Thursday’s Briefing: BART weighs license-plate readers at stations; Marshawn Lynch to retire, says reports

Alameda County Sheriff Ahern floats closing Oakland jail

News you don’t want to miss for April 25:

1. The BART Board of Directors take a look at a proposal today to install controversial Automated License Plate Readers at station parking lots throughout the Bay Area, The Mercury News reports. $$

2. Oakland community legend Marshawn Lynch is reportedly retiring from football for a second time, Sports Illustrated reports.

3. With the Alameda County Board of Supervisors entering the thick of its budget season, Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern is raising the possibility of closing the Glenn E. Dyer jail in downtown Oakland, as a cost-cutting move, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. $$

4. An Alameda County Superior Court judge ordered the suspected killer of Nia Wilson, the 18-year-old woman who was fatally-stabbed at the MacArthur BART station last July, to undergo a psychiatric examination, KPIX reports.

5. The Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco finds the “percentage of people in the Bay Area borrowing to finance higher education has nearly doubled since [2003], and the default rate has more than doubled, the analysis finds, a trend that’s hit lower-income African American and Hispanic communities particularly hard,” KQED reports.

6. “A Berkeley Fire Department ambulance caught fire in the Berkeley Hills while taking a patient to the hospital Wednesday evening, authorities report,” according to Berkeleyside.

7. “Spoiler Alert: I’m a white man!” East Bay presidential candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell tweeted Tuesday, the USA Today reports. Swalwell later vowed to select a female running mate if nominated as the Democratic presidential candidate.

8. The Golden State Warriors missed a chance to close out their NBA Playoffs first round series with a Game 5 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night, The Mercury News reports. $$

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