F.M. BRIEFING 5.8.15 (POLITICIANS IN HATS WEEK)

Rep. Mike Honda at an event with members of the South Bay’s Sikh community.

ALAMEDA COUNTY | East Bay Labor Unions Un-Invite District Attorney Nancy O’Malley from Awards Celebration (East Bay Express) Just when you thought the Alameda Labor Council had lost its backbone…

ALAMEDA | Alameda settles excessive force suit (The Alamedan) Cop purchased the body camera that caught the incident on video

OAKLAND | Why Google’s Hometown Said “No” to a Massive New Googleplex (Slate) Story suggests Oakland is a candidate

CA DROUGHT | Innovation or insanity? Californians’ ideas for busting the drought (Los Angeles Times) Icebergs? Near. Far. Wherever you are.

PETE STARK | New Haven alder hopeful wants Democratic committee ward vote (New Haven Register) Son of Pete Stark is gaining traction in first bid for public office.