BART board to take up proposed anti-panhandling ban
By Bay City News Service
BART will debate whether to ban panhandling in its stations and on its trains by the end of October.
At Thursday's BART Board of Directors meeting, BART Director Debora Allen introduced a proposed ordinance that would prohibit solicitation for money in the paid areas of the BART system. The ordinance could affect not only panhandlers but also musicians and artists who busk in the system.Read the full article
Man suspended under Bay Bridge halts traffic
The westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge were closed Thursday for a man suspended below the bridge, according to California Highway Patrol-San Francisco.
Officers closed the lanes west of Treasure Island to make contact with the subject.
The man was detained and is custody of the Coast Guard.Read the full article
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Judge: Oakland police still far from meeting civil rights reforms, 16 years later
When 119 Oakland residents sued the city because of a band of rogue officers who planted drugs and beat up citizens, the deal made at the time was this: The police department would pay the plaintiffs $11 million and agree to be placed under federal watch for five years.
That oversight stemming from the infamous "Riders" case is now entering its 17th year.
Since that agreement in 2003, Oakland has paid at least $16.7 million for an independent monitoring team to reform the police department and overhaul its culture.Read the full article
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