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9:30 am Protest: Oakland City Council to approve $127k for 121 OPD shotguns @ Oscar Grant Plaza / City Hall
Protest: Oakland City Council to approve $127k for 121 OPD shotguns @ Oscar Grant Plaza / City Hall
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
There is a good chance that the only reason this is even appearing on a committee meeting agenda is because the sum is more than $100,000 otherwise the citizens would not have known of this. One might wonder if this purchase came out of the recent Urban Shield vendor weapons display. The Oakland Police Dept will say the shotguns they already have are old and overused – which is a tired argument. Municipal police departments are not supposed to be firing weapons aside from on the firing range and these … Continued
7:00 pm Help stop suspicious activity reports from Berkeley to local spy center @ Old City Hall
Help stop suspicious activity reports from Berkeley to local spy center @ Old City Hall
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Item 23 on the Berkeley City Council Agenda. (2nd on the Action agenda) Do you want a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) on you to be lodged in the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) because you chalked a political message on the sidewalk, or put a poster or two on a building’s wall? In BPD’s General Order N-17, for NCRIC, VANDALISM is defined as a criminal activity with a potential terrorism nexus, to be reported. Do you want a SAR sent on you to NCRIC because you took a picture … Continued
7:00 pm Refineries to Renewables @ David Browder Center
Refineries to Renewables @ David Browder Center
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Refineries to Renewables @ David Browder Center | Berkeley | California | United States
In conjunction with an exhibit of industrial landscapes by acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky, Sunflower Alliance and the David Brower Center are co-sponsoring a forum, “A Just Transition: From Refineries to Renewables,” to highlight the human stories that drive the shifting energy paradigm. Most Bay Area residents are unaware of the extent to which their homes, workplaces and local communities are affected by local refineries and refinery-related transport.  In this interactive conversation, Bay Area refinery corridor residents and energy visionaries will offer testimony about their shared work toward a sustainable energy … Continued