• As promised, the SF School Board voted Tuesday to reverse itself and suspend indefinitely the debate about renaming schools. The decision doesn't put a full stop to the renaming discussion, but the board said it would revisit it once all SF schoolchildren are back in the classroom five days per week. [New York Times]
  • The SF Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed a "right to re-employment" ordinance that requires employers to offer jobs back to workers who were laid off last year. The ordinance makes a similar emergency measure enacted last year more permanent, and applies mostly to medium-sized and larger businesses, like restaurants with more than 200 employees. [Chronicle]
  • Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who at 82 is now the court's oldest member, gave a speech to the Harvard Law School community on Tuesday warning that expanding the court could undermine its authority. Breyer did not hint that he was retiring (while President Biden has a Democratic majority in the Senate), but the NYT's Adam Liptak noted that the speech "had a valedictory quality." [New York Times]
  • Firefighters in Oakland were battling a three-alarm blaze Tuesday night at a Victorian on 20th Street in West Oakland which ended up damaging three homes. [CBS SF / NBC Bay Area]
  • A 48-year-old man, Alvin Merrite, has pleaded guilty to gun charges stemming from an October 2020 incident in which he randomly fired a gun at several people in the vicinity of Montgomery and Market streets in San Francisco. [Examiner]
  • 46-year-old Mark Lawrence Navone was arrested April 2 in connection with multiple incidents of throwing bricks onto Highway 242 in Concord, including one incident last year in which a 63-year-old Antioch grandmother was killed. [CBS SF]
  • Echoing a study released by Pfizer last week, Moderna says its vaccine is effective for at least six months. [Associated Press]

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