News you don’t want to miss for Mar. 7:
1. Robert Warshaw, the court-appointed monitor for the Oakland Police Department, was critical of the Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick's handling of the investigation into the killing of Joshua Pawlik
by OPD in March 2018, calling it "deficient," the San Francisco Chronicle
2. With the rental housing crisis hitting Hayward with full force, the city council unanimously approved an emergency just-cause ordinance
to shore up roughly 7,000 units, including single-family home rentals, that did not previously have the protections under the current ordinance, the East Bay Citizen
reports. Some city leaders worried landlords would raise rents and evict tenants while the city works on amendments to its rent stabilization ordinance coming this summer.
3. A U.S. District judge ruled against the Trump administration’s push for inclusion of a citizenship question
on the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census, citing the request as unconstitutional, The Hill
reports. The lawsuit was led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Oakland and Fremont were two of the cities that offered support for the lawsuit.
4. The Raiders return to Oakland for at least one more year is again on shaky ground, David DeBolt of the East Bay Times
5. More on the Raiders: Veteran NFL reporter Jason Cole writes in Fansided
that the league is showing great apprehension toward Raiders owner Mark Davis’s handling of the stadium situation
and other instances of ineptitude. The article highlights a long-rumored belief that NFL owners will one day attempt to force Davis to sell the team.
6. Alameda is believed to be the first city council in the state to approve a resolution in support of AB 31
, the 'no tampon tax' bill currently being debated in the state Legislature, the East Bay Citizen
7. The kids are doing alright. Three Oakland girls high school basketball teams heading to the state finals this weekend in Sacramento.
8. Tuition for in-state University of California undergrads will remain flat
, KTVU reports. It's the seventh time in the last eight years that tuition has been unchanged. The last increase was 2017.
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