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Morning Wrap: 5/23/11

Monday, May 23, 2011

Tip from parole officer leads to Stow suspect’s arrest, gas prices peel back a little, mud flies in DA’s race, Greg Anderson’s youth baseball gig in Burlingame, plus the Giants sweep the A’s, and more inside.

  • The average price for gas has fallen 9 cents in two weeks, placing it at $3.97 a gallon nationally, a Lundberg Survey says. AP
  • A runaway horse smashed through the window of a western wear store in East Palo Alto and had to be put down. Mercury News
  • A lot of press coverage to the contrary, there are plenty of people living in fear in Oakland’s Fruitvale district who think gang injunctions are a good thing. Oakland Tribune
  • Harold Camping said he is “flabbergasted” the world didn’t end. Chronicle 
  • LAPD chief Charlie Beck said his officers were able to locate and arrest one of the suspects in the Bryan Stow beating after getting a tip from the man’s parole officer. Chronicle
  • The body of a Florida man was found floating in a park lake in Antioch. Bay City News
  • The mud slings between appointed San Francisco DA George Gascon and challenger Sharmin Bock in the district attorney’s race, and it’s only May. Chronicle
  • Opinions among parents are split as to whether Barry Bonds’ friend and former trainer should be coaching in a Burlingame youth baseball league. New York Times
  • As they contemplate the plan to close 70 state parks next year as the result of budget cuts, parks officials now say the plan may turn out to be more trouble than the savings are worth. Mercury News 
  • Seven people were rescued after their boat capsized in Tomales Bay. Santa Rosa Press-Democrat
  • A 4-month-old girl whose mother reported her missing from her bassinet in the East Contra Costa community of Knightsen early Sunday was found early today, although authorities provided few details. Contra Costa Times
  • The two UC Berkeley graduates accused of espionage and held captive in Iran for nearly two years while awaiting trial were allowed to call home for only the third time since being imprisoned. AP
  • Three people were critically burned in a Livermore apartment explosion that police say was triggered by illegal drug activity. Chronicle
  • The Sharks dropped game 4 in the Western Conference finals, losing 4-2 to Vancouver to go down 3 to 1 in the series. Mercury News
  • The Giant’s won 5-4 Sunday completing a three-game sweep of the A’s at AT&T Park. Chronicle

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