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State Sued for Students’ Lost Classroom Time

May 29, 2014 | 12:02 pm

State Sued for Students’ Lost Classroom Time

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Lawsuit alleges that state condones practices that violate disadvantaged students’ right to education.

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Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86

May 28, 2014 | 8:45 am

Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86

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A figure who rose above childhood trauma and the crushing limits of segregation became a leading voice in American culture. Read more …

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Salinas Unrest Erupts After Latest in Series of Police Shootings

May 22, 2014 | 10:02 am

Salinas Unrest Erupts After Latest in Series of Police Shootings

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Angry crowd turns on officers after second fatal police shooting this month and the third this year.

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UC Berkeley Students Press for Stronger Action on Sexual Assaults

May 5, 2014 | 6:00 am

UC Berkeley Students Press for Stronger Action on Sexual Assaults

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Activists say Cal officials have been ‘deliberately indifferent’ to sexual violence and its survivors.

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‘Victory Lap’ for San Francisco’s Prop. 8 Legal Team

May 2, 2014 | 10:55 am

‘Victory Lap’ for San Francisco’s Prop. 8 Legal Team

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New book by New York Times reporter details the behind-the-scenes battle to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Parents File Expanded Civil Rights Lawsuit in Son’s Killing by Vallejo Police

April 29, 2014 | 5:46 pm

Parents File Expanded Civil Rights Lawsuit in Son’s Killing by Vallejo Police

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Suit says shooting was part of pattern of incidents involving non-threatening or disabled people.

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Oakland Approves Scaled-Back Version of Disputed Surveillance Center

March 5, 2014 | 8:30 am

Oakland Approves Scaled-Back Version of Disputed Surveillance Center

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After rising chorus of privacy concerns, system will cover only airport and Port of Oakland property.

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Appeals Court: Gays, Lesbians Can’t Be Barred From Juries Based on Identity

January 21, 2014 | 1:37 pm

Appeals Court: Gays, Lesbians Can’t Be Barred From Juries Based on Identity

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Judges say LGBT jury pool members enjoy the same right to serve on juries as other protected groups.

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Lawsuit Aims to Head Off Eviction of Homeless from Albany Bulb

November 14, 2013 | 11:12 am

Lawsuit Aims to Head Off Eviction of Homeless from Albany Bulb

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Federal suit says Albany’s plans to move residents from site would violate residents’ civil rights.

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FBI to Investigate Deputy’s Killing of Santa Rosa Teenager

October 25, 2013 | 11:45 pm

FBI to Investigate Deputy’s Killing of Santa Rosa Teenager

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As protests continue in the North Bay city, federal investigators say they will review the shooting.

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