Thursday's Briefing: Woman alleges Cal football players, coaches of sexual harassment

Skinner wants audit of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office


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Cal football may soon be under the cloud of an investigation.

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News you don't want to miss for Mar. 21: 

1. A former Cal sports medicine intern alleges members of the football, coaches, and staff sexually harassed her on numerous occasions, ESPN reports. "I will get you fired if you do not have sex with me," the Cal student wrote on Facebook about the advances of one Cal coach. The allegations have been sent to the university's Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination.

 2. President Trump is expected to sign an executive order todaythat was first spurred on by an incident last month at U.C. Berkeley when a conservative voter was attacked on campus, Politico reports. The order may require universities to declare support for free speech on campus in order to receive federal research grants. 

3.Oakland voters approved Measure KK, a $600 million infrastructure bond measure, in 2016, but two years later the city's roads continue to be in a sorry state, Rachel Swan reports in the San Francisco Chronicle. $$ 

4. With the U.S. Census count just around the corner, the state and Alameda County is beginning to put time and money into making sure the state gathers an accurate count of its residents. If not, just like in 1990, according to Capitol Weekly, California could lose seats in Congress and hundreds of millions in federal funding. 

5. Two Richmond police officer, including one who was named in the Celeste Guap police sexual misconduct scandal was fired for lying to investigators, while the other for having sex on duty, KQED and the East Bay Times report. 

6. At a racuous Hayward City Council meeting late Tuesday night, city councilmembers decided against a controversial proposal from its city manager to limit their policy referrals to five per year for each elected official, the East Bay Citizen reports. One councilmember said the idea was unconstitutional, but not before the entire discussion got really personal. 

7. Berkeley saw a 12 percent reduction in violent crime last year, Berkeleyside reports. Meanwhile, property crime also dropped by 10 percent.

 8. State Sen. Nancy Skinner wants an audit of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department after reports of misconduct at its jails, KTVU reports, including a woman who gave birth in prison while unattended.

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