"Recent fatal crashes by a self-driving Uber car in Arizona and a Tesla car operating in semiautonomous Autopilot mode in California have put a spotlight on safety, and on Monday the California Department of Motor Vehicles sent out a list of safety requirements that permit applicants must meet."
"Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) denounced the shooting, saying Clark did not get a day in court “because the police chose to be judge, jury and executioner."
"Bradford, who is black, said the shooting was part of a pattern of “brutalization of African Americans by law enforcement."
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SF supervisor's bill would ban pass-through rent hikes for debt service, taxes
The Chronicle's DOMINIC FRACASSA: "San Francisco Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer will introduce legislation Tuesday to eliminate what she and many housing rights advocates call an unjust loophole in the city’s rent ordinance that landlords can use to raise rents so they can pay mortgage loans and property taxes."
"As in many cities, when the costs of operating and maintaining an apartment building in San Francisco outpace the annual allowable rent increases set by the city’s Rent Board, landlords may request permission to pass on some of those expenses to tenants."
"But San Francisco stands alone among major rent-controlled cities in the Bay Area in permitting landlords to pass portions of their property tax bills and debt service — payments on large loans typically taken out to buy buildings — to tenants. If their petition is approved by the Rent Board, landlords can hike rents permanently by up to 7 percent on top of the annual allowable increases. So-called operating and maintenance “pass-throughs” for debt service and property tax increases are banned in San Jose, Oakland and Berkeley."
Feinstein to Facebook: 'Fix it' before the feds do it for you
The Chronicle's JOE GAROFOLI: "Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on a Senate panel looking into the unauthorized release of millions of Facebook users’ personal data, told the social media giant and other platforms Monday to “fix it” or risk having the federal government intervene."
“I think they are going to have to do some controls. If you don’t control your platform, we’re going to have to do something about it,”Feinstein said at a gathering of 320 Silicon Valley executives in Sunnyvale. “I am hopeful that they will.”
Chronic absence rates high at many California continuation schools
EdSource's NICO SAVIDGE: "California’s continuation high schools are meant to give students a last chance to get back on track for graduation, but state data reveal that many of the schools struggle with a basic challenge: Getting students to attend each day."
"Nearly 60 percent of continuation high school students were considered chronically absentduring the 2016-17 school year, according to an EdSource analysis of state data. At 59.6 percent, the average chronic absence rate at continuation high schools is 4 times higher than the average among all California high schools, and 5 1/2 times greater than the state average for all schools."
"The high levels of absenteeism at continuation schools illustrate how difficult it can be for school officials even in these specialized settings to reach some of the state’s most vulnerable students. A continuation school is an alternative high school for students 16 or older who are at risk of not graduating, often because they have fallen behind in credits."
Amid mounting pressure, OC struggles to craft homeless shelter plan
LA Times's HANNAH FRY: "Two Orange County supervisors Monday urged cities to come forward with possible locations for temporary homeless shelters as pressure mounts to house people removed from Santa Ana River encampments."
"The Board of Supervisors last week moved away from its plan to have county staff study moving hundreds of homeless people to temporary shelters in Huntington Beach, Laguna Niguel and Irvine after receiving pushback from those communities."
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The political potential of millennials remains untapped because they don't vote. Will Parkland change that?
LA Times's JENNY JARVIE: "Kobey Lofton is 15 — too young to vote, but not too young to get political."
"Over spring break, he plotted with other young activists on the west side of Chicago to set up voter registration booths at school and make regular announcements over the intercom urging his slightly older classmates to vote."
How MLK's death affected a nation, as told by those who remember it
LA Times's COLLEEN SHALBY/MICHAEL LIVINGSTON: "Martin Luther King Jr. had traveled to Memphis, Tenn., in late March 1968 to lead a protest march in support of the city’s striking sanitation workers. Violence had followed, with police descending on the protesters with billy clubs, mace and tear gas."
"The next week, King returned to get court permission for another march. Despite the death threats he had received, and the growing concern for his safety, King pressed to hold a nonviolent demonstration."
"On the night of April 3, he delivered what became known as the “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, in which he said:"
Former lawyer to be sentenced for lying in the Russia investigation
LA Times's CHRIS MEGERIAN: "Alex van der Zwaan, a former attorney at a prestigious law firm, is scheduled to be sentenced in Washington on Tuesday for lying to federal investigators in the Russia probe, making him the first defendant in the sprawling criminal case to face sentencing."
"Van der Zwaan pleaded guilty in February to lying about his conversations with Rick Gates, who was Donald Trump's deputy campaign manager in 2016, and an unnamed person who prosecutors say has ties to Russian intelligence."
"The former attorney is one of five individuals who have pleaded guilty to charges brought by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is examining whether Trump's team assisted Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. The others are all cooperating with Mueller's investigation."