P.M. BRIEFING 5.11.15 (POLITICIANS POSING WITH MASCOTS WEEK)

State Sen. Bob Wieckowski, center, with Charlie Brown and Snoopy (not constituents).

BAY AREA | With body cameras rolling, police use less force (San Francisco Chronicle) Use-of-force dropped by 72 percent in Oakand since 2010

OAKLAND | Oakland port moves past labor slowdown, but faces other competitive threats (Contra Costa Times) Upshot: Look what union did to our bottom line!

SD7 | Big donor in District 7 state Senate campaign braces for slugfest (San Francisco Chronicle) Will using Bill Bloomfield as a straw man for conservatives work next week?

LEGISLATURE | Assembly OKs wage and labor protections for pro sports cheerleaders (Los Angeles Times) Thank the Raiderettes for shedding light on this unfair labor arrangement