Daily news roundup for Monday, June 20, 2016

Jun 20, 2016
Steve Rhodes

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:


Oakland Mayor: Police Culture is 'Toxic,' 'Macho,' and 'Disgusting' // East Bay Express


“’We are hell bent on rooting out this disgusting culture,’ said a visibly angry Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf at a Friday evening press conference.



Street protests and town hall meetings swiftly followed the shooting death  by police last week of 26-year-old Mario Woods in San Francisco’s Bayview district.

Silicon Beat

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San Francisco Firefighters Become Unintended Safety Net for the Homeless // New York Times


"When the emergency bell sounds at Fire Station 1 here, firefighters pull on boots and backpacks, swing into Engine 1 and hurtle out the door in almost a single motion, a blast of red lights and caterwauling sirens. More often than not, there is no fire.


San Francsico Chronicle

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Librarians furious as Berkeley tosses thousands of books // SF Gate

“Librarians, normally a sedate bunch, were more steamed than a romance novel in Berkeley on Wednesday over efforts to cull the city collection without consulting them first.

Youth Radio explores how a shooting at First Fridays, Oakland's popular monthly street party puts its future in limbo.

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For all everyone's been talking about the tragic shooting at First Friday, it's worth noting that there's still a lot we don't know. We can't yet tell the extent to which this was related to First Friday itself — that is, we don't, and may never, know whether something about the event's general melee facilitated this, or whether the suspect would have killed Campbell anywhere, and that intersection and that moment just happened to be the time and place.