California Man Dies After Officers Pin Him to Ground for 5 Minutes

The death of Mario Arenales Gonzalez came one day before a former Minneapolis officer was convicted of murdering George Floyd. Body camera footage was released on Tuesday.

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Master Tenant Pleads Guilty in Ghost Ship Fire That Killed 36

Some relatives of those killed in the Oakland warehouse fire in 2016 said they were outraged that prosecutors had a deal with the defendant that they said would allow him to avoid additional time behind bars.

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No Charges for Second Officer Involved in Shooting of Oscar Grant, D.A. Says

Months after the Bay Area authorities reopened an investigation into the 2009 shooting, the Alameda County district attorney said a former transit officer, Anthony Pirone, would not face charges.

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Charges Filed in Michaela Garecht Kidnapping Case After 32 Years

Witnesses saw Michaela Garecht kidnapped in Northern California in 1988. This week the authorities charged an incarcerated man with murder during a kidnapping.

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Oscar Grant’s Killing Will Be Investigated Again, D.A. Says

In 2009, a transit officer fatally shot Oscar Grant III in the back in Oakland, setting off protests over the police treatment of Black people. A district attorney said she would reopen the investigation.

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Oakland Will Pay $32.7 Million to Settle Ghost Ship Fire Lawsuits

The 2016 fire, which consumed a converted warehouse that had housed an artist colony, killed 36 people. It was the nation’s deadliest structure fire in more than a decade.

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‘Just Let Those Kids Dance’: Finding a Way for the Show to Go On

For dance students, the annual recital is the biggest event of the year. Whether in parks or in parking lots, some studios are determined to make it happen in a pandemic year.

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Elon Musk’s Latest Gambit

The Tesla chief executive is putting the safety of employees on the line.

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How Elon Musk Won the Fight to Reopen His Tesla Factory

The entrepreneur wants his businesses up and running now. Good luck trying to stop him.

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Coronavirus Wrecked Tesla’s Momentum and Elon Musk Is Furious

Mr. Musk opened his California factory this week in defiance of local orders. He has also criticized the response to the pandemic as “dumb” and “fascist.”

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A Flower Shop Reinvented to Reopen

How a small florist in Oakland, Calif., navigated a minefield of rules to sell on the make-or-break Mother’s Day weekend.

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Elon Musk Lashes Out at Officials Keeping Tesla Plant Closed Over Virus

He says he’ll move the headquarters of his electric car company out of California to Texas or Nevada.

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