“Innocent on Death Row: A Conversation with Kevin Cooper” will be presented by the University of San Francisco School of Law Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Criminal Law Society, and Keta Taylor Colby Death [...]
Oakland Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney faced intense criticism from fellow council members and the community at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, where [...]
The City of Oakland this week paid $1.2 million in a wrongful death settlement to the family of Demouria Hogg, who was killed by Oakland police in June of 2015.
Now that the City of Oakland has approved a petition to recall Mayor Libby Schaaf, activists are hitting the streets to talk with residents and to collect signatures for their campaign.
The City of Oakland this week concluded its administrative investigation of the sex crime scandal involving over a dozen Oakland Police Department (OPD) officers, which led to the removal of three police chiefs in one [...]
Four women who sued Alameda County over unhygienic and humiliating conditions at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin reached a $130,000 settlement with the county on August 1.
By John Myers, L.A. Times California voters will be asked this fall whether to repeal the state’s 38-year-old death penalty, as elections officials announced Friday that an initiative to abolish the law has earned [...]
By Patrick McGreevy, L.A. Times An initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California will be on the Nov. 8 ballot, and the campaign has a commanding lead in fundraising to [...]
Oakland City Council unanimously passed an ordinance recently tightening regulations around false advertisements by fake pregnancy clinics who suggest they perform abortions and instead try to dissuade people from having abortions.
Council members on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a November ballot measure to change the city’s charter in order to create a citizen Police Commission, which will have the power to investigate and impose discipline [...]