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Daily news roundup for Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Apr 26, 2016
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San Francisco Torn as Some See ‘Street Behavior’ Worsen // New York Times

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Apr 12, 2016
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Yahoo: Why would Daily Mail or anyone else buy net firm? // BBC News

“Recently, there have been more stories about Yahoo shutting bits of its business than celebrating successes.

“The firm's own internet services are now valued to be worth a fraction of its stake in the e-commerce giant Alibaba.”

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Daily news roundup for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Feb 10, 2016
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New express lanes opening on I-580 // San Jose Mercury News

“Bay Area drivers, the era of highway express lanes is dawning.

“Starting this month, a 14-mile stretch of carpool lanes that will double as toll lanes -- allowing solo drivers to use them for a price -- will open on Interstate 580 from Dublin to Livermore.

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SFPD shooting study hasn’t stopped incidents // SF Examiner

"The last time the San Francisco Police Department studied police shootings in The City, it found the department needed to find less lethal tools and training to ensure fewer incidents escalate into shootings."

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Street protests and town hall meetings swiftly followed the shooting death  by police last week of 26-year-old Mario Woods in San Francisco’s Bayview district.

Blackmail, My Love, is a noir murder-mystery novel set in San Francisco, 1951 - "The Dark Ages of Queerdom," as author and illustrator Katie Gilmartin puts it - when cops raided gay and lesbian bars, beat up their patrons, and demanded "protection" money, and when lesbians and gay men were so afraid of exposure they were easy blackmail targets. 

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EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this article contained errors that have been corrected, below:

* We stated that Brian Hofer had been working for a decade to scale back Oakland's Domain Awareness Center (DAC). The public became aware of the DAC in 2013, and Hofer began his work on the DAC in January of 2014.

Radio Diaries: Going from dodging bullets to balancing sheets

Oct 6, 2015
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Over the past decade Richmond police have been trying different strategies for lowering crime, from trying to strengthen bonds between officers and local communities, to offering stipends to young men to stay out of trouble.

Art mirrors life in rapper turned cop’s one man show

Sep 14, 2015
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Cops and Robbers” is a one-man play now showing at the Marsh Theater in Berkeley. It’s an emotionally-charged piece that delves into the details of a fictitious officer-involved shooting in Oakland. In it, you’ll find a variety of characters -- including a pimp, a police officer, a conservative radio host, and a news reporter -- all with their own perspectives and prejudices.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Aug 19, 2015
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Appeal to stop ‘excessive’ sand mining in SF Bay scheduled for next week // SF Examiner

“An environmental group will present arguments in an appeals court next week in what may be the group’s final legal effort to stop what it deems excessive sand mining in the San Francisco Bay.

On a February morning, Taser International CEO Rick Smith paced in front of a crowd of hundreds of law enforcement officers from across California. Known for its electronic weapons, the ubiquitous stun guns used by law enforcement around the world, Taser is banking its future on recording and documenting what police do in the field.

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On the August 12th edition of Your Call we’ll look back at how the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown ignited the Black Lives Matter movement.

Daily News Roundup for Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Jul 23, 2015
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City plans to transform Treasure Island with $50 million for public art // KQED

"In an art-themed version of the movie axiom, 'if you build it, they will come,' the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) hopes to draw locals and tourists alike to Treasure Island — and not just for its views.

Todd Whitney

When Chris Magnus took over the Richmond Police Department in 2006, he was tasked with cutting back violent crime in what was then known as one of America’s most dangerous cities.

Daily News Roundup for Monday, July 13, 2015

Jul 13, 2015
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S.F. loses affordable housing almost as quickly as it builds it // San Francisco Business Times

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jun 24, 2015
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Ominous new cracks found on Bay Bridge rods// SFGate

"Tiny cracks found on some of the rods on the new Bay Bridge tower potentially endanger the rest of the more than 400 remaining fasteners that secure the tower to the foundation in an earthquake, Caltrans officials said Tuesday.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jun 16, 2015
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Plan to increase S.F. police staffing advances through committee  // SF Gate 

"A plan to increase San Francisco’s Police force is one step closer to being realized after passing a Board of Supervisors committee on Monday.  

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, June 8th, 2015

Jun 9, 2015
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Police chases balance danger of criminals, safety risk to public // SF Gate

Three times in the past three months, suspects racing away from San Francisco police have plowed cars into innocent people, killing a woman and sending several others to hospitals. Each time, officers apparently followed department policy. But in the aftermath of twisted metal and grief, a long-nagging question has re-emerged:

  

On the May 27th edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about what we can learn from police forces in other countries. Last year, British police fired their weapons just three times. Most police officers in Britain, Ireland, Norway, Iceland and New Zealand don’t carry guns, even when they’re on patrol. President Obama recently banned the sale of military equipment to local law enforcement agencies. How will this affect how US police handle conflict? What other changes should be made? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

Interview with retired Oakland and San Jose police officer Pat Boyd. He's also seen things from another side: His daughter was abducted and murdered.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May 5, 2015
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African Americans cited for resisting arrest at high rate in S.F. // SFGate

"African Americans in San Francisco are cited for resisting arrest at a rate eight times greater than whites even when serious crimes are not involved, according to statistics drawn from court records.

What will it take for police departments to reward good cops and get rid of the bad ones? On the April 15th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race and justice. Former New York City police detective Frank Serpico says police have been setting up suspects with false testimony for decades. In light of the recent deadly shooting in South Carolina, Serpico says it’s time to create an atmosphere where crooked cops fear honest cops. What will it take to get there? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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 On the April 8th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race, and justice by talking about youth community groups that work to keep young people out of jail. They’re also pressuring the state to prioritize jobs and education over jails. What do marginalized youth really need to thrive? And what wisdom can they bring to the conversation about police violence? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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Where do Latinos fit in the conversation about police brutality? On the next Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race, and justice by discussing the relationships between police and Latinos in California. Civil rights groups say cases of police abuse against Latinos are on the rise. Last year in Salinas, four Latino men were killed by police in a span of four months. And how are language barriers and immigration status affecting the relationships between police and Latino communities? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mar 18, 2015
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UC Berkeley black students demand fixes to 'hostile’ climate // SF GATE

"Black students at UC Berkeley often feel isolated and even oppressed, says a campus group that wants the nation’s premier public university to step up recruitment of African American students and improve support for them.

How does citizen oversight of police departments work?  On the next Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race, and justice by discussing different models in Northern California. Where is citizen oversight working? San Diego, Oakland, Riverside, Long Beach, Sausalito, Novato, and Berkeley have review boards, but few people know these boards even exist. What power do citizen oversight boards have to ensure police accountability? How should these boards work? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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Your Call: Who are the police of the future?

Mar 4, 2015

Who are the police of the future?  On the March 4th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race, and justice by talking with young people who are planning careers in law enforcement. At a time when police are under intense scrutiny, what attracts them to this work?  What are their reactions to the protests around discriminatory police practices and accountability? What changes would they like to see, particularly in communities that face brutality and profiling?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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The tipping point // East Bay Express

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