David Inman walks into the Other Change of Hobbit, a science-fiction bookstore in Berkeley, with only a vague idea of what he’s looking for. “I think the cover was blue and it had a spaceship kind of flying off,” Inman tells the man behind the counter, who happens to be the store’s owner, David Nee.
The main culprit is overtime pay, and it adds up pretty quickly. Starting pay for an Oakland cop is $69,000, and it increases with experience. But with overtime pay and various shift differentials, officers often earn more than double their base salaries, according to the city’s salary records.
Kima was sitting in a jail cell in Sacramento on prostitution charges when she thought of a caseworker she had met once in Oakland. So she called the number on an old business card and hoped for the best.
“I didn’t know what to do, and she had seemed nice,” Kima says.
The City Hall chamber is mostly empty. As the Oakland City Council members work through agenda items, some sit attentively, others stare into space with glazed eyes. Are they dealing with the people’s business? Or should we just be grateful the committee didn’t cancel the meeting.
WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) — File-sharing services, such as music and video swap
Internet sites, should be liable for billions of dollars on copyright infringements, music
and film industry representatives told the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) — A federal government report on nitrate contamination of the nation’s ground-water supplies shows about 7 percent of U.S. wells contain potentially hazardous levels of the substance — although the data used to compile
the report are far from comprehensive.