Here are some of today’s stories that are worth checking out:
1. A bad sign for Oakland? A top official for Major League Baseball had lunch earlier this week with San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Oakland A’s co-owner Lew Wollf, who wants to move the team to the South Bay, the Merc reports.
2. Alameda County likely will face another round of staggering budget cuts, because the value of East Bay property appears to be declining again this year, resulting in lower property tax revenues, the Trib reports.