In Other News Today…
We and lots of other media orgs have been preoccupied with the May Day protests, but here’s some other news of note today…
- Mirkarimi ex-aide wins ruling on phone records (SF Chronicle)
Mayor Ed Lee’s effort to oust suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was dealt a setback Monday when a San Francisco judge tentatively denied the mayor’s attempt to subpoena mobile-phone records from Mirkarimi’s former campaign manager.
- Google, Oracle Attorneys Wrap Up First Part of Trial (SJ Mercury News)
Jurors began deliberating Monday in the crucial first phase of a high-stakes trial over Google’sAndroid mobile software, after attorneys traded final arguments over Oracle’s claim that Android violates valuable copyrights for the Java programming system. Google executives “knew they needed a license” to use key elements of the Java system, but they didn’t get one, Oracle attorney Michael Jacobs told jurors in U.S. District Court. Instead, he said, Google took shortcuts and piggybacked on Java’s popularity.
- Accused Oikos University shooter pleads not guilty (Oakland Tribune)
The man accused of killing six students and a receptionist at Oikos University during what police described as a revenge mass killing pleaded not guilty Monday to multiple special circumstances murder charges that make him eligible for the death penalty.
- Backup plan crafted for central subway funding (SF Examiner)
Muni hopes to use revenue bonds to pay for construction of the Central Subway if state funding for the project is delayed by politics.
- Striking Nurses’ Replacements Under Scrutiny (Bay Citizen)
Last September, a replacement nurse filling in during a strike at a Sutter Health hospital made an error that resulted in a patient’s death. Now, with another strike taking place Tuesday, Sutter Health has once again hired the staffing agency that provided that nurse.
- Doyle Drive work snarls commute (SF Examiner)
Traffic moved slowly on the first day motorists drove on a revamped southern approach to the Golden Gate Bridge, but there were no major incidents.