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Morning Wrap: 2/14/12

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top of the morning’s news:

  • The feds approved a $250-million infusion for BART’s extension to San Jose, $20 million more than planners had hoped for. Mercury News
  • Vandals did $1 million damage to a new elementary school auditorium in Richmond, flooding the floor, splattering paint everywhere and breaking all the windows. Chronicle
  • CEO Meg Whitman and her executive team have moved out of their cushy offices and into cubicles at Hewlett-Packard. SF Business Times
  • Billionaire George Soros donated $500,000 to boost efforts to overhaul California’s three-strikes law. Capitol Alert
  • Paul Simon will headline this year’s June 4 Black & White Ball, the big charity event for San Francisco Symphony. SF Business Times
  • The Warriors won their third game in a row, beating Phoenix 102-96. Mercury News
  • Former 49ers and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Freddie Solomon, a fan favorite during the Joe Montana era in San Francisco, died in Tampa, Fla., of complications from liver and colon cancer, at age 59. Chronicle 

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