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Bill to Reform Solitary Confinement in State Prisons

A bill by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland) to revise and reform solitary confinement conditions in California’s prisons passed its first legislative hurdle this week. The Senate Public Safety Committee approved SB 892 by a vote [...]
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D).  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Legislators Call for Reform of Solitary Confinement Conditions

A hearing was held Tuesday by legislators to push for sweeping reform in conditions faced by thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay and other state prisons, where they are often locked in [...]
Pictured above are Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-13), Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, Former Speaker, former Mayor, Honorable Willie Brown, Rev. J. Alfred Smith, Jr., Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-18), Senator Loni Hancock (D-9), Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-15), Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-16), Senator Ellen Corbett (D-10)  former Alameda County Supervisor Mary King and ACTransit Board member Elsa Ortiz were among the crowd gathered to celebrate the Labor Day opening of the new Bay Bridge. The California Highway Patrol led a procession down the new bridge and antique cars followed behind; the Pacific Boys Choir sang the national anthem at the opening ceremony. Photos and graphic Design by Adam Turner.

Bridged: From Oakland to San Francisco "We Built That!"

Twenty Four years after the Loma Prieta earthquake devastated the Oakland Bay Bridge, the Cypress Freeway and the cities of Oakland and San Francisco, the Bay Area, appropriately celebrated Labor Day by proclaiming “We did [...]