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AFTERNOON NEWS ROUNDUP
Connecting the dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, January 18
The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a Napa County resident’s challenge to a state law that imposes a 10-year ban on gun ownership for anyone convicted of a violent misdemeanor. The resident claimed the law violated his constitutional right to possess a firearm…
A state senate bill, authored by Leland Yee, could prohibit salary increases for University of California and California State University executives within 2 years of either tuition increases or state budget cuts. The bill comes at a time of dwindling resources to public higher education and rising tuition…
Two groups have filed separate petitions to recall Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. Both have been rejected for failure to fill out forms properly. A third recall group has recently emerged, headed by former mayoral candidate Greg Harland…
The elimination of redevelopment agencies has forced Oakland to lay off 200 city workers. When Jerry Brown was Mayor of Oakland, his administration converted 5,800 acres of the city into redevelopment areas. The city is now in the process of dismantling that system…
More than 100 retired Muni operators say they are owed $1,880 of pay left over from a deal struck in 1984. The former operators are threatening litigation against the union and the SFMTA…
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s wife, Eliana Lopez, blames political opponents for the domestic violence charges her husband. She shared that opinion on a Venezuelan radio program.