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Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Oakland for the second Women’s March on Saturday, the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Oakland police estimated the crowd to be between 40,000 and 50,000 as of about 3 p.m., short of last year’s 100,000, but still one of the largest demonstrations in Oakland’s history. Just as in last…

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There was intense security on the UC Berkeley campus for a protest at a speaking event by right-wing author and political commentator Ben Shapiro. Campus officials were concerned that the protests could see a repeat of the violence that has broken out at previous demonstrations in Berkeley and around the country in recent months, including…

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Art teacher and skate park guru Keith “K-Dubb” Williams joined Oakland city officials and Levi’s representatives to cut the ribbon today on a new concrete skate park in West Oakland’s DeFremery Park. Over the last seven years, Williams has led efforts to establish the “Town Park” skate park there and today celebrated a newly-constructed concrete…

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