News you don't want to miss for Mar. 20:
1. The college admissions scandal could be spreading to the East Bay. The San Francisco Chronicle
reports Cal is investigating a 2014 admission of a member of its crew team
whose father allegedly paid someone $100,000 to take the SAT on behalf of the student. $$
2. An estimated 700 gathered at a memorial on the campus of U.S.C. to remember Victor McElhaney
, the son of Oakland Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, the Los Angeles Times
reports. Victor McElhaney was killed last week during a robbery in Los Angeles. $$
3. Job Torres Hernandez, a Hayward construction company owner was convicted for recruiting undocumented immigrant workers from Mexico and paying them little under threat of violence
, the East Bay Times
reports. Hernandez could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison.
4. Ranked-choice voting in San Francisco will soon allow for 10 candidates to be ranked by voters
, the San Francisco Chronicle
reports. In the East Bay, only Oakland, Berkeley, and San Leandro have ranked-choice voting. Could they be next? $$
5. "Why does Alameda County charge up to $1 a page to view court records online?"
6. A cannabis dispensary is coming to Webster Street
in Alameda, the East Bay Times
reports. The dispensary, approved last week by the Planning Board, is slated for a former bank near Haight Street. $$
7. Oakland Councilmember, a noted environmentalist, appeared Tuesday with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
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