State's Deadliest Big Jail System Last Year was Contra Costa County's

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State's Deadliest Big Jail System Last Year was Contra Costa County's

In 2018, more people died in county's jails than in any year during the prior decade.

 

FEATURE

The Fault Line and the Dams

Lake Temescal Dam sits directly atop the perilous Hayward Fault. How safe is it, and the nearby Tilden Park Dam at Lake Anza?

CHRONIC TOWN

These are Your Democrats on Pot

Comparing the top polling presidential candidates on their attitudes toward marijuana.

SEVEN DAYS

Alameda Councilmember Withdraws Claim for Reimbursal of Legal Expenses

Plus, running for president takes a lot of time, and "criminals" lurking in the state senate.

GUEST EDITORIALS

Bay Area Governments Taking Action on Wage Theft

Other California cities should follow the lead of Berkeley and San Jose on this issue.

NEWS

Clearing Out the File Cabinets, But Not Necessarily the Air

Lawsuit by Agency Whistleblower Alleges Widespread Document Destruction at Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

CHRONIC TOWN

Oakland Police and the Great Fruitvale Cannabis Giveaway

A Fruitvale business owner says OPD officers ignored an illegal pot farm and then encouraged him to let people spirit away all of the evidence.

LETTERS

Letters For the Week of Aug. 14-20

SEVEN DAYS

Skinner Praises Newsom But Says Staff Not Yet Up to Speed

Plus more fun with fences, and Schaaf donation ruled improper.

NEWS

Lieutenant on Leave After Use of Restraints Leads to Death in Santa Rita Jail

Sources said Lt. Craig Cedergren had an inmate chained to his cell door against the protests of subordinates.

CHRONIC TOWN

California Pot Researchers' Hands Tied By Feds

It's hard to study a product that is legal according to the state, but federally felonious.

FEATURE

Attack, Pulverize, Destroy, Fundraise

MegaBots Inc. paves the way for a giant robot fighting league — at least if the money holds out.

SEVEN DAYS

Former Alameda Mayor is Interested in Running for City Council

Plus, Treasure Island Music Fest cancels 2019, and large recycler shuts down.

LETTERS

Letters for the Week of August 7-13

GUEST EDITORIALS

Jails Need to Make Sure People Get Home Safe

SB 42 is designed to end the distressing practice of jails releasing people in the dead of night.

CORRECTIONS

Correction

GUEST EDITORIALS

Senate, Get to Work

It’s time for Republicans to stop standing in the way of background checks.

NEWS

Cleaner Skies are Coming to West Oakland

State law that encouraged air district to identify neighborhoods with poor air quality has led to 84 strategies for clearing the region's air.

NEWS

Oakland Clean Energy Initiative to Replace Dirty Jack London Square Power Plant

East Bay Community Energy embarks on a strategy to replace a dirty power plant that burns jet fuel with clean battery power.

NEWS

Richmond Replaces City Manager Following Pressure From Unions

After suddenly firing City Manager Carlos Martinez last week, the Richmond council names temporary replacement over the weekend.

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The Fault Line and the Dams

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The Fault Line and the Dams

Lake Temescal Dam sits directly atop the perilous Hayward Fault. How safe is it, and the nearby Tilden Park Dam at Lake Anza?

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