Protests

Workers seeking unionization of security guards protest outside the headquarters of Citrix in Santa Clara on March 10, 2015. (CBS)

Push To Unionize Workers In Silicon Valley Gaining Traction

For decades, calls to unionize workers in Silicon Valley have fallen on deaf ears. Recently, unions are finding success in organizing shuttle drivers, security guards and other low-wage workers.

03/10/2015

(Erin Baldassari/Bay City News Service)

Plainclothes Officer Justified In Drawing Gun On Oakland Protesters, CHP Finds

An investigation by the California Highway Patrol has found a plainclothes officer acted within department policy when he pointed his gun at protesters during an Oakland demonstration last year.

03/06/2015

Police Face-off

Oakland Protests, Staffing Shortages Send Police Overtime Estimate To $30M

Oakland’s Police Chief says the city has spent $3-million on overtime for his officers covering protests, and the department could spend upwards of $30-million on overtime, despite budgeting just $15-million for this fiscal year.

02/24/2015

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

(Julia Carrie Wong)

KPIX 5 Poll: Many Bay Area Residents Want Charges Upheld Against ‘Black Friday 14’ Protesters

A new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll found many in the Bay Area want charges upheld against 14 protesters who blocked a BART train on Black Friday, causing major delays. The poll comes amid a push among the protesters and some BART officials to drop the case.

02/11/2015

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

People perform during the Chinese Spring Gala to mark the upcoming Chinese New Year in Beijing, China. (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images)

Chinese Government Using Banned Social Media Sites To Promote Annual New Year’s Gala

China says its annual Lunar New Year gala TV show is all set to go international. Chinese government will even promote the gala on Bay Area-based social media sites normally blocked by the country.

02/02/2015

Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus

Richmond Police Chief’s New Approach Is Revitalizing A Tough Town

Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus has won over many residents and political leaders with an unconventional policing style that stresses community outreach.

02/01/2015

(CBS SF)

BART Stations Reopen After Spoon-Banging Protesters Hop Stations, Disrupt Downtown San Francisco Trains

All BART station have reopened after ongoing protests in San Francisco closed the Embarcadero, Montgomery and Powell stations Friday morning, BART officials said.

01/16/2015

(Photo by Chaloner Woods/Getty Images)

‘Bring A Spoon’ Demonstrations Planned At Montgomery BART Station During Friday Commute

Organizers are planning a protest at the Montgomery BART Station Friday, January 16th in solidarity with the Black Friday BART protesters who were arrested last year.

01/13/2015

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