Wal-Mart workers and supporters were protesting at a number of stores nationwide and throughout the Bay Area, blasting the wages, benefits and treatment of employees of the world’s largest retailer.
About 20 people gathered in front of the Oakland Walmart store on Edgewater Drive Wednesday to protest and demand better pay and work schedules.
Hundreds of students at UC Berkeley walked out of class and marched in the rain Thursday, demanding that their tuition go down following the passage of Proposition 30.
Nurses at a Sonoma County hospital walked off the job in a three-day strike to protest wages and other issues.
Crews Monday were cleaning up the damage left by protesters who smashed windows and threw paint at a number of buildings in downtown Oakland on Sunday night.
The installation of the new Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco Thurday will come amid protests about his role in California’s Proposition 8 campaign in 2008.
Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned agencies from disrupting cellphone service without a court order.
A vigil for a man who was shot and killed by Hayward police after he reversed his car toward officers turned into a protest that ended with 11 arrests Monday night, a Hayward police sergeant said.
Members of the Occupy Wall Street movement in San Francisco say they plan to celebrate their first year with a demonstration.
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley sponsored a particularly timely conference this week: “Democracy Rising?” sought to address “the challenges of democracy transition and development in countries emerging from authoritarian regimes,” according to the event website.