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Morning Wrap: 5/25/11

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Muhammad Ali seeks release of UC Berkeley ‘hikers,’ SFMOMA’s $250 million unveiling, Sharks eliminated, plus missing girl’s bike leads to search near Golden Gate Bridge, and more inside.

  • Caltrans opened an Interstate 80 carpool lane extension of 4.7 miles to ease congestion between Hercules and the Carquinez Bridge. Contra Costa Times
  • The conceptual design for SFMOMA’s $250 million expansion is to be unveiled today during a reception in the museum’s rooftop garden. SF Business Times
  • The Board of Supervisors, by a 6-5 vote, approved a massive $1.2 billion expansion of San Francisco’s sprawling Parkmerced development to accommodate up to 20,000 residents by the year 2040. Chronicle 
  • Artichoke Joe’s Casino in San Bruno and the Oaks Card Club in Emeryville, shut down by state regulators over allegations of loan sharking and drug dealing, paid $575,000 in fines and costs and agreed to clean up their operations. BANG
  • Authorities were searching near the Golden Gate Bridge for a missing Danville teenager after her bike was found in a parking lot near the bridge. Chronicle
  • Boxing legend Muhammad Ali led a prominent group of Muslims in appealing to Iran to release the two UC Berkeley graduates being held on espionage charges. KTVU 2
  • San Carlos vice mayor Andy Klein, arrested on suspicion of drunken driving earlier this month, won’t be charged because his blood alcohol level was just under the 0.08 level at which a driver is considered drunk. Chronicle
  • San Francisco-based Zynga is poised to file for an initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal blog All Things Digital reports.
  • UC Berkeley officials say they expect 15,000 students to take summer classes this year, an all-time record. SF Business Times
  • That woman who disrupted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress was identified as Code Pink member Rae Abileah of San Francisco. Chronicle Politics Blog
  • A Cal State East Bay professor from Dublin who returned to his native Nigeria to run for governor and lost was arrested and charged with inciting public disturbances. Contra Costa Times
  • A judge set June 20 as the preliminary hearing in the case of a former Lafayette elementary school teacher charged with molesting a 10-year-old girl during a tutoring session in 2010. Contra Costa Times
  • Alameda’s Harbor Bay Ferry is likely to remain closed through Thursday while work continues to repair pilings. Oakland Tribune
  • After 33 years and winning election 16 times, Newark Mayor Dave Smith announced he won’t seek another term. Chronicle
  • A San Ramon police officer implicated earlier this month in a Contra Costa police corruption probe has left the force. Contra Costa Times
  • The Sharks’ Stanley Cup dreams end with a double overtime 3-2 elimination loss to Vancouver in the Western Conference finals. Mercury News

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