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Daniel Borenstein: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf faces tough choices fixing the fiscal mess Jean Quan left behind
Even with increasing tax revenues from an improving economy, Oakland faces an annual shortfall of $39 million next fiscal year that will rise to $58 million by 2020 largely because of rising pension costs and deferred debt payments that will start coming due. And that doesn't even include the cost of returning police staffing to pre-recession levels in the Bay Area city with the worst homicide rate.
Sunday's TV picks: Can Will Forte carry 'The Last Man on Earth'?
SNL funnyman stars as the lone survivor of a deadly virus in this hilarious new sitcom. Plus, expect lot of drama -- and hopefully answers -- in the 'Downton Abbey' Season 5 finale.
Scarlett Johansson defends John Travolta's Oscars behavior
“Lucy” actress says red carpet encounter was 'very sweet’ and 'totally welcome.’