Oakland Police stormed the sit-in at Lakeview Elementary early this morning, breaking up the three-week-old encampment and arresting two people. Authorities arrived on scene just after 4 a.m. and ordered protesters (a.k.a. teachers, parents, and probably some tutors) to disperse -- now. Like ob ... More >>
For the past week, the parents and teachers of Lakeview Elementary in Oakland have staged an Occupy-style sit-in on the grounds of the school, which is one of five elementary schools the District plans to close this year The Oakland Unified School District says it plans to turn the building, located ... More >>
As far as protests go, Saturday's sit/lie protest may have been one of the more comfortable the city has ever seen. Protesters squatted up at corners around the city in defiance of the proposed ordinance that would make it illegal to recline, lounge, perch, or otherwise plunk oneself down on the ... More >>
sarahmroos/Flickr The Civic Center Eat-In harks back to last year's communal potluck in Dolores Park. Organizing a potluck can be headache-y -- you've got to do a lot of e-mailing to avoid ending up with a table crammed with hummus and Toll House. Imagine, then, what Dava Guthmiller is goi ... More >>
Too many shootings in the city have this in common: escalating anger over an old grudge soon leads to murder. But did a 2-year-old boy have to die?
Martin Luther wants to save your soul -- music, that is