Friday, October 4, 2019

Friday's Briefing: Bay Commission has plan to help stave off rising seas; Cal cheerleader files suit for untreated concussions

Berkeley advocate for poor and homeless dies

By Steven Tavares
Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 4:00 AM

click to enlarge The Bay Conservation and Development Commission made its decision this week to fill some shallow portions of the bay. - SAVE THE BAY
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  • The Bay Conservation and Development Commission made its decision this week to fill some shallow portions of the bay.


News you don’t want to miss for Oct. 4-6:

1. In order to create larger buffer zones for the San Francisco Bay to confront climate change, a plan was approved to fill-in some shallow portions of the bay in order to allow vegetation to take root, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. $$

2. A Cal student filed a lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court blaming U.C. Berkeley for forcing her to continue cheerleading despite suffering three concussions, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The student is now facing the possibility of brain damage from the untreated concussions. $$

3. Richmond’s Citizens Police Commission concluded that Officer Wallace Jensen mislead investigators after he fatally shot Richard Perez outside a liquor store in 2014, the East Bay Times reports. A report found Jensen “embellished” his story that Perez lunged towards him and attempted to take his weapon.

4. Warm weather will return this weekend along with low humidity, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. It’s a recipe for increased possibilities of wildfires. $$

5. Michael Diehl, the “mayor of Berkeley’s streets,” died this week after being struck by a car, Berkeleyside reports. He was 64. Diehl was a noted Berkeley advocate for the poor and homeless.

6. U.C. Berkeley is now a bee-friendly university, SFGate reports. Students made the declaration Thursday in order to bring attention to the plight of bees and their major role in our ecosystem.

7. San Lorenzo resident Isabella Albright died at 102-years-old last year. KGO-TV reports her family was surprised to have recently received an early termination bill from DirecTV for $160.

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