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Morning Wrap: 12/8/11

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Double whammy for Jean Quan on recall front, Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters” show goes around Dublin apologizing, Warriors’ trade rumors heat up, another Spare the Air day, and more inside.

Top of the morning’s news
  • Anger at the Lucky supermarket chain continues to grow after perhaps the biggest-ever case of credit card skimming in the Bay Area afflicted some of the grocer’s customers. Mercury News
  • Comedy Central is developing a spoof Meet the Press-type show for 2012 that’s to star “The Daily Show” contributor Wyatt Cenac. TV Newser 
  • A petition to recall Oakland Mayor Jean Quan was certified for signature gathering Wednesday, the same day that a second group submitted their own recall petition against the mayor. Chronicle
Other news
  • Another Spare the Air day has been called for the Bay Area today. Contra Costa Times
  • The stars of the Discovery Channel show “MythBusters” made the rounds to apologize following a stunt gone bad that sent a cannonball careening through a neighborhood. Chronicle
  • Fred Thompson, 19, a defensive lineman at Oregon State from Richmond and who went to Oakland Tech, collapsed and died while playing basketball on campus Wednesday. AP
  • A 23-year-old San Jose cheerleading coach was arrested on child molestation charges after the mother of a 14-year-old boy found text messages the coach allegedly sent to her son. Mercury News
  • Former SFPD crime lab technician Deborah Madden pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of skimming cocaine she was supposed to be testing. Chronicle
  • The parents of a 1-year-old boy critically wounded in a West Oakland shootout are asking for more time and a second medical opinion to determine if their child should be taken off life support. Oakland Tribune
  • The elevator system in the Berkeley building where fire destroyed 68 residential units last month hadn’t been inspected in more than a year and its permit was expired, state officials say. Berkeley Voice
  • Oakland agreed to pay $40,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of a mentally unstable man shot to death by police in 2003 after he stabbed an officer. Chronicle
  • The rumor mill continues to swirl involving a Warriors trade for New Orleans point guard Chris Paul, with team sources indicating that Monta Ellis, but not Stephen Curry, may be on the table. Oakland Tribune
  • Giants GM Brian Sabean says Carlos Beltran and Cody Ross aren’t coming back next year. Mercury News

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