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Mary King, May 29, 1946 to November 15, 2015

Trailblazer and Champion of the People, Mary King, 69

Mary V. King, an Oakland native who was the first African American on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and served as AC Transit general manager, died on Sunday at the age of 69.
Fight for 15 and Black Lives Matter activists march in downtown Oakland. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Bay Area Labor, Black Lives Matter Unite to Fight for $15/hr. and Racial Justice

Fast-food workers, care givers, and store employees in hundreds of cities across the country walked off the job Tuesday demanding a $15-an-hour minimum wage and union rights.
Berkeley High School students walked out of classes and rallied at UC Berkeley Thursday to protest racist, terrorist threats. Photo courtesy of Afro House Berkeley.

Outrageous Racist Threat at Berkeley High Sparks Outrage, Students Walk Out

Berkeley High School students walked out of classes, rallied on campus and marched to UC Berkeley yesterday in the wake of news that a racist threat calling for the lynching of Black people was discovered [...]
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San Leandro’s Annual Halloween Carnival Set for Saturday Oct. 31

The City of San Leandro’s annual Halloween Carnival is set for Saturday October 31 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marina Community Center, located at 15301 Wicks Boulevard. Admission to the event is [...]
Several hundred inmates crowd the gymnasium at San Quentin State Prison. AP Photo.

San Quentin Faces Medical Emergency with Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Marin County Department of Health assists in preventing spread of disease

San Quentin State Prison is taking emergency medical steps after six inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, a severe and sometimes deadly form of pneumonia, while dozens more are under observation.