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Morning Wrap: 6/9/11

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Youth charged as adult in East Palo Alto baby killing, Muni operators reject contract, sexism allegation hurled at the Examiner, Oakland woman grabs video of man she says raped her, plus more inside.

Top of the morning’s news
  • A 17-year-old youth was charged with murder as an adult and if convicted could be sentenced to life in prison without parole in the shooting death of a 3-month-old infant whose parents were leaving a baby shower in East Palo Alto. Chronicle
  • Erin Sherbert at SF Weekly questions whether there’s sexism in hiring at the Examiner, her former employer, saying that all but eight of the 35 editorial employees at the Philip Anschutz-owned daily are men. SF Weekly 
  • A total of 91 people are on the ballot for the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame, so many that Ben Fong-Torres says “about the only person missing is Mayor Ed Lee.” Chronicle
  • President Obama formally nominated career diplomat and Concord native Earl Anthony “Tony” Wayne to become the next ambassador to Mexico. Contra Costa Times
  • The state’s new bipartisan redistricting commission is set to unveil a formal draft map of the new congressional landscape tomorrow and it looks like Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Petaluma) has reason to worry. Politico
  • After defending him on TV after he told her he didn’t send lewd photos on Twitter, Rep. Anthony Weiner’s former girlfriend has joined the chorus of those condemning him. The Daily Beast
  • An Oakland woman captured video on her cell phone of the man who allegedly raped her. Chronicle
  • A state appeals court ruled that a Milpitas man who used a computer to paste photos of his 13-year-old daughter’s head onto bodies of women in graphic poses shouldn’t have been charged with possessing child pornography. Chronicle'
  • For those keeping count, Gov. Jerry Brown says the state has eliminated 29,398 cell phones used by government workers so far. SF Business Times 
  • Oakland’s city council formally approved the handover of the Oakland Museum of California to the museum’s nonprofit foundation, starting July 1. Chronicle
  • Muni operators overwhelmingly rejected a contract that management said would have saved the agency tens of millions of dollars over three years while making the transit system more reliable. Chronicle 
  • Federal officials disclosed that they had learned only a few weeks ago that PG&E had a gas leak in 1988 on the same pipeline that exploded in last September’s deadly disaster. The Bay Citizen
  • Alameda police released 911 calls and a timeline of events that showed fire and police personnel watched an apparently suicidal Raymond Zack , 53, for an hour without helping save him from drowning. The Bay Citizen
  • Campground reservation scalping has become a big problem at Yosemite and the park service is clamping down. AP
  • Oakland’s airport will start charter flights to Cuba later this year. SF Business Times
  • San Jose’s homicide rate is on track for a 20-year high. Mercury News

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