Market For JLS Finally Appears to be Imminent

THE MONTHLY BRIEFING



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What Went on in the East Bay

 

Artisan Market Water Street Market, the artisan food market long envisioned for Jack London Square, made progress recently when Carlin Company, the developer of SF’s Ferry Building, signed an agreement with JLS operators.

Water Woes At press time, EBMUD was contemplating mandatory district-wide reductions of 20 percent below 2013 usage. It’s a response to the governor’s order to state water districts to cut back 25 percent on average in the face of California’s drought.

Crossfire Killing Chyernil Pierce was killed March 9 after being caught in crossfire between gangs in West Oakland as she was trying to protect her children. Apparently, a neighbor had called 911 about 13 minutes earlier, but police weren’t dispatched until after the shooting.

Violent Ambassador Disturbing video surfaced showing one Berkeley ambassador beating a homeless man as a colleague looked on without intervening. The attacker, Jeffrey Bailey, lost his job; a second, Carmen Francois, was suspended. The two men were arrested on suspicion of assault and making criminal threats and pleaded no contest to battery.

GM Gone AC Transit General Manager David Armijo resigned the day before his annual performance review, at which his bosses were mulling whether to fire him.

End of the Road Thunder Road, Alameda County’s lone residential substance abuse treatment facility for low-income teens, may be shuttered. Sutter Health has been providing an annual $1 million subsidy for the last five years to maintain operations but is tired of losing money. 

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