The Giants released this statement Sunday: “We unequivocally denounce acts of racial injustice against members of the black community that continue to plague our nation. We pledge to honor the memories of those who have senselessly lost their lives by working together to end discrimination and violence in our communities.” … [Read more...] about Giants board up Oracle Park amid George Floyd protests
Demonstrations that began in Minneapolis more than a week ago have inspired protests and marches across the globe to call attention to police brutality against black people and to demand change. Across the country, demonstrators have complained of apparently indiscriminate and violent efforts by police to suppress protests. … [Read more...] about San Francisco to end nightly curfew after Wednesday
Gov. Newsom announced on Tuesday that seven northern California counties — El Dorado, Butte, Shasta, Lassen, Amador, Nevada and Placer— will be the first in the state to reopen businesses more quickly. Offices where telework isn’t possible can reopen with specific guidelines, and enclosed outlet and strip malls will also be able to reopen for curbside pick-up, Newsom said. … [Read more...] about Los Angeles to extend stay-at-home order, while some California counties are cleared to reopen
“This is inevitable,” said Randy Rentschler, legislative director for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which manages bridge tolls and funds transportation projects throughout the Bay Area. “It happened with Muni, it’s happening with AC Transit. It’s going to happen with every single transit operator throughout the Bay Area. The question is when will they do it, and how deep will the cuts be.” … [Read more...] about AC Transit could cut 30% of bus service in East Bay as revenue sinks
Similarly, city leaders in Lafayette and Walnut Creek asked for those stations to be locked down after hearing about a scheduled demonstration in Walnut Creek. Simply closing Walnut Creek Station wasn't sufficient, they decided, worrying that protesters or looters might walk from downtown Lafayette to Walnut Creek — a journey of about 3 miles up Highway 24. … [Read more...] about Why did BART close nine stations during protests?