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Morning Wrap: 8/30/11

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Goodwin Liu’s clear sailing, Clorox looks for tenants at its Oakland HQ, Cal’s Jeff Tedford on the hot seat, SF commission takes aim at NBC’s new “Playboy” show, plus Mitt Romney’s California mansion downgrade, and more inside.

Top of the morning’s news
  • Several dozen anti-BART protesters descended on Civic Center Station Monday night and at least two people were arrested, but BART service was not affected. Chronicle 
  • HLN host Nancy Grace has signed on as a contestant for the new season of “Dancing with the Stars.” TV Newser
  • Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) announced she’ll seek re-election to an 11th term. Political Blotter
  • After catching heat over plans to quadruple the size of his oceanfront house near San Diego, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced more modest plans to only double it. LA Times
  • Hercules councilman Gerard Boulanger was fined $500 for lying on his candidate statement about having been an elected city councilman in his native France. Contra Costa Times 
  • Michele Bachmann will release a memoir in November. Roll Call
Notable Quote


“These things take time.”
-- 49ers running back Frank Gore, on talks to renegotiate his contract before the start of the season.

Other news
  • Rachael Marie Smith, 30, pleaded guilty to grand theft for bilking would-be apartment renters in the Richmond district of $110,000 and is expected to spend two years behind bars. Chronicle
  • The Motor Fire near Yosemite was 50 percent contained last night, prompting authorities to cancel forced evacuations and Highway 140 leading to the park was to reopen early this morning. Chronicle
  • A showdown is heating up over the state’s efforts to prevent and clean up catastrophic oil spills along the California coast. Mercury News
  • A San Francisco city commission is calling for a boycott of NBC’s “The Playboy Club” to debut Sept 19., calling the show demeaning to women. Examiner
  • UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu faces little opposition before the three-member commission that must approve his nomination to the state Supreme Court, with no one signed up to speak against him at tomorrow’s hearing. Mercury News
  • A year after announcing plans to move hundreds of workers to Pleasanton, Clorox put 136,000 square feet of excess space in its downtown Oakland headquarters on the market. SF Business Times
  • The pensions of retired county employees are public information, a state appeals court ruled, in a case brought by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Chronicle
  • The Mercury News’ Mark Purdy explains why Tiger Woods will be among the golfers to compete at the Fry’ Open in Silicon Valley in October.
  • Why Cal coach Jeff Tedford, the dean of Pac-12 football coaches, is on the hot seat. Oakland Tribune

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