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SFPD Recorded Nearly All Asian Arrestees as ‘Chinese’

September 26, 2012 | 9:23 am

SFPD Recorded Nearly All Asian Arrestees as ‘Chinese’

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By Shoshana Walter, The Bay Citizen The San Francisco Police Department, relying on antiquated computer technology, routinely recorded nearly all Asians who were arrested in the city as “Chinese” until this month, department officials said. Arrest data that included the “Chinese” numbers was released to the public and sent to law enforcement agencies for at […]

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SF Police Underreport Arrest Rates for Latinos, Asians

August 14, 2012 | 11:21 am

SF Police Underreport Arrest Rates for Latinos, Asians

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by Shoshana Walter, The Bay Citizen The San Francisco Police Department has underreported the arrest rates of the city’s two largest minority groups for years, misclassifying Latino arrestees as “white” and Asian arrestees as “other,” The Bay Citizen has learned. The state has been publishing the erroneous statistics in a report called “Crime in California” […]

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Mien Farmers Make a Garden Grow in East Oakland

May 24, 2012 | 6:30 am

Mien Farmers Make a Garden Grow in East Oakland

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In the heart of East Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, the Peralta Hacienda Historical Park is an incongruous reminder of California’s Mexican past: six acres of open space in a sea of single-family homes. What was once a massive ranchero now features a Victorian house surrounded by carefully tended vegetable gardens. Ben Glickstein is director of outreach […]

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Beyond the Bubble: Riverside County DA Considers Classes/Fines for Low-Level Offenders

April 5, 2012 | 10:09 am

Beyond the Bubble: Riverside County DA Considers Classes/Fines for Low-Level Offenders

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with an AM post from somewhere else in California. Because we’re in this Golden State together. Right? It’s a terrible name, realignment. For one thing, it provides no clear visual as to what it stands for: a massive shift in the way California incarcerates. Over the last half-year, […]

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Beyond the Bay: Stockton’s Rocky Road

March 30, 2012 | 10:11 am

Beyond the Bay: Stockton’s Rocky Road

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with an AM post from somewhere else in California. We’re in this Golden State together. Right? Ever since Vallejo settled its bankruptcy situation, Stockton has become the new poster child for the California city careening into insolvency. On the one hand, Stockton has so much going for […]

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Beyond the Bay: Sierra Club Sues to Stop City by the Salton Sea

March 20, 2012 | 9:23 am

Beyond the Bay: Sierra Club Sues to Stop City by the Salton Sea

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Rachael Myrow here, host of The California Report, with an a.m. post from beyond the Bay Area Bubble… It’s one of the more pungent parts of California. On the back side of the state’s largest state park, Anza-Borrego, there’s a giant sink hole full of tilapia known as the Salton Sea. Despite its salinity and […]

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March 5, 2012 | 6:37 am

Breakfast Blend: Oakland’s Fruitvale Taco Truck Operators Organize to Protect Against Robbers

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with a handful of links to cool and/or important stories outside the Bay Area local readers should check out. Plagued by Crime, Oakland Food Truck Vendors Unite for Protection (New York Times) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Are Criticized for Bay Area Properties in Disrepair (New York […]

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March 1, 2012 | 6:48 am

Breakfast Blend: Brown Pushes for Older Retirement Age for Public Employees

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with a handful of links to cool and/or important stories outside the Bay Area local readers should check out. Brown wants to raise California public retirement age to 67, but … (89.3 KPCC) Brown steps up efforts to squelch competing tax hike proposals (Los Angeles Times) L.A. […]

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Americans Love Hawaii, Dislike California

February 24, 2012 | 12:27 pm

Americans Love Hawaii, Dislike California

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That’s the title of this press release from Public Policy Polling from Feb 21. Americans generally have a favorable view of most states. Only five are in negative territory, led by California (27% favorable and 44% unfavorable), Illinois (19-29), New Jersey (25-32), Mississippi (22-28), and Utah (24-27). Only seven other states have net-positive ratings in […]

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California Bucks Trend in Child Poverty

February 23, 2012 | 6:08 pm

California Bucks Trend in Child Poverty

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Children growing up in areas of concentrated poverty are more likely to experience stress, drop out of school, and grow up to be low-income adults. Those are some of the findings of an Annie E. Casey Foundation report released Thursday. In the last decade, the number of US children living in poor neighborhoods grew by […]

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