Today was a fascinating day but, as a result, the writing was slow. And hence this late report.
We began our week at the Juvenile Justice Center checking in on a new (old) case we plan to follow. Stay tuned.
Then we met with a community member who took neighborhood beautification efforts into her own hands when she couldn't get help from the city or university. That story is in the works.
In the midst of all that, we finished writing up our story from the weekend.
That's when hundreds of Oakland residents came out in force to express concern about rising crime and hear how officials aim to tackle the problem.
If you live in Oakland, find out how you can make your voice heard going forward.
And, if you're interested in DA Pamela Price, you'll have another chance this week to hear from her. Details in the story below.
In other news: The Berkeley City Council gets back from summer recess Tuesday night with its first regular meeting since July. See what's on the agenda.
And the Police Accountability Board has a special meeting Thursday (its regular meeting Wednesday has been canceled).
As usual, keep an eye out for our live tweets for meeting updates.
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