Friday’s Briefing: Bay Area leaders react to Mueller Report; Racist mailer opposes SB 50

A's sign slugger Khris Davis to contract extension

News you don’t want to miss for April 19-21:

1. Bay Area congressmembers reacted on Twitter to the release of the Mueller Report, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Several called for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to resign and all of them urged for further investigations into the report’s findings. $$

2. Opponents of SB 50, the bill that aims to reduce zoning requirements for new housing around transit hubs, are equating the proposed legislation with “negro removal” in political mailers and ads, ABC7 reports.

3. A federal appeals court decided Thursday that California’s sanctuary city laws can continue to be enforced, the Los Angeles Times reports. $$

4. Kaiser Permanente patients in Oakland, perhaps at the behest of the union representing hospital workers in contract negotiations, protested Thursday over shorter appointments times for mental health patients, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. $$

5. About 10,000 research and technical workers at the University of California’s 10 campus are considering a strike, the Sacramento Bee reports, after reacting to a proposed annual 3 percent wage increase to imposed by the U.C. $$

6. A Hayward High School senior who was set to play football next fall at the University of Wyoming drowned in the surf at Half Moon Bay, KTVU reports.

7. Contract extension mania in Major League Baseball finally came to Oakland after the A’s signed defending American League home run champ Khris Davis to a new 2-year, $33.5 million contract, Sports Illustrated reports. The Warriors rolled over the Clippers Thursday night to regain a 2-1 lead in their first round NBA playoff series, CBS Sports reports.

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