Thursday’s Briefing: Trump Urges Sessions to Investigate Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf; Hs Lordships Is Closing
Plus, innovative designs proposed to protect the Bay Area from sea level rise.
President Donald Trump said U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions should investigate Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for obstructing justice at a meeting with leaders opposed to California’s sanctuary policies yesterday. Trump also referred to immigrants who commit crimes as “animals.” Schaaf responded by tweeting “#NotDistracted #NotObstructing #DoingMyJob.” (Los Angeles Times)
Longtime Berkeley waterfront restaurant Hs Lordships is closing on July 1 after nearly 50 years in business. (Berkeleyside)
A group of architects, engineers, and climate experts have come up with innovative designs to protect the Bay Area from sea level rise — but also reshape industry, parks, and communities, and, as such, could be models for coastal communities around the world. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Errors by UC Berkeley animal researchers led to the deaths of 22 animals and the suffering of countless others between 2015 and 2016, according to correspondence acquired by an animal rights group. The monkeys, bats, rats, mice, and chicks died from starvation, suffocation, and botched surgeries. The activists are calling on Chancellor Carol Christ to investigate. (SFGate)
Elmwood Café is reopening today under new owners and a new name. The cafe closed after coming under renewed criticism for a racially charged incident there in 2015 involving comedian W. Kamau Bell. The newly named Baker & Commons will be run by former Elmwood Café manager Kara Hammon and Eric Wright, who has managed other restaurants in Berkeley and Oakland. (Berkeleyside)