911 Calls Motivated By Racial, Ethnic Bias May Be Outlawed In Santa Cruz CountyThe Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of a new ordinance that makes it illegal to call 911 or law enforcement on someone because of bias.
Middle School In El Sobrante To Be Renamed After Betty Reid SoskinWest Contra Costa Unified School District officials approved the renaming of Juan Crespi Middle School in El Sobrante to Betty Reid Soskin Middle School.
CoCo Supes Hear First Report On County's Racial Equity and Social Justice IssuesA new task force addressing racial equity issues in Contra Costa County reported to the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday that many residents fear and mistrust county decision makers.
Most U.S Metro Areas More Segregated Than Decades Ago; Interactive Map Illustrates DivideMost of the metropolitan areas of the U.S. are now more racially segregated than they were decades ago, correlating with poorer life outcomes in health, educational attainment, economic mobility, and many other aspects - particularly for people of color, according to University of California, Berkeley researchers.
Crime Victims In Oakland Face Racial Inequity In State-Mandated Compensation ProgramsVictims of crime and their family members in Oakland who by law are afforded support from police and victim compensation programs are being denied such assistance in disproportionate numbers based on their race, according to a new grand jury report.
Bay Area College Grad Aims to Use Music for Activism, Social ChangeFor many of us, music can be a source of healing, stress relief and - of course - happiness and joy. But for San Francisco native John-Paul Mackey or J.P. as he likes to be called, music is his chosen tool for social change and community understanding.
SamTrans Unveils Unity Artwork Adorning Buses, Shelters To Stand Against RacismSamTrans this week launched a series of anti-racism artwork that is being displayed on the transit agency's buses and shelters around San Mateo County.
Oakland Police Department Issues 33 Disciplinary Actions for Tear Gas Use at 2020 George Floyd ProtestsPolice officials in Oakland on Wednesday offered some details regarding nearly three dozen disciplinary actions against officers for using tear gas during the city's George Floyd protests a year ago.
A Year After George Floyd's Death, Some Say Progress Towards Justice Has StalledTuesday marked the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd as his family met with President Joe Biden in hopes he would sign a police reform bill into law.
Activists March in Los Altos to Commemorate Death of George FloydSeveral protests around the Bay Area marked the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd, but one of the larger events took place in the unlikeliest of cities: Los Altos.
Some Advocates Say SFPD Has Made Progress on Reforms, But Not EnoughSince George Floyd's death a year ago, local residents might be wondering what type of law enforcement changes have happened here in the Bay Area.
Antioch Issues Official Apology for Racist Treatment of Early Chinese ImmigrantsThe city of Antioch on Tuesday issued an official apology to early Chinese immigrants for treating them unjustly, calling it a "first step" toward racial reconciliation.
Miles Hall Shooting: No Charges Against Walnut Creek Police Officers In 2019 KillingThe Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office on Friday announced no charges will be filed against any officer involved in the 2019 fatal shooting of Miles Hall, a 23-year-old man who was in a mental health crisis near his home.
Gov. Newsom Appoints Members to Task Force Studying Reparations for Black AmericansGovernor Gavin Newsom on Friday announced the appointment of five people -- including two Bay Area members -- to serve on the newly formed task force to study and develop reparation proposals for Black Americans.
San Francisco Students, Parents Protest Racial Profiling of Black 5th Grader at Castro SafewayChildren from a San Francisco elementary school named after a civil rights icon rallied Wednesday, demanding justice for a Black fifth-grade student who was falsely accused of stealing a sandwich at a Castro District Safeway.