Stories you shouldn’t miss:
1. Frustrated about the lack of progress on a new union contract, teachers at fifteen Oakland schools are refusing to stay extra hours on campus to work with students
, the Chron
reports. The work slow-downs — known as work-to-rule — means that teachers at the fifteen schools will only work what’s mandated in the current contract: 6.75 hours a day for elementary and middle schools, and seven hours for high schools. The school district is offering a 10 percent raise over the three years; while the union is asking for a 14 to 17 percent raise. Oakland teachers are the lowest paid in Alameda County.
2. In the latest in a series of snafus on the new Bay Bridge, a $4 million elevator on the span doesn’t work
, the Chron
$ reports. The elevator is designed to take maintenance workers to the top of the 525-foot tower of the bridge, but it failed after just a few uses.
3. Emeryville police fatally shot a woman in North Oakland
on Tuesday, the Chron
reports. Police said the woman was a theft suspect and that she was reportedly armed. In addition, Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed an Antioch man that they said had come at them with a knife.
4. The California Highway Patrol has agreed to pay $2.5 million to an African-American man from Sunnyvale who was shot eight times by CHP officers
during a traffic stop, the Mercury News
5. More than 50,000 undocumented immigrants have obtained driver’s licenses
under California’s new state law, which took effect on January 2, the SacBee
6. A federal judge ordered state prison officials to stop their regular practice of putting disabled inmates in isolation cells
, the LA Times
7. The Association of Bay Area Governments has agreed to take $1.3 million out of its reserves
and put into a San Francisco parks fund after an ABAG official allegedly stole the money from the fund and used it to by a posh estate in Oregon, the Chron
8. The San Jose City Council voted unanimously to appeal
a federal appellate court decision that threw out the city’s lawsuit against Major League Baseball, the Mercury News
$ reports. The council wants the US Supreme Court to decide whether the Oakland A’s can move to San Jose.
9. And the anti-vaxx movement could become an issue in the 2016 presidential race
, as several GOP contenders have expressed support for allowing parents to opt out of giving their children vaccinations, despite the current measles outbreak, the Chron