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Morning Wrap: 1/5/12

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Top of the morning’s news:

  • San Francisco’s homicide rate remains near a historic low for the third year in a row, and no one has an easy explanation as to why. Chronicle
  • Ricardo Legorreta, the Mexican architect who with his son, Victor, spent the last year designing’s future headquarters in Mission Bay, has died in Mexico City. Chronicle
  • Make it 0-for-27 for the Warriors in San Antonio after the Spurs win 101-95. AP 
  • Why GOP congressman Dan Lungren is pushing to blow up O’Shaughnessy Dam and restore Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley. Chronicle
  • The head of PBS pushes back against Mitt Romney’s call to end funding for public broadcasting. AP
  • There are questions about just how independent Oakland’s newly-formed team investigating the Occupy Oakland fiasco will be. Oakland North
  • Multiple media outlets say Green Bay Packers personnel chief Reggie McKenzie has interviewed to be the Raiders general manager. BANG
  • Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom raked in $134,000 in campaign cash last month. Political Blotter
  • The state’s lone Tea Party assemblyman and outspoken gun rights guy Tim Donnelly was detained by the TSA after trying to bring a gun aboard a flight from Ontario east of Los Angeles. AP
  • The big money behind the investment group that acquired the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat from the New York Times Company over the holidays: Arkansas billionaire media mogul Warren Stephens. SF Peninsula Press Club 

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