- Oakland police to miss Occupy deadline (Oakland Tribune)
Oakland police will miss the deadline to finish investigating complaints stemming from the first Occupy Oakland eviction last Oct. 25, potentially placing the department one step closer to a federal takeover. "We did not have the capacity to complete these high number of complex complaints within 180 days," City Administrator Deanna Santana said. Santana and police Chief Howard Jordan have informed a federal monitor overseeing the police department that police won't meet the April 25 deadline but would not disclose if the department might face repercussions.
- Oakland school board: American Indian charter school to stay open (Oakland Tribune)
American Indian Public Charter School II will stay open. Late Wednesday night, after hours of passionate public comment and an extended debate, the Oakland school board went against the staff recommendation to close the school -- which has the second-highest test scores of any middle school in the state -- because of legal issues and a pending financial investigation.
- Same-sex benefits denial is ruled discriminatory (SF Chronicle)
The denial of insurance coverage to the same-sex spouse of a federal court employee in San Francisco was an act of discrimination, the court's chief judge has ruled in an order that entitles the employee to compensation for the costs of private insurance.
- Oakland police: Different administrator was true target of Oikos shooter (Oakland Tribune)
Authorities said early Thursday that a former administrator was the intended target of Oikos University gunman One L. Goh, not the school's nursing director initially thought to be the person sought in his killing spree this week. The unnamed female administrator was no longer employed by the school when the 43-year-old Goh went on a shooting rampage Monday morning that killed seven and wounded three at Oikos University, a small private college in East Oakland.
Nearly 13 years after Alameda County outlawed private gun possession on the county fairgrounds in Pleasanton, a federal appeals court said Wednesday that gun shows might resume if promoters and the county can agree on safety measures.
Thousands of Aetna customers across the state, including many in the Sacramento region, were mistakenly sent letters this week telling them that their health care provider is no longer covered in the network and that they need to find new doctors.
The wandering wolf known as OR7 has returned to California. The wild gray wolf, who has captivated the world with his long-ranging search for a mate, crossed the border from Oregon on Sunday and remained