Six days into testimony in the Chauncey Bailey murder trial, Juror 7 was dismissed because he had encountered defendant Yusuf Bey IV’s brother at his job at Fairmont Hospital. The juror was dismissed without explanation before testimony Monday afternoon. Defendant Antoine Mackey’s attorney, Gary Sirbu, brought the matter up again after the jury had been…

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The city of Oakland seems eager to see evidence of a mayor that is working on solving problems, that is actively engaged in the community, recognizes the troubles it faces, and is working diligently to see that those problems are solved. This is not surprising, considering that we are one month away from what was…

Read More “I’ve been mayor for just under a month, but it feels like longer.”