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2. FEMA Details Why It Rejected State's Request for Oroville Spillway Funds
Federal disaster agency says that two key parts of spillway recovery work don't meet criteria for reimbursement.
3. 'Just the Tip of the Iceberg': Stanford Students React in Wake of Admissions Scandal
The nationwide college admissions bribery scheme — which resulted in the firing of Stanford's sailing coach — has sparked questions from students about the admissions process of their peers, and themselves.
4. Fremont Destroyed Decades of Police Misconduct Records Shortly Before Transparency Law Took Effect
By the time Gov. Jerry Brown signed a police records transparency bill into law in September 2018, Fremont had purged decades of information.
5. Even With New Disclosure Law, Fight Continues to Unseal California’s Secret Police Files
As of Monday, a coalition of over 30 news organizations had requested newly unsealed police files from 675 police agencies in all 58 counties.
6. Towing Reform: New Bill Seeks to Repeal ‘Poverty Tows’
For many Californians, having a car towed is not only a costly inconvenience but can mean losing access to a job, education, medical care or even shelter, a new report finds.
7. San Francisco Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti Turns 100
Publisher, activist, and mentor to many iconic figures of the Beat Generation, San Francisco's first poet laureate Lawrence Ferlinghetti celebrates his 100th birthday on March 24. Ferlinghetti's 65-year-old City Lights Books is hosting a series of birthday events, including a book release for his new novel, "Little Boy." And Mayor London Breed has declared March 24th "Lawrence Ferlinghetti Day." Join us as we discuss the ways in which Ferlinghetti has -- and continues -- to influence and reflect San Francisco. Tell us, how has his work affected you?
8. Marin Communities Split Over Putting the Brakes on E-Bikes
Since 2011, electric bikes have not been permitted on Mount Tamalpais fire trails, with exceptions made for cyclists with disabilities. But this week, the Marin Municipal Water District will discuss loosening those regulations. Environmentalists warn that e-bikes will damage trails already crowded with hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. Others argue that not all e-bikes are equal, and that the slowest group, Class 1, travel at a maximum speed of 20 mph and can assist bike riders who need or want extra help. We want to hear from you: should Marin County allow e-bikes on its trails?
9. How Charter Schools Became Such a Big Player in California's Education System
After years of largely unrestricted growth throughout the state, charter schools are facing a higher level of scrutiny. Here's a look at how they gained such a strong foothold in California.
10. Records That Police Unions Sued to Keep Secret Show East Bay Cop Disciplined for False Reports
The city provided the records minutes after a court order blocking their release expired.
Associated Press11. Jury: Monsanto's Roundup a 'Substantial Factor' in Causing Man's Cancer
The unanimous verdict by a jury in San Francisco came in the second trial out of thousands around the nation that claim the weed killer causes cancer.
12. A Portrait of Los Angeles in Letters and Diaries
Opinions on Los Angeles tend to be strong. To Albert Einstein it was like a paradise, "Always sunshine and clean air, gardens with palms and pepper trees and friendly people who smile at one and ask for autographs." Not so for Truman Capote who said, "It's redundant to die in Los Angeles." David Kippen, Los Angeles Times critic-at-large, has assembled centuries of thoughts on the city, by those who lived there, in his book, "Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters, 1542 to 2018." Kippen joins Forum to talk about what seven years gathering material about L.A. taught him about his hometown. Tell us: what's your take on Los Angeles?
13. Jake Phelps, Skateboarder and Editor of Thrasher, Dies at 56
For the past 26 years, Phelps was the editor of the San Francisco-based magazine that was known to skaters as 'the bible.'
14. Subcontractor Fired From S.F. Public Works Job Plans to Appeal to State Supreme Court
Company that breached gas lines in Haight district argues the city violated state law by removing it from project.
15. San Francisco Proposes Ban on All E-Cigarettes
San Francisco officials introduced legislation on Tuesday that would outlaw the sale of e-cigarettes in the city and prevent e-cigarette companies from occupying city-owned property going forward. The bills would also prevent e-cigarettes from being mailed to addresses within San Francisco. Juul, which is headquartered at Pier 70, and is directly targeted by the legislation, says they don’t want to see tobacco products in the hands of youth, but believes the adult market should still have access. Critics of e-cigarettes maintain that the products are addicting a new generation to nicotine and that this regulation, which builds on the city’s ban of kid-friendly flavors of nicotine, is another step in the right direction. What do you think of the proposals?