Dr. John Swartzberg, a UC Berkeley infectious disease professor, believes there's some hope for cases to decline in August if residents wear masks and follow public health orders with vigilance. The state has helped combat the surge by taking steps to encourage social distancing and has dialed back reopening plans. Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the closure of more indoor businesses in counties that are on the state's watch list for increased spread of the virus. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus cases in California are surging: When will the spike end?
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Chan’s arrest wasn’t the first time the 23-year veteran has come under scrutiny. He was one of four San Francisco police officers named in a 2005 lawsuit that alleged the officers forced a gay man they caught urinating in the street to kneel down and mop up the mess with his hair. … [Read more...] about No charges for SFPD officer arrested for rape, domestic violence
Being a victim of sexual assault is framed in the context of knowing an applicant’s potential criminal record. The form says that among the information that will be reviewed by background investigators is the applicant’s “local criminal history information ... including if I have been a victim of sexual assault.” It cites “Penal Code Section 2939d” for justification. … [Read more...] about Oakland police applicants asked to allow disclosure of whether they were sexually assaulted
During the sentencing phase of the trial last week, the 23-year-old victim read an emotional 7,244-word letter to Turner, recounting what happened to her outside a fraternity party the night of Jan. 18, 2015, and laying out in precise and poignant detail the trauma she has struggled with since. The letter was picked up by the website Buzzfeed and went viral over the weekend; on Monday, a CNN anchor, Ashleigh Banfield, read the entire statement on the air. … [Read more...] about Outrage growing over judge’s sentencing in Stanford sex assault
In spring 1987, freshman Luoluo Hong left a party at Amherst College in Massachusetts and asked a friend to walk with her across the darkened campus to the women’s residence hall. Back in her room, Hong called her boyfriend to say good night. Later she heard a soft knock and looked up to see a sophomore she vaguely knew entering the open door. … [Read more...] about S.F. State’s Title IX coordinator fights to prevent sex assaults