KPIX Archive: 1969 News Events in the Bay AreaFifty years ago, the world held its breath as American astronauts became the first humans to walk on the moon. While the Apollo 11 mission made history, in 1969, there were other significant historic events that took place around the Bay Area.
Oakland Councilmember Seeks Damages From City After Losing LawsuitOakland city councilwoman Desley Brooks is seeking monetary damages from the Oakland City Attorney’s Office over its defense of a lawsuit brought by former Black Panther Elaine Brown, who said Brooks assaulted her.
Black Panther Party Co-Founder Elbert "Big Man" Howard DiesElbert "Big Man" Howard, a co-founder of the Black Panther Party who served as newspaper editor, information officer and logistics genius behind the group's popular social programs, has died at age 80.
Oakland Councilwoman Ordered To Pay $550K For 2015 Nightclub FracasAn attorney for former Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown asked a jury Monday to order Oakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks to pay Brown between $1 million and $3 million in punitive damages for an incident in October 2015 in which Brooks pushed Brown down.
Park Service Drops Funding For Black Panther Party ProjectThe National Park Service has withdrawn plans to pay nearly $100,000 for a project honoring the legacy of the Black Panther Party after police groups complained to President Donald Trump.
Oakland Nonprofit Leader Says Grand Jury Report Is 'A Blatant Lie'Former Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown denounced a grand jury report's allegation that she has an improper dual role in receiving county funds for a nonprofit group as "a blatant lie."
New Exhibit Celebrates History Of Black PanthersLong before the Black Lives Matter movement, the Black Panther Party was fighting to end police brutality in the Bay Area.
Ex-Black Panther Leader Files Complaint Against Oakland Councilwoman Over Alleged Assault At RestaurantFormer Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown has filed a claim against the City of Oakland alleging that she was assaulted last month by Councilwoman Desley Brooks at a restaurant in downtown Oakland.