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Morning Wrap: 2/9/12

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Top of the morning’s news:
  • The $6.2 billion Stanford just raised in private donations is the most ever by an American university. Mercury News
  • San Francisco-based Giga Omni Media, which publishes the GigaOm tech blog, is buying digital media news site PaidContent.
  • Why the future of gay marriage in California may come down to Justice Anthony Kennedy. LA Times
  • A federal study says the $1 billion it would cost to raise the dam at Lake Shasta as a way to increase the state’s water supply would be feasible and economically justified. Chronicle 
  • Richmond’s police chief tells a jury that a picture he posted five years ago that landed him in a racial bias lawsuit was just a lame joke. Chronicle
  • Ex-Giants slugger Barry Bonds can keep his baseball bats while on probation. Chronicle 
  • Ninety percent of Northern California salmon are raised in hatcheries; and why that’s bad for those in the wild. The Bay Citizen
  • Ex-East Bay congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, who recently left the State Department, signed on to head the Scowcroft Center on International Security, a DC think tank. Political Blotter 

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