Local Beat: Occupy Oakland Debates ‘Black Bloc'; OPD Officer Speaks Out; Tenderloin Hawk Video

  • The Occupy Oakland General Assembly yesterday debated the violent tactics of the “black bloc,” reports Oakland North.
  • The liberal ThinkProgress has a post on an Oakland Police officer who has given a video interview supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement, after being outed as a plainclothes observer of Occupy Oakland.
  • NeighborsWebSJ reports on the San Jose City Council’s approval of the potential sale of land for a downtown ballpark to a private investment group. That ballpark would be inhabited by the current Oakland A’s, hopes San Jose.
  • From Richmond Confidential: “One month into the state’s implementation of a major prison realignment, Contra Costa County’s parolee and inmate numbers are much higher than projected.”
  • California has hit a solar energy milestone, reports Climate Watch: Homeowners and businesses have now installed one gigawatt of roof-top solar panels
  • From Bluoz, video of the Tenderloin Hawk.
  • Once upon a time, there was bowling in Bernal Heights, informs Bernalwood.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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