Stories that East Bay progressives and environmentalists shouldn’t miss:
1. The City of Piedmont is moving toward installing surveillance cameras so that Piedmont police can track every car that enters the city, the Chron$ reports. The cameras would snap photos of license plates in an attempt to reduce crime in Piedmont, an upscale enclave surrounded by Oakland. Police say the city is being impacted by crime from Oakland, but civil libertarians worry that the surveillance cameras represent an unwarranted invasion of privacy.