Thursday Must Read: Two Councilmembers Push to Curtail First Fridays; Barbara Lee Challenges Obama’s Assassination Memos

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1. Oakland Councilmembers Larry Reid and Desley Brooks are pushing to downsize or eliminate the city’s wildly popular First Friday events. Reid and Brooks contend that the large street parties, which now regularly draw more than 10,000 people to downtown Oakland on the first Friday night of each month, drain too many police resources from their violence-plagued East Oakland districts, the Chron and Trib report.

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