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Morning Wrap: 1/31/12

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Top of the morning’s news:

  • Mayor Jean Quan is floating new tactics to deal with Occupy Oakland protests like the one Saturday in which 409 people were arrested and which, cumulatively, have cost taxpayers $3 million. Oakland Tribune
  • Prosecutors assert that Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi kept his wife, Eliana Lopez, “isolated” at home for 18 hours after allegedly abusing her on New Year’s Eve to prevent her from talking to police. Chronicle
  • Kaiser Permanente workers in Northern California are striking today over a contract dispute involving mental health and optical employees. Mercury News
  • The state Assembly killed legislation to give voters the chance to change California’s “three strikes” sentencing law. Capitol Alert
  • Investigators launched a probe of alleged student aid fraud at Contra Costa College’s San Pablo campus. Contra Costa Times
  • City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed civil lawsuits against two Tenderloin markets accused of fronting drug deals and stolen property sales. Bay City News Service
  • A 19-year-old man who committed suicide by hanging at the Port of Oakland was a suspect in the stabbing death of his 15-year-old San Leandro girlfriend the day before. Oakland Tribune
  • Eliot Spitzer sits in for bronchitis-stricken Keith Olbermann on Current TV’s Countdown this week. TV Newser

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