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A meeting of the 'Radical Brownies' in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland’s ‘Radical Brownies’ Troop To Change Name After Getting A Call From The Girl Scouts

The “Radical Brownies,” a troop of Oakland girls focused on social justice issues, announced they would change their name following a notice from the Girl Scouts.

02/24/2015

A meeting of the 'Radical Brownies' in Oakland. (CBS)

Young Oakland Girls Called ‘Radical Brownies’ Learn Social Justice Instead Of Selling Cookies

After the recent Black Lives Matter protests, there is a new brownie troop in Oakland. Instead of selling cookies, they are spreading a message.

02/10/2015

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 9:  In this handout photo provided by the St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson poses in an evidence photo at the hospital, on the same day that he fatally shot Michael Brown, on August 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office via Getty Images)

Justice Department Will Likely Clear Police Officer Darren Wilson In Ferguson Case

The FBI has completed its investigation into the police shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

01/21/2015

Protesters gather in front of the Eastmont Police Substation in Oakland.

Marches, Die-Ins, Protests, Demonstrations Across Oakland On Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend

About a hundred protesters were on the move in East Oakland Saturday evening after a day of planned and spontaneous demonstrations around the city for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

01/17/2015

Protesters block an entrance to the Ronald Dellums Federal Building in downtown Oakland. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Activists Locked To Entrances Of Oakland Federal Building In Solidarity With Black Civil Rights

A group of Occupy protesters have locked themselves to an entrance of the Oakland Federal Building in solidarity with the BART protests in San Francisco Friday morning.

01/16/2015

Some of those arrested during a protest which blocked traffic on Interstate 80 in Berkeley on December 8, 2014 stand in a hallway outside an Oakland courtroom, January 6, 2015. (CBS)

Protesters Arrested For I-80 Shutdown Pack Oakland Court; No Charges Filed Yet

About 100 people who were arrested in an anti-police brutality protest in Berkeley last month appeared in court Tuesday but charges haven’t been filed against them.

01/06/2015

Pro-police demonstration in Vallejo.

Dozens Gather At Pro-Police Rally In Vallejo

After weeks of demonstrations against police brutality around the Bay Area, some residents in Vallejo came out to rally in support of police officers.

12/27/2014

Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson (Contra Costa County)

Contra Costa County DA Fires Back At Public Defenders’ Racist Accusations: ‘All Lives Matter’

In the latest chapter of the ongoing Bay Area reaction to the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson has fired back at the public defenders, who accused him last week of racially biased prosecutions.

12/23/2014

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Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/23/2014

Protesters upset with a grand jury's decision not to charge a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner march in Oakland on December 3, 2014. (CBS)

What Legal Reforms Are Likely To Come Out Of Recent Officer-Involved Deaths?

As protests against police brutality in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases continue, a variety of legal reforms could likely come out of all this action.

12/22/2014

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