But the political wind appears to be shifting, with several progressive attorneys now holding top prosecutor seats in the Bay Area, and with pressure mounting after a summer of racial justice protests. In Alameda County, District Attorney Nancy O’Malley recently made two unexpected decisions: first to charge a San Leandro officer for shooting a man to death in a Walmart in April; and then to reopen the investigation into a BART officer’s killing of Oscar Grant in 2009. O’Malley is known as a moderate. … [Read more...] about In a first for San Francisco, DA Chesa Boudin charges police officer who shot Keita O’Neil with homicide
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Early on, supporters feared that voters would confuse efforts to amend the original Prop. 13 passed in 1978 with the facilities bond measure, but efforts to change the number assigned to the initiative failed. It’s unclear how much that affected the tally Tuesday. … [Read more...] about California’s largest school bond in history headed for defeat
This Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27-28, For the Culture market, co-hosted with the Runway Project, will take place virtually with a range of events complementing the digital commerce. The schedule includes Meet the Maker talks, business workshops and a Saturday-night dance party live-streamed over Zoom, all accessible to ticket holders ($20-$50); browsing the marketplace is free with RSVP. Shoppers can buy Natty Belle coats handmade in San Francisco with mud cloth dyed and painted in Mali, sterling silver earrings from Oakland artist Karen Smith, fresh pies from Pietisserie and items from more than 40 other Black women vendors all on the same website and with a single cart. … [Read more...] about Like a ‘Black Etsy’: For the Culture holiday market moves online
That doesn’t mean that the beer itself won’t be brewed, however. A mixed case of Russian River beers, including four 510ml bottles of Pliny the Younger and several other beers, will be made available on the brewery’s website in either late January or early February, Cilurzo said. The price of the case, which will be shipped only to California addresses, will probably be somewhere around $100. The bottles won’t be sold at either of Russian River’s two brewpubs, and they also won’t be put into distribution to be sold at other bars. A few select California bars or restaurants will get some kegs, though, to pour on draft, but those businesses will be asked to refrain from hosting any Younger-related events, Cilurzo said. … [Read more...] about Pliny the Younger nixes its hyped up Sonoma County brewpub release due to COVID
That may in part be due to Bay Area counties’ continued caution over the last few weeks around restricting activities compared to other parts of California, said UC Berkeley epidemiologist Art Reingold. “Deaths are in part a function of how many people are getting infected and getting severely ill and in part a function of the quality of care they receive,” he said. “The Bay Area certainly in general has very good hospitals (and) very good quality of care.” … [Read more...] about Bay Area coronavirus cases are surging. Are deaths also starting to rise?
Reid said Biden will come into office with a fair amount of goodwill among Republicans and is “somebody that they know, that McConnell knows, and they’ve done deals before. I know that because I was the recipient of a deal or two that they engineered. ... Compromise is how you get things done, and Joe Biden understands that. And I think he has the ability better than anybody at this stage to do a deal or two or three with McConnell.” … [Read more...] about Divided Washington will test House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s prowess next year