Arson Suspected In Trash Fire Set Outside Berkeley Church Displaying Black Lives Matter BannerA suspicious early morning fire set in a trash bin outside a Berkeley church, charring the wall of the building before it was extinguished, was under investigation Thursday by Berkeley police and fire officials.
Oakland Courthouse Vandalism Damage Totals $200K; Mayor Schaaf Scolds Agitators At ProtestOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf chastised people who attended a protest over the weekend for vandalizing a police station and attempting to set the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse on fire.
Exchange Student Returns Home After COVID Cancellation To Learn Impact Of Social UpheavalParis Soares is still smarting after her recent trip home from South Africa as her study abroad program was abruptly cut short by COVID-19. She received the news by email.
Demonstrators Clash Over Protest Methods; Oakland Mayor Warns Trump Is Stoking ViolenceOakland mayor Libby Schaaf reacted to a night of violence in downtown Oakland with a warning to protesters Sunday that images of rioting and vandalism will "play into [Trump's] twisted campaign strategy."
Update: Hundreds March In Oakland; Windows Smashed At OPD, Fire Ignited Inside CourthouseHundreds marched in downtown Oakland Saturday night, demanding social justice and showing solidiarty for protesters in the streets of Portland who have been in a standoff with federal agents for more than a week.
Demonstrators Gather In Lafayette To Show Solidarity With Portland ProtestersThe Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center is hosting a demonstration Friday to show solidarity with police brutality protesters in Portland, Oregon.
California State University Officials To Vote On Ethnic Studies Course RequirementTrustees of California State University, the nation’s largest four-year public university system, are expected to vote Wednesday on making ethnic studies a graduation requirement.
Oakland Police Investigating Vandalism Attack On Mayor Libby Schaaf's HomePolice in Oakland are investigating the early Tuesday morning vandalism of Mayor Libby Schaaf's home that included splatters of red paint and sidewalk graffiti that appeared to be messages related to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Newsom, Schaaf, OPD Reject Trump's Call To Send Federal Law Enforcement To OaklandCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and the Oakland Police Department on Monday both rejected a call by President Trump to possibly send Department of Homeland Security officers to the East Bay city.
Giants Manager, Players Kneel During Anthem Before Battle Of The Bay 6-2 Win Over A'sGiants manager Gabe Kapler and several of his players knelt during the national anthem before their 6-2 exhibition victory against the Oakland Athletics.
Civil Rights Leaders: Black Lives Matter Movement Needs Tighter FocusSome veteran civil rights leaders in the Bay Area fear the Black Lives Matter movement lacks focus and, at times, has undermined its own message.