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: 7/21/11

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Airport Commission scraps SFO’s Terminal 2 design contract, Greg Suhr draws a tough crowd in the Bayview, USF student and two others swept to their deaths over Vernal Falls, plus rumblings anew over an Oakland football stadium, and more after the jump.

Top of the morning’s news
  • Police Chief Greg Suhr was shouted down by angry residents at a meeting in the Bayview last night intended to quell anger over the SFPD shooting Saturday of 19-year-old Kenneth Harding. The Bay Citizen
  • Ed Reiskin, San Francisco’s public works director since 2008, will be named today to head Muni, the Chronicle reports.
  • CBS 5 photographer Patrick Sedillo was attacked Monday while recording an interview by reporter Elizabeth Cook during that protest over the Harding police shooting. SF Peninsula Press Club
  • Assemblywoman Fiona Ma has jumped into the circumcision fray, with a bill aimed at short-circuiting a San Francisco ballot measure meant to ban the practice. The Bay Citizen
Other news

  • Three young people, including a USF student, were presumed dead after being swept over Vernal Falls at Yosemite National Park as horrified friends and others watched. AP
  • After spending between $3 million and $4 million so far, the Airport Commission has canceled its design contract for SFO’s planned Terminal 3 renovation after concluding it needed to start over to match the standards of the Terminal 2 remake. Examiner
  • UCSF will add seat belts to its shuttle buses in the aftermath of last week’s accident that killed psychiatrist Kevin Mack. The Bay Citizen
  • Brutally beaten Giants fan Bryan Stow underwent emergency surgery to deal with a large amount of fluid on his brain that caused a 30-second seizure. Examiner
  • Rumblings of a new football stadium have revived in Oakland after the public acknowledgment that the 49ers and Raiders are talking about combining efforts to build a new shared stadium. Oakland Tribune
  • A bill sent to the governor would put California employers on the hook to subsidize their employees’ travel by public transit, carpools or other low-polluting means. Contra Costa Times
  • A San Francisco bicyclist was struck and critically injured by a truck at the corner of Fremont and Mission streets. Chronicle
  • Jury deliberations begin today in Martinez in the trial of a 19-year-old man accused of shooting two brothers during a Richmond church service as part of a gang turf war. Contra Costa Times
  • SFPD says it made 43 arrests during Monday’s  protest over the shooting death of an armed man in the Bayview who had been stopped to see if he was riding Muni without a ticket. Chronicle
  • A Corte Madera man was arrested for allegedly flashing a woman in a Fairfax park. Marin IJ

New at Bay Area Observer:

Follow on Twitter

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