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Morning Wrap: 2/2/12

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Top of the morning’s news:

  • The $285 million spent lobbying state lawmakers last year was an all-time record. LA Times
  • Given Facebook’s less-than-stellar record for being trustworthy, James Temple wonders about the giddiness over its IPO. Chronicle
  • Consumer advocates are urging the state Public Utilities Commission to reject PG&E’s plan to saddle ratepayers with $2 billion in pipeline upgrades. Contra Costa Times
  • It looks like early March will be the midnight hour for the Gold Dust Lounge on Union Square. Chronicle
  • The Sierra Nevada’s snowpack is just 15 inches in some places, portending problems for the state’s water supply. AP
  • Thieves stole $3 million worth of gold nuggets from a lobby display at the Siskiyou County Courthouse in Yreka, near the Oregon border. AP
  • Dell is talking about adding hundreds of new jobs at its new facility in Santa Clara. Oakland Tribune

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