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October 26, 2012 | 8:33 am

A.M. Splash: SF City College May Boot Faculty Leaders; Commissioner Stalls on A’s Ballpark; $2.5 Million Spent to Stop Richmond Soda Tax

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CCSF faculty pack hall as cuts weighed (SF Chronicle) Over the objections of labor leaders, trustees of the nearly bankrupt City College of San Francisco were expected to dismantle a long-standing system of faculty leadership on Thursday night to streamline governance and save $2 million. The move would send dozens of department chairs back to […]

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October 25, 2012 | 8:33 am

A.M. Splash: Support Drops for Brown’s Tax Plan; Occupy Plans Return in Oakland; Formaldehyde Found in Day Cares; S. Mateo Bans Plastic Bags

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Brown’s tax plan falls below 50% in poll (SF Chronicle) Support for the ballot measure Gov. Jerry Brown is touting as crucial to averting huge cuts in public schools and universities has fallen below the 50 percent majority needed for passage, according to a poll released Wednesday night by the Public Policy Institute of California. […]

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Oakland Police Officers Disciplined for Occupy Protest Misconduct

October 12, 2012 | 1:43 pm

Oakland Police Officers Disciplined for Occupy Protest Misconduct

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two police officers should be fired and another 42 officers disciplined for misconduct during the Occupy Oakland protests that turned violent late last year and in January, city leaders said Friday. The early findings come from a police internal affairs investigation triggered by more than 1,100 complaints issued against officers following […]

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September 17, 2012 | 12:42 pm

Occupy Protest Causes Delays

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On the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, Muni is rerouting some service due to a protest. Check here for the latest from Muni. Earlier, protesters blocked the intersection of Market and Drumm… Occupy on the march in SF Financial District. 150-200 protesters at Market and Drumm.No arrests. twitter.com/chrisfilippi/s… — Chris Filippi (@chrisfilippi) September 17, […]

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OccupyArt: Posters That Make the Movement Pop

September 17, 2012 | 9:20 am

OccupyArt: Posters That Make the Movement Pop

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Usually, you have to wait a few years for a museum to get around to evaluating the defining art of a political movement, but the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco jumped right in with “Occupy Bay Area.” In fact, it’s a fair bet the exhibit will end (October 14th) before the […]

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September 14, 2012 | 8:35 am

A.M. Splash: West Nile Concerns Grow; FBI Monitored Occupy; Rescued Otter Gives Birth; First Illegal Immigrant Permits Approved

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Worst of West Nile virus season to come (SF Chronicle) California and parts of the Bay Area are expecting the current West Nile virus season to be the worst in at least five years, with almost twice as many cases of the viral infection in humans so far compared with last year. Contra Costa County […]

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Occupy Oakland Protester Sentenced to 5 Years Probation

September 12, 2012 | 9:27 am

Occupy Oakland Protester Sentenced to 5 Years Probation

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OAKLAND (Bay City News) An Occupy Oakland protester who was convicted of felony vandalism for smashing the windows of an Oakland police Internal Affairs and Recruiting Office during a general strike protest last November was sentenced today to five years probation. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jon Rolefson also sentenced Cesar Aguirre, 24, of Elk […]

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Mormons Join LGBT Pride Parade, Occupiers Protest It

June 25, 2012 | 11:05 am

Mormons Join LGBT Pride Parade, Occupiers Protest It

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San Francisco’s 42nd annual Pride Parade drew as many as a million people to Market Street and the Civic Center Sunday — including two unusual groups: Mormon supporters of gay rights and Occupy-movement critics of the event’s commercialization. About 100 Mormons marched in contradiction to their church’s opposition to the practice of homosexuality. Among the […]

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Independent Report Finds Oakland Response to Occupy ‘Flawed’

June 14, 2012 | 2:23 pm

Independent Report Finds Oakland Response to Occupy ‘Flawed’

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The City of Oakland released an independent report that they commissioned to review the police department’s actions during the Occupy Oakland protests on October 25th. The report found that the police response was “flawed by inadequate staffing, insufficient planning, lack of understanding of modern crowd management techniques, and outdated policies and protocols.” The report makes […]

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May 10, 2012 | 3:19 pm

UC Says People Can Leave But Not Enter Occupied Gill Tract

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UC spokesperson Dan Mogulof just sent out an update on the situation concerning Occupy the Farm at Gill Tract. Here’s one part of that: Today at noon we began to prevent the entry of pedestrians on to the Gill Tract, although people will still be free to leave. As explained in our previous letters, we […]

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