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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Can Oakland's Soda Tax Fund a Healthier Town?

Revenues from the 2016 tax measure have helped to provide a more reliable source of funding for Oakland's Town Camp program.

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Berkeley Bans New Natural Gas Hookups

As expected, council unanimously approves Councilwoman Kate Harrison's ordinance, the first of its kind in California.

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Hillside Residents Focus on the Serious Business of Fire Prevention

People who live with the risk of wildfires know that they're only as strong as the weakest link in their neighborhood.

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Mobility and Equity

How Oakland is getting scooter regulation right — and changing the complexion of urban transportation.

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The Next Generation of Cell Towers Has a Next Generation of Deregulation

A 2018 FCC rule that weakened the power of cities to regulate 5G networks could end the ability of cities to even notify their residents about forthcoming installations.

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Santa Rita Inmate Suffocated From Restraints Used by Deputies

A district attorney's report contradicts initial statements from the Alameda County Sheriff about the jail death of Dujuan Armstrong.

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This Is Not An Emergency — It's Just Oakland 911

The city's 911 system can leave callers waiting for more than 120 seconds before an operator ever answers.

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Despite Reprieve From Supreme Court, Census Watchers Worry About 2020

Government and nonprofit officials in Alameda County are on high alert for the 2020 census.

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That Old Gas Stove Is Not Your Friend

Berkeley to consider another environmental first with proposed ordinance banning new natural gas hookups.

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Richmond's Keller Beach is a Hidden Gem. But You Might Not Want to Swim There

Lesser-known beach near Richmond-San Rafael Bridge receives failing scores on a recent assessment of bay water quality.

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City Audit Yells Fire in Crowded Berkeley

Inquiry convened in response to Ghost Ship fire reveals that Berkeley Fire Department is not living up to its inspection guidelines.

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Jail Medical Staff Facing Cuts With Closure of Glenn Dyer Jail

The private medical provider in Santa Rita Jail is reducing its staff despite serious concerns about the quality of its care.

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