Monday’s Briefing: Protest in Richmond Denounces Family-Separation Policy; Alena Museum Fighting Eviction


About 100 people gathered outside an ICE detention center in Richmond on Father’s Day to protest what they call the inhumane and punitive policy of separating children from their parents at the border. (East Bay Times)

The Alena Museum, which highlights work from the African diaspora, is fighting eviction from a warehouse in West Oakland. (East Bay Times)

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is testing lead soil levels in West Oakland, the first study of its kind on the West Coast. A random roadside sample will be taken from 200 sampling areas and tested. Initial results will be released this fall and will be publicly available. (Hoodline)

Why did Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan appear to suddenly reverse her decision to run for mayor this fall and endorse Cat Brooks instead? (EB Citizen) It’s partially due to the campaign of Pamela Price. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Many coastal properties may be flooded out due to sea level rise by 2045, according to a report by the Union of Concerned Scientists. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Teachers at the West Contra Costa Unified School District will soon be the highest paid in the county following a board resolution to increase salaries by 15 percent over two years. (East Bay Times)

SB 320, which would require that all California public university student medical centers provide medical abortion services to students, has passed out of the California Assembly Committee on Health and advanced to the Assembly Committee on Higher Education. (Daily Cal)