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Morning Wrap: 10/11/11

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

State revenues way behind projections, UC Berkeley mumps outbreak traced, John Madden on Al Davis, SF mayoral candidates debate, Steve Jobs’ death certificate, plus a fake monk cops to child molestation, and more inside.

Top of the morning’s news
  • Revenue flowing into the state’s coffers slowed in September, putting California $705 million below expectations for the first three months of the fiscal year. Chronicle
  • Less than three months after the death of Amy Winehouse, her father, Mitch, signed a deal with HarperCollins to write a book about her life. NYT Arts Beat
  • Lots of sound bites and some lively interchanges at last night’s San Francisco mayoral debate at the City Club. Chronicle
  • State assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) launched an effort to ask voters to repeal the California Dream Act signed into law over the weekend by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Notable Quote

Everyone's not going to say that Al Davis is this or that, that he's perfect, and he's all these things. But if he's your friend, if you played for him, if you coached for him, if you were part of the NFL, he was that guy.
-- John Madden, speaking on KCBS Radio about the late Al Davis.

Other news
  • The mumps outbreak at UC Berkeley that has so far seen 44 people diagnosed with the disease has been traced to a student who contracted it on a trip to Europe. Contra Costa Times
  • Steve Jobs’ death at his Palo Alto home was from respiratory arrest caused by a pancreatic tumor at about 3 p.m. Oct. 5, according to his death certificate obtained by Bloomberg News.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown helped dedicate the new headquarters of solar company SunEdison, which moved from Maryland to Belmont. KCBS 
  • Despite criticism, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission is moving ahead with plans to uproot from Oakland for new quarters in San Francisco and could finalize a deal as early as tomorrow. Contra Costa Times
  • Among a batch of Gov. Jerry Brown’s last-minute bill signings was one aimed at helping financially ailing Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo keep its doors open. Contra Costa Times
  • The winning pumpkin in the annual Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off was grown in Napa and came in at 1,704 pounds. BANG
  • Roland Palencia announced his resignation as head of Equality California, the state’s major LGBT organization, amid deep staff cuts that the organization had not previously announced. Chronicle 
  • Police said that a woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted at knifepoint in a Terra Linda park last year has acknowledged that it never happened. Marin IJ
  • Millbrae is considering outsourcing its police department to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office to save money. AP 
  • A man convicted of molesting a teenage boy a decade ago while pretending to be a Franciscan monk pleaded no contest to using the same ruse to molest a Daly City boy last year. Chronicle
  • The NBA lopped off the first two weeks of the season and more of it is in jeopardy because of what commissioner David Stern called “the gulf that separates” owners and players in contract negotiations. AP 

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