Stories you shouldn’t miss:
1. Governor Jerry Brown announced several cabinet appointees yesterday, including two Oakland residents with ties to the California prison guards’ union, the Chron and CoCo Times report. Brown selected Marty Morgenstern as his labor secretary. Morgenstern negotiated lucrative compensation packages for the prison guard’s union while working for ex-Governor Gray Davis. Brown also chose Ronald Yank as his personnel director. Yank, a veteran labor lawyer, used to represent the prison guards’ union.