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Judge: Using Pepper Spray on Mentally Ill Inmates ‘Horrific’

April 11, 2014 | 5:38 pm

Judge: Using Pepper Spray on Mentally Ill Inmates ‘Horrific’

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Prison officials have 60 days to revise their policies for using pepper spray and isolation units.

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San Rafael’s Roots of Peace Lauds Afghan Security Guards After Attack on Kabul Office

March 31, 2014 | 2:17 pm

San Rafael’s Roots of Peace Lauds Afghan Security Guards After Attack on Kabul Office

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Five Taliban insurgents killed in assault that was aimed at Christian day-care center next door.

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Iraq Vet Scott Olsen Settles ‘Occupy’ Suit Against Oakland

March 21, 2014 | 12:33 pm

Iraq Vet Scott Olsen Settles ‘Occupy’ Suit Against Oakland

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City calls $4.5 million settlement ‘fair.’ Victim says no amount of money can heal his injuries.

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Report Details Alleged Hate Crimes at San Jose State

February 3, 2014 | 6:42 pm

Report Details Alleged Hate Crimes at San Jose State

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“Internal communication failure” kept the university’s president in the dark for over a month.

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Bay Area Turns Out to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 20, 2014 | 6:00 pm

Bay Area Turns Out to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

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From planting trees in Richmond to riding the Freedom Train, Bay Area residents celebrated the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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S.F. Judge Orders Malaysian Professor Removed From U.S. No-Fly List

January 15, 2014 | 11:55 am

S.F. Judge Orders Malaysian Professor Removed From U.S. No-Fly List

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Judge says visiting academic proved she was mistakenly screened as potential terrorist.

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Oakland Launches Campaign Against Child Sex Trafficking

January 9, 2014 | 6:16 pm

Oakland Launches Campaign Against Child Sex Trafficking

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Billboards and posters will show faces of victims and stories of how they escaped exploitation.

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Final Words From Raul Ramirez: ‘Journalism Has Always Been About the Power of Voices’

November 19, 2013 | 7:00 pm

Final Words From Raul Ramirez: ‘Journalism Has Always Been About the Power of Voices’

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‘Journalists must be agents of the truth in all its forms, wherever it resides…’

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A Look Inside Pelican Bay Prison’s Notorious Isolation Unit

October 4, 2013 | 9:29 am

A Look Inside Pelican Bay Prison’s Notorious Isolation Unit

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Inmates say the units amount to psychological torture. Official say they’re human — and necessary.

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After Boeing’s ‘Virtual Fence’ Flop, Security Towers are Next

September 13, 2013 | 5:30 am

After Boeing’s ‘Virtual Fence’ Flop, Security Towers are Next

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Federal officials try to learn from past mistakes as they shop for tech to secure the border.

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