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Morning Wrap: 1/13/12

Friday, January 13, 2012

Top of the morning’s news:

  • Criminal networks in Russia, China and elsewhere have infected computers at City College of San Francisco with viruses that have been stealing personal data from students and faculty for years. Chronicle
  • PG&E diverted more than $100 million intended for gas safety and operations for executive bonuses and other items, a state audit finds. Chronicle 
  • The head of the state’s high-speed rail authority, Roelof van Ark, quit amid uncertainty over the agency’s future. Contra Costa Times
  • Fremont solar energy failure Solyndra, which laid off 1,000 workers last year, asked a bankruptcy judge to let it pay out $500,000 in bonuses to senior executives and others. Mercury News
  • Oakland’s reliance on state redevelopment agency money to meet city payroll means at least 150 pink slips are going out now that redevelopment agencies are being dissolved. Oakland Tribune
  • BART is about to spend $1 billion on the first batch of new rail cars it has bought since the system opened 40 years ago. Chronicle
  • The UC system is seeing a nearly 20 percent jump in freshman applications. Contra Costa Times
  • At baseball’s winter meeting in Arizona, Bud Selig says a decision on whether to allow the A’s to move to San Jose is near. Mercury News
  • Cost of doing business? Plains Products Terminals of Martinez agreed to pay $116,000 to settle four years’ worth of air pollution violations. Contra Costa Times

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