Jon Kawamoto
Jon Kawamoto
Jon Kawamoto is a reporter covering the Lamorinda area, Danville and San Ramon. He was the Hills weeklies editor, in charge of the Alameda Journal, Berkeley Voice, El Cerrito Journal, The Montclarion and The Piedmonter. He previously worked as an editor with the Los Angeles Times, the Contra Costa Times and the Oakland Tribune. Kawamoto is a central California native and a graduate of Fresno State University.Source
Central California, United States
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Oakland mayor casts tie-breaking vote to reject deeper police cuts

Oakland mayor casts tie-breaking vote to reject deeper police cuts

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Bay Area News GroupOAKLAND — After concluding the police department’s budget took a deep enough cut last month, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf cast the tie-breaking vote late Tuesday to prevent it from being slashed further.“Oakland must create a new system of public safety and justice based on real numbers that do not mislead the public,” Schaaf said as she stepped in to reject a proposal by council members Dan Kalb and Sheng Thao to cut $2.75 million from the police budget.Kalb and Thao wanted that money to be...

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Racist video by East Bay students prompts calls for expulsion

Racist video by East Bay students prompts calls for expulsion

Some Moraga residents are calling for the expulsion of a few Campolindo High School students shown laughing while dropping the “n” word repeatedly in a video tweet. In a Tuesday statement to the Campolindo community, school Principal John Walker acknowledged the emails calling for punitive measures against the students — and mentioned that since Friday, additional videos have surfaced of different students using racial slurs. He said he is working with Acalanes Union High School District supervisors “to ensure that the students who engaged in racist behavior receive appropriate school...

June 10, 2020
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