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Emeryville police announce temporary road closures ‘to deter criminal activity’

Emeryville police announce temporary road closures ‘to deter criminal activity’

Emeryville police announced temporary road closures in effect for Friday night "to deter criminal activity."
Letter: Trump should offer help, not call governors ‘weak’

Letter: Trump should offer help, not call governors ‘weak’

It's easy for President Donald Trump to say what he's said from his safe White House palace.
Alameda County fire crews extinguish blaze at historic Lorenzo Theater

Alameda County fire crews extinguish blaze at historic Lorenzo Theater

Alameda County Fire Department crews are at the scene of a fire that started about 5:30 p.m. Friday at the historic Lorenzo Theater at 16080 Hesperian Blvd. in the unincorporated community of San
As cases surge in Brazil, Bolsonaro threatens to leave WHO

As cases surge in Brazil, Bolsonaro threatens to leave WHO

In an editorial running the length of newspaper Folha de S.Paulo's front page, the Brazilian daily highlighted that just 100 days had passed since Bolsonaro described the virus now "killing a
Letter: First, don’t ask color communities to tell us how to help

Letter: First, don’t ask color communities to tell us how to help

Start with a local group or the book 'White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.'
Barr says he didn’t give the order to clear Lafayette Park

Barr says he didn’t give the order to clear Lafayette Park

The episode played out on live television and prompted an outcry from some Republicans and former military leaders, including Gen. Jim Mattis, Trump's first defense secretary. Barr told the AP that
ACE train delayed due to Altamont area fire

ACE train delayed due to Altamont area fire

Altamont Corridor Express passengers are being advised to expect delays Friday afternoon for trains No. 4 and possibly No. 8 due to an active fire in the Altamont area.
Commissioner Roger Goodell: NFL was wrong for not listening to players’ concerns

Commissioner Roger Goodell: NFL was wrong for not listening to players’ concerns

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday that the league was wrong for not listening to players and their concerns about social justice and racism.
Oakland A’s reinstate minor league stipends. John Fisher: ‘The truth is that we got this decision wrong.’

Oakland A’s reinstate minor league stipends. John Fisher: ‘The truth is that we got this decision wrong.’

John Fisher: Oakland Athletics reinstate minor league stipends, set emergency assistance for employees.
Letter: Every police force has a ‘blue wall of silence’

Letter: Every police force has a ‘blue wall of silence’

Good cops must speak up against the bad cops when they see something.
Video: Richmond police hit with lawsuit alleging wrongful arrest, falsified police report

Video: Richmond police hit with lawsuit alleging wrongful arrest, falsified police report

Four Richmond officers were sued by a man who is claiming wrongful arrest and violation of his First Amendment rights.
Coronavirus: California to allow schools, gyms and bars to reopen as state moves to Phase 3

Coronavirus: California to allow schools, gyms and bars to reopen as state moves to Phase 3

The state says it is up to individual counties to determine when to reopen certain segments of their local economies.
Letter: I didn’t choose to be born white

Letter: I didn’t choose to be born white

And I don’t have a right to be treated better than anybody with a different skin color.
Santa Clara County, site of nation’s first COVID-19 case, reopens restaurants for outdoor dining

Santa Clara County, site of nation’s first COVID-19 case, reopens restaurants for outdoor dining

Bay Area restrictions ease; Contra Costa and San Mateo counties next up to go alfresco
Oakland NAACP, ministers lead George Floyd protest

Oakland NAACP, ministers lead George Floyd protest

About 500 people gathered outside City Hall on Friday.
Drew Brees finds support from up high: President Donald Trump

Drew Brees finds support from up high: President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump criticized Saints quarterback Drew Brees for apologizing over comments he made in opposition to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
White woman who called cops on black birder gets her dog back

White woman who called cops on black birder gets her dog back

The dog had been evaluated by its veterinarian, "who found that he was in good health," the statement said. Various New York City law enforcement agencies declined to take the dog into custody,
This year’s D-Day events will be one of the loneliest

This year’s D-Day events will be one of the loneliest

The pandemic has wreaked havoc across the world, infecting 6.6 million people, killing over 391,000 and devastating economies. It poses a particular threat to the elderly — like the surviving D-Day
Coronavirus: Alameda County allows ‘social bubbles,’ expands face covering guidance

Coronavirus: Alameda County allows ‘social bubbles,’ expands face covering guidance

Beginning June 8, face coverings must be worn at all times by all members of the public, including outdoors.
Coronavirus economy: Santana Row in San Jose reopens some shops, restaurants

Coronavirus economy: Santana Row in San Jose reopens some shops, restaurants

Seven retailers are now open for in-store shopping and services at Santana Row, while six restaurants are now open for outdoor dining, according to Federal Realty, the principal owner of the mixed-use