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Sheriff in Oakland Wants Surveillance Drone

Alameda County seeks it for rescues, SWAT operations, pot busts

(Newser) - It's beginning to look like surveillance drones are destined to become a routine part of police operations in the US. Alameda County—home to Oakland and Berkeley—is the latest to sign on, with Sheriff Greg Ahern planning to buy a small, unmanned drone to help with things like... More »

UC-Berkeley Can Chop Sitters' Trees: Judge

School within environmental, seismic rights in plan for sports facility; time yet for appeal

(Newser) - After a year and a half of wrangling, a California judge gave UC Berkeley the green light yesterday to cut down dozens of trees in order to build an athletic training center next to its football stadium. Three protesters are still living in one tree at the site and are... More »

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