.Tuesday’s Briefing: Schaaf wants safe injection site in Oakland; Port approves Howard Terminal term sheet with A’s

Jury awards Livermore couple $2 billion in claim Round Up caused their cancers

News you don’t want to miss for May 14:

1. Oakland is interested in creating a safe injection site for drug users, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The City Council could soon give its endorsement to an Assembly bill that will allow San Francisco to create its own location, while urging the legislation’s author to amend the bill to include Oakland. $$

2. The Port of Oakland unanimously agreed to sign a tentative term sheet Monday with the Oakland Athletics to continue talks for leasing the 50-acre Howard Terminal property as the site of a new waterfront ballpark for the team, KPIX reports.

3. Welcome to the Ring Central Coliseum, home of the Oakland Athletics and Oakland Raiders. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Coliseum Joint Powers Authority will receive $1 million a year over three years from the Bay Area telecommunications company for naming rights to the aging stadium. $$

4. With Oakland on the cusp of banning the use of facial recognition technology by the city, Sarah Holder and Tanvi Misra report in CityLab about the path Oakland privacy activists, starting with the protest of the Domain Awareness Center in 2013, got us to this point.

5. A jury in Oakland ruled Monsanto, the makers of Round Up weed killer, must pay $2 billion in damages to a couple from Livermore who said the product caused them both to be diagnosed with cancer, the Associated Press reports. The ruling follows two other large monetary verdicts against Monsanto in federal and state courts recently. Experts, however, believe the award will be greatly reduced after appeal.

6. A bill authored by a South Bay assemblymember would allow homeless college students to use the institution’s parking lots to sleep in their cars, the Sacramento Bee reports. The bill, AB 302, has not received any opposition, although colleges and universities are tracking the bill. $$

7. The Warriors and Portland Trailblazers meet in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals tonight. The San Francisco Chronicle reports on what to expect from the series. $$

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