The Mother and the Officer

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The Mother and the Officer

Years after a fatal police shooting, one of the cops responsible is helping the victim's mom seek answers.

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Watching the Watchdog

Since Brenda Roberts became Oakland city auditor in 2015, productivity has plummeted, and ex-employees say the office has been wracked by a culture of abuse.

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Project Censored

The 10 most important yet underreported news stories of the past year.

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The East Bay Still Has Some Very Visible Reminders of Our History of Racism

It isn't just the South.

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The Albany Cross Resurrects Memories of the KKK

Is the giant electrified cross on public property merely a depiction of Christianity?

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Hidden Monuments to Racism

Berkeley and Oakland have them. And so does the region’s environmental movement.

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One of Oakland's Most Historic Figures Was Also Horribly Racist

Jack London wrote of exterminating Chinese, the genocide of "lesser breeds," and the supremacy of the white race.

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Glossing Over a Genocide

Perpetrators of California’s war to exterminate indigenous peoples are honored with innumerable place names. The survivors’ heritage is still being obliterated.

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Decolonize UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley student activists have sought to rename Barrows Hall, which is named after a former campus president who helped colonize the Philippines.

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We Should Plant Memorials That Heal

Instead of building shrines to military might or troubling historical figures, how about planting trees?

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Tia Katrina Taruc Canlas Holds Domestic Abusers Accountable

But a Silicon Valley tycoon nearly put her Berkeley nonprofit out of business.

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Brown's Tunnels Could Start in 2018, and Delta Farmers Say They'll Be Devastated

The governor's $17 billion project recently got a big boost from the feds and two state approvals. But it also threatens a 150-year-old farming region.

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  • The Mother and the Officer

    Years after a fatal police shooting, one of the cops responsible is helping the victim's mom seek answers.
  • Watching the Watchdog

    Since Brenda Roberts became Oakland city auditor in 2015, productivity has plummeted, and ex-employees say the office has been wracked by a culture of abuse.
  • Project Censored

    The 10 most important yet underreported news stories of the past year.

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