The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – April 5, 2005

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI director Robert Mueller urge congress to renew controversial parts of the Patriot Act…if congress does not act the provisions will expire at the end of the year…..several lawmakers are to introduce legislation to scale back major portions of the act……

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger expected to face thousands of protestors at this hour as he attends a fundraising event at San Francisco’s Ritz Carleton hotel…..nurses, teachers, firefighters, police, public employees, seniors and others are to take part in what’s expected to be the largest anti-Schwarzenegger demonstration yet

A victory for San Francisco tenants at the board of supervisors as the board defeats a measure that activists said could gut the city’s condominium law and jeopardize renters

A unanimous vote by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors to limit Indian gambling casinos in the county

A judge rules that a former Alameda County prosecutor who testified he kept Jews off a death penalty jury to secure a capital punishment verdict is dishonest and unethical….

Saul Bellow, a giant of 20th century American literature, dies at the age of 89

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