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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Oakland Loses Third Police Chief In Nine Days, Will Operate Under Civilian Control

Paul Figueroa had briefly replaced Ben Fairow, whose tenure as Oakland’s top cop lasted just six days. Fairow had been appointed to replace Chief Sean Whent, who resigned in the wake of a widening sexual misconduct scandal.

June 19, 2016
Protesters yell outside of the Berkeley Police Department protesting police violence in Berkeley, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Protests Against Police Continue In Bay Area; Oakland Websites Hacked

Protests over the Michael Brown and Eric Garner killings are continuing in northern California.

December 11, 2014

Frank Jobe, Doctor Who Saved Pitchers’ Careers With Tommy John Surgery, Dies At 88

By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES—In the fall of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors “to figure it out.” Orthopedic […]

March 7, 2014