Stories you shouldn’t miss:
1. The University of California is considering a proposal to charge higher tuition at popular campuses, such as Cal and UCLA, than at other schools in the system, the LA Times reports. Advocates of the proposal say that market demand should play a role in setting tuition and that the extra money raised could still be shared among the entire 10-campus system. But opponents say it would splinter unity within UC and promote elitism.
2. Urban farming pioneer Novella Carpenter plans to reopen her Oakland urban farm stand now that she has raised the $2,500 needed to pay city permitting fees, the Chron reports. Carpenter also advocates an overhaul in city planning rules to make it easier for residents to grow vegetables and livestock on their property and sell, barter, or give away food.