Tuesday’s Briefing: Bay Area median homes prices drop; Ghost Ship trial opening statements start today

Newsom wants to increase health care funding for undocumented residents

News you don’t want to miss for April 30:

1. Signs of a recession are popping up here and there. Here’s another: Kathleen Pender at the San Francisco Chronicle writes, year-over-year median home prices for the nine-county Bay Area dropped for the first time in seven years. $$

2. There’s not many places in the Bay Area where you can afford to rent a place, roommate-free, on a $100k, the East Bay Times reports the sobering news. $$

3. “The long-awaited opening statements in the trial of two men facing dozens of counts of involuntary manslaughter in the December 2016 Ghost Ship warehouse fire are expected to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday,” KQED reports.

4. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to increase health care funding for undocumented California residents from $360 million a year to $620 million a year, and include young adults, the Sacramento Bee reports. The state already covers children and teenagers. $$

5. Two men were arrested for allegedly assaulting a female student at a U.C. Berkeley fraternity house, the Associated Press reports.

6. The Warriors head into Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston tonight with, depending on your perspective, a whiff of gamesmanship on the part of the Rockets or sour grapes after ESPN reports the team sent memos to the NBA league office that assert bad calls by referees have favored the Warriors.

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