Wednesday's Briefing: Berkeley approves overnight RV parking ban; 'ShakeAlert' test coming

Crab season to end three months early

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News you don't want to miss for Mar. 27:

1. The Berkeley City Council approved a second reading late Tuesday night of a controversial ban on overnight sleeping in RVs on city streets, along with amendments inlcuding a short-term permitting process, according to Berkeleyside.
2. In an unusual move, Oakland Council President Rebecca Kaplan weighed-in on the Berkeley RV ban ordinance in a press release Tuesday afternoon, SFGate reports. Elected officials rarely interject themselves into the matters of neighboring municipalities.

3. This is only a test. Around 11 a.m. today, smartphone users in and around Downtown Oakland will receive a "ShakeAlert," KTVU reports. Some Alameda residents may also receive the earthquake early warning message, Alameda city officials said.

4. Anticipating East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell is about to announce a run for president soon, Casey Tolan reports in the San Jose Mercury News, that a list of potential successors is forming in the 15th Congressional District. $$

5. As the Trump administration continues to rollback environmental regulations, the Los Angeles Times details how state lawmakers are seeking to undermine the effort. $$

6. The crab season in California will end early in an effort to protect whales from being harmed by crabbing equipment, the Associated Press reports. The season will end April 15, three months earlier than usual.

7. An Alameda County Sheriff's deputy and sergeant was exposed to fetanyl, the powerful synthetic opioid, while on duty at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Both were given Naxolone to counteract the drug. $$

8. "I Got 5 on it," the hip-hop classic by the Oakland duo Luniz is receiving a revival thanks to the Jordan Peele's latest film, "Us," The New York Times reports. To fit the mood of the horror film, the song's beat was slowed to an ominous tone. $$

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