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Thousands of CA prisoners refusing state-issued food in protest of maximum security conditions

Thousands of California inmates have joined a hunger strike that began last week at Pelican Bay State Prison, officials said. Prisoners at the specialized maximum security unit at Pelican Bay began refusing meals on July 1 in protest of their … Continue reading

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5 inmates injured in Avenal prison riots

Five inmates at Avenal State Prison were injured Tuesday when three consecutive riots broke out, a prison official said. The first riot began shortly before 7 p.m. in one housing unit, soon followed by disturbances in two other housing units, … Continue reading

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California Official’s $800,000 Salary in City of 38,000 Triggers Protests

Hundreds of residents of one of the poorest municipalities in Los Angeles County shouted in protest last night as tensions rose over a report that the city’s manager earns an annual salary of almost $800,000. An overflow crowd packed a … Continue reading

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Los Angeles police aim to head off any disturbance after NBA championship game

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Police are gearing up to prevent violence in Los Angeles after Thursday night’s Game 7 of the NBA finals between the Lakers and Boston Celtics. But at least one store owner near LA’s Staples Center says … Continue reading

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Panel: UC Berkeley responded badly to November protest

BERKELEY — UC Berkeley police and administrators bungled their response to a November protest that ended in dozens of arrests and police beatings, an investigative panel has concluded. In a 128-page report released publicly today, the university’s Police Review Board … Continue reading

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Prison Riot Erupts at Calipatria State Prison

A riot at Calipatria State Prison Saturday afternoon leaves 35 inmates injured. Mostly, it was bumps and bruises … but two were taken to pioneer memorial hospital with more serious injuries. Lt. Shawn Mclinn with Calipatria Sate Prison described the … Continue reading

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Nurses union will abide by judge’s no-strike order

Leaders of the state’s powerful nurses union said Wednesday that their members will respect a judge’s order that bars them from striking at University of California hospitals. At the same time, the union plans to rally Thursday at the hospitals … Continue reading

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Vandals Strike Sonoma County Offices

24 December SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KCBS)  — Santa Rosa police believe more than two dozen government vehicles and several buildings in the Sonoma County Administration Center were vandalized Thursday morning.

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