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June 18, 2020
Vallejo PD issues ban on carotid hold as a technique to restrain individuals
The Vallejo Police Department has announced that it is banning the carotid hold as a technique to restrain "aggressive or resistant individuals."
"This immediate ban of the carotid control hold is the right thing to do as our department focuses on assessment and reform," said Chief of Police Williams. "I also think it's important for the Vallejo community to know that the carotid control hold is not a stranglehold or a chokehold; those types of holds wereneverauthorized by VPD and do not reflect our values as a department."
Black Lives Matter protest takes place in Walnut Creek
A Black Lives Matter protest took place last night in Walnut Creek. Protesters planned to walk to the police station but ended up marching directly to the mayor's house.
June 17, 2020
Senate Republicans to propose policing changes in 'Justice Act'
Senate Republicans are proposing changes to police procedures and accountability with an enhanced use-of-force database, restrictions on chokeholds and new commissions to study law enforcement and race, according to a draft obtained by The Associated Press.
June 16, 2020
SFPD chief, SF district attorney to discuss police reforms
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott and District Attorney Chesa Boudin will host a virtual conversation on further reforms to SFPD tonight. Just yesterday, Boudin said his office will no longer file charges on a case that solely rely on statements from police officers with proven histories of misconduct, excessive force, discrimination or racial bias. You can join tonight's discussion with Boudin and Chief Scott through the Manny's Coffee Shop Facebook Page at 6 p.m.
Rayshard Brooks' wife wants 2 Atlanta officers arrested
Days after a black man was shot to death by an Atlanta police officer, his wife says "no justice will ever" heal her broken family. Rayshard Brooks, described by his wife Tomika Miller as a loving husband and father, was fatally shot on Friday.
June 15, 2020
Calif. AG announces police reform plan
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a plan for police reform aimed at improving use-of-force procedures, addressing issues around bias in policing, and increasing accountability and transparency. Among the recommendations are a ban on chock-holds, verbal warnings before use of force, and no more shooting at or from moving vehicles. Becerra said he is open to discussions on qualified immunity, but no action has been taken on it.
Our communities have spoken up to demand change, and we must answer the call.— Xavier Becerra (@AGBecerra) June 15, 2020
We cannot afford to ignore the realities faced by Black Americans and people of color in this nation.
CA law enforcement agencies should immediately adopt 9 key reforms: https://t.co/wUt1lFvi9f pic.twitter.com/tGRzNKL0W7
Supreme Court rejects cases challenging police immunity amid national debate
The Supreme Court is for now declining to get involved in an ongoing debate by citizens and in Congress over policing, rejecting cases that would have allowed the justices to revisit when police can be held financially responsible for wrongdoing. Read the full story here.
Calif. police unions propose plan to root out racist cops
The unions representing police officers in San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles are proposing a plan they say will protect the public and root out racist officers. It includes creating a database of officers fired for gross misconduct to prevent other agencies from hiring them. The plan calls for a national "use of force" standard with a focus on de-escalation. Officers would get frequent training in crisis intervention.
June 14, 2020
Protesters block all WB traffic of SF, Oakland Bay Bridge
Protesters shut down the upper deck of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for over an hour. The CHP says cars blocked all westbound lanes of the bridge around 4:45 p.m. Following over 20 arrests, the California Highway patrol began opening up lanes around 6:30 p.m. Read the full story here.
Wake Up Danville: Hundreds march in solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement in East Bay
Hundreds marched peacefully Sunday afternoon to support the Black Lives Matter movement in a community where demonstrations are rare. The peaceful march was organized by 25-year-old Danville native Alexandra Aqua who was moved by the death of George Floyd and wanted to bring the message back to her hometown. See full story here.
March for Justice held in SF's Marina District
Hundreds gathered and marched holding up Black Lives Matter signs. Dan Cowell, the organizer says he wanted to do it because it's not something this neighborhood typically sees. "There usually isn't much visibility for these issues in this part of the city and I really just wanted to bring it here and make it visible for the neighbors to see and just to spread the visibility," Cowell said. Most of the protesters wore masks and used social distancing as they made their way from Fort Mason down the waterfront.
Sit. Walk. Listen. protest held at SF's City Hall
Buddhists in support of the Black Lives Matter movement meditated in front of San Francisco's City Hall Sunday morning. Organizers say the weekly protest called Sit. Walk. Listen. is to promote empathy and caring across cultures. Part of achieving that is by organizing circles to hear from others. The group will hold another event at City Hall next Sunday.
June 13, 2020
Rally to protest police violence held in Vallejo
Crowds gathered in Vallejo to protest police violence after the shooting and killing of 22-year-old Monterrosa. Civil Rights Attorney John Burris, and families of victims who were killed by Vallejo police attended the rally and spoke out demanding justice.
"Bay Area Blackout" march held in San Francisco
Hundreds gathered to march from Mission High to City Hall Saturday afternoon in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement happening nationwide.
Unions march for Black Lives matter held from Oakland to Berkeley
A coalition of labor and community leaders joined forces to march from Oakland's Rockridge BART Station to Berkeley's Sproul Plaza. The SEIU Local 1021 organized the event to protest systemic racism that they say is plaguing the workforce. Protesters chanted the names of people who have been killed recently by police, including Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Union leaders presented a list of demands to police departments around the Bay Area. They're calling on them to be more civilized ... and to redirect funding to community and social services.
June 12, 2020
Starbucks will allow employees to wear Black Lives Matter shirts, pins
Starbucks is speaking out after reports of an alleged policy that bans its employees from wearing accessories or clothing related to the Black Lives Matter movement. Many on social media expressed their disgust and anger after learning about this alleged rule, calling on others to boycott Starbucks.
Protesters in Seattle have seized a six-block area to create an autonomous police-free zone outside the East precinct that was abandoned on Monday. Local law enforcement officials have come under fire for tactics in recent weeks including the use of flash bangs and pepper spray on crowds, and there are currently 14,000 complaints against Seattle police.
June 11, 2020
Top military officer says he was wrong to accompany Trump on church walk through Lafayette Square
Army Gen. Mark Milley, the nation's top military officer, said Thursday he was wrong to accompany President Donald Trump on a walk through Lafayette Square that ended in a photo op at a church. He said his presence "created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics."
Protest held in front of Oakland mayor's home
Hundreds of protesters held a demonstration in front of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff's home on Wednesday night demanding she defund the police. The protest was peaceful and no arrests were made. Protesters
June 10, 2020
George Floyd's brother to testify in House police brutality hearing
George Floyd's brother, his family's lawyer, a former Secret Service agent and the sister of a federal law enforcement officer who was killed in Oakland will testify before lawmakers today as Congress works to respond to Floyd's death in police custody.
June 9, 2020
Stand with Black Youth peaceful protest in Berkeley
SKY7 was over a student-led rally in Berkeley where crowds marched in solidarity with black lives lost to police violence.
Crowds gathered in Oakland for a vigil in memorial of black lives lost to police violence. The demonstration outside City Hall is called the Church of America Prayer & Protest.
Muni stopped all service for eight minutes and 46 seconds at noon to honor and reflect on the life of George Floyd. That's how long former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin used his knee to pin down Floyd on his neck. Muni operators will pull over when it's safe and allow passengers to either observe the moment of silence, or deboard. Muni says it understands this will cause a delay but the agency wants to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Video shows Muni operators and riders kneeling when @sfmta_muni paused all service at noon for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in remembrance of #GeorgeFloyd. https://t.co/GLIwMoJgII pic.twitter.com/XK0WUI649j— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) June 9, 2020
Funeral service held for George Floyd
While tragedy surrounded George Floyd's death and the tense protests that resulted around the country, his funeral service in his hometown of Houston on Tuesday attempted a shift of celebration.
BART paused service at 9 a.m. to honor the life of George Floyd and the commitment to end racism and hate.
This morning at 9am BART trains will slow to a stop with a systemwide announcement that we are pausing in the name of George Floyd, who will be laid to rest at that moment, to honor his name and the commitment to end racism and hate.— SFBART (@SFBART) June 9, 2020
George Floyd will be laid to rest in Houston today after his death in police custody ignited a series of protests and demonstrations across the globe. A final, private farewell is being held for those who knew him best. The service at Fountain of Praise Church is expected to last several hours. This event is for family and invited guests only, and should be a very emotional final goodbye for Floyd's family.
June 8, 2020
Demonstration underway in East Oakland for Erik Salgado
A group of demonstrators gathered in front of Elmhurst United Middle School in Oakland demanding justice for Erik Salgado, a man fatally shot by CHP in Oakland.
Here's a look at a peaceful protest over the death of Erik Salgado who was shot and killed by CHP officers this past weekend in #Oakland. Hundreds marched through the streets after gathering at Elmhurst Middle School around 3:30 p.m. https://t.co/sKO0Jbtvmt pic.twitter.com/2SJR3tEB2M— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) June 9, 2020
Demonstration underway in front of SF's Hall of Justice
San Francisco's public defenders are holding demonstration in solidarity with public defenders nationwide calling for racial justice and an end to police brutality.
SJ budget proposal to include police reforms
Mayor Sam Liccardo is coming out against defunding San Jose's police department. Mayor Liccardo is expected to announce a budget proposal today that would include funding for police reform. He has no plans to defund the police department.
Public viewing for George Floyd to take place in Houston today
A public viewing will be held for George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody, on Monday in Houston, Texas. The viewing will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT at Fountain of Praise church, where Floyd's family will gather on Tuesday for a private funeral.
June 7, 2020
Black Lives Matter solidarity bike ride underway in Oakland
A demonstration was held in Oakland near Frank Ogawa Plaza. Groups were seen riding on bikes in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
#HappeningNow cyclists have gathered at Lake Merritt for a protest. It’s been really nice to see people from all walks of life calling for change this weekend. Let’s keep up the momentum. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/vy4j162F5d— Jobina Fortson (@JobinaABC7) June 8, 2020
Peaceful protest underway in Lafayette
A large group of demonstrators marched on Mt. Diablo Boulevard in Lafayette.
Black Lives Matter March - Mt. Diablo Blvd.- Lafayette pic.twitter.com/oPibU4J7rL— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) June 8, 2020
A group of protesters gathered in front of the Central police station in San Francisco.
A group of demonstrators held a protest in front of the Oakland Police Department Sunday afternoon. Police were also seen from SKY7 blocking demonstrators from getting onto northbound I-880.
June 6, 2020
People rally in Berkeley
In Berkeley, a New Orleans-style funeral procession "to bury racism" is set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. from Malcolm X Elementary School, ending at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park.
Thousands of protesters marched on the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday afternoon, blocking several lanes of traffic.
Hundreds of protesters are now in lanes on the Golden Gate Bridge for the #BlackLivesMatter demonstration in San Francisco. Here's what it looked like a little while ago. Watch live here: https://t.co/HG5vl9ftqS pic.twitter.com/3ki1oDK3q3— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) June 6, 2020
Several protests are planned for Saturday in the Bay Area, including on the Golden Gate Bridge, in Oakland, Berkeley and at the former site of Candlestick Park. The Berkeley demonstration begins at 10 a.m., the march at the former site of Candlestick Park takes place from 10 a.m. to noon and the march at the Golden Gate Bridge begins at noon. ABC7 will be streaming the Golden Gate Bridge protest at noon from SKY7.
June 5, 2020
At 3 p.m. on ABC7, we're talking to San Francisco Supervisor Shamann Walton about the plan to redirect money from police toward the African American community. Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Walton will be working to identify specific funding needs in the upcoming budget. The mayor says the African American community face worse health and economic challenges than the average resident of San Francisco. Breed has supported increases to police staffing and foot patrols.
City of Vallejo lifts curfew order
The city of Vallejo posted on its website that the curfew order has been lifted.
Newsom directs California police officers to stop training use of carotid chokehold
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he's instructing California police officers to stop training the use of the carotid hold in detaining suspects.
Demonstrations planned for Friday
Several rallies and protests are scheduled for Friday afternoon in the Bay Area in response to the death of George Floyd. Demonstrations are planned in Pittsburg, Walnut Creek and Pleasanton.
Community raises thousands of dollars for Oakland Black-owned businesses damaged during protests
An Oakland woman is raising money to help Black-owned businesses struggling after being vandalized. Oakstop is a co-working and cultural collaboration space downtown. The business was damaged during the looting in Oakland the last weekend in May.
SF to redirect funds from police to support African Americans
San Francisco officials say they intend to redirect funds from the police department to support the African American community. Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Shamann Walton will be working to identify specific funding needs in the upcoming budget. The Mayor says blacks face worse health and economic challenges than the average resident of San Francisco. Breed has supported increases to police staffing and foot patrols.
June 4, 2020
A large group of demonstrators are marching in Fremont Thursday evening. The protest began at Washington High School. The group is now marching down the street. Watch the live video above from SKY7.
In a press conference held by San Jose Mayor Liccardo and Police Chief Eddie Garcia, the city largely defended its police officers' response to "agitators" present at otherwise peaceful protests.
Chief Garcia mounted a spirited defense of his officers' response to what he called "an insurrection of pre-planned violence" and "the likes of which I have not seen in my time wearing this uniform."
Read the full story and hear his comments here.
The Alameda County Sheriff's Department lifted its curfew, effective immediately, on Thursday, June 4. It had been in effect since Monday, June 1. Some cities in Alameda County still have curfews in place, and those still apply despite the change at the county-level.
Curfews lifted in some Bay Area cities, counties
San Francisco, San Jose and Solano County have lifted nightly curfews. Check here for a list of Bay Area cities and counties impacted by curfews.
Several protests planned in Bay Area today
Several protests and demonstrations and rallies are planned in the Bay Area today -- including in South San Francisco at 11 a.m., 4:30 p.m. in Fremont, and 5 p.m. in Mountain View.
June 3, 2020
Bay Area attorney says second-degree murder charge in Floyd case appears to be strong one
Attorneys in the Bay Area are reacting to the now second-degree murder charge against former officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd.
Jim Hammer is a former prosecutor in the Bay Area. He was also a police commissioner and he says that those rallying for justice should feel confident about a second-degree murder charge. "For anyone who thinks that's not enough, it carries 40 years in prison," says Chauvin who went on to say, "based on what we see, and we see a hell of a lot, it's not a secret what happened. It just screams out to me at a murder case. Not a first-degree murder. It's not premeditated. From what I can see, it's not one of these specified felonies. It's a solid second-degree murder case just as if someone said I'm gonna kill him." Fortyyears in jail for Chauvin could basically be a life sentence because of his age. Hammer says going for a first-degree charge could ruin the case if you don't have enough to convict. He also says it is often very challenging to convict police officers.
Protesters arrested after curfew takes effect in SF
SKY7 was over a group of protesters that were surrounded by SFPD officers Wednesday night. Police could be seen taking several people into custody.
Oakland protest underway
SKY7 over a protest at Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland.
Protesters at SF Hall of Justice as curfew looms
Thousands march through SF after peaceful rally
SKY7 was over the Mission district where thousands marched following a peaceful rally at Mission High School.
Rallies and marches underway in San Francisco, Hayward, San Ramon
A massive crowd gathers for a peaceful protest at San Francisco's Mission High School. Thousands of families, students and activists are expected to be at the youth-led rally.
Stephen Curry joins peaceful protesters for Lake Merritt March
Golden State Warriors' Juan Toscano Anderson is leading his Walking in Unity event in Oakland.
Star Stephen Curry and his family joined protesters for a peaceful march around Lake Merritt.
Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson was also spotted at the peaceful demonstration.
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office says 34 people were booked into the Santa Rita Jail Tuesday. "Of that total, 30 felony crimes charged to include robbery, burglary, stolen vehicles, pursuits, weapons, vandalism and misdemeanor crimes. Nine of the arrests were for curfew violations. Seven people were from other counties," the agency said on Twitter.
All 4 officers charged in George Floyd's death
Three other former Minnesota police officers have been charged in the death of George Floyd, court records show. The charges against former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin have been increased to second-degree murder, court records show.
Mayor London Breed announced the city would lift its curfew starting Thursday, June 4. The curfew was first implemented on May 31.
"The protests we have seen in this city and across the country are for an important cause and our city will continue to facilitate any and all peaceful demonstrations," Breed said on Twitter. "Following Saturday night, it was important for the safety of our residents to ensure that we could prevent the violence and vandalism that had taken place, but we know that the overwhelming majority of people out protesting are doing so peacefully and we trust that will continue."
Today at 1 p.m., San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and several community leaders will hold a moment of silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time George Floyd was pinned to the ground by Minneapolis police, in tribute for all Black victims and communities of color who have been targeted, stereotyped, and oppressed.
Protests planned for today in San Francisco, Oakland, East Palo Alto & San Mateo
At least four more protests are planned for today in the Bay Area over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.
In East Palo Alto, a Black Live Matter peaceful protest is set for noon. Organizers are planning to march from Jack Farrell Park to Bell Street Park.
In San Francisco, a demonstration will get underway at Mission High School. Organizers say they will march from the school to the SFPD Mission Station at four p.m.
"Bring a mask, and if you have any extras bring those too. We will be staying 6ft apart from those we are not quarantined with," organizers posted on Instagram.
In the East Bay, a march and rally will take place in Oakland at 34th Avenue and International Boulevard, starting at five p.m.
Around the same time on the Peninsula, a demonstration is planned in San Mateo. Organizers say it will start at City Hall, 330 W. 20th Ave., and end at the Police Station, 200 Franklin Parkway.
George W. Bush releases rare public statement on George Floyd protests
Former President George W. Bush criticized any effort to squelch protests of George Floyd's death while in Minneapolis police custody. In a statement issued by his office in Dallas, the former Republican president said he and wife Laura Bush "are anguished by the brutal suffocation of George Floyd and disturbed by the injustice and fear that suffocate our country."
June 2, 2020
Solano County requests assistance from National Guard
As protests around the Bay Area continue, the Solano County Sheriff's office has decided to ask for help from the National Guard. "In an effort to quell ongoing civil unrest throughout the county we have requested mutual aid from multiple agencies including the National Guard," the department tweeted Tuesday night. The county is also reminding residents a "countywide curfew has been issued from 8 pm through 5 am."
Crowds gathered for Protest in Redwood City
Napa issues partial curfew
A curfew has been enacted for all residents in the city of American Canyon and a small portion of unincorporated Napa. Residents must stay home between 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The Napa Co. Sheriff's office tweeted that the order is for precautionary measure to keep the community safe and secure.
Walnut Creek protest underway
Police say approximately 40 individuals are peacefully marching in the area of Olympic and N. Main Street in Walnut Creek. Officials say to use caution when driving downtown.
Santa Clara lifts curfew
The city of Santa Clara officially ends its 8:00 p.m. curfew on Tuesday afternoon. The local state of emergency remains in effect as the City of Santa Clara maintains vigilance and the ability to respond quickly to any threats to public safety. More information on the city's lifted order here.
"While two local businesses experienced some vandalism Monday night, June 1, the eminent threat of larger scale looting throughout Santa Clara can now be managed through regular police authority," the press release reads.
March through Oakland underway
Watch SKY7 over the city as protesters make their way through the city here:
San Mateo County has issued a curfew starting at 8:30 p.m. for Tuesday and Wednesday night. We're tracking all the cities and counties that have issued curfews here.
Crowds gather for peaceful rally in San Jose
At a peaceful rally led by the San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP on Tuesday, representatives from various community organizations came together to protest the injustice surrounding the death of George Floyd. Demonstrators also demanded for independent civilian police oversight in San Jose after they say police were too quick to use tear gas and rubber bullets during protests downtown over the weekend.
"We believe in a world where black people can live and love fully, pursue their dreams, care for their families, and shape and build power in their workplace and their communities without fear," said Maria Noel Fernandez, who leads Silicon Valley Rising as director of organizing and civic engagement for Working Partnerships USA.
Marin City demonstration underway
Several hundred people also gathered for a peaceful protest in Marin City Tuesday afternoon. The protesters listened to several African-American speakers and community organizers, including Tupac Shakur's sister, Sekyiwa Shakur, who lives in Sausalito.
"We are worthy. We are not disposable," a distraught Shakur said. "Each one of you is just as precious as George Floyd, as Tupac Shakur."
Honour Knudsen, a Marin City police officer who was not in uniform, also spoke and said law enforcement needs to do better. "I want to take this time to apologize," said. "I just want to say Mr. Floyd, I'm sorry."
Despite the peaceful protest, several surrounding businesses and malls around Marin County closed and beefed up their security. At the Bon Air mall in Greenbrae, some entrances were blocked off and the CVS closed. The mall in Corte Madera also blocked off several entrances to the mall.
Earlier, the police chief of the Tiburon Police department released an alert to the community about the protest in Marin City, as well as some social media postings suggesting some people might target affluent, suburban communities in Marin County.
Paul Austin, one of the protest organizers, said the police chief's comments were offensive.
"It was unfortunate that he pointed out Marin City, and I guess a plea for the people of Tiburon to stay there," Austin said. "It was really dividing and I think created a sense of fear in a community and it shouldn't be."
ABC7 News has reached out to Tiburon PD but has not heard back.
Protesters march along San Francisco's Great Highway
San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and Supervisor Shamann Walton announced a resolution to the Board of Supervisors that would ban the hiring of police officers or sheriff's deputies who have a history of misconduct. The resolution strongly urges the Civil Service Commission to adopt the resolution as its policy, but the resolutions' authors missed the deadline to get it on the ballot in November.
"We hope that had a law like this been in effect in Minneapolis, George Floyd would still be alive today," said Boudin. The officer charged with killing Floyd, Derek Chauvin, had 18 complaints of misconduct on his record.
6 Atlanta officers charged after students pulled from car during George Floyd protest
Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after a dramatic video showed authorities pulling two young people from a car during protests over the death of George Floyd, a prosecutor said.
Biden addresses nationwide Floyd protests, condemns Trump church photo op in Philadelphia speech
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former vice president Joe Biden delivered an emotional speech Tuesday morning in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, condemning President Donald Trump, and addressing what he describes as a "wake-up call" for a country upended by racial upheaval.
100 arrested in Oakland overnight
Police said 100 people were arrested in Oakland overnight. Police said 80 were arrested for curfew, unlawful assembly and failure to disperse. There were also 20 arrests for other related crimes where several guns were recovered, according to authorities.
Vallejo police investigating officer-involved shooting during reported looting
Police shot someone after looting was reported at a Walgreens in Vallejo. That led to a confrontation with another person who rammed into a patrol car and then led officers on a high-speed chase, police said.
June 1, 2020
Richmond police control scene after mall looting
Officers are currently controlling the scene at Hilltop Mall after vandals and looters breached the property. Richmond police say reports of shooting are false.
Alameda Co. Sheriffs say over 100 arrested
"Over 100 people arrested so far. It is time to go home," The Alameda County Sheriff's office tweeted.
After giving multiple orders to disperse,our officers detained more than 40 people for violating curfew. Reminder the curfew expires at 5 AM. Please stay home. pic.twitter.com/dLhDnfyLCi— Oakland Police Dept. (@oaklandpoliceca) June 2, 2020
Richmond police investigate mall looting
Richmond police report that there were vandals and looters at Hilltop Mall, though they did not go into detail about which stores were hit.
7:40 p.m. p.m.
Police use tear gas ahead of curfew
Oakland police fired multiple rounds of tear gas during protests ahead of the new curfew.
Oakland issues curfew
Oakland officials declared a local emergency and issued a curfew that's in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Monday night. Full list of curfew orders here.
12th St. Oakland City Center BART station closed temporarily
12th St. Oakland City Center BART station is temporarily closed due to civil disturbance.
AC Transit halts bus service on Monday night
AC Transit will halt all bus service at 7:30 pm on Monday, June 1 following Alameda County's curfew guidelines. Intending passengers will not be permitted to board after 7:30 pm and the bus operator will bypass bus stops. Passengers will not be permitted to board after 7:30 pm and the bus operator will bypass bus stops. Services will be restored at 5 a.m. each day.
Demonstrators block I-680 in Walnut Creek
A group of protestors has walked onto Northbound 680 from Lawrence Avenue. Protestors have blocked all lanes of northbound traffic and numerous officers are on scene, the Walnut Creek police say. The Contra Costa CHP says to expect delays.
Protesters march on Highway 101 in Santa Rosa
Group of protesters march on Northbound highway 101, blocking traffic in Santa Rosa. Police say to avoid the area.
Protesters march in Palo Alto
Demonstrators are marching to Palo Alto City Hall over the death of George Floyd.
Rally at Oakland Tech
Demonstrators are rallying at Oakland Tech over the death of George Floyd. Watch here.
Alameda County announces county-wide curfew
A curfew will go into effect for all of Alameda County starting Monday night at 8 p.m. "The curfew order requires all non-exempted persons in the County to remain indoors between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m," according to a county alert.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf addressed the protests, looting and the new curfew live in a 3:30 p.m. press conference. She issued a city-wide curfew in addition to the county's order.
Walnut Creek updates curfew hours.
The city has established updated curfew hours, effective Monday from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. For more information, visit the city's website here.
Gov. Gavin Newsom mourns the pain of the black community, addresses George Floyd protests
After a weekend of unrest and protests in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke passionately about the need for action to advance anti-racist causes. Watch live here.
Alameda County Superior Courthouses close early
In light of reported protests and traffic disruptions throughout Alameda County, all Superior Courthouse locations closed at 12:30 p.m. The Court anticipates resuming normal operations tomorrow.
Hayward implements curfew
Hayward officials say they're imposing an 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew to quell looting, preserve rights to civil demonstrations and protests. Get the full story here.
President Trump calls governors 'weak,' urges crackdown on protests
President Donald Trump on Monday derided many governors as "weak" and demanded tougher crackdowns on burning and stealing among some demonstrations in the aftermath of violent protests in dozens of American cities. Full story here.
San Leandro issues mandatory curfew
San Leandro issued a press release that reads, "Due to civil unrest that has occurred in San Leandro and across the East Bay region, the City of San Leandro has declared a local State of Emergency. Under the State of Emergency, the City has instituted a mandatory nightly curfew that remains in effect from Monday June 1st through Monday morning, June 8th, unless it is rescinded. The curfew will be in effect each evening from 6:00 pm. through 5:00 a.m. the following morning." Latest here.
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond speaks on racism in California schools
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond held a virtual press conference Monday morning on the topics of race, the death of George Floyd and inequities in the California school system. In his news conference, Thurmond issued a call to action and provided personal reflections in response to the death of George Floyd. He also provided an update on plans to lead a series of conversations among educators, students, families, and educational partners "about race, racism, implicit bias, and injustice." Full story here.
SFPD plans to be out in full force Monday night
Eighty-seven people were arrested Sunday night for violating the city's 8 p.m. curfew, San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said in a press conference Monday. The curfew in San Francisco is in effect until further notice. Everyone who isn't an emergency worker is required to stay inside their homes between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Full story here.
Stay away from downtown Walnut Creek area, police say
Walnut Creek remains under a curfew. Police issued a warning to residents, "The Walnut Creek Police Department is urging everyone to avoid the downtown area today. There are several potential protests planned and additional calls on social media for violence and looting." Full statement on Twitter here
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