Monday’s Briefing: Federal Government to Reopen Today; Oakland Women’s March Draws About 50,000

Plus, managers at Boot & Shoe Service quit over Hallowell’s refusal to divest.


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Stories you shouldn’t miss for Jan. 22, 2018:

1. The federal government will reopen today after Democratic and Republican Senate leaders agreed to continue talks on an immigration deal to protect young undocumented immigrants, commonly known as Dreamers. The government shut down over the weekend after a tentative deal on immigration between Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and President Trump unraveled — even though Schumer offered to include the president’s controversial plan for a border wall in the pact. Trump steered clear of more negotiations over the weekend and remains unsure what he wants in an immigration deal, The New York Times$ reports.

2. The Women’s March in Oakland drew about 50,000 demonstrators on Saturday, and a more than a million people took to the streets in cities nationwide to protest against President Trump and his policies. Tens of thousands of people took part in Women’s Marches in San Francisco, San Jose, and Walnut Creek, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. “Not Our President — Illegitimate,” read a giant banner in the Oakland march.

3. Three managers and chefs at the popular Oakland restaurant Boot & Shoe Service resigned over the weekend in protest of owner Charlie Hallowell’s refusal to divest from the company in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, reports Tara Duggan of the San Francisco Chronicle$. At least three more managers of Boot & Shoe said they will quit in the coming days, although no one at Hallowell’s other restaurants — Pizzaiolo and Penrose — have said they plan to resign.

4. A United Nations representative described Oakland and California’s homeless situation as "cruel" after a tour of Oakland on Saturday, reports Darwin BondGraham of the East Bay Express. UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing Leilani Farha also questioned why wealthy states like California don’t spend more to provide affordable housing for low-income and jobless residents.

5. UC Berkeley student Luis Mora, who was detained by immigration officials in Southern California during the holidays, returned to the Bay Area on Sunday night, reports Benny Evangelista of the San Francisco Chronicle. Mora was released on bond after his detainment, which sparked outrage in the East Bay’s immigrant rights community.

6. And President Trump made 2,140 false and misleading statements during his first year in office, according to the Washington Post’s Fact Checker.

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