Violence on the streets of Baltimore prompted a recommendation for a Blue Alert for police departments across the country, and officers in San Francisco and Oakland are riding in pairs due to the alert.
Angry crowds rioted in Baltimore, throwing rocks and bricks at police officers and looting stores hours after thousands attended the funeral of a man who died after being severely injured in police custody.
The fourth night of East Bay protests over the deaths of two black men in New York and Missouri was mostly peaceful Wednesday.
Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates said he wants the people who are causing widespread violence during protests in his city to “take off their masks and show us who you really are.”
Prosecutors on Monday charged three men with second-degree commercial burglary for looting the Smart & Final store in downtown Oakland early last Tuesday morning in a protest following the decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson.
Small Business Saturday was supposed to provide a big boost for local mom and pop stores. But in Oakland, it was anything but. Between the vandalism and the protests, profits were the only thing small here.
Businesses on Telegraph Avenue were hit hardest following a second night of protests in Oakland over the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.
Oakland Begins Cleanup After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Protest Leaves Downtown Businesses Vandalized, Looted
Work crews on Tuesday morning began cleaning up downtown, where demonstrators protesting the Ferguson, Mo. grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson over the shooting death of Michael Brown set fires, smashed store-front windows and looted businesses on Monday night.
With water levels dropping at Northern California rivers and reservoirs, historic and prehistoric artifacts can be found up and down the state. But be warned, unearthing artifacts in the area could be a felony.
Some merchants in the Mission District plan to join the party if the San Francisco 49ers win the Super Bowl this Sunday, even as several make plans to board up windows and guard their stores in case the fans start to run wild.