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Morning Wrap: 5/9/11

Monday, May 9, 2011

Crew subdues man aboard SFO bound flight, new challenge to Oakland Zoo expansion, Google’s new HQ plans, San Jose councilman discloses DUI arrest, Stanford’s Jeremy Green to declare for NBA draft, plus more inside.

  • AC Transit’s board is to consider bus fare increases on Wednesday. Contra Costa Times
  • Google is expected to start construction as early as 2012 on a giant new expanded headquarters in Mountain View with a “cutting-edge, environmentally friendly design.” Mercury News
  • The Mercury News reports on the growing rift between California’s judges over how to handle scarce resources during an era when the state’s court system is strained to the limit.
  • Bay Area News Group has added BART and 12 other public agencies to its online database of 2010 government compensation. Contra Costa Times
  • An unruly man with a Yemeni passport was subdued by two retired law enforcement officers after pounding on the cockpit door of an American Airlines flight about 30 minutes before landing at SFO Sunday night. Chronicle 
  • One person was killed when his car plunged over a seaside cliff on Highway 1 near the Sonoma County community of Carmet Sunday. Bay City News
  • Opponents say they will appeal the Oakland Zoo’s recently approved plans for a 54-acre expansion in Knowland Park. Oakland Tribune
  • Teachers plan to converge on Sacramento today to protest potentially devastating budget cuts to public schools. Mercury News
  • The body of 19-year-old Sonoma State student James Abriel, who had been missing for three weeks, was found in Walnut Creek over the weekend and police said he died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. Contra Costa Times
  • ABC 7 reports that a psychiatric technician was assaulted at Napa State Hospital less than a month after the hospital was fined $100,000 for safety violations following a series of violent attacks there, including the murder of a psychiatric nurse.
  • A Contra Costa grand jury examining compensation for elected officials is taking a close look at three cities—Richmond, San Ramon and Martinez—where compensation levels appear to be far out of line with the norm. Contra Costa Times
  • A man suspected of shooting three people in San Francisco, including a 3-year-old girl, on Halloween killed himself in Texas Saturday after a shootout with police at a Houston bus terminal. Houston Chronicle
  • San Jose city councilman Ash Kalra disclosed that he was arrested Saturday for drunken driving in what he called a “terrible error in judgment.” AP
  • Stanford star guard Jeremy Green has decided to skip his senior season and enter the NBA draft. AP
  • The Mavs pounded the Lakers 122-86 for a 4-0 playoff sweep, sending retiring L. A. coach Phil Jackson out on a decidedly unpleasant note. AP

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