Stories you shouldn’t miss:
1. Oakland police have been banned from amateur boxing matches after a melee broke out Friday night during a “Badge V. Badge” event in Sacramento, the CoCo Times reports. OPD officers apparently became upset after losing three straight boxing matches to law enforcement officers from other agencies. The incident appears to have inflicted a black-eye on the department, although some say it has been overblown.
2. Fremont’s chances of landing the Oakland A’s apparently were snuffed out when Tesla Motors, the electric car manufacturer, announced that it was moving into the old NUMMI plant, the Fremont Argus reports. Although Fremont officials were ecstatic about the Tesla announcement, they also had hoped the A’s would be interested in building a new ballpark at the NUMMI site. But with Tesla moving in, it now appears that the battle for the A’s is down to Oakland versus San Jose.