A graduate of UC Santa Barbara and the University of Southern California, he cut his teeth at the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and the Palo Alto Daily News, and has been with the Bay Area News Group since its inception. legend and the matriarch of Chinese food in America, dies at 100, 2,515-unit housing proposal in S.F.’s Fillmore is one of city’s largest ever, Head of prominent Bay Area wine nonprofit resigns after sexual misconduct allegations, 8 Chinese foods Cecilia Chiang helped popularize — and where to eat them now. Hosted by Manny’s. “The Attorney General should not be allowed to blame the grand jury for failing to indict more officers on more serious charges — if he had pushed for those indictments, he would have gotten them. #BreonnaTaylor @EastBayTimes pic.twitter.com/mYbtK97HAR, — Marisa Kendall (@MarisaKendall) September 24, 2020. 2020 Election Live Updates: Prop. Protesters across the country have demanded justice for Taylor and other Black people killed by police in recent months, most notably George Floyd, who died after Minneapolis police kneeled on his back for almost nine minutes. Gavin Newsom at new large-scale COVID-19 testing lab on state’s coronavirus response, Oct. 30, Breonna Taylor: Bay Area protests follow grand jury’s decision not to charge officers in shooting death, Bay Area braces for post-election protests, perhaps for weeks, Philadelphia calls for National Guard after 2 nights of unrest, Police fire sponge grenades after they say weekend protest in Walnut Creek turns unruly, Threats, violence at pro-Trump rallies across the U.S. over the weekend, An all-Black group is arming itself and demanding change. Note: Numerous anti-racism and anti-police brutality rallies and marches are scheduled this weekend around the Bay Area. For 29-year-old San Jose resident Srishti Prabha, the indictment of a single police officer was an example “of just how much political power police have in this country.”, “It’s unfortunate that Breonna Taylor’s family is not going to get the justice they wanted,” Prabha continued. Organized by Foodnome. CLICK HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the slideshow on your mobile device. “It just shows that they’re not accountable at all to anyone,” said Barrena, who waved a Zapatista flag in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. I think people are kind of tired and weary,” the 51-year-old said. To list an event, please email Chronicle politics editor Trapper Byrne at email@example.com, Bay Area political events: Anti-racism rallies, Bakari Sellers, Photo: RYAN M. KELLY / AFP via Getty Images, Read more about how The Chronicle covers politics and what we do to ensure fairness in our reporting, A woman wears a Black Lives Matter mask during a racial justice protest in Charlottesville on May 30, 2020. “This was a heinous crime and justice did not happen.”, As he’s putting the guillotine together, Brody Storey, 28, tells me it’s an art installation representing the coming revolution. More than 100 people marched in San Francisco, closing down part of 17th street and gathering outside the police department in the Mission District. A few hundred protesters march down Telegraph in Oakland chanting Black lives matter. His job is merely to determine if there is probable cause to charge them. A running list of events can be found here. It is time to begin holding police officers accountable to the criminal laws they are sworn to uphold.”. Demonstrations have taken place in San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco and other Bay Area cities. Many criminal law experts had predicted the officers wouldn’t face homicide charges because of Kentucky’s laws on self-defense. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group), OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Protesters march down Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, during a protest denouncing the Kentucky grand jury's decision not to charge any police officers for their role in Breonna Taylor's death in Louisville earlier this year. “It’s risky, yeah,” she said. Download it here. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group), SAN JOSE, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Protesters chant at City Hall in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 to protest the lack of charges against the officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting. Edward Snowden and the surveillance state: Barton Gellman, journalist who chronicled Edward Snowden’s story, discusses that experience and the surveillance state. San Francisco Bay Area protest news, photos, video and more from the East Bay Times Bakari Sellers: Former South Carolina state legislator discusses his new memoir, “My Vanishing Country,” about growing up in the rural South as an African American and about his father’s rise as a civil rights activist. On Sept. 15, Louisville settled a lawsuit against the three officers brought by Taylor’s mother, Tamika Parker, agreeing to pay her $12 million and enact police reforms. 16 fight intensifies as Ward Connerly calls white nationalists ‘super... Bay Area political events: Jerry Brown, S.F. Hosted by the Commonwealth Club. The county is at a pivotal moment, she said, but racial injustice will continue if people don’t stand up to it. As a caregiver for her 95-year-old mother, she was worried about contracting COVID-19 from the crowds and passing it to her mother. A massive central listing of upcoming progressive events. LGBTQ asylum seekers: The challenges and hurdles facing LGBTQ+ immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers coming to the United States. Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, opened fire when the officers entered her apartment, hitting Sgt. Berkeley home cooking: A virtual rally to support legalizing the sale of home-cooked food. “This justification bars us from pursuing criminal charges in Miss Breonna Taylor’s death.”, Cameron added: “The decision before my office as the special prosecutor in this case was not to decide if the loss of Ms. Taylor’s life was a tragedy. Protests erupted across the U.S. after a Kentucky grand jury indicted a single former police officer for shooting into neighboring apartments but did not file any charges against the officers for their role in Breonna Taylor’s death. Check up on local protest calendars He said “there is a rich elite and a working class and a privatised group that work together to oppress people who own like three percent of the wealth pic.twitter.com/HDnR5Vg6Wp, — Aldo Toledo (@aldot29) September 24, 2020. UPDATED 10:30 PM ET … As of 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, roughly 100 protesters had gathered outside San Jose City Hall. Among them was 25-year-old San Jose resident Daniel Barrena, who said he was disgusted the jury did not do more. All Access Digital offer for just 99 cents! (Mitch Perry/Spectrum Bay News 9). CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group), SAN JOSE, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Anabel Martinez, 17, of San Jose chants at City Hall in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 to protest the lack of charges against the officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting. According to NBC Bay Area, the protesters set fire to the monument, which commemorates the raising of the United States flag in San Jose in 1846, when California was still a part of Mexico. He works week nights and spends most of his time covering crime and public safety. More information is here. Protests erupted across the U.S. after a Kentucky grand jury indicted a single former police officer for shooting into neighboring apartments but did not file any charges against the officers for their role in Breonna Taylor’s death. Breonna Taylor: Bay Area protests follow grand…, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Watch: California Gov. Here are the latest developments in the battle against the spread of the coronavirus in the Bay Area. Back in San Jose, about 50 protesters marched to the controversial Thomas Fallon statue at West Julian Street and West St. James Street. In these trying times, community is everything. voter parade, Another pandemic blow: S.F.’s ambitious plan to redesign Market Street. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group), SAN JOSE, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: At City Hall in San Jose, Calif., protesters erected a guillotine as an art installation outside city hall as a symbol of the coming revolution if leaders don’t listen to people’s demands for justice and police reform, on Sept. 23, 2020. “But I think it’s even more risky and dangerous to do nothing.”. Child care and the pandemic: A discussion on creating affordable, accessible child care during the coronavirus pandemic. Protests erupted across the U.S. after a Kentucky grand jury indicted a single former police officer for shooting into neighboring apartments but did not file any charges against the officers for their role in Breonna Taylor’s death. 7 p.m. More information and Zoom link here. Marisa Kendall covers homelessness as part of the Bay Area News Group's housing team. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group), OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Cat Brooks of Oakland, left, with the Anti Police-Terror Project, stands next to Quanah Brightman, Executive Director for United Native Americans, as she speaks to a group of protesters in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, after a Kentucky grand jury's decision not to charge any police officers for their role in Breonna Taylor's death in Louisville earlier this year. The Associated Press contributed to this report. More information is here. 4 p.m. Follow the feed we've embedded below for all the latest information. Then they headed down Telegraph Avenue. GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. - Demonstrations are being held across the US after George Floyd died in police custody on May 25. Hosted by the Commwealth Club. Noon. How does political and government news affect the Bay Area and California? Join us in sharing support for all the heroes on the frontlines. Panelists include San Francisco Supervisor Norman Yee, Gina Fromer of the Children’s Council of San Francisco, early care educator Pat Sullivan and Graham Dobson of the city Office of Early Care and Education. Oakland resident Sherry Congrave-Wilson, who was there with her 24-year-old son, was disappointed more people didn’t join the protest.