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Morning Wrap: 11/22/11

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Caltrans releases Bay Bridge inspection documents, Jean Quan picks ex-Jerry Brown aide as chief of staff, angry students give chase to UC Davis chancellor after her apology, Oakland Unified guts adult education, and more inside.

Pre-holiday short list
  • Friday’s fire that destroyed 39 apartments plus CafĂ© Intermezzo and Raleigh’s pub along Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue has dealt the shopping district a blow as the holiday shopping season begins. Chronicle
  • UC Davis chancellor Linda Katehi apologized during a rally Monday for the pepper-spraying of students by police and then was pursued by an angry crowd demanding her resignation before being spirited inside a car and driven away. Chronicle
  • UC President Mark Yudof ordered his senior staff to examine the use of force on the system’s campuses. Sacramento Bee
  • Mayor Jean Quan named Anne Campbell Washington as her new chief of staff, a position Washington held under former Mayor Jerry Brown. Oakland Tribune
  • State finance director Ana Matosantos did not enter a plea Monday during her initial court proceeding on a drunk driving charge. Capitol Alert
  • In the wake of the scandal over falsification of  Bay Bridge inspection records, Caltrans released thousands of pages of new information. Sacramento Bee
  • Oakland Unified School District is gutting its adult education program, slashing its budget by 90 percent to help make up for shortfalls in other areas. Oakland North
  • Richmond city employees earn nearly twice as much as the median household income of the city’s residents. Richmond Confidential
  • AAA predicts a travel uptick for Thanksgiving compared to last year despite higher gas prices. Contra Costa Times
  • Bank of America and Wells Fargo have begun cutting staff ahead of the holidays. SF Business Times

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