Daily news roundup for Monday, April 11, 2016
Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area as curated by KALW news:
Warriors tie Bulls' mark with 72nd Win // East Bay Times
The Warriors joined the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls as NBA teams with the most wins in a single season after defeating the San Antonio Spurs 92-86 on Sunday to improve their record to 72-9. On Wednesday, the Warriors will have one shot left during regular season to break the NBA record.
"Two San Francisco police officers who killed a homeless man they say charged at them with a knife in the Mission District advanced on the man quickly, firing four beanbags and then seven bullets at him within 30 seconds of stepping out of their patrol vehicles, video footage of the incident shows."
Thursday’s shooting was disappointing to many "who had been following the Police Commission’s proposed revisions to the department’s use-of-force policy after the fatal shooting of Mario Woods in December."
"Alarmed at escalating levels of student stress and fearful of its potential deadly impact, educators at the Bay Area's top-performing high schools are desperately trying to ease up on pressure.
"They're pushing back school start times, re-examining homework loads, coordinating tests and warning parents about buying into college myths."
Bad Credit Histories Scuttle Homeless Housing // East Bay Express
"Homeless advocates say that the policy of screening homeless people and excluding some of them based on a poor credit report is doing more harm than good.
"Chronically homeless and newly homeless people seeking affordable housing are often denied open units because they have bad credit scores that are compiled and maintained by private companies. "
East Oakland Real Estate is Hot // Oakland Magazine
"According to Zillow’s 2016 Home Value Index, it’s Oakland—specifically five neighborhoods in East Oakland—that are expected to have the greatest real estate price appreciation this year."
"Now that Temescal, Rockridge, and Downtown Oakland neighborhoods have begun to peak," homebuyers’ interest has turned toward several neighborhoods once considered unsavory, if not unsafe, by many buyers and agents alike."
Ohlone Human remains found in trench in West Berkeley // Berkeleyside
"Construction workers on March 29 uncovered what appear to be “pre-contact” Indian remains while digging a trench on Fourth Street near Hearst Avenue as part of the redevelopment of Spenger’s Fish Grotto and adjoining parcels."
In response to an April 8th story in Berkeleyside, "Jamestown the developer, issued a statement saying the company is “complying with local stakeholders, including the recommendations of the appointed Most Likely Descendent, in order to ensure the respectful and dignified treatment of the remains.”