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Morning Wrap: 9/2/10

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Jerry Brown books TV ads, a murder spree ends on a mall parking lot, trouble with BART’s Oakland airport connector, still more surgery for officer Todd Young, plus Davis and Crabtree square off in 49ers camp.

  • Another day of smog and unhealthy air, another Spare the Air day as declared by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Chronicle
  • Fremont police officer Todd Young, who has had three surgeries since being shot and critically wounded while trying to arrest an Oakland gang member last Friday, is slated to undergo more surgery at Highland Hospital in Oakland. ABC 7
  • Jerry Brown’s campaign has reportedly booked more than $1 million in airtime on television stations around the state for next week. PolitiCal
  • Investigators say jealousy may have been the motive in a spree that left four people murdered and one of the victim’s sons missing before the suspect was shot and killed by police at a Richmond shopping mall. Chronicle 
  • Ike’s Place, the popular sandwich shop fighting eviction in the Castro, beat out several bidders for the right to open a shop on the Stanford campus. ABC 7
  • Tim Lincecum won for the first time since July 30, ending a career-worst five-start skid in the Giants’ 2-1 victory over the Rockies last night. AP
  • U. S. immigration officials said they will consider San Francisco’s request to opt-out of a controversial Secure Communities program that makes it easier for federal authorities to track down undocumented immigrants. Chronicle  
  • A federal civil rights agency sued retailer Abercrombie & Fitch in federal court on behalf of an 18-year-old Muslim woman, accusing its store in the Great Mall in Milpitas of refusing to hire the woman because she wore a religious head scarf. Mercury News
  • Greg Jamison announced he’s stepping down as CEO and president of the San Jose Sharks, although he will remain part of the NHL franchise’s ownership group.
  • The Raiders denied an ESPN report saying the team has had discussions about trading for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart. KTVU 2
  • Sacramento’s Tribune Broadcasting-owned television station KTXL began airing what it says is the first-ever TV station ad for marijuana. Broadcasting & Cable
  • American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh of Marin County has asked a judge to allow him and other Muslim inmates at a federal prison in Indiana to pray together as a group in their highly restricted cell block. AP
  • Suppliers say sales are up at this year’s Burning Man celebration in the Nevada desert as compared to last year. Contra Costa Times
  • A new report says that the cost of the planned 3-mile long BART Oakland airport connector is rising while ridership projections are falling. Examiner
  • 49ers team captain Vernon Davis and star second-year receiver Michael Crabtree engaged in an angry exchange in practice that required coach Mike Singletary to mediate. Chronicle

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