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Morning Wrap: 6/27/11

Monday, June 27, 2011

Campaign for Ed Lee gears up, cable cars are back, ‘baggy pants passenger’s' mom speaks out, plus, did the Warriors really pass on a chance to deal Andres Biedrins? And more after the jump.

Top of the morning’s news
  • Of the 208 people aboard Amtrak’s California Zephyr, in which at least six people died after a collision with a truck near Reno, 109 had Emeryville as their final destination. AP
  • The Supreme Court rules this morning that California can’t ban the sale of violent video games to children. AP 
  • The well-funded campaign to draft Mayor Ed Lee to run in November got off to a rollicking start Saturday, led by Chinatown maven Rose Pak and Chronicle columnist Willie Brown. The Bay Citizen
  • Jerry Brown may have angered fellow Democrats by vetoing a gimmicky budget, but he apparently helped himself with voters. Contra Costa Times

  • Sunday talk show question of the day, from Fox News’ Chris Wallace to GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachman: “Are you a flake?” And yes, he apologized. HuffPo
  • How’s this for bald self-promotion? CNBC tonight will air a documentary on Jack Welch, the former General Electric CEO and CNBC’s former boss, with Maria Bartiromo hosting. TV Newser
  • Hearst Magazines begins an elaborate ad campaign today intended to burnish its brand image, not promote individual magazines like Esquire or Good Housekeeping. Media Decoder 
  • Just in time for tourist season, the California Street cable cars are back in operation after being idled six months for rehabilitation. Chronicle
  • Two teenagers were arrested in that Saturday shooting near Seventh and Market streets during the Gay Pride celebration in which five people were wounded. Chronicle
  • The NYT visits the Shanghai company responsible for building the giant steel modules for the new Bay Bridge eastern span.
  • The Santa Clara County supervisor who championed a policy of not jailing juveniles under the age of 13 is furious over the month-long jailing of a 12-year-old boy. Mercury News
  • An environmental group is challenging state approval of a landfill near Novato saying it could release contaminated ground water into nearby streams. Marin IJ
  • The mother of Deshon Marman, the college football player tossed from a US Airways flight at SFO for allegedly refusing to pull up his baggy pants, talks to ABC 7.
  • The Chronicle’s photo gallery from Sunday’s Gay Pride Parade.
  • The Golden State Warriors blog cites a French website as saying the team passed on several trade offers from Houston involving Andres Biedrins.  

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