click to enlarge Oakland Police had a roller coaster-type Thursday.


Oakland Police had a roller coaster-type Thursday.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday's Briefing: Oakland Police mourn 10-year anniversary of fallen officers; Activists call for firing of Chief Anne Kirkpatrick

St. Mary's exits the Big Dance

By Steven Tavares
Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 6:00 AM

News you don't want to miss for Mar. 22-24:

1. Oakland Police and others Thursday observed the 10-year anniversary of one of the department's darkest days, the killing of four officers on 74th Avenue by a convicted felon suspected of violating parole, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. $$

2. Curious timing, but the Coalition for Police Accountability held a rally at Oakland City Hall Thursday to call for the firing of Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick for the department's handling of the police shooting of a homeless man last year, the Oakland Post reports.

3. Meanwhile, the Oakland Police Department's seemingly never-ending quest to get out of the grasp of 16 years of federal oversight took another turn for the worse, according to the court monitor's new report, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. $$

4. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and other big city mayors were in Sacramento Thursday urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to allocate additional money to combat homelessness, Capital Public Radio reports.

5. Newsom is proposing a $10 a month water tax to help low-income and rural areas suffering from contaminated water, the Associated Press reports. The plan is another in a long list of propose taxes coming from Sacramento this legislative year.

6. April rain brings May flowers is actually a harbinger of an uncomfortable allergy season this spring, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

7. Under the category of "At least he wasn't clipping his toenails": Video of a BART rider shaving his head on a train become a social media sensation, reports SFGate.

8. Following approval by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and the Coliseum Joint Powers Authority, the Oakland City Council gave the final imprimatur on a lease agreement with the Raiders to play the 2019 season in Oakland, SFGate reports. The deal is for $7.5 million for 2019 with a $10.5 million option for 2020.

9. "One Shining Moment," the traditional anthem played for winners of the NCAA Tournament will elude the St. Mary's Gaels this year. St. Mary's was defeated by defending champion Villanova, 61-57, during the first day of March Madness, SFGate reports.

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