Monday’s Briefing: Survey Shows Nearly Half of Bay Area Voters Plan to Leave the Region; 500-Unit Housing Project Coming to Emeryville


Nearly half of San Francisco Bay Area voters plan to leave the region in the next few years, according to a survey by the Bay Area Council. The high cost of housing was cited as the main issue. (San Francisco Business Times)

A large multifamily housing project is coming to Emeryville. A former Sherwin-Williams paint factory will be turned into 500 new apartments, with construction beginning as early as next year and completed as early as the end of 2021. (San Francisco Business Times)

Can PG&E survive the more than 100 lawsuits — and other possibly legal liabilities — stemming from last year’s deadly Northern California fires? (San Francisco Chronicle)

Applicants to Oakland’s cannabis equity program may not get the $3.4 million in no-interest loans the city set aside for their startup businesses for several months, and many of the businesses may not survive by that time. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Oakland City Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan is considering another run for Oakland mayor. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Jasmine Abuslin — the woman known as “Celeste Guap” who was sexually exploited when she was a minor by as many as two-dozen Bay Area cops a few years ago — was placed on a medical hold Sunday after a domestic disturbance, according to Richmond Police Chief Allwyn Brown. In a live Facebook video, Abuslin begs for help and screams when an officer takes her phone away. (East Bay Times)

The UC Board of Regents revised its requirements for students to qualify for in-state residency, thereby able to pay cheaper tuition. Starting in fall 2019, students under the age of 24 will qualify for in-state tuition by proving financial independence from their parents for at least one year, as opposed to two years. (Daily Cal)

Oh, and the Warriors won again (but you already knew that). (SFGate)