A.M. Splash: Oakland Shooting Aftermath; Support on Muni Board For Free Youth Rides, Sunday Meters; Marin to Review George Lucas Plan
- Oakland university shooting: Authorities release One Goh’s booking mug, list of victims (Oakland Tribune)
Authorities have released the booking mug of the man accused of killing seven students in a rampage at Oikos University on Oakland on Monday, as well as the names of six of those slain. On Tuesday, the Alameda Coroner’s Office identified the victims as: Lydia H. Sim, 21, of Hayward; Sonam Chodon, 33, of El Cerrito; Grace Kim, 23, of Union City; Tshering Rinzing Bhutia, 38, of San Francisco; Judith O. Seymour, 53, of San Jose, and Doris Chibuko, 40, of San Leandro. The school’s receptionist Katleen Ping, 21, of Oakland, was also shot and killed Monday, her family confirmed, although her name was not on the list released Tuesday.
- Police recount first minutes of grisly scene at university where seven were killed (Oakland Tribune)
Police say they have a confession in hand. Murder charges are pending. And memorial services for the seven people killed in the shooting rampage at Oikos University on Monday are already being held. But police are still piecing together the gruesome details of what happened as One L. Goh reportedly entered the tiny university campus in East Oakland and opened fire in what police believe was an attempt to exact revenge on an administrator and other students he thought were disrespectful.
- Muni board backs free rides for youths, Sunday meters (SF Chronicle)
A plan to impose a $5 surcharge on parking citations and to start charging for parking on Sundays at meters got strong support Tuesday from the Municipal Transportation Agency’s governing board. The board also backed a plan to offer free Muni rides to everyone between the ages of 5 and 17, and not just youths who are low-income, as staff had suggested.
- Board approves limits for terror surveillance (SF Examiner)
Protection against FBI surveillance for people not suspected of criminal activity in San Francisco was approved Tuesday, but the years-in-the-making effort could be shot down by a mayoral veto.
- Airbnb, other sites owe city hotel tax, S.F. says (SF Chronicle)
Airbnb, the San Francisco online home rental service, and companies like it are responsible for paying the city’s hotel tax, San Francisco’s treasurer ruled Tuesday, a decision that seems certain to ripple through Mayor Ed Lee’s efforts to promote a technology-led “sharing economy.”
- George Lucas’ Grady Ranch digital studio project delayed pending more study of creek plan (Marin Independent Journal)
Concerns by state regulators that a creek restoration program merited more study prompted Marin County supervisors to delay action Tuesday on George Lucas’ plan for a huge digital production studio on the old Grady Ranch.
- A day after the raid, Oaksterdam leaders start to rebuild while bracing for what comes next (Oakland North)
When Dale Sky Jones, the executive chancellor of Oaksterdam University, walked into the school’s building at 1600 Broadway on Monday afternoon shortly after a raid by federal agents, one of the first things she saw was an Oaksterdam University banner, she said, “torn down and crumpled on the floor.”