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Morning Wrap: 11/11/11

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tension grows over Occupy Oakland, protesters call for Tuesday strike at UC Berkeley, Gascon and Mirkarimi take victory laps, state appeals court’s big pot ruling, Muni pushes more fare increases, plus more after the jump.

Top of the morning’s news
  • Although there was no known connection to Occupy Oakland, a fatal shooting at 14th and Broadway Thursday escalated calls that the anti-Wall Street protesters’ encampment shut down. Oakland Tribune
  • A day after dozens of protesters were arrested at UC Berkeley, police defended their crackdown of Occupy Cal and warned that they will react decisively if demonstrators try to pitch tents at Sproul Plaza again. Contra Costa Times
  • Meanwhile, students were reportedly organizing a class boycott for next Tuesday that’s being billed as a general strike. Chronicle
  • CBS is bringing in Charlie Rose and Gayle King to front its morning news show and will likely rename it. TV Newser
  • George Gascon’s ranked-choice margin of victory over second-place finisher David Onek in the district attorney’s race was 62.3% to 37.2%, while newly elected sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s margin over second-place finisher Paul Miyamoto was 53.1% to 46.9%. The Bay Citizen
  • The Bay Citizen says that Tuesday’s election results signal a shift to the right for San Francisco politics.
  • Herman Cain is raking in record amounts of cash despite the sex harassment allegations against him. Chronicle Politics Blog
  • Rick Perry is trying to turn his brain freeze during Tuesday’s GOP debate into a positive, playing off of it as a fundraising tactic. Chronicle Politics Blog 
Notable Quote
"The tide is turning against so-called medical marijuana in California."
-- Paul Chabot, founder of the Coalition for a Drug Free California, after a state appeals court ruled that California law allows cities and counties to ban medical marijuana dispensaries.

Other news
  • Muni is floating options to raise fares again, including upping fines for parking violations. Chronicle
  • PG&E announced it will lay off 225 employees, mostly from its information technology department, as part of a reorganization. Chronicle
  • A man shot and killed his wife in a moving car before turning the gun on himself in Fairfield. Chronicle
  • In Pittsburg, a man with financial problems posted a suicide note on Facebook and then shot and killed his wife and her parents in his foreclosed home before committing suicide. Chronicle
  • ESPN’s “College Game Day” will originate from Stanford Saturday, in advance of the Cardinal’s Pac-12 North showdown with Oregon. Mercury News
  • Contra Costa County is moving toward imposing a daytime curfew on school-age children in unincorporated areas, permitting deputies to cite children loitering during school hours. Contra Costa Times
  • A judge once again ordered the state to pull its plans for a high-speed rail route through the Peninsula unless or until more study is done on the route’s potential harm to local traffic and homes. Mercury News 
  • Carson Palmer had a big night and the Raiders outlasted the Chargers 24-17 in San Diego. Chronicle

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