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Oakland hires new police chief

Oakland hires new police chief
January 11, 2017

The Oakland Police Department has a new leader, finally. A seven-month-long search came to an end on Jan. 5, when Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced at a press conference that former Spokane, Washington...

Former Oakland Police Department captain charged in sex scandal

Former Oakland Police Department captain charged in sex scandal
November 16, 2016

On Nov. 13, the Contra Costa County prosecutor's office charged 81-year-old Al Perrodin, a retired Oakland Police Department captain, with a misdemeanor for his alleged role in the Bay Area’s sexual...

Presidential election got me like ‘nah’

Presidential election got me like ‘nah’
November 2, 2016

I feel like I am at a restaurant but all of the food is gone. All they have is salt, pepper and house salads. That is what the 2016 presidential election feels like to me. I don’t want either entrée,...

Not anymore, Donald Trump

Not anymore, Donald Trump
October 19, 2016

Donald Trump has finally out-Trumped himself. In a leaked 2005 interview with former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, Trump told Bush that he had tried to hit on and have sex with an unidentified married...

Richmond Police Department receives disciplinary recommendations

Richmond Police Department receives disciplinary recommendations
October 5, 2016

On Tuesday, the lawyer for Jasmine Abuslin, a 19-year-old former prostitute, known by the alias Celeste Guap, filed a $30 million lawsuit against the Richmond Police Department and a $6 million...

What the boss says goes: Wells Fargo in hot water for illegal practices

What the boss says goes: Wells Fargo in hot water for illegal practices
October 5, 2016

Wells Fargo has been in hot water for the past year: two former Wells Fargo employees sued the company in May 2015 in a $2.6 billion class-action lawsuit, and the bank settled with those employees...

As 49ers, Colin Kaepernick head to San Diego, safety becomes an issue

As 49ers, Colin Kaepernick head to San Diego, safety becomes an issue
August 31, 2016

Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest has made him a lightning rod for criticism, but that doesn’t have him fearing his safety when the 49ers visit the San Diego Chargers for Thursday’s...

Controversy continues for local police

Controversy continues for local police
July 6, 2016

One of the most dangerous cities in America still does not have a police chief. It’s been nearly three weeks since an Oakland Police Chief has resigned, stepped down or was fired. Oakland Mayor Libby...

Ticketmaster settlement stiffs customers

Ticketmaster settlement stiffs customers
June 29, 2016

It was a music lover’s dream come true last week when popular event ticket distributor Ticketmaster shelled out thousands of discounts and vouchers for free concert tickets. Far from a generous giveaway,...

Oakland Police Department in shambles

Oakland Police Department in shambles
June 22, 2016

To say the Oakland Police Department has had a tough month would be an understatement. Several of the department’s officers have been accused of sexual misconduct — as well as others who have allegedly...

Cal provost’s bittersweet step-down

Cal provost’s bittersweet step-down
April 20, 2016

UC Berkeley’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Claude Steele, took the Berkeley community by surprise when he announced his resignation last Friday, citing his wife’s health issues as his reason...

UC Berkeley sexual harassment policies questioned

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April 13, 2016

UC Berkeley, named one of the “Elite Six” universities by Times Higher Education in 2015, is under fire for questionable disciplinary protocol for sexual misconduct, following the release of documents...

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