Report rips police response to Occupy Oakland
A city-commissioned report into the first violent Occupy Oakland protest found that police made numerous mistakes that are indicative of major shortcomings within the department.
Oct. 25, 2011: Clashes after pre-dawn raid on Occupy encampment
At least 1,000 people took to the streets to continue a protest that began two weeks ago and has now drawn national attention for its size and scope.
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Mayor Quan could be liable if Oakland misses Occupy deadlines
Mayor Jean Quan could literally pay the price, if Oakland again misses deadlines to complete police internal affairs investigations. Judge warns of fines if Internal Affairs investigations further delayed
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Brooks on Beer: Smoked beer
Ever heard of rauchbier? It's a smoky beer that goes well with barbecue and smoked meats.
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'The Avengers: Age of Ultron" already cleaning up overseas
New Disney/Marvel blockbuster doing well in South Korea, Britain and Russia, among others.