Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 9:14 AM
Stories you shouldn’t miss:
1. Drunken San Francisco Giants fans rioted last night
following the team’s World Series victory over the Kansas City Royals, with two people getting shot in the melee and another person being stabbed, the Chron
reports. Rowdy fans set fires, tossed powerful fireworks into crowds of people, and threw bottles at police officers, injuring several of them, and sending one cop to the hospital. Fans rioted the same way after the Giants’ 2010 and 2012 World Series victories.
2. A state appellate court upheld a $1 million judgment against an influential Oakland trucking contractor
, ruling that AB Trucking illegally withheld meal and bathroom breaks from employees, the Chron
reports. AB Trucking’s owner, Bill Aboudi, holds a lucrative parking contract with the City of Oakland and has won numerous political favors from the city council
. The appellate court upheld a lower court judge’s decision, which noted that AB Trucking had routinely encouraged drivers “to relieve themselves in a bottle, via a funnel in the case of one female drive … or a bucket, in the case of another female driver, rather than take the time to stop to use the bathroom."