Stories you shouldn’t miss:
1. After a little more than a year on the job, Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts is apparently ready to jump ship. The Trib reports that he’s one of two finalists to become San Jose’s next police chief. Batts’ departure, if it happens, will make for a tough challenge for new Mayor Jean Quan. And the police chief’s decision to apply for the San Jose post surprised many within in his own department. Assistant Chief Howard Jordan told the Trib he didn’t know about it, even though Batts apparently took the time to inform police union head Dom Arotzarena.