Wednesday’s Briefing: Concord Officials Call for Emergency Meeting to Discuss Proposed Detention Center; #PermitPatty Resigns from Cannabis Company
Plus, Oakland will soon see more street murals.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued the Trump administration yesterday over its separation of undocumented immigrant children from their parents.
Concord officials have called for an emergency special meeting at 1 p.m. today to discuss a proposed detention center, which could hold up to 47,000 immigrant detainees, that the Navy is reportedly considering at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station base. The meeting will include “community input, coordination with other elected officials, and possible formulation and implementation of council response and city action plan,” according to the meeting posting. (East Bay Times)
A federal judge in California issued a nationwide injunction yesterday temporarily stopping the Trump administration from separating children from their parents at the border and ordered that all families already separated be reunited within 30 days. The judge also ruled that children younger than 5 must be reunified with their parents within 14 days of the order. (The New York Times)
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued the Trump administration yesterday over its separation of undocumented immigrant children from their parents. About 50 separated children, including two in Pleasant Hill, live in state-licensed care homes. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Activists held a “day of action” yesterday, protesting “Trump’s cruel immigration policies” and “racial disparities in our justice system that contribute to mass incarceration of people of color,” outside the West County Detention Facility in Richmond. (SFGate)
Following days of criticism, as well as the news that cannabis dispensaries will no longer carry her products, Alison Ettel, aka #PermitPatty, has resigned from TreatWell. (SFGate)
Richmond and Contra Costa County officials are asking residents of North Richmond to decide whether the 1.5-square-mile unincorporated area should be annexed into the city. Annexation would mean access to city services but also higher property taxes. (East Bay Times)
Oakland city workers cleared out homeless camps in Mosswood Park yesterday, saying the permanent closure of the camps was needed to ensure safety for about 150 disabled youth who will join a program there beginning in July. (East Bay Times)
Berkeley opened the doors of its new $2.44 million homeless shelter yesterday. The STAIR center on Second Street (between Cedar and Virginia) will house 45 “chronically homeless” residents and feature portable trailers, showers, laundry facilities, a place to eat and gather, a welcome center, and more. (Berkeleyside)
The city of Oakland will soon see more street murals. Throughout 2018, the Oakland Department of Transportation-sponsored Paint the Town program will help artists and residents beautify neighborhoods with street murals. Three murals have already been installed, with one each in East Oakland, Fruitvale, and Temescal. Another four are planned for July, three of which will be in West Oakland. The fourth will be on 25th Street between Telegraph and Northgate Avenues. (Hoodline)
On Sunday, Richmond rapper Lil Buzz was fatally shot in his car in Richmond. Richard Doss, 21, was an aspiring hip-hop artist who had dreams of stardom and whose lyrics explored the struggles he faced making ends meet growing up in Richmond. (San Francisco Chronicle)