.Monday’s Briefing: East Bay priest arrested for sexual misconduct with a minor

Chez Panise's yard sale is wildly popular

News you don’t want to miss for April 1:

1. The Oakland Catholic Diocese is facing another alleged sexual misconduct case after a Fremont priest was arrested and charged with 30 counts of lewd acts with a minor, NBC Bay Area reports. Hector David Mendoza-Vela is an administrator at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Fremont, but the alleged acts occurred, starting in 2016, at St. John’s Catholic Church in San Lorenzo.

2. Oakland has money and a plan to begin repairing its sea of potholes and now residents in the leafy Oakland Hills are miffed by a proposal to steer a larger portion of the funding to the lower-income flatlands, Rachel Swan reports in the San Francisco Chronicle. $$

3. It wasn’t just any old yard sale in Berkeley Sunday morning, SFGate reports. Chez Panisse, the world-renowned restaurant founded by chef Alice Waters, held a yard sale that attracted a throng of customers, some maybe looking for a well-used ricer and a story tell to future dinner guests.

4. In addition to April Fool’s Day, today is U.S. Census Day, which is being used as a starting point to kickoff federal, state, and local efforts to achieve an accurate count when questionnaires are sent out next year. Alameda County could face major reductions in federal funding, not to mention a potential loss of a seat in Congress. John Myers in the Los Angeles Times takes a look at what’s at stake. $$

5. California is burning. A vast majority of the state’s 20-worst wildfires have occurred since 2007. CalMatters explains what is going on and how it might get worse.

6. Stanford is one win away from the Final Four of the Women’s NCAA Tournament, ESPN reports. The Cardinal meet defending champion Notre Dame tonight, and the Mavericks surfing competition in Half Moon Bay was called off this year due to puny waves, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. $$

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