Kurdish Peshmerga forces monitor positions of Islamic State (IS) fighters during a battle to retake the eastern town of Jalawla, 130 kilometres (80 miles) northeast of Baghdad.  (Photo credit should read JM LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

East Bay Congressman Visits Middle-East Capitals As Another American Journalist Is Beheaded

ISIS, a growing terrorist group, claimed responsibility Tuesday for the beheading of another American journalist. Meanwhile, East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell is visiting capitals in the Middle East to put together an international alliance to defeat the group.


California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bill Would Protect California Reporters’ Phone Records

State agencies would be required to give journalists five days’ notice before they issue subpoenas to a third-party company for telephone records under legislation announced Thursday by a state senator.


Ed Wasserman

KCBS In Depth: New Dean Settles Into Role at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism

The sky is the limit for those who want to get into the news business. So says Edward Wasserman, who is clearly enjoying his new role as Dean of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. The new digital age of information may make our heads spin at times, but Wasserman sees it as a time of unlimited potential for his students.


Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan (City of Berkeley)

Police Union Calls For Investigation of Berkeley Chief’s Actions

The Berkeley Police Association is calling for a formal investigation into Police Chief Michael Meehan for ordering a sergeant to make a late night visit to a reporter’s house to change a news story.


Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas was raised by his grandparents in Mountain View. Vargas has recently revealed that he is an undocumented immigrant. (YouTube / Define American)

Journalist Who Grew Up In Bay Area Admits Being Undocumented Worker

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who grew up in the Bay Area made a startling admission, outing himself as an undocumented worker.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/23/2011

Chauncey Bailey murder defendant Antoine Mackey (Alameda County Sheriff)

Co-Defendant Takes The Stand In Yusuf Bey Trial

Your Black Muslim Bakery associate Antoine Mackey testified Tuesday that he didn’t have anything to do with the murders of journalist Chauncey Bailey and two other men in Oakland in the summer of 2007.


Yusuf Bey IV. (AP)

Oakland Cop Denies Promise To Protect Bakery Head

An Oakland police sergeant who handled the murder investigation of a former community group leader denies claims that he promised to protect the defendant against charges.


Former Your Black Muslim Bakery handyman Devaughndre Broussard (CBS)

Confessed Killer Testifying In The Chauncey Bailey Murder Case

The confessed killer of an Oakland journalist took the stand Thursday to testify against two other men accused of taking part in the murder.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/24/2011

Former Your Black Muslim Bakery handyman Devaughndre Broussard (CBS)

60 Minutes Interview Transcript Of Confessed Chauncey Bailey Killer

In February 2008, “60 Minutes” reported on the murder of Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey, whose death has been linked to an investigation on local business called “Your Black Muslim Bakery.”

CBS San Francisco–03/21/2011

Serene Branson Troubled" By Viral Video

Serene Branson Troubled By Viral Video

Los Angeles reporter says she hoped Grammy tape wouldn’t make it onto YouTube; says she suffered an extreme migraine, not a stroke…

CBS San Francisco–02/18/2011


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