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Morning Wrap: 12/9/11

Friday, December 9, 2011

Jean Quan talks recall, feds want prison time for Barry Bonds, UC Berkeley chancellor shouted down, Oakland police union leader stepping down, Wells Fargo pays up for Wachovia’s misconduct, and more inside.

Top of the morning’s news
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority approved $772 million to extend BART the 10 miles from Warm Springs to the Berryessa neighborhood in east San Jose, but the feds will have to pony up before construction can begin. Chronicle
  • Comcast and the Sacramento Bee, co-sponsors of an event Thursday at which Gov. Jerry Brown will induct luminaries into the California Hall of Fame, are keeping other news media out. PolitiCal
  • Erin Andrews, the ESPN sideline reporter, filed a new $10 million lawsuit against a Chicago man who secretly videotaped her naked, and against a hotel where some of the taping took place. OTRC
  • Oakland Mayor Jean Quan says the recall effort against her is “divisive, expensive and distracting.” Bay City News Service
  • The California Fair Political Practices Commission softened rules on gift-giving to politicians, a move that Common Cause and other good government groups immediately criticized. LA Times
Other news
  • Air quality officials issued a Spare the Air alert for today. That’s three days straight. Marin IJ 
  • Prosecutors want Barry Bonds to get 15 months in prison when he’s sentenced for obstruction of justice. Chronicle
  • UC Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau gets shouted down at a student meeting and has to be hustled out by aides. Chronicle
  • A judge declared that a Yemeni man facing charges of trying to break into the cockpit of a San Francisco-bound jetliner is mentally incompetent to stand trail and must be hospitalized. BANG
  • A 1-year-old boy left brain dead after being caught in the crossfire of a West Oakland shootout was to be removed from life support at Children’s Hospital Oakland. Chronicle
  • Dom Arotzarena, the police sergeant who heads the Oakland Police Officers Association, announced he won’t seek a fourth term. Oakland Tribune
  • Wells Fargo will pay $148 million to settle charges that Wachovia, which it acquired, engaged in bid-rigging related to municipal bonds. SF Business Times 
  • A credit card-skimming operation at Lucky supermarkets in the Bay Area has now affected more than 500 customers. Chronicle
  • Berkeley Unified School District settled a lawsuit by a Berkeley High student who accused a male guidance counselor of sexually harassing her. Oakland Tribune
  • Ex-Fry’s executive Ausaf Siddiqui was sentenced to six years in prison for embezzling. Chronicle

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