9 arrested in Zimmerman protests in Oakland

LOS ANGELES — At least one person was injured and police made nine arrests when a protest over George Zimmerman’s Florida acquittal turned violent in Oakland.

Newspapers report that a waiter guarding windows at a restaurant was hit in the face with a hammer late Monday night, and protesters threw fireworks at police in riot gear. Police deployed flash-bang grenades.

Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson says the arrests were for crimes including assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism.

The Oakland Tribune reports that the waiter’s co-workers were helping him ice his head as they waited for an ambulance.

Witnesses told the newspaper that a protester was also injured when he was struck by a police projectile. Police did not immediately respond to a request to confirm or deny that report.

More in Local News

District takes steps to secure school campuses

Safety measures have been enhanced at Hawthorne and Silver Firs elementary schools in Everett.

Hard work is paying off for Mariner High senior

Mey Ly has excelled in school since moving here from Cambodia; she also serves as an intrepreter.

County under flood watch; back-to-back storms promise heavy rain

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch Monday for… Continue reading

1 arrested after SWAT team moves in on Marysville house

The incident was connected to an earlier robbery.

Yes to turn signal — eventually

Adding a right-turn signal at 112th St. and 7th Ave. is turning out to be a bit more complicated.

No easy exit from Smokey Point shopping complex

There’s just no easy exit on this one. A reader called in… Continue reading

Is the state Transportation Commission irrelevant?

A report says the citizen panel often is ignored, and its duties overlap with the Transportation Department.

Front Porch

EVENTS Free Thanksgiving feast in Edmonds Annie’s Community Kitchen serves a free… Continue reading

Most Read