OPD Cop Caught Making Apparent False Statements After Injury Crash

An Oakland police officer claimed he 'stopped fully' before smashing into a motorcyclist and even lectured the person he hurt. But a nearby surveillance camera contradicts his account.


Guns Versus Birds at the Point

Environmentalists and Alameda residents are upset that the sheriff’s office held an Urban Shield military-like training exercise at a nature preserve and bird refuge.


Alameda Officials Help Mayor Hide Missing Cash

Alameda's interim city manager and city attorney say emails among top officials discussing Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer's refusal to pay back $100 must be kept secret.


Libby Schaaf's Big Financial Advantage

The well-funded Oakland Children's Initiative — Measure AA — is providing the mayor with the equivalent of hundreds of thousands in campaign ads while she runs for reelection.


New Berkeley Anti-Homeless Law Aims to Clear Sidewalks

The law targets ‘objects’ on sidewalks, but critics say it’s a way to eliminate the homeless from the new $13 million downtown BART plaza.


Oakland Organic Gardener Wins Battle Against Roundup

Diane Williams fought for two years to stop Oakland Unified from spraying the likely carcinogenic herbicide. And, finally, she was vindicated.


Two PACs Take Aim at Desley Brooks

Building trades unions and some supporters of Mayor Libby Schaaf and ex-Mayor Jean Quan are hoping to oust Brooks, but the councilmember’s backers say the PACs are misrepresenting her record.


Targeting Muslims?

Critics say the Alameda County Sheriff's Office is using a Trump administration anti-terrorism grant to focus on Black, Muslim inmates returning to society.


Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer Has Yet to Return Missing Funds

According to police records, Spencer's husband deposited money from the city that was supposed to go to the League of California Cities.


Oakland and Berkeley Homeless Sweeps May be Unconstitutional

Homeless advocates say the recent federal appellate court ruling in Martin v. Boise could stop East Bay cities from imposing camping bans and other anti-homeless laws.


A Deadly Year of Pursuits in Contra Costa County

Contra Costa Sheriff's deputies get in more pursuits that cause more injuries than most other agencies in California. This year the pursuits have led to more deaths.


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