Wednesday’s Briefing: Bay Area Air District pays $4 million whistleblower settlement; Impeachment rallies in the East Bay
Ghost Ship households can search cash from PG&E insurance coverage fund
Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 4:00 AM
Information you don’t wish to miss for Dec. 18:
1. Two former Bay Area Air High quality Administration District staff who have been terminated after they complained about the destruction of a few of the district’s information in 2016 was in violation of state regulation, have been awarded $4 million in a whistleblower lawsuit, the San Francisco Chronicle stories. Michael Bachman, who was the custodian of the district’s information, obtained $3.75 million from the settlement. The district retaliated towards each after they made the complaints. $$
2. A federal chapter choose dealing with the PG&E case mentioned the households of the Ghost Ship hearth in Oakland can search cash from the utility’s $900 million insurance coverage fund, the East Bay Instances stories. However the ruling is not going to enable the households to attract from a proposed $13.5 billion settlement stemming from a number of wildfires began by PG&E’s defective tools. $$
3. Rallies in favor of eradicating President Trump from workplace dotted the Bay Area on Tuesday on the eve of the Home of Representatives voting on impeachment, KGO-TV stories. In the East Bay, rallies have been held in Oakland and Emeryville.
4. The California Legislative Analyst’s Workplace is proposing to scrap the state’s hashish taxes and substitute it with a tiered-tax scale primarily based on efficiency, the Related Press stories. “The stronger the smoke, you extra you pay.”
5. Non-profits like La Clinica de la Raza in Oakland are more and more utilizing recent, locally-sourced produce to assist low-income residents struggle poverty and promote wholesome diets, Calmatters stories.
6. The Honest Housing Act may very well be undermined by new applied sciences that enable property house owners to focus on particular potential tenants via internet advertising and “threaten to perpetuate the systemic discrimination of the previous by trendy means,” Curbed stories.
7. Fremont Police used DNA testing to unravel a double murder chilly case from 1982, KGO-TV stories. Police discovered that Clifton Hudspeth, who died in 1999, killed Mary Jane Malatag and Jeffrey Flores Atup.
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