Stories you shouldn’t miss:
1. The Oakland Raiders continue to make moves toward relocating to Los Angeles, finalizing a land deal in Carson and hiring a well-connected lobbyist
, UT San Diego reports (h/t Rough & Tumble). The Raiders and Charges put the finishing touches on a property deal that would allow them to build a $1.7 billion stadium in Carson. In addition, the teams hired Carmen Policy, a former San Francisco 49ers executive, to convince the NFL to approve their plans.
2. Steve Glazer, a centrist Democrat who openly courted Republican voters in the East Bay, cruised to victory in yesterday’s special state Senate election, defeating liberal Democrat Susan Bonilla, 54.6 percent to 45.4 percent
. Glazer gained fame, and became a darling of conservatives, when he spearheaded an unsuccessful effort to ban BART strikes.
3. The legislature is considering a plan to overhaul the regulation of oil injection wells
in the wake of revelations that the fossil fuel companies have been shooting toxic wastewater into the ground near potential drinking water supplies. The Chron
$ reports that state Senator Fran Pavley wants to transfer regulatory powers from the scandal-plagued agency, Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, to the State Water Resources Control Board.
4. The California Medical Association has dropped its opposition to an aid-in-dying bill
in Sacramento, thereby possibly paving the way for the passage of legislation that would allow doctors to help terminal patients end their lives, the Chron
5. And as cities around the nation begin outfitting police officers with body cameras, civil rights activists are raising concerns that video of police misconduct is being kept secret
, the LA Times