Slain photographer Nob Hill then and now
Twist in prosecuting his murder It’s quiet up there for a reason
image Ron Russell Editor’s blog


Morning Wrap: 6/3/11

Friday, June 3, 2011

Explosion likely killed SF firefighter, KGO Radio talker Gene Burns collapses before show, director of kids’ non-profit busted for child porn, Jerry Brown says state needs more time to ease prison crowding, plus more inside.

Top of the morning’s news

  • A sudden explosion was likely responsible for the death of San Francisco firefighter Vincent Perez, 48, killed fighting a house fire Thursday in the Diamond Heights neighborhood. The Bay Citizen
  • New York Times editor Bill Keller is stepping down Sept. 6 to become a writer at the newspaper and will be replaced by managing editor Jill Abramson. NYT
  • KGO Radio talker Gene Burns, who’s had health problems lately, fell and was attended by paramedics while prepping for his show Wednesday night, but did the show anyway. Rich Lieberman
  • Glenn Beck’s last day on Fox News will be June 30. Mediaite
  • State Attorney General Kamala Harris named Larry Wallace, her former deputy chief of investigations in the San Francisco DA’s office, as the state Justice Department’s top cop. Political Blotter
  • Jerry Brown says he’ll likely ask federal judges for more time to reduce the prison population by 30,000 inmates, as ordered by the Supreme Court. PolitiCal
  • State Controller John Chiang says lawmakers will have to go without a paycheck after June 15 if they don’t pass a balanced budget within the next two weeks. Chronicle
  • The Assembly passed, 42-1, a bill to impose rate regulation on health insurers after Republicans walked out of the chamber in protest. It goes to the Senate. Sac Bee 

  • Family and friends will hold a vigil from 7 to 9 tonight at the Hayward cul-de-sac where missing nursing student Michelle Le’s car was found shortly after she disappeared a week ago. Oakland Tribune
  • In the aftermath of that controversial Jonestown memorial’s unveiling in Oakland, some Jonestown survivors are accusing others of reviving the late Jim Jones’ cult. The Bay Citizen
  • The state’s pandering law applies to a pimp who tries to hire away a prostitute working for someone else, the state Supreme Court ruled. Chronicle
  • Anthony Josef Norris, the founder and director of Kid Serve, a non-profit that provides art lessons to Bay Area children, was charged with possession of child pornography. Examiner
  • Three Bay Area hospitals face fines of $50,000 each for medical errors that endangered patients. The Bay Citizen
  • Pandora, the Oakland-based music streaming service, pegged the offer price of its planned IPO at between $7 and $9 a share, which would give it a valuation of at least $1.2 billion. SF Business Times
  • Child acrobat and juggler Morgan Pinney, 12, of Mill Valley, starts a 7-week tour of New England with Vermont-based Circus Smirkus next week. Marin IJ
  • Muni says it’s investigating why a light rail operator didn’t let people off the outbound K-T train after a passenger became ill and started vomiting. KTVU 2
  • Chloe Veltman at The Bay Citizen says the musical adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” at American Conservatory Theater “presents a version of San Francisco steeped in tired nostalgia.”
Looking ahead
  • Contra Costa County DA Mark Peterson has scheduled a 2 o’clock news conference to announce a “major development” in the county’s ongoing police corruption probe. Contra Costa Times

New at Bay Area Observer:

Follow on Twitter

Copyright 2013 Bay Area Observer. Blogger Templates created by Deluxe Templates. WP by Masterplan