Here are some of the stories from today and over the weekend that you shouldn’t miss:
1. The dismal East Bay job market probably won’t fully recover until 2015, the Bay Area News Group reports, citing a study it commissioned.
2. PG&E’s plan to lower rates for heavy energy users could slow California’s transition to solar power, the Merc reports.
3. Republicans are all hot and bothered about tuition breaks for undocumented immigrant students. But the Sacramento Bee reports that the GOP, as usual, is making a mountain out of mole hill.
4. Oakland is known as the home of “No there, there.” But that’s especially true about Fremont, the Bay Area’s fourth largest city. But could the closure of the former NUMMI auto plant finally give Fremont a downtown?
5. Despite what some developers would have you believe, all that California land that has been set aside for conservation has not caused a housing shortage, the Chron reports.
6. The Oakland Police Department has had its share of crime lab problems over the years. But nothing as bad — and weird — as San Francisco’s feral cat troubles.
7. If you’re thinking about selling your home in a short sale — or if you did so last year — then you could be staring at a huge tax bill, the Bay Area News Group reports.
8. Californians like health-care reform, and politicians who voted for it likely won’t be harmed in this year’s elections — despite what the tea partiers believe, the LA Times reports, citing a new poll.
9. Peralta Community Colleges, already rocked by financial scandals, has been involved in a questionable land deal with an Oakland developer near the Merritt College campus, the CoCo Times reports.
10. And iPad mania has arrived.