Stories you shouldn’t miss:
1. In other example of be careful what you wish for, Governor-elect Jerry Brown will face a $25 billion state budget deficit when he takes office in January, the Chron reports, citing a new report from the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office. The report recommends putting all issues on the table, including raising taxes and deep budget cuts.
2. The Oakland City Council voted to increase the number of authorized medical cannabis dispensaries in the city from four to eight, the Chron reports. The council also established regulatory guidelines for permitting four large medical marijuana grows in the city.