Stories you shouldn’t miss:
1. Nearly half of all calls for police assistance in Oakland last year came from frequent callers at a relatively small number of addresses, the Chron$ reports. The flurry of calls from these locations overwhelmed OPD, and consumed a disproportionate amount of police time, diverting cops away from actual crime-fighting. OPD consultant Robert Wasserman, who has said that Oakland residents too often call 911 for non-emergencies, is studying the issue for the city and plans to devise a proposal to help solve the problem.
3. Striking musicians with the San Francisco Symphony reached a tentative deal with management yesterday that could end the two-plus-week walkout, the AP reports. The contract must still be approved by rank-and-file musicians and the symphony’s board of directors.
4. An Alameda County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot and killed a drug suspect in Oakland yesterday after the man allegedly refused to get out of his car and drove off, dragging the deputy with him, the Trib reports.
5. And the California teachers union has decided to back a bill that will streamline the process for firing teachers accused of serious misconduct, the AP reports. The union had opposed a similar measure last year.