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Saturday Links: Two of Newsom's Kids Test Positive for COVID-19

Friday night, the California governor's office announced that two of Newsom’s four children tested positive for COVID-19. The children, who were not named to protect their privacy, are described as having mild symptoms and are currently being quarantined; the governor's office added that it doesn't appear that the children were exposed at school or at any campaign events after they tested positive Thursday. [Politico]
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Vallejo Times-Herald

Hundreds help clean up Vallejo at coastal event

Saturday’s Coastal Cleanup Day in Vallejo had a little bit of everything. Aside from the hundreds of high school students from Jesse Bethel and St. Patrick-St. Vincent, there were members from Recology, Vallejo Wastewater District, VALCORE Recycling, the California Coastal Commission and the Vallejo City Council also helping out pick up hundreds of pounds of trash.
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Mayor says nine Oakland officers engaged in ‘racist and sexist’ social media

Nine Oakland police officers have been disciplined in the wake of an investigation into what officials called “racist and sexist” posts on social media, the mayor’s office said Friday. An independent third-party investigation began in January after Oakland Police Department officials learned of an Instagram account with “deeply offensive content,”...
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Rising Crime Near Oakland Homeless RV Camp Has Local Business Owners Concerned

OAKLAND (KPIX) — Small businesses next to an Oakland city-run homeless RV encampment on Friday said rising crime in the area has them worried about their worker and customer safety. The so-called “Safe RV Parking Lot” is located near the corner of High Street and Howard Street just outside of the Fruitvale District. “As a business owner, I don’t feel safe here anymore. And I need the city to do something about it,” said Kevin Kim, owner of High Street Car Wash and Oil Change. Kim provided KPIX 5 with a surveillance video of a recent attempted break-in. The video...
US News and World Report

California Court Overturns Murder Convictions, Cites Racism

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California appeals court on Friday overturned the convictions of three Black men over a double slaying, saying prosecutors dismissed a Black woman from the jury pool for racial reasons. The prosecutor in the Contra Costa County case inappropriately questioned the 25-year-old woman's support of the...

Volunteers Spread Out Across Bay Area for Annual Coastal Cleanup

ALAMEDA (KPIX) — The state is now mobilizing — and spending a lot of money — to clean up all of the junk we often see along highways. But Saturday was the day for the annual coastal cleanup and a lot of people, frustrated by the unsightly problem, were willing to spend their own time to pick up someone else’s trash.
Marin Independent Journal

Satisfaction elusive for Sausalito’s homeless camp occupants

Months after Sausalito evicted homeless people from a waterfront camp at Dunphy Park, the future of the city’s authorized alternative remains uncertain. City leaders say the sanctioned camp at Marinship Park is intended to connect the occupants with housing resources. But campers there say they are struggling to access services.

West Contra Costa beaches benefit from Coastal Cleanup Day efforts

On Contra Costa County beaches and up and down the California coast on Saturday, volunteers armed with trash bags and garden gloves picked up cups, bottles, paper and all sorts of debris discarded on beaches. At Bayfront Park in Pinole, 14-year-old Josiah Ireton joined other Boy Scouts from Pinole and...

Community reunites at Moonlight Run & Walk

The annual Moonlight Run & Walk, a beloved Palo Alto tradition held under the full harvest moon, resumed in person at the Baylands on Friday night for the first time in two years. The event, presented by the Palo Alto Weekly and city of Palo Alto, drew about 1,500 people....