Tag Archives: Oakland

OAKLAND: Fire Officials Name Trans Musician Among Blaze Victims, Other LGBT Artists And Fans Feared Dead

Oakland fire officials have begun identifying some of the victims in Friday’s warehouse disaster. Erin Rook reports at LGBTQ Nation: Transgender musician Cash Askew, 22, of dream-pop band Them Are Us Too was one of 11 victims identified by authorities as of Monday morning. According to Scout Wolfcave, founder of the Trans Assistance Project, two other trans women are also …

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OAKLAND: Fire Officials Raise Warehouse Blaze Death Toll To 33, Ask Families For DNA Identification Help

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: The death toll from a fire that tore through a converted Oakland warehouse during an electronic music show soared to 33 people on Sunday, and as emergency crews picked through the rubble they said they were sure the number would rise. Battalion Chief Melinda Drayton of the Oakland Fire Department said workers using excavators and …

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OAKLAND: At Least Nine Dead In Warehouse Concert Fire, 25 Attendees Still Unaccounted For [VIDEO]

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: At least nine people were killed and a total of 25 people were unaccounted for after a fire tore through a music party at an artists collective in Oakland, authorities said. The fire ignited around 11:30 p.m. Friday night in a hulking warehouse at 31st Avenue and International Boulevard, in the Fruitvale neighborhood, while a …

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OAKLAND: Secret Service Leaps To Protect Bernie Sanders After Protesters Rush Stage [VIDEO]

CNN reports: At least four people at a Bernie Sanders rally in Oakland rushed the stage Monday evening, spurring Secret Service agents to jump onto the raised platform and protect him. The Democratic presidential candidate was uninjured and continued speaking, but not before several agents hugged him and pushed him away from the microphone. The identities of the individuals, who …

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SAN FRANCISCO: California Highway Patrol Shuts Down Bay Bridge To Rescue Runaway Chihuahua [VIDEO]

Oh, let’s have a happy ending story. ABC News reports: A Chihuahua is in animal custody after leading police on a chase across the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge. The California Highway Patrol tweeted the small black dog “led us on quite a chase” Sunday and posted a video of it running furiously on the upper level of the bridge while …

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Oakland A’s Pitcher Offers To Buy Tickets From Fans Who Object To LGBT Night

Oakland A’s star pitcher Sean Doolittle and his girlfriend have offered buy the tickets from fans that object to attending the team’s upcoming first-ever LGBT Pride Night at the Oakland Coliseum. Doolittle’s girlfriend has two moms and she writes: If attending a baseball game on LGBT Pride Night makes you at all uncomfortable, it is probably a good idea to …

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Leather Controversy At Oakland Pride

Oakland’s first Pride parade is today, but according to the San Francisco Chronicle, the leather community is not invited. One thing you probably won’t find at Oakland’s first LGBT Pride Parade on Sunday: partially clad men in leather chaps. What you will find is the Jolly Trolly from Children’s Fairyland, pony rides, antique fire engines and singer/drummer Sheila E. Instead …

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Taken in Oakland by JMG reader Blake.

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He Didn’t See It Coming

Via KAKE-TV: The radio preacher who predicted “Judgment Day” would come in May 2011 has died in northern California. A statement released late Monday by his Family Radio network says Harold Camping “passed on to glory” at 5:30 p.m. PT Sunday. He was 92. The statement revealed Camping had a fall at his home November 30, but he was in …

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CALIFORNIA: Oakland Teen Charged With Hate Crime After Setting Transgender City Bus Passenger On Fire

Via the San Jose Mercury-News: A 16-year-old who told police homophobia caused him to light a sleeping teen’s skirt on fire aboard an AC Transit bus Monday night has been charged as an adult and could go to prison for life if convicted, prosecutors announced Thursday. Richard Thomas, an Oakland High School student, on Thursday was charged with aggravated mayhem …

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Mordor In The East Bay

The Mt. Diablo fire in San Francisco’s East Bay has grown to 3700 acres. A fire dubbed the “Morgan Fire” burning near Mount Diablo State Park in California quadrupled in size from Sunday night, charring a total of 3,700 acres by Monday afternoon and forcing evacuations of about 100 homes. That was more than double the number from early Monday …

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SF-Oakland Bay Bridge Time-Lapse

The new span of the Bay Bridge opened this morning. Traffic began streaming across the graceful new $6.4 billion east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge well before normal Tuesday commuter time, assured by officials that it would not only withstand any future earthquakes but provide a lifeline for emergency supplies and vehicles in the event of disaster. The …

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TRAILER: Fruitvale Station

The trailer has been out all summer, but the film has been getting a lot of renewed attention since the Zimmerman verdict.

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Oakland Raiders Sign Chris Kluwe

Just ten days after being released by the Minnesota Vikings, LGBT ally Chris Kluwe has been picked up by the Oakland Raiders. The news was broken by fellow activist Brendon Ayanbadejo. Kluwe intends to continue the activism that rankled some within the Vikings organization. He told Ayanbadejo he hopes to support the push to repeal Proposition 8, which was passed …

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OAKLAND: City Leaders To Discipline Cops For Abuses Of Occupy Protesters

Oakland’s city leaders have announced punishments for police that abused and violated the civil rights of Occupy Wall Street protesters last fall. Two police officers should be fired and another 42 officers disciplined or reprimanded for misconduct during the Occupy Oakland protests that turned violent late last year and in January, city leaders said Friday. The early findings come from …

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Trans Woman Murdered In Oakland

In what may have been a hate crime, a Bay Area transgender woman was shot to death in her car last weekend in Oakland. Brandy Martell, 37, had worked for a local transgender services organization. Another transgender woman and friend of Martell’s—who wants to keep her identity private—was in the back seat of the car. According to this witness, she, …

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OWS Disrupts Port Of Oakland

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Chaos At Occupy Oakland

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Tweet Of The Day

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Cops Vs OWS: Oakland & Portland

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