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Morning Wrap: 6/28/11

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Oakland reaches deal with unions, BART sets ridership record, Woolsey’s retirement announcement, the Bryan Stow video, plus what’s different about the latest Pixar blockbuster, and more inside.

Top of the morning’s news
  • Just days from a July 1 deadline, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and the City Council brokered deals with the police and four other unions aimed at filling the gaps of a projected $58 million budget shortfall. Oakland Tribune
  • Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Petaluma) confirmed Monday that she’s retiring from Congress when her 10th term ends in 2012. Marin IJ
  • Investment firm GSV Capital said it paid $29.28 per share for $6.6 million worth of privately-held Facebook, which suggests an evaluation of $70 billion. PaidContent
  • Another Pixar blockbuster in “Cars 2,” but, for a change, this one isn’t exactly inspiring critical acclaim. LA Times
  • BART set a Sunday ridership record Sunday with more than 247,000 passengers, many of them traveling to the Gay Pride Parade. Examiner
  • Police discovered the remains of a Walnut Creek woman believed kidnapped and murdered in 1977 by the serial killer known as the I-5 Strangler, in a dry riverbed near Lake Berryessa. Contra Costa Times
  • A 20-year-old college student from Foster City who is Muslim sued retailer Abercrombie & Fitch after being fired last year for refusing to remove her headscarf. The Bay Citizen
  • L. A. police say they’re reviewing a video that appears to show Giants fan Bryan Stow in a brief verbal confrontation with another man inside Dodger stadium before he was later severely beaten March 31. Chronicle
  • A 4-year-old Martinez boy remained on life support after accidentally being run over during the weekend as his mother was backing out of the family’s driveway. Contra Costa Times
  • Caltrain fares go up 25 cents July 1, marking the six time in six years for a fare increase. Examiner
  • A Marin judge rejected a plea by accused serial murderer Joseph Naso, 77, to have his case dismissed. Marin IJ
  • Even after three sellouts against the Giants, the A’s average attendance of 19,794 ranks in front of just three other Major League clubs. Mercury News 
  • The Mercury News’ Tim Kawakami talks with Warriors draft pick Jeremy Tyler and likes what he hears.
  • Police are calling the death of a woman struck by a train at Berkeley’s Ashby BART station a suicide. Contra Costa Times

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