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Morning Wrap: 1/26/12

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Top of the morning’s news:
  • Michael Peevey, the head of the state Public Utilities Commission criticized for being too soft on PG&E, put himself in charge of deciding whether the utility will be fined for the San Bruno explosion. Chronicle
  • Tuesday’s State of the Union address was viewed by 5 million fewer people than last year’s. Media Decoder
  • The family of a transient shot and killed by a BART officer at Civic Center Station in July filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the transit agency. Chronicle
  • Former East Bay congresswoman Ellen Tauscher is stepping down as State Department undersecretary for arms control and security but will stay on part-time in an advisory role. Foreign Policy
  • Occupy Oakland protesters are threatening to take over a vacant building Saturday that they say they’ll use as a headquarters. Oakland Tribune
  • Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain was ordered to stand trial in Alabama May 17 for allegedly assaulting a man in November. Inside the Oakland Raiders
  • The Warriors played lights out, including in the fourth quarter, to beat Portland 101-93. Chronicle

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