Alameda County Sheriff's Office
The Alameda County courthouse near Lake Merritt in Oakland was vandalized on Saturday night following a protest in solidarity with demonstrators in Portland.
News you don't want to miss for July 27:
1. A protest against police in Oakland on Saturday night turned violent as the Alameda County Courthouse and other locations were vandalized
, the San Francisco Chronicle
reports. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said images from Saturday night gives President Trump a reason to send federal law enforcement officers to Oakland. $$
2. Oakland officials and community members are discouraging residents from gathering at Lake Merritt, SFGate
reports. "Give the lake a break," Schaaf urged residents on Friday. Meanwhile, the Oakland Zoo is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday featuring outdoor-only activities.
3. Some Oakland elementary principals are discouraging so-called "pandemic pods," parents coupling small groups of children into home-learning groups
, KTVU reports. The arrangement could exacerbate social inequities in the classroom, the principals said.
4. Contra Costa County supervisors will consider an ordinance allowing fines of $100 for individuals not wearing masks and general violations of the county's public health orders
, the East Bay Times
reports. Fines for businesses could be as high as $1,000. $$
5. Former Contra Costa County registrar Joe Canciamilla plead not guilty on Monday to 34 felony counts of grand theft and perjury
, KPIX reports. Canciamilla is alleged to have used $262,000 in campaign funds for his personal use.
6. The A's took two of three games against the Angels on the season's truncated opening weekend, but an outbreak of covid-19 among Miami Marlins players may put the entire season in doubt
, ESPN reports. In the meantime, the A's are finishing off their four-game series against the Angels on Monday afternoon at the Coliseum.
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