A.M. Splash: Steve Jobs; Occupy SF; SF Health Care Law Loophole; Oakland City Council Term Limits?; SF Fleet Week
- As fans continue to mourn, Apple and Wall Street back at work (SJ Mercury News)
Condolences and praise for deceased Apple founder Steve Jobs continued to pour in from around the globe Thursday, as the Silicon Valley tech giant he created returned to business. On Wall Street, Apple stock rose almost one percent Thursday, gaining $4.72, or 1.25 percent, to reach $382.97 just after 8:30 a.m. PDT, two hours into the trading day.
- SF task force to tackle health care law loophole (SF Chronicle)
Mayor Ed Lee moved to avoid a showdown with the Board of Supervisors and other candidates in the mayor’s race by convening a task force Wednesday to address closing a loophole in the city’s landmark health care law.
- San Francisco police confront Occupy SF protesters on Market Street overnight (SF Examiner)
The camps are gone but the protesters remain on Market Street in San Francisco’s Financial District, after police confronted the group late Wednesday night. The protesters associated with “Occupy SF” had set up a minitent city in front of the Federal Reserve Bank at 101 Market St. They are occupying the area in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street as part of a movement to protest the disparity between the rich and poor.
- Oakland voters may get to decide on three-term limit for City Council seats (Oakland Tribune)
Voters may get to choose next November if they want to set term limits on City Council members. The proposal, which would change the City Charter, would limit council members to three terms of four years each, allowing each council member a 12-year run at the longest. The idea is being pushed by two community groups: Make Oakland Better Now, or MOBN, and The Leadership and Organizing Academy, or TOLA. The ballot measure would need two-thirds vote to pass.
- Cities can’t give permits to pot clubs, court says (SF Chronicle)
Federal law prohibits California cities from issuing permits to collectives authorizing them to supply marijuana to medical patients, a state appeals court has ruled, raising questions about the scope of local regulation of pot dispensaries.
- Mendocino County D.A. to review shooting death of Fort Bragg suspect (Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
With the death of Aaron Bassler, the investigation moved from the woods where he eluded arrest for more than five weeks and turned toward the decision by three Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies to fire without warning on the armed double-homicide suspect Saturday.
- Will this rain bring wet Bay Area winter? Forecasters don’t know (SJ Mercury News)
The darkness, the dreariness, the wetness. Autumn’s barely begun and the rainy season has already barged into the Bay Area this week, peaking with an unseasonably strong storm that dumped nearly a month’s worth of rain Wednesday. So are we in for a wet winter? Our greatest weather minds simply don’t know
- S.F. Fleet Week to open with Blue Angels flyovers (SF Chronicle)
Fleet Week, the annual event celebrating the military sea services, roars into San Francisco today when the Blue Angels Navy flight team stages a survey flight for its air show beginning at 1 p.m., weather permitting.