Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tuesday Must Reads: Raiders Officially Seek Move to LA; State Lawmakers Propose $2 Billion Plan to House Homeless

By Robert Gammon
Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 9:18 AM

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

click to enlarge The Raiders officially submitted plan for a stadium in Carson.
  • The Raiders officially submitted plan for a stadium in Carson.
1. The Oakland Raiders officially submitted an application to move to Southern California and share a new stadium with the San Diego Chargers in the city of Carson, outside Los Angeles, the Bay Area News Group$ reports. NFL owners are expected to vote on the Raiders-Chargers proposal next week, along with one by the St. Louis Rams to build a new stadium in Inglewood, near LA. The NFL is expected to only approve one new stadium in the LA area. Any team that moves to Los Angeles is also expected to have to pay a $500 million relocation fee to the league.

2. State lawmakers have a proposed a $2 billion plan to build and rehabilitate housing in California for homeless people, the LA Times$ reports. Officials estimated that the bond funds, along with federal and local money, could create 10,000 to 14,000 units. It’s the most sweeping plan to house homeless residents in the state in a generation.


3. For the second month in a row, Californians failed to meet Governor Jerry Brown’s 25-percent water conservation mandate, the AP reports.

4. An El Niño-fueled storm dumped up to two inches of rain overnight on some sections of the Bay Area, the Chron reports. Oakland received about a three-quarters of an inch, while parts of Marin and Santa Clara got two inches. Another El Niño-charged storm is scheduled to hit the region tomorrow.

5. Hopes continue to dim for this year’s Dungeness crab season as crabs along the California Coast continue to test positive for domoic acid — a dangerous neurotoxin caused by a massive algae bloom in warm ocean waters last fall, the Chron$ reports.

6. And opponents of California’s new aid-in-dying law have conceded that they failed to gather enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot, the SacBee$ reports. The new law allows physicians in the state to prescribe end-of-life drugs for terminally ill patients. 

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