- The Oakland City Council on Tuesday night will consider an ordinance to protect tenants from "bully landlords" -- those who allegedly harass residents to get them out of their rent-controlled units so they can charge more. (San Francisco Chronicle)
- Speaking of Oakland and housing, here's a piece from TechCrunch -- "In Oakland, a Sign of Some Very High Times" -- on the opportunities and challenges the city faces amid an influx of tech companies.
- A San Francisco woman presses charges against UberX driver who allegedly threw her out of his car, then smashed her phone. (SFist)
- A California transit conundrum: how to expand mass transit ridership without more free parking? (Los Angeles Times)
- Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate for governor, doesn't talk much about the top line on his resume: leading the federal government's financial sector bailout in 2008. That's because a political cloud still hangs over the bailout, formally known as the Troubled Assets Relief Program. (Scott Detrow, KQED's The California Report)
- The Metropolitan Opera performed Berkeley composer John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer" on Monday night amid tight security and protests outside and inside the opera house. The paper Haaretz describes "thousands" protesting the performance, which relates the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians through the lens of the terrorist murder of cruise passenger Leon Klinghoffer. The Washington Post puts the number of protesters at several hundred. And the New York Times reviews the performance of the 1991 composition, calling it a "raw, penetrating, strangely mystical work."
- No, President Obama can't just show up for early voting in Chicago without someone busting his chops: 'Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend.' (Washington Post)
- First, some San Francisco radio stations said they wouldn't air Lorde's "Royals" during the World Series. Now KCBS reporter Doug Sovern has produced his own rather painful rendition of the pop hit, recasting it as a Giants victory song.
Oakland City Hall.