Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Town Strikes Back

Oakland filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL, the Raiders, and the league’s other owners, seeking to recover damages resulting from what the city calls “the Raiders’ illegal move” to Las Vegas.

by Chris De Benedetti
Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 2:54 PM


Give it a movie title: The Town Strikes Back.

And not a moment too soon.

After years of mistreatment from pro football owners, the city of Oakland on Tuesday filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NFL, Mark Davis’ Raiders, and the league’s other 31 owners. The suit seeks “to recover damages resulting from the Raiders’ illegal move to Las Vegas, including lost revenue, money that Oakland taxpayers invested in the Raiders and other costs,” said City Attorney Barbara Parker in a press release.

“The defendants brazenly violated federal antitrust law and the league’s own policies when they boycotted Oakland as a host city,” Parker added. “The Raiders’ illegal move lines the pockets of NFL owners and sticks Oakland, its residents, taxpayers and dedicated fans with the bill. The purpose of this lawsuit is to hold the defendants accountable and help to compensate Oakland for the damages the defendants’ unlawful actions have caused and will cause to the people of Oakland.”

A Raiders spokesman could not be immediately reached to comment for this report.

The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, in partnership with the law firms of Berg & Androphy and Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP. The firms are working on a contingency basis, so their fees and costs will be paid only from any recovery, according to the city.

“The NFL has a long history of misusing its tremendous market power in violation of antitrust laws,” said Jim Quinn, the lead attorney from Berg & Androphy. “This time, the NFL defendants violated their own bylaws in their effort to cash in on the Raiders’ move. Oakland is standing up to this unlawful and disloyal treatment by the league owners.”

Davis aims to move the Raiders into a new Sin City stadium by the fall of 2020. The leaders of two East Bay community groups — Griz Jones of Forever Oakland and Ray Bobbitt of the Oakland Coliseum Economic Impact and Legal Action Committee — hope the lawsuit stymies Davis’ plans.

Ever since the NFL owners approved the Vegas relocation in late March 2017, Jones and Bobbitt have worked on making this lawsuit a reality. First, they hired Quinn, who has defeated the NFL multiple times in court. Then they patiently — and successfully — lobbied Oakland City Council members and Mayor Libby Schaaf for more than a year.

“This suit is on behalf of all the people who are part of this great fan base in Oakland and the East Bay,” Bobbitt said. “As well as those in our community who depend on pro sports for their income, all the people who represent one of the nation’s best fan bases, and for the opportunity for the community to get to the table to decide the fate of the name, culture, and future of pro football in Oakland.”

The Oakland City Council authorized the lawsuit in July, with a motion that passed by a 7-0-1 margin. The vote’s one abstention came from Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney.

Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan was an early supporter of the legal action because she believes the NFL’s system for relocating — which has recently allowed the Rams and Chargers to also leave their home cities — is “wrongful and improper.”

“I’m thrilled we are taking action to help protect our taxpayers,” Kaplan said in an email.

When rumors of the lawsuit swirled earlier this year, some suggested the Raiders would refuse to play in Oakland for the 2019 season. In such a case, Raiders have not yet indicated where the team would play. Rumored options include San Diego, Las Vegas, San Antonio, and Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

Meanwhile, the lawsuit will not ask the court to prevent the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas or keep the team in Oakland. However, federal antitrust laws provide treble damages plus attorneys’ fees, so Oakland’s suit against the NFL and the Raiders “will seek a resolution for the maximum amount of damages available,” according to the city.

Those financial damages might produce enough leverage to allow Quinn and his team of attorneys to convince the NFL to leave the Raiders’ name, colors, and logo in their birthplace: Oakland.
All along, that’s been one of the main goals of grassroots leaders like Griz Jones.

“We’ve never stopped fighting for Oakland,” Jones said after the lawsuit announcement. “Quitting has never been an option.”

Chris De Benedetti writes a regular sports column for the Express.

Tuesday’s Briefing: Oakland May OK Soft-Story Fix; Bay Area Has 26K Homeless People

by Robert Gammon
Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 10:10 AM

A soft-story building. - FILE PHOTO BY HENRY NORR
  • File photo by Henry Norr
  • A soft-story building.

Stories you shouldn’t miss for Dec. 11, 2018:

1. The Oakland City Council is poised to adopt a proposal tonight to finally require owners of seismically unsafe apartment buildings, also known soft-story structures, to make them earthquake safe, reports Kimberly Veklerov of the San Francisco Chronicle$. The city has an estimate 24,000 housing units in soft-story buildings — dangerous older apartment structures that are two- to seven-stories tall built over garages. Both Berkeley and San Francisco already have programs in place to retrofit soft-story buildings.

2. There are an estimated 25,591 homeless people in the Bay Area — about 6,000 more than previously thought, reports Marisa Kendall of the Bay Area News Group$, citing a new analysis by the real estate website Zillow. In Alameda County, Zillow estimated there are 6,975 homeless people — about 1,300 more than previously estimated.

3. The Berkeley City Council finally greenlighted e-scooters, allowing up to 1,200 of them to operate in the city during a 12-month pilot period, reports Emilie Raguso of Berkeleyside. Electric scooters have proven to be a very popular, environmentally friendly mode of transportation in Oakland, San Francisco, and numerous other cities.

4. About 100 Oakland teachers walked off the job yesterday to demand higher wages and smaller classrooms, reports Jill Tucker of the San Francisco Chronicle$. The walkout was considered a wildcat strike because it was not authorized by the Oakland teacher’s union. The school district, which is facing a $30 million budget deficit, says it can’t afford teachers’ demands for a 12-percent raise over three years.

5. BART has been fined $7,500 by the California Fair Political Practices Commission for committing campaign finance violations in support of the 2016 Measure RR campaign, reports Rachel Swan of the San Francisco Chronicle$.

6. And in another disturbing climate change report, federal scientists say that during the past three decades, “the oldest and thickest ice in the Arctic has declined by a stunning 95 percent,” reports Chris Mooney of the Washington Post$. “The finding suggests that the sea at the top of the world has already morphed into a new and very different state, with major implications not only for creatures such as walruses and polar bears but, in the long term, perhaps for the pace of global warming itself.”

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Opinion: Oakland’s Lame-Duck Council Should Hold Off on New Police Contract

And it should wait to allow newly elected councilmembers to address alarming racial disparities in police stops.

by Anne Janks
Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 3:11 PM

Across the United States, lame-duck politicians are trying to use their waning power to hobble newly elected officials. It’s happening not just in states like Wisconsin and Michigan.

The city of Oakland’s administration rushed secretive negotiations of a new police union contract despite the fact that the existing one does not expire for seven months, rejecting the Oakland Police Commission’s request for input on police accountability issues. Lame-duck councilmembers Annie Campbell-Washington and Abel Guillen joined with Lynette McElhaney, Dan Kalb, Noel Gallo, and Larry Reid in voting to hamstring incoming council members with a premature 5-year contract that will outlast their entire terms, refusing to give one vote to Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan’s request that a full staff report be heard followed by public comment. The second vote is scheduled for Dec. 11.

Fifteen years of federal oversight of the Oakland Police Department, which has cost the city many millions of dollars, will not end without meaningful reform. Only last week, a federal judge found that OPD was backsliding on three areas that the department had said were completed. Every time the city administration undermines efforts at police accountability, the end of federal oversight of OPD slips further away.

In order to address alarming racial disparities and improve policing outcomes, the Oakland Police Commission recently recommended that OPD discontinue arbitrarily stopping drivers who are on parole or probation and instead make stops for actual driving infractions or suspicious behavior.

Yet at the latest city council’s Public Safety Committee meeting, Councilmembers Reid, Gallo, and Guillen heard only from OPD, refusing a similar report from the Police Commission chair, before unanimously passing OPD’s status-quo proposal.

There is almost nothing that 83 percent of Oakland voters can agree on. But that’s how desperate for police reform Oakland was when voting for an independent Police Commission in 2016. Yet for the year of the commission’s existence, the city administration has repeatedly sought to deny resources and undermine the independence of the commission. Last month, voters again showed their support by electing city council candidates who committed to support the commission and police accountability.

On Dec. 11, the lame-duck city council has an opportunity to respect the will of Oakland voters and postpone both votes to enable the new council to fulfill the voters’ mandates. Let’s hope they do that.

Anne Janks is a member of the Coalition for Police Accountability.

Monday’s ‘s Briefing: State May OK Weed Delivery in Cities That Ban Pot; 700-Foot Housing Tower Proposed for Emeryville

by Robert Gammon
Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 10:18 AM

Stories you shouldn’t miss for Dec. 10, 2018:

1. State cannabis regulators are poised to approve weed delivery services in cities and communities that have banned marijuana sales, reports Patrick McGreevy of the LA Times$. Cities that have banned the sale of cannabis for adult use oppose the new rules, which are scheduled to go into effect in January. Under the new regulations, residents of cities that have banned the sale of cannabis would still be able to have weed delivered to their homes.

2. A Vancouver developer is proposing to build a 683-foot-tall housing tower in Emeryville, the E’ville Eye reports. The planned 54-story, high-rise, which is proposed for land on Christie Avenue, would feature 638 units of housing and would be the tallest building in the East Bay and the 14th tallest in California.

3. After several recent storms, the Sierra snowpack is now above normal — and double last year’s totals, reports Michael McGough of the Sacramento Bee$. The snowpack is currently 106 percent of normal — last year, it was only about 50 percent of average.

4. Thousands of Kaiser mental health workers throughout the Bay Area and Northern California launched a five-day strike this morning, demanding increased staffing, KTVU reports. “The California Nurses Association is allowing its members to strike in sympathy.”

5. The fate of Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build two giant water tunnels under the fragile Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta will be in the hands of new governor, Gavin Newsom, who has taken a lukewarm approach to the project, the Sacramento Bee$ reports. Brown’s administration will not be able to complete the approval process for the tunnels before he leaves office, and Newsom has suggested that it should be scaled back.

6. New U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts, both conservatives, have sided with the court’s four liberal justices in a case in favor of Planned Parenthood, CNN reports. Kavanaugh and Roberts agreed to refuse to hear a case that barred states from blocking federal funds to clinics that perform abortions.

7. And President Trump claimed today that the $130,000 in hush money that he paid porn star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign was not a campaign expenditure even though the payoff was designed to keep Daniels from telling the story of their affair, the Washington Post$ reports. Trump’s private attorney Michael Cohen has already pleaded guilty to felony criminal campaign violations for arranging the illegal payoff.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Julia Vinograd, Also Known as The Bubble Lady, Passes

by Bruce Isaacson
Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 11:19 AM

Julia Vinograd, the popular Berkeley street poet known as The Bubble Lady of Telegraph Avenue, died on Thursday. She was 74.

Ms. Vinograd earned an undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and an MFA from the famed Iowa Writers’ Workshop at University of Iowa. She was raised in Pasadena and Berkeley, where her mother was a poet and English professor. Her father was announced to win the Nobel Prize in Biochemistry, but passed away before receiving the award.

Julia Vinograd began writing the life of the streets of Berkeley during the 1960s, then lived and wrote in that community for 50 years. She published 68 books of poetry during her life, and won numerous awards, including the American Book Award of the Before Columbus Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, and the city of Berkeley’s “Lifetime Achievement Award as Berkeley’s unofficial Poet Laureate.”

She was famed as The Bubble Lady because she loved to blow soap bubbles for children on Telegraph Avenue. She was a fixture at many of the Bay Area’s classic poetry readings, including Berkeley’s La Salamandre, SF’s the Spaghetti Factory, Cafe Babar, Above Paradise, and others. Her work is regarded as accessible, charming, and deeply human. Julia mentored many poets and lovers of poetry.

She is survived by her sister, Deborah Vinograd, a painter, also of Berkeley.

Friday’s Briefing: State May Require PG&E to Cut Power in Windstorms; Berkeley Failed to Pave Any Streets in 2018

by Robert Gammon
Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Stories you shouldn’t miss for Dec. 7, 2018:

1. State regulators are examining whether to require PG&E and other state utilities to shut off power during windy, dry conditions in order to limit the chance of wildfires sparked by downed electrical lines, reports J.D. Morris of the San Francisco Chronicle$. Currently, PG&E has its own criteria for when it shuts off power, but the utility has been strongly criticized for not cutting power fast enough — or doing it too quickly.

2. Despite the fact that Berkeley has numerous badly maintained streets, the city failed to pave any streets in 2018 even though the city set aside $8.6 million for repairs this year, reports Frances Dinkelspiel of Berkeleyside. The lapse was due to several factors, including “high turnover of staff in the public works department, which meant Berkeley didn’t send out paving bids” until after paving companies were committed to doing jobs in other cities.

3. Oakland public works crews cleared out the Housing and Dignity Village homeless encampment on Thursday from city property, one day after the city decided not to do it because a crowd of protesters had showed up, reports Kimberly Veklerov of the San Francisco Chronicle$. Leaders of the encampment expressed frustration and anger at the city’s move, but Oakland officials say they have offered camp inhabitants temporary shelter and that the village was a hazard.

4. U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said she was unaware that one of her longtime staffers had been accused of gender harassment and that the state of California had agreed to pay $400,000 to settle a lawsuit filed against him, the Sacramento Bee$ reports. Larry Wallace resigned on Wednesday after the Bee made inquiries into the harassment case.

5. Wanda Johnson, the mother of Oscar Grant, who was killed in 2009 by BART police, is calling for the resignation of BART board member Debora Allen after Allen questioned in a Facebook post whether the Fruitvale BART station should be renamed in Grant’s honor, reports Rachel Swan of the San Francisco Chronicle$. Allen’s post drew racist responses before she deleted it.

6. Alameda students, families, and staff picked “Love” as their No. 1 choice to rename Haight Elementary School, reports Lauren Do of Blogging Bayport. The school is to be renamed because of its namesake’s racist past. After Love, the other leading vote-getters were Don Grant, Niel Tam, and Ohlone. The Alameda school board will make the final choice.

7. And Julia Winograd, a longtime Berkeley street poet better known as The Bubble Lady of Telegraph Avenue, died on Wednesday at the age of 68.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday’s Briefing: Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Soar; California Becomes First State to Mandate Solar on New Homes

by Robert Gammon
Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 10:26 AM

Stories you shouldn’t miss for Dec. 6, 2018:

1. Global greenhouse gas emissions are soaring this year, putting the planet on course to experience dire conditions from climate change much faster than hoped, The New York Times$ reports, citing two new studies. “Scientists described the quickening rate of carbon dioxide emissions in stark terms, comparing it to a ‘speeding freight train’ and laying part of the blame on an unexpected surge in the appetite for oil as people around the world not only buy more cars but also drive them farther than in the past.” Overall, carbon emissions are expected to rise by 2.7 percent this year — 2.5 percent in the United States.

2. California has become the first state in the nation to mandate that new homes be outfitted with solar-rooftop panels, reports the Orange County Register (h/t Rough & Tumble). The new groundbreaking rules, which were quietly adopted Wednesday by the California Building Standards Commission, are scheduled to take effect in 2020. “The rules also allow for offsite solar production, so [housing] developments can build solar arrays feeding multiple homes or contract with utility-owned solar farms.”

3. The BART board of directors voted to award a 16-percent raise over four years to the agency’s police officers, reports Erin Baldassari of the East Bay Times$. BART hopes the pay raise will help the agency recruit and hire more police. Oakland police recently received a 12.5 percent pay bump over five years.

4. A 40-year-old man is in critical condition after being Tased by Alameda police when police said he attempted to grab a rifle from their patrol car, reports Peter Hegarty of the East Bay Times$. The man, who lives in San Jose and was believed to be visiting people in Alameda, went into cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital.

5. Bay Area transportation officials may ask the state to allow buses and carpools to drive on freeway shoulders during heavy commute hours in an effort to reduce the region’s nightmarish traffic conditions, reports Gary Richards of the Mercury News$.

6. And Oakland city officials backed off their plans to evict a female-run homeless encampment, known as Housing and Dignity Village, from public property after the village’s occupants refused to leave unless the city provides adequate shelter, reports Kimberly Veklerov of the San Francisco Chronicle. City officials and village leaders are expected to negotiate a solution in the coming days.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday’s Briefing: Alameda Greenlights New Weed Dispensary; Berkeley OKs Student Co-Housing Project

by Robert Gammon
Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 10:44 AM

Stories you shouldn’t miss for Dec. 5, 2018:

1. The Alameda City Council greenlighted a permit for a new cannabis dispensary on Webster Street, despite objections from opponents who were upset that the weed business will be next to a Kung Fu Studio that mostly serves youth, reports Peter Hegarty of the East Bay Times$. In order to approve the new pot store, the council had to revise a previous city law that barred weed businesses from being close youth facilities.

2. The Berkeley City Council overruled the city’s zoning board and approved a five-story co-housing project on property at the corner of Ashby and Shattuck Avenues that is currently being used by a gas station, reports Emilie Raguso of Berkeleyside. The project will feature 80 bedrooms in 23 units and is designed for student housing. Councilmembers Kate Harrison and Cheryl Davila voted against the housing.

3. The Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee voted to move forward with a plan to place limits on police power to search people on probation and parole for a nonviolent offense — although the proposal is weaker than the plan approved by the city’s police commission, reports Megan Cassidy of the San Francisco Chronicle$. The police commission had adopted a plan to require police to have “reasonable suspicion” that a crime occurred before conducting searches of people on probation or parole, but the council instead said police should refrain from asking people if they’re on probation or parole — and then “document, in writing, why they believed a person was involved in a crime when they search people on probation or parole for a non-violent offense.”

4. Oakland developer Phil Tagami, who wants to build a coal terminal at the former army base, sued the city again, alleging that “local officials are trying to thwart the project and failed to keep their side of the bargain,” reports Kimberly Veklerov of the San Francisco Chronicle$. “In May, a federal judge ruled that the city could not ban the storage and handling of coal and then retroactively apply the prohibition to Tagami’s project. The city is appealing the decision.”

5. The city of Alameda plans to embark on a pilot project to allow electric scooters to operate on the Island, reports Peter Hegarty of the East Bay Times$. Alameda currently bans scooters, unlike Oakland, where they have become very popular. The city council told staffers to begin working over the next six months on a pilot program for electric scooters.

6, California fisherman have sued big oil companies, arguing that they have willingly caused climate change, which has seriously impacted their livelihoods, reports Sammy Roth of the LA Times$. Fishermen are pointing to yet another delayed commercial crab season due to an outbreak of domoic acid, a toxin created by algae that thrives in warming waters.

7. And the new $2.2 billion Transbay Center in San Francisco will remain closed indefinitely as officials continue to try to figure out how to fix cracked steel beams in the structure, the San Francisco Chronicle$ reports.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Oakland to Pay $60,000 After Police Officer Slapped 14-Year-Old Girl

Officer Anthony Martinelli hit the girl after she disobeyed his order to get out of a car.

by Darwin BondGraham
Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 10:49 AM

The city of Oakland is expected to settle a police brutality lawsuit next week brought by a 14-year-old girl and her family for $60,000.

In November 2016, Oakland police were investigating a shooting at a home in East Oakland. A suspect, Shaun Williams, Sr. was reportedly inside the house. However, before officers could enter and arrest Williams, his wife, Miesha Singleton, pulled up in a car and proceeded to go into the house.

According to court records, Singleton told officers at the scene that she was married to Shaun Williams, Sr. Shortly after, the police arrested Williams.

But Singleton's 14-year-old daughter was still inside the car looking after her infant brother.

According to attorneys for the girl's family, a female police officer had told the girl she could remain in the car with her little brother while police arrested Williams and secured the area.

But then officer Anthony Martinelli approached the car and ordered the girl to get out. The girl refused the order. In response, Martinelli grabbed her and pulled her out of the vehicle. Then, according to the girl's attorneys, "while an unidentified officer handcuffed [p]laintiff, [the girl] questioned [Martinelli's] actions. Due to [p]laintiff’s questions and in violation of the First Amendment, [d]efendant Martinelli brutally punched [p]laintiff in the face."

The City of Oakland doesn't dispute that Martinelli pulled the girl out of the vehicle and struck her, but the city's version of events differs in that Martinelli allegedly hit her with an open hand only to grab her attention, not to injure her.

"[The girl] refused to comply with orders to exit the car and leave the area," Oakland's city attorney wrote in a court brief. "Officer Martinelli attempted to pull [her] out of the car but [the girl] physically resisted. Officer Martinelli struck [the girl] with an open hand to distract and detain [her]."

Williams was tried for attempted murder, but in October, a jury found him completely innocent, according to court records.

The Oakland City Council is expected to pay a $60,000 settlement to Williams and Singleton's family in order to "avoid the risk of an adverse jury verdict," according to a resolution that will be voted on by the council at a meeting on Dec. 11.

Martinelli, who graduated from the police academy in 2013, was involved in another controversial incident in 2014 when he detained an off-duty firefighter at a fire station that had been accidentally left unlocked.

Martinelli was honored as Rookie of the Year by OPD in 2015. He was also awarded the department's Top Gun honor for the highest score on firearms tests during the 166th Academy.

The latest lawsuit settlement will be the fifth payout for Oakland this year related to allegations of police misconduct and vehicle accidents.

In July, Oakland settled a case for $50,000 alleging that several police officers wrongfully accused a man of drug dealing and arrested him. In June, Oakland paid $12 million as the result of an officer who ran a red light in his SUV and struck a motorcyclist and then lied about the crash. In March, the city paid $35,000 to a woman who was attacked by an drunk, off-duty officer who tried to enter her Oakland hills home. And also in March, the city paid $92,230 to settle a lawsuit over another vehicle collision involving an officer.

Correction: the original version of this story stated that Miesha Singleton was arrested by the police. She was not arrested. This story has also been updated to note that Williams was found innocent of the charges OPD arrested him for.

Tuesday’s Briefing: Lawmaker Pushes New Transit-Housing Bill; Sacramento May OK Free Preschool for Low-Income Kids

by Robert Gammon
Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 10:16 AM

Stories you shouldn’t miss for Dec. 4, 2018:

1. State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, has introduced a new version of a transit-housing bill that would allow taller and denser housing near mass transit hubs in an effort to ease the state’s housing shortage and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reports Liam Dillon of the LA Times$. The new legislation, SB 50, would allow buildings of up to four to five stories tall near BART stations and other rail hubs in the state and would loosen local restrictions on housing near bus routes. A similar bill, SB 827, by Wiener that would have allowed buildings of up to eight stories in height failed to get out of committee earlier this year.

2. Sacramento lawmakers are poised in the coming year to expand free preschool for children from low-income families, reports Melody Gutierrez of the San Francisco Chronicle$. Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom supports such a plan and Democrats now dominate both houses of the legislature. The program, which could help an additional 100,000 children, ages 3 and 4, is estimated to cost $1.3 billion over three years.

3. State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, has proposed legislation that would bar jails from releasing inmates in the middle of the night, in response to the death of a woman last July after she was released from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin at 1:25 a.m. when BART was no longer running, reports Peter Fimrite of the San Francisco Chronicle$. Under Skinner’s bill, jails would have to give inmates the choice of being released during the day.

4. State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, plans to propose a ballot measure that would “require children who receive the state’s property inheritance tax break to live in their parents’ homes,” reports Liam Dillon of the LA Times$. Existing law “has allowed celebrities, out-of-state professionals, and other wealthy heirs to collect large sums in rental income from their parents’ homes while paying small property tax bills.”

5. And UC Berkeley reached a settlement agreement with conservative student groups who sued the campus, alleging discrimination, reports Sophia Brown-Heidenreich of the Daily Cal. Under the agreement, Cal will pay the groups $70,000 to cover their legal costs and has promised to revise its campus event permit provisions.

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