Daily news roundup for Monday, November 16, 2015
Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:
"France launched massive air strikes against the Islamic State in Syria Sunday night, destroying a jihadi training camp where Iraqi intelligence officials say the Paris attacks were planned."
"An international manhunt is under way for SalahAbdeslam, a 26-year-old French national born in Belgium who French authorities have identified as a key suspect."
Second night of sideshow activity leads to fatal police shooting // InsideBayArea
"Oakland police shot and killed a man Sunday who authorities say pointed a fake gun at officers who were towing cars involved in illegal sideshows."
"This happened less than 24 hours after massive sideshows involving 700 cars created chaos in East Oakland, shutting down numerous intersections. There were also reports of gunfire."
Kaiser Mental Health Workers across California to strike Monday //Contra Costa Times
"Kaiser’s mental health workers, which include 1,400 psychologists, therapists and social workers are walking off the job to protest what they say is inadequate staffing that results in long delays for patients to get appointments."
"Kaiser says the United Health Care workers union is demanding excessive wage increases. "
California legalization up for debate in downtown San Francisco // East Bay Express
"Bernie Sanders’ pollster Ben Tulchin of Tulchin Research will be featured on a panel about the odds of marijuana legalization in California in 2016 and beyond."
"The Nov. 20 event kicks off the two-day New West Summit in San Francisco, which is being billed as the first-ever conference focusing on cannabis technology. "
More California seniors are working late into their 60s and 70s // Sacramento Bee
"Nearly twice as many seniors were working into their late 60s and early 70s in 2014 compared to 2000."
"A Sacramento Bee review of Census data found that this may be a sign that a growing number of seniors haven’t saved enough to retire."
"Hayward is the first city in the state, and possibly the country, to build a medical center and a fire station on the same grounds."
"The goal of the innovative program is to help reduce 911 calls and trips to hospital emergency rooms."