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Morning Wrap: 6/21/11

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer’s first heat wave, Keith Olbermann’s Current TV debut, DiFi’s declining poll numbers, more speculation about Gavin Newsom and Congress, Stow beating suspect sent to prison for parole violation, plus more insde.

Top of the morning’s news
  • The heat wave that rolled into much of the Bay Area over the weekend will stick around through Thursday away from the coast and result in the season’s first Spare the Air day today. Contra Costa Times
  • CNN White House correspondent Ed Henry announced he’s taking the same job at Fox News. TV Newser
  • Keith Olbermann’s new “Countdown” show debuted last night on San Francisco-based Current TV with some nasty digs at some of his old colleagues. The Daily Beast
  • First the Examiner speculated last week on whether Gavin Newsom’s move to Marin was possibly linked to seeking Rep. Lynn Woolsey’s seat in Congress if she decides to retire. Now the Chronicle’s Joe Garofoli is wondering aloud if something’s up.
  • Meanwhile, Woolsey says she’ll announce next week whether she’ll seek an 11th term. Marin IJ
  • A new Field poll shows Senator Dianne Feinstein’s popularity has dropped by double digits, although no Republican has yet come forward to challenge her for 2012. Chronicle 
  • State Sen. Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) plans to introduce legislation in the coming days to ban capital punishment in California. Capitol Alert
  • House Democrats sharply criticized the Supreme Court’s shelving of the major gender-discrimination case against Wal-Mart. The Hill
  • Internal memos show that PG&E brass was warned that it was losing track of pipeline documentation and that the situation could prove embarrassing—in 1992. Chronicle
  • Police arrested a man who allegedly ran away with a dog he believed was his and assaulted the South San Francisco woman who adopted it from a shelter last year. Chronicle
  • Students and neighbors of College of San Mateo sued the college district’s trustees in a last-ditch effort to keep thousands of square feet of campus greenery from being turned into a parking lot. Chronicle
  • The man who’s a prime suspect in the Bryan Stow beating was sentenced to 10 months in prison after his parole was revoked for alleged gun possession. LAT 
  • A private San Francisco foundation that spent $770,000 to support the legal battle waged by female employees of Wal-Mart is considering pulling its funding after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the retailer. The Bay Citizen
  • It appears that Pleasanton taxpayers will be on the hook for an additional $9.25 million on school construction bonds after a refinancing that the state AG’s office says violated state law. Contra Costa Times
  • The San Jose Sharks won’t re-sign Scott Nichol and Jamal Mayers. Mercury News
  • A 14-year-old girl who was tracked from Santa Clara County to far Northern California and gunned down by her accused molester, who then killed himself, was removed from life support. Chronicle
  • Renowned Silicon Valley analog chip designer Bob Pease, 70, of San Francisco, was identified as the man who died after crashing his car into a tree in Saratoga on Saturday. Mercury News

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