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Live at McNears Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, KRS-ONE performing "The Sound of Da Police."
Hip-hop Medicine Nation Live in Petaluma at the Mystic Theater.
This afternoon, a sales clerk at the Ghirardelli shop at the San Francisco Centre, apparently chased after and tackled a man who appeared to be homeless and had allegedly stolen a stack of candy bars.
On Tuesday, September 11, the Berkeley City Council voted against holding a public hearing before handing over Iceland, the city's beloved ice rink, to the owners of Sports Basement to open the newest location for their sporting goods chain. Jacquelyn McCormick and dozens of other supporters of Iceland spoke against turning over the historical landmark to become a big box retail outlet, but their efforts to sway the council were unsuccessful. The Council voted eight to zero to move forward and to deny the public a hearing. Council member Darryl Moore abstained from the vote after calling on his council members to hold a public hearing. Council member Linda Maio was absent.
On Earth Day, April 22, 2012, activists from around the Bay Area marched from a North Berkeley Park and into Gill Tract, a 10-acre plot of land owned by the Regents of the University of California. The University of California plans to develop the tract, which had previously been actively used for agriculture, but has been under utilized in recent years.
Long-time activist and devout practitioner of non-violence, Pancho Ramos, was arrested while meditating in front of Oakland City Hall during the early morning hours of Monday, November 14, following the raid of the camp. Due to his immigration status, ICE has placed a hold on his bail and it's uncertain what will happen when he appears in court.
The Mayor has called on the people of Oakland, and those participating in Occupy Oakland, to engage in a dialogue with her and the police chief about the occupation. In order to help facilitate that discussion, which can not be handled by empowering a representative to speak on behalf of Occupy Oakland, I have posted this video to You Tube and ask that anyone who would like to respond to the mayor record a statement of their own and post it as a video response to this one.
Around 4 am Tuesday morning, October 25, 2011, the Oakland Police Department raided Occupy Oakland.
On Saturday, October 22, about 1000 people joined #OccupyOakland for a march around Lake Merritt.
Shortly after midnight, the San Francisco Police Department moved to push out #occupySF from Justin Hermann Plaza when the campers refused to take down their canopys.
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