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1. The Oakland City Council is expected to lay off up to 150 cops on Thursday after talks with the police officers’ union broke down, according to the Trib and Chron. Councilmembers want cops to begin paying part of their own pensions like other city employees to help bridge a $31 million budget deficit. But the police union is refusing unless the council promises to shield cops from layoffs indefinitely. Councilmembers say such a pledge would be irresponsible because the city’s budget deficit in 2011 is expected to top $50 million.