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  1. San Quentin death row inmate dies at prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 1 | The Campbell Reporter

    A death row inmate at San Quentin State Prison was pronounced dead Wednesday after he collapsed in the recreation yard, the California Department of Corrections reported. Christopher Adam Geier, 49, was sentenced to death by a San Bernardino County jury on July 21, 1995, for two counts of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder.

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  2. Bitten by the bug, renowned termite killer, researcher retires from University of CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | Pacifica Tribune

    Vernard Lewis, a recently retired UC Berkeley entomologist, displays a walking stick insect from Papua New Guinea inside the "Villa Termiti," at the Berkeley Global Campus in Richmond, Calif., on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Lewis, UC Berkeley's first African-American entomologist, created the structure for pest research in 1993, and was inducted into the Pest Management Professionals's Hall of Fame last year.

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  3. Breaking the cycle: Artist helps change inmatesa post-prison livesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | Saratoga News

    Photograph by George Sakkestad Resident artist at the Montalvo Arts Center, Gregory Sale is doing work within the prison system to help prisoners reimagine themselves upon their release. Gregory Sale, a professor at Arizona State University, is in his final weeks of a retreat in Saratoga.

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  4. Unlikely friends: Convicted murderers, one an ex-Oakland cop, team up to mentor inmatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2017 | Pacifica Tribune

    Douglas Butler, 70, of Berkeley, and Glenn Bailey, 76, of Oakland, from left, pose for a photograph in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Butler and Bailey both served time in San Quentin for murder but now work together in a re-entry program for formerly incarcerated people leaving the prison.

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  5. Drunk driver arrested with loaded firearm outside San Quentin prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | Pacifica Tribune

    A 32-year-old man believed to be intoxicated was arrested early Monday after he was found asleep in his vehicle with a loaded firearm just outside San Quentin State Prison, authorities said. A loaded handgun was found in the car of a suspected drunken driver pulled over in a "no-stopping" zone in front of San Quentin State Prison.

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  6. Thomas Henry McMonigle was put to death in the San Quentin gas chamber on Feb. 20, 1948.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2017 | The Campbell Reporter

    Photograph courtesy of the Campbell Historical MuseumLoss of LifeOn Friday, Nov. 2, 1945, 14 year old Thora Chamberlain disappeared from Campbell High School. She was last seen talking to a man by a car on Campbell Avenue in front of the high school.

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  7. Opinion: Allow parole for lifers - reformed violent criminals - under Proposition 57Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    In November, 64 percent of California voters passed a proposition to allow early parole for qualifying non-violent offenders. But Proposition 57 also permits accelerating parole for prisoners who committed violent crimes by giving more good-time credits for exceptionally good behavior.

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  8. California regains control of San Quentin inmate health careRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    California is regaining responsibility for providing medical care at San Quentin State Prison from federal officials because of improving conditions there. The federal court-appointed receiver, J. Clark Kelso, announced Wednesday that he has returned operations at the state's oldest prison to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

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  9. California Supreme Court halts death penalty measureRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    A ballot initiative approved by voters to speed up death penalty appeals was put on hold Tuesday by the California Supreme Court to consider a lawsuit challenging the measure. The court issued a one-page decision staying the "implementation of all provisions of Proposition 66" and set a timeline for filing briefs that the court will consider before deciding to hold a hearing.

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  10. Prison podcast: Inmates getting out a the wordRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | The Campbell Reporter

    At San Quentin State Prison, inmates Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams - both serving long sentences for robbery-related crimes - produce a podcast called "Ear Hustle." It's part of the San Quentin Prison Report, a video and radio-production program.

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  11. Robert Redford says hea s done with actingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2016 | San Jose Mercury News

    According to ThePlaylist.net , the 80-year-old was interviewed by his grandson for the Walker Art Center. He said that now that he's done with "Our Souls at Night," with his "Barefoot in the Park" co-star Jane Fonda, and once he finishes "The Old Man and the Gun," with Casey Affleck, he's done with that side of the camera.

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