Nik Wojcik

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04/19/2019
Bill to reform police use of force gains support in Oakland

California police kill more people than in any other state in the country, according to data compiled by the Mapping Police Violence project. Each of two bills, introduced within one day of each other, are making their way through the state legislature and address police use of force.

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Jonestown: Lest We Forget

A look at Jonestown and the risks of repeating history through the eyes of a survivor, teacher and reporter who live with memory today.

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With Beach Blanket Babylon Closing, What Becomes of its 100 Person Crew?

It is said that all good things must come to an end. With the announcement that Beach Blanket Babylon is closing in on the end of its amazing 45-year ride, three questions arise: Why kill off such a successful and beloved production? What becomes of the crew who so brilliantly

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The Jeff Adachi Memorial at City Hall was Incredibly Powerful

Jeff Adachi, the "superman" of public defense left this stage of life but the intensity with which he lived his 59 years, the passion he brought each and every day to his mission is what inspires those who now follow in his footsteps. It was a celebration of that legacy

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08/14/2018
Ghost Ship trial looms but justice may not be served

For families and friends of the 36 Ghost Ship Fire victims, the road to justice has been long and fraught with disappointment. A surprise ruling made Friday tipped the scale and offered those grieving a small sigh of relief, but that relief may be short-lived. Here, we dig into the

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Oakland Mayor's Race: The Evolution of Cat Brooks

Cat Brooks laughs a little when she says that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf once had her arrested. Now she wants her job. Cat Brooks knows the city of Oakland. She was on the front lines with Black Lives Matter. She marched relentlessly through the streets to protest police brutality as

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07/23/2018
Sisters attacked in Sunday double stabbing on BART: 18-year-old Nia Wilson killed

Two sisters were attacked on BART Sunday night near the MacArthur station in Oakland around 9:45 p.m., leaving one dead and one injured in a seemingly random double stabbing incident. The suspect is still at large. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, police are searching for a heavy-set white male in his 20s or 30s, approximately 5-foot-9 with spiky hair.

Diablo Gazette
07/05/2018
Five Days of Chaos, Concord Prevails for Now

By Nik Wojcik They say the city of Concord is "Where Families Come First". The U.S. Department of Navy put that commitment to the test. On June 22, Time published a story that rocked the city and surrounding Bay Area with news that the U.S.

Diablo Gazette
01/01/2018
Concord: The Next Frontier

By Nik Wojcik Concord, tucked away in the outskirts of the East Bay, close enough to urban centers to commute into work and far enough away to find some peace and quiet when needed - a place with a diverse community and emerging opportunities - a place drenched in history but on the cusp of innovation, and it's quickly shaping up to be the next frontier in the development of the Bay.

Goldengatexpress
04/29/2017
Peaceful Berkeley rally sparks conversation but offers no solution

Despite a handful of minor arrests and several enthusiastic debates, the "alt-right" rally in Berkeley on Thursday ended on a surprisingly peaceful note. In stark contrast to rallies and protests since February, conversations and handshakes transpired between opposing parties and there was no sign of the violence that plagued recent protests.

Golden Gate Xpress
09/08/2016
Young medical cannabis patients lose access

Connor Caporicci can't buy a lighter or pipe to smoke his medical-grade cannabis. Caporicci, a 19-year-old business management major, is a medical cannabis user with a legal prescription for the drug. This is the dilemma some 18 to 20-year-old legal card holders are facing now that California has begun enforcing its new Tobacco 21 Law.

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