena

Judge sets second trial date for Derick Almena

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

October 10, 2019

A judge on Friday scheduled a second trial to begin on March 30 for Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena on 36 involuntary manslaughter charges for a fire at the Oakland building in 2016 that killed 36 people. The first trial for Almena, 49, and co-defendant Max Harris, the warehouse's artistic director,...

Judge considering $3 million PG&E-funded wildfire mitigation project in san bruno

Judge considering $3 million PG&E-funded wildfire mitigation project in san bruno

By Julia Cheever, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

October 10, 2019

San Bruno city leaders asked a federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday to approve a plan for PG&E Co. to pay $3 million to reduce wildfire danger by clearing vegetation and fallen trees from a canyon near the site of a fatal pipeline explosion in 2010. If accepted by U.S. District Judge William Alsu...

Hayward Public Library opens its doors

Hayward Public Library opens its doors

By Elisa Buitrago-Duran, <element style=

October 3, 2019

Hundreds of people celebrated the grand opening of the Hayward Public Library on Sept. 14th with fun activities such as live music, storytimes, and arts and crafts. It has been one year since the closure of the original public library located in Downtown Hayward. The new public library was set to open Oc...

Representative Swalwell talks impeachment

Representative Swalwell talks impeachment

October 3, 2019

An estimated 400 East Bay residents attended a townhall meeting Tuesday evening with U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell and John Dean, former President Richard Nixon's attorney, to discuss the impeachment of Donald Trump and relevant precedents set by former administrations. "This president is going...

City offers $10K bonus to lure more officers

City offers $10K bonus to lure more officers

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

September 19, 2019

The city of Fremont and the Fremont Police Association announced Tuesday that they have jointly established a new recruiting incentive program that features a $10,000 total signing bonus for newly hired entry-level, academy graduate and lateral police officers. They said the bonus is structured so t...

Therapists at Kaiser stage one-day strike

Therapists at Kaiser stage one-day strike

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

September 19, 2019

Mental health therapists at Kaiser Permanente in Pleasanton staged a one-day strike on Tuesday, saying they are fighting for better patient care and better pay in order to retain employees. Picket lines were set up outside the Kaiser facility at 7601 Stoneridge Drive in Pleasanton from 8 a.m. to 4 p...

The Future of Oakland Coliseum

The Future of Oakland Coliseum

By Natalie Garcia, <element style=

September 19, 2019

After the A’s announcement in November of 2018 regarding their potential new ballpark to be built at Howard Terminal, the city of Oakland and Alameda County propose turning the current stadium into a retail and community space. The plans include developing housing units, educational institutions, and ...

Oakland School Enrichment Programs

Oakland School Enrichment Programs

By Valeria Sandoval, CONTRIBUTOR

September 12, 2019

Going through a school in upper Oakland cities like Montclair, Piedmont, or Rockridge after the students have been released, you’ll see a lot of different programs going on inside and outside. Kids playing sports, learning a new language, building toys, doing a podcast, and martial arts. Now if you...

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