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Morning Wrap: 5/18/11

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New accusations against SFPD undercover cops, USS Maine relic recovered in Oakland, controversial Hunter’s Point EPA manager to depart, Speaker Boehner cleans up in Silicon Valley, plus more inside.

  • A construction detour for eastbound traffic on the Bay Bridge will go into effect Memorial Day weekend near where the bridge touches down in Oakland. The Bay Citizen
  • For the second time in two weeks Public Defender Jeff Adachi accused police of stealing from drug suspects, producing a new surveillance video that shows undercover police leaving a residential hotel with bags not booked into evidence. Chronicle
  • Accused triple murderer Antoine Mackey testified that he didn’t kill or help kill anyone, including journalist Chauncey Bailey while working at Your Black Muslim Bakery during the summer of 2007. Chauncey Bailey Project
  • Two men were arrested in the theft of a giant metal ring from the Spanish-American War vessel USS Maine, taken from Oakland’s Lakeside Park over the weekend, after trying to sell it for scrap at a metal recycling center. Oakland Tribune 
  • Google, which is on a hiring spree, is expanding its campus to leased space in nine buildings across Highway 101 from its Mountain View headquarters. Mercury News
  • The Army filed five new charges against Vacaville Staff Sgt. David Bram as part of its investigation into a unit that allegedly killed Afghan civilians during patrols. The Bay Citizen
  • The state’s high speed rail authority signed an information sharing deal with the United Kingdom to allow engineers to get advice on technical standards, building, funding options and other data for the $43 billion project. SF Business Times
  • House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wrapped up a two-day fundraising swing in the Bay Area with a lucrative Menlo Park event hosted by Silicon Valley executives. Mercury News 
  • Mark Ripperda, the federal EPA manager for the Hunter’s Point Naval Shipyard redevelopment who was accused by activist groups of letting developer Lennar Corporation craft the agency’s public statements about health risks at the site, announced he will leave this summer. The Bay Citizen
  • The Dodgers doubled the reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for beating Giants fan Bryan Stow to $200,000 in hopes that it will spur new leads in the case. AP
  • The Nevada Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by O. J. Simpson of his 9 to 33 year prison sentence in Nevada for armed robbery of sports memorabilia dealers. AP
  • A conservative group claimed a poll shows 75 percent of Californians don’t support a day to honor the late gay rights leader Harvey Milk and urged parents to keep their kids at home if it is celebrated in schools. ABC 7
  • A chick from a much-beloved family of falcons living on an 18-story high ledge at  San Jose City Hall crashed into the rotunda and died upon attempting to fly for the first time. KTVU2
  • A’s left-hander Dallas Braden had successful shoulder surgery in New York Tuesday but will miss the rest of the season. Oakland Tribune

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