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Morning Wrap: 7/26/11

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bryan Stow suspects in court, Bay Area teenager describes surviving a grizzly attack, Harbaugh gets down to 49ers nitty-gritty, Redwood City middle schoolers convicted of sexual assault on field trip, plus more after the jump.

Top of the morning’s news
  • An East Bay Regional Park District police officer was shot at multiple times with automatic weapons and had to be rescued from a rugged area of parkland near Moraga and Canyon, where authorities suspect a large marijuana-growing operation. Contra Costa Times
  • Veteran Chico radio personality Mark Everett “Coyote” McGee, 42, turned himself in to police after being accused of molesting a 15-year-old girl. Chico Enterprise-Record
  • Gov. Jerry Brown was summoned to call in tonight and tomorrow night for possible jury duty in Alameda County.
  • A bill signed into law by Gov. Brown makes it harder for city council members to improperly pad their paychecks—fallout from the financial scandal in the L. A. suburb of Bell. LA Times
Other news

  • Work on the new control tower at Oakland International Airport has stopped, part of the fallout from the impasse in Congress over funding for the Federal Aviation Administration. The Bay Citizen
  • One of the two new suspects in the Bryan Stow beating case who appeared in court in Los Angeles yesterday is also believed to have assaulted two other fans at Dodger Stadium. LA Times
  • Three middle school boys were convicted of sexually assaulting two girls during a class field trip to a Redwood City park and face jail time. BANG
  • Gov. Brown signed a law that will enable the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in Silicon Valley to stretch out its loan repayments and clear up funds for new land acquisition. Mercury News
  • White households have a net worth 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanics, and a new Pew Research Center analysis says the gaps between the groups are about twice their pre-recession size. California Watch
  • Police arrested a man suspected of slipping into a family’s tent at a Dillon beach campground and molesting an 8-year-old old girl. Marin IJ
  • A Richmond teenager described how he managed to kick his way free during a grizzly bear attack in Alaska over the weekend. AP
  • Former Raiders cornerback Alonzo “Skip” Thomas, aka “Dr. Death” during a six-year stint that included the 1977 Super Bowl, died of a heart attack at age 61. Contra Costa Times
  • As the 49ers get back to football, new coach Jim Harbaugh plays it close to the vest on whether the team will try to pursue an experienced free-agent quarterback. Chronicle
  • Burning Man, the August counter-culture festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, has sold out for the first time in its 25 year history. AP

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