The Sausalito Presbyterian Church ordained it’s first openly gay and partnered pastor, Paul Mowery, on Sunday January 29th, 2012. For the Marin Independent Journal.
Occupy Oakland held a “Fuck the Police” march on Saturday Feb. 4th, 2012. Me and Michael Macor, Alex Washburn and Erik Verduzco were sent out to cover it for the San Francisco Chronicle after the previous weeks iteration of the same march turned a little violent and ended with police using “kettling” tactics to corral and arrest over 400 people. Occupy Oakland put out a press release prior to the march saying that it would be violent, targeting police and media equipment, and warning those that do not believe in those tactics to stay home. Being part of the “mainstream media” I was a bit apprehensive about covering this one but it ended up being just a peaceful march, closely shadowed by police vans and officers on foot, that meandering through West and North Oakland before returning downtown. No arrests, No harm, No foul.