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Morning Wrap: 1/24/12

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Top of the morning’s news:

  • Mayor Jean Quan proposes 105 layoffs of Oakland city workers now that state redevelopment funds are going away. Bay City News Service
  • Nancy Pelosi talks up Democrats re-taking the House in November, which not coincidentally could make her Speaker again. Chronicle
  • The trial of Edwin Ramos, 25, accused of the notorious 2008 drive-by killings of a man and his two sons in the Excelsior District, gets underway in San Francisco. Chronicle
  • The mountain yellow-legged frog, once abundant in the Sierras, is spiraling towards extinction. The Bay Citizen
  • First it was an SF assistant district attorney arrested for alleged domestic violence; now her husband has also been charged with domestic battery. Chronicle
  • SFPD arrested 29 people at Candlestick during Sunday’s NFC championship game, and ejected another 110 people for unruly conduct. AP
  • The CoCo Times lauds Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s choice of Richmond as the place for its second campus.
  • Karen Chen, 12, of Fremont, won the gold medal in the ladies novice competition at the U. S. figure skating championships in San Jose while Vincent Zhou of Palo Alto won the gold in the men’s novice competition.
  • The Warriors blow a 20-point lead and lose to Memphis 91-90. Mercury News

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