Stories you shouldn’t miss:
1. The first week of the Johannes Mehserle murder trial appears to have gone better for the defense than the prosecution. The Trib notes that several prosecution witnesses — including a friend of Oscar Grant’s — testified that Mehserle appeared to be “shocked,” “dumbfounded,” or “stunned,” immediately after shooting Grant to death last year. The testimony bolstered the argument by Mehserle’s attorneys that the then-BART cop killed Grant by accident, and it undermined the prosecution’s contention that the fatal shooting was intentional.