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A group of Occupy Oakland protesters have once again gathered at Frank Ogawa Plaza to reoccupy the area, but this time without the tents that sparked previous police action.
A federal civil rights trial involving accusations that former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle used excessive force in a November 2008 incident in Oakland is set to begin in San Francisco on Tuesday.
Federal officials are suing a San Jose Panda Express, accusing the restaurant of making Latino workers clean toilets and perform other menial work while Asian employees stood around and watched.
A lawsuit may soon be filed challenging Santa Clara’s all white City Council. In response, the city is forming a committee to see if changes need to be made to its city charter.
Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela Price said Thursday that the New Haven Unified School District in Union City has agreed to pay $725,000 to settle a lawsuit.
In something of a legal shot over the bow, an attorney who specializes in civil rights has put Santa Clara on notice that he believes the City Council is violating state law.
A federal judge has given the Oakland Police Department until June to come up with a plan for carrying out reforms ordered back in 2003.
An Alameda County judge is scheduled to continue hearing evidence Wednesday afternoon over whether Oakland can impose a curfew and other restrictions on dozens of suspected gang members.
President Barack Obama has named a veteran gay rights activist and California State University trustee to a seat on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
A civil rights icon from the East Bay who fought against Japanese internment during World War II will receive a rare honor this Sunday in Berkeley.