Oakland Is In The News Again And, Again (and again and again), It’s Not Pretty

The FBI has opened an inquiry into circumstances surrounding a 2000 arrest in which Oakland police officers allegedly repeatedly kicked a suspect in custody, causing injuries that led to the man’s death. The commander who oversaw the April 2000 arrest and is said to have participated in the beating – Capt. Ed Poulson, the department’s … More Oakland Is In The News Again And, Again (and again and again), It’s Not Pretty

Oakland Is In The News Again And, Again (and again and again), It's Not Pretty

The FBI has opened an inquiry into circumstances surrounding a 2000 arrest in which Oakland police officers allegedly repeatedly kicked a suspect in custody, causing injuries that led to the man’s death. The commander who oversaw the April 2000 arrest and is said to have participated in the beating – Capt. Ed Poulson, the department’s … More Oakland Is In The News Again And, Again (and again and again), It's Not Pretty

When it comes to giving away money, Bill Somerville doesn’t mess around.

Quite possibly the Bay Area’s fastest philanthropist, Somerville gives away $5 million a year to fight poverty, granting each proposal he likes within 48 hours. He calls it “paperless giving,” and he’s made it the hallmark of his Philanthropic Ventures Foundation in Oakland, as well as his mantra for transforming the way money flows in … More When it comes to giving away money, Bill Somerville doesn’t mess around.

When it comes to giving away money, Bill Somerville doesn't mess around.

Quite possibly the Bay Area’s fastest philanthropist, Somerville gives away $5 million a year to fight poverty, granting each proposal he likes within 48 hours. He calls it “paperless giving,” and he’s made it the hallmark of his Philanthropic Ventures Foundation in Oakland, as well as his mantra for transforming the way money flows in … More When it comes to giving away money, Bill Somerville doesn't mess around.