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Ex-Con Arrested For Breaking Into Folsom State Prison

A former inmate has been arrested on prison grounds after scaling a fence onto Folsom Prison property Thursday morning.

CBS San Francisco–08/11/2011

One of 36 grave markers that had been moved from the gold rush era Negro Hill Cemetery to the Mormon Island relocation cemetery near Folsom. The burial plots from Negro Hill went unmarked for more than half a century, until a contractor hired by the Army Corps of Engineers moved the bodies to make way for a lake, and marked the graves with stones that used a derogatory term for African-American. (CBS / AP)

NorCal County To Replace Headstones Bearing N-Word

Supervisors in El Dorado county voted Tuesday to replace 36 gravestones that bear the N-word, giving the green light to state, county and community officials to design an alternative.

05/24/2011

One of 36 grave markers that had been moved from the gold rush era Negro Hill Cemetery to the Mormon Island relocation cemetery near Folsom. The burial plots from Negro Hill went unmarked for more than half a century, until a contractor hired by the Army Corps of Engineers moved the bodies to make way for a lake, and marked the graves with stones that used a derogatory term for African-American. (CBS / AP)

New Controversy Over Plan To Fix N-Word On NorCal Gravestones

Government officials inched closer Thursday to removing a racial slur on the headstones of Gold Rush-era graves, even as a leading advocate refused to support their plans.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/12/2011

One of 36 grave markers that had been moved from the gold rush era Negro Hill Cemetery to the Mormon Island relocation cemetery near Folsom. The burial plots from Negro Hill went unmarked for more than half a century, until a contractor hired by the Army Corps of Engineers moved the bodies to make way for a lake, and marked the graves with stones that used a derogatory term for African-American. (CBS / AP)

Group Wants N-Word Gone From NorCal Gravestones

Time has not erased the bigotry of a bygone era carved into 36 concrete gravestones in a dusty, half-century-old cemetery tucked away in California’s former gold fields.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/05/2011

Seven Inmates Hurt in Folsom Prison Riot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ Authorities say seven Folsom State Prison inmates were hospitalized after shots were fired by guards during a riot Friday night at the prison.

08/27/2010

Fatal Hit and Run in San Francisco

A 54-year-old man was found dead at an intersection in San Francisco’s Mission District early Saturday after a possible hit and run.

08/02/2010

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