Berkeley graduates detained, released in BART protest

During Monday’s BART protest in San Francisco, two UC Berkeley alumni were detained by police and released after approximately 30 minutes. Josh Wolf and Helene Goupil, graduates of the campus’s Graduate School of Journalism, were among a group of approximately 40 protesters detained by the San Francisco Police Department along
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Protesters march past Powell Street station in downtown San Francisco accompanied by San Francisco Police Department officers on Monday evening.

Demonstrators prompt shutdown of two BART stations

Two Bay Area Rapid Transit subway stations in San Francisco temporarily closed multiple times Monday evening due to a second protest denouncing BART’s decision to cut cellphone service during an unrelated demonstration earlier this month. The Powell and Civic Center BART stations closed several times throughout the evening since the
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BAY AREA ISSUES: Cutting cellphone service was an inappropriate and outrageous response by BART to ongoing protests.

The so-called Arab spring brought images of protesters using social media and handheld electronic devices and clashing with totalitarian governments. News of curfews and Internet connection disruptions escaped the fray, and the world watched in disgust as governments interrupted citizens’ attempts at free speech. Those stories were always foreign, and
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Protesters demonstrate in San Francisco in response to a recent BART decision.

Protests prompt closure of several BART stations

BART’s controversial decision to cut underground cellphone service during an attempted protest last week has since resulted in a breach of the transit agency’s computer system, another protest and a federal investigation. Organized by the group No Justice No BART, the first protest was scheduled for Aug. 11 to denounce
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Festival in the starlight

The crowds were massive, the breeze off the bay was brisk and the music, of course, was aplenty when thousands of people from the Bay Area and beyond flocked to the annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival this weekend. Located on the expansive grounds of Golden Gate Park, the
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Woman struck by train, killed at Ashby BART station

A woman was struck by a train and killed at the Ashby BART station this afternoon. At around 12:47 p.m., the woman was hit as a northbound train entered the station, according to BART spokesperson Jim Allison. According to Allison, witnesses later explained that the woman did not appear to
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Police officers meet up after planned protests in Oakland. Some thought protests would spring up in Oakland and Los Angeles after the release of Johannes Mehserle.

Mehserle’s release from jail passes by quietly

Johannes Mehserle, the former BART police officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant III in 2009, was quietly released from jail early Monday morning. At approximately 12:01 a.m., Mehserle was released from the Los Angeles County Jail after serving 11 months for the involuntary manslaughter of Grant, the 22-year-old Mehserle
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