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Tents, Banks, and Police: Occupy Bay Area, Week of Nov. 14

November 17, 2011 | 2:02 pm

Tents, Banks, and Police: Occupy Bay Area, Week of Nov. 14

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The Bay Area was pre-Occupied this week, with much going on in several protests related to the Occupy Wall Street movement. KQED’s Ian Hill has curated a recap of the last few days, via Storify. Check it out here or below. But first, an update on Occupy SF. KQED’s Mina Kim visited the encampment at […]

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More Than 90 Arrested in Bank of America Occupation in SF

November 16, 2011 | 5:30 pm

More Than 90 Arrested in Bank of America Occupation in SF

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Bay Area News Group live blog On Twitter: journalists on the scene City gives Occupy SF ultimatum Thursday, 11:45 a.m. Video of the scene outside the bank taken by Bay City News reporter Dan McMenamin yesterday: 6:15 p.m. Police arrested more than 90 people at a Bank of America branch downtown that students took over […]

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Supes Pass Resolution Supporting Occupy SF; Video: Ed Lee Assures Occupy SF No Police Infiltration

November 1, 2011 | 2:04 pm

Supes Pass Resolution Supporting Occupy SF; Video: Ed Lee Assures Occupy SF No Police Infiltration

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors by a vote of 8-3 passed a non-binding resolution (pdf) today “supporting Occupy SF demonstrators’ right to set up a full-functioning encampment without the threat of a police shutdown,” as the Chronicle characterizes it. Supervisors Carmen Chu, Sean Elsbernd, and Mark Farrell were the votes against. Mayor Ed Lee […]

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In Chinatown, Chinese-American Activists Explain Occupy San Francisco

October 31, 2011 | 4:07 pm

In Chinatown, Chinese-American Activists Explain Occupy San Francisco

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Amid children running around, men playing majong, and the general hubbub of Sunday at Portsmouth Square, in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown, the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA)] staged a skit and speaker’s program intended to explain why the Chinese-American community should view themselves as part of the 99 percent cited by the Occupy Wall […]

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October 27, 2011 | 11:59 pm

Report: Contrary to SFPD, Massing of Police Was Prep for Aborted Occupy SF Raid

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Update Friday, Oct 28 Last night KTVU reported that contrary to what the SFPD said yesterday, that gathering of police on Treasure Island early Thursday morning was indeed going to be a raid on Occupy San Francisco, and was not just a training exercise. The two raids police had planned to conduct at Justin Herman […]

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Mellow End to Oakland Vigil and Occupy General Assembly; Quan’s Statement on Facebook; Vigil for Injured Iraq Vet

October 27, 2011 | 11:20 pm

Mellow End to Oakland Vigil and Occupy General Assembly; Quan’s Statement on Facebook; Vigil for Injured Iraq Vet

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11:13 p.m. The Occupy gatherings in┬áSan Francisco and Oakland will likely last another night without police intervention, says our reporter Andrew Stelzer and other news outlets. So with that, it’s time for us to call it a night. We’ll be back in the morning with the latest developments on the status of Occupy Oakland and […]

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October 26, 2011 | 9:42 am

A.M. Splash: Same-Sex Marriage Issue Erupts in SF Mayor Race; Muni to Allow Cabs to Stop in Bike Lanes; New SJ Parcel Tax?

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Fight turns ugly to win gay votes in mayor’s race (SF Chronicle) …Accusations that City Attorney and mayoral candidate Dennis Herrera initially opposed the city marrying same-sex couples have been leveled by several members of former Mayor Gavin Newsom's administration. Herrera calls the charges a "bald-faced lie" by political opponents designed to cripple his campaign. […]

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What’s Happenin’ Occupy Bay Area?

October 21, 2011 | 2:44 pm

What’s Happenin’ Occupy Bay Area?

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Occupy-Wall Street-wise, is the nation in the middle of the sizzle before the fizzle? Or is this thing going to keep on long enough to get your mom out there with a “No Bulls No Bears Only Pigs” sign? Whether the protests will turn out to be a serious counterweight to the considerable influence of […]

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A.M. Splash: SJ Police Shootings; SF Tax Break for Hiring Felons?; Occupy SF; SF Pension Reform Poll; Study – Annual Mammograms Unnecessary

October 18, 2011 | 9:00 am

A.M. Splash: SJ Police Shootings; SF Tax Break for Hiring Felons?; Occupy SF; SF Pension Reform Poll; Study – Annual Mammograms Unnecessary

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Six police shootings in San Jose worst since 2004 (SJ Mercury News) …The spate of San Jose police-involved shootings is the worst since 2004, when five out of six suspects shot by police ended up dead. And this year’s San Jose numbers don’t include another recent police shooting in a different jurisdiction that made headlines […]

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Occupy SF: Interview w/ Arrestee; Chief Suhr Chat w/ Demonstrators; Video — Last Night’s Confrontation

October 17, 2011 | 4:29 pm

Occupy SF: Interview w/ Arrestee; Chief Suhr Chat w/ Demonstrators; Video — Last Night’s Confrontation

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Last night, police arrested five Occupy San Francisco protesters in what Bay City News calls a “heated confrontation” over police confiscating the demonstators’ tents and camping gear at Justin Herman Plaza. The Bay Guardian reports it this way: Police were by many accounts more aggressive than in the previous raid, which was the first direct […]

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