The news must be extremely slow today (May 8th): I “learned” that Yelp is alleged to be more or less bribing businesses (old news), CA’s biggest pot doctor is probably breaking the rules of medical marijuana (shocking), and craigslist promotes sex (equally groundbreaking). But, hey, you could check out this awesome coverage of UC Berkeley’s tumultuous Panda Express debate, which I found via completely random means.
THIS AFTERNOON’S TOP STORIES
Earlier this week, UC Berkeley finally decided to end negotiations with Panda Express after months of debate. If you’re interested in knowing more about what went down during Tuesday’s melodramatic three-hour meeting (and want to read some hilarious commentary), check out this live blog. Okay, full disclosure: it’s mine. But you should read it! Fast Movies
When the SF Chronicle laid off a bunch of people yesterday, SFist posted a list of their names. A Chron editor asked editor Brock Keeling to take the post off the site, citing its “hurtful” nature. Should he? CBS5
Perhaps the Chron fired too many sports writers: the paper is now breaking Raiders news over twitter. CBS5
Oakland, somewhat irrationally, now has a Koreatown. CBS5
Someone’s trying to verify claims that Yelp asks businesses to “pay to play.” CBS5
Could CA’s most successful pot doctor be – gasp! -breaking the rules of medical marijuana? ABC7
Could craigslist be – gasp – promoting outdoor sex? CBS5
Salinas dad sentence for trying to sell his fourteen year old daughter for $16,000 and an undisclosed amount of meat and beer. CBS5
What did we miss? Let us know.