Martinez Couple Accused Of Defacing Black Lives Matter Mural Plead Not Guilty To Hate Crime ChargeA couple accused of painting over a large Black Lives Matter mural on a downtown Martinez street pleaded not guilty Tuesday to hate crime and other misdemeanor charges filed against them.
Sierra Club: Founder John Muir's Legacy Complicated By RacismThe John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez is where America's most famous conservationist spent the last 24 years of his life. It is also where Muir lived when he founded the Sierra Club, a club that has now called out Muir's connections to racism.
Petition Urges Trader Joe's To Change 'Trader Ming's,' 'Trader José' Ethnic Food LabelsResponding to calls for Trader Joe's to stop labeling its international food products with ethnic-sounding names, the grocery store chain said it has been in a yearslong process of repackaging those products and will soon complete the work.
Man Charged In Alleged Armed Confrontation At Martinez Black Lives Matter Street MuralA 30-year-old Martinez man has been charged with three felony counts for allegedly waving a gun and threatening spectators gathered at a downtown Black Lives Matter street mural, prosecutors announced Thursday.
Squaw Valley Resort Officials Considering A Name ChangeWhen most Northern Californians hear the word Sierra, their minds associate the region with a ski destination -- Squaw Valley. That may soon be a thing of the past.
Solid8 CEO Michael Lofthouse Resigns In Wake Of Racist Rant Captured On VideoSolid8 CEO Michael Lofthouse has resigned from the San Francisco Bay Area tech startup in the wake of the outcry triggered after he was videotapped delivering vulgar and racist comments toward an Asian family celebrating a birthday at a restaurant in Carmel Valley.
UC Berkeley Looks At Removing Names Of Racist Figures From 2 HallsA University of California at Berkeley committee is seeking public comment on de-naming two halls because campus groups say one is named in part for a racist and the other for a person whose research denigrated Native Americans.
Waitress Hailed As Hero During Tech Exec's Racist Rant; Online Fundraisers Net Thousands In DonationsA woman working as a waitress at a Carmel Valley restaurant where a man berated a Filipino family with racist and vulgar insults is being hailed as a hero for her actions and several online fundraisers have generated thousands of dollars in donations to her.
'My Behavior In The Video Is Appalling'; Tech CEO Michael Lofthouse Captured In Video Berating Asian FamilySilicon Valley tech CEO Michael Lofthouse issued an apology late Tuesday for his behavoir captured on a viral video delivering vulgar and racist comments toward an Asian family celebrating a birthday at a restaurant in Carmel Valley.
Alleged Martinez Black Lives Matter Mural Vandals Charged With Hate CrimeThe Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday it would be charging the man and woman caught on camera vandalizing the Black Lives Matter mural on July 4 with multiple misdemeanors including a hate-crime charge.
Vandals Deface Martinez 'Black Lives Matter' Street MuralAuthorities intensified their search Sunday for a man and woman who defaced the "Black Lives Matter" mural painted on a downtown Martinez street.
Black Facebook Employee, Job Applicants File EEOC Complaint Alleging DiscriminationOne current Facebook manager and two job applicants have filed a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Netflix Is Investing $100 Million In Black-Owned BanksNetflix on Tuesday said it would invest in Black-owned banks in an effort to help close the wealth gap between Black and White America.
Alameda Neighbors Rally To Help Black Family After Racist Vandalism AttackA Black East Bay family's cars were targeted by vandals this weekend when someone spray painted racist graffiti across the vehicles' doors and slashed the tires.
Pinterest Hires Lawyers To Examine Workplace Culture After Accusations Of RacismPinterest has hired an outside legal team to examine its workplace culture in response to accusations of racism and discrimination by two former employees.