AM Splash: LA Jails Running Out Of Room; No Bullet Train Through South Bay; Facebook Nears Settlement Over Privacy Concerns
Los Angeles County’s jails could run out of space as early as next month because of an influx of state prisoners, prompting officials to consider releasing potentially thousands of inmates awaiting trial.
- Shooting Near Occupy Oakland Renews Calls For Camp To Disband (Inside Bay Area)
The scene was relatively quiet early Friday morning around Occupy Oakland and a shrine has been erected near the spot where a man was shot and killed the previous night. There’s been no significant change in the number of tents on Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, despite Mayor Jean Quan’s plea for the campers to leave on their own in the wake of Thursday night’s violence.
- Separate Veterans Day for Vietnam Vets? (Contra Costa Times)
Veterans Day is an observance intended for all U.S. veterans from all wars. But there is a movement, more than a decade old and still gaining momentum, to give Vietnam veterans something more — namely the homecoming they were denied decades ago.
- Judge Says Bullet Train Must Ax Route Through South Bay, Peninsula (San Jose Mercury News)
Once again, a judge on Thursday ordered the state to scrap its plans to zip high-speed trains from Gilroy to San Jose and up the Peninsula, saying officials failed to show how the massive route would harm local traffic and homes.
- Occupy Cal Protesters Vote to Strike on Tuesday (SF Chronicle)
After police forcibly removed an Occupy Cal encampment, several hundred students voted to walk out of classes Tuesday in opposition to cuts in higher education and called on teachers and graduate students to join them.
- Facebook Nearing Settlement with FTC Over Privacy Concerns (San Jose Mercury News)
In a settlement that could reshape how Internet companies manage user information, Facebook is near an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission that would limit the social network’s ability to change privacy rules without first obtaining users’ consent, according to published reports.