Protests continued this week over the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers. Demonstrations swept through several Bay Area cities. Many were peaceful, but there were also incidents of vandalism. In Berkeley, Interstate 80 was shut down for an hour. On Wednesday, an incident involving an undercover police officer sparked additional controversy. What do protesters hope to accomplish?
• Zachary Murray, Black Brunch
• Yvette Felarca, By Any Means Necessary
• Vivian Ho, San Francisco Chronicle
The Bay Area is still recovering from Thursday's storm, which dumped from 2 to 6 inches of rainfall on the region. For many cities, it was the wettest day in almost 20 years. The severe weather flooded highways, streets and homes, and spurred several school districts to close. Do the heavy rains spell any relief for California's severe three-year drought?