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Saturday, February 27, 2021
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Garrett Leahy

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The push for $15 an hour

Local demonstration joins national movement calling on senators to support increase in minimum wage.

Gig drivers demand better safety gear

Uber keeps getting richer -- but drivers say they lack masks, cleaning equipment.

Rally responds to anti-Asian violence

After attacks, a call for more community-based public safety solutions.

Protest caravan demands Newsom release vulnerable prisoners

More than half the state's prison population is positive for COVID -- and they don't need to die.

Protesters arrested trying to stop evictions in San Jose

Courthouse blockade calls out judges for throwing people out of their homes in a pandemic.

Gunman disrupts protest—but community group de-escalates without the cops

Activists say the incident shows why defunding the police is possible.

A new approach to homelessness

Advocates release plan that involves taking primary response to calls away from the police.

Affordable housing advocates push for Oakland fee waiver

Legislation to ease low-income housing is stuck in the City Attorney's Office.

Oakland leaders decry vindication for cop in Oscar Grant case

DA declines to charge second officer, leading to community outrage.

Jamaica Hampton allies call for mercy

Should a man shot and permanently disabled by cops also be facing criminal charges?