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Morning Wrap: 3/16/12

Friday, March 16, 2012

News and notes:

  • VentureBeat has a nice infographic on why Seattle might be the next Silicon Valley.
  • In a retrial from 13 years ago, Mohammed Haroon Ali was convicted a second time in Redwood City of murdering Tracy Biletnikoff, daughter of legendary Raiders wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff. Chronicle
  • Tim Redmond at the Bay Guardian doesn’t get what district attorney George Gascon “is up to” in expressing second thoughts about Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s plea deal.
  • Ross has three seats up for grabs in a June 5 Town Council election, but no candidates. Marin IJ
  • Berkeley’s largest pot dispensary will indeed close May 1. Berkeleyside
  • An Iraq war veteran in Gilroy killed his 11-year-old sister and then killed himself. Mercury News
  • Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf can afford those new fees his bank has rolled out. SEC filings show he earned $19.8 million last year. SF Business Times
  • First Lady Michelle Obama comes to San Francisco March 30 for a campaign fundraiser at the California Academy of Science. Political Blotter
  • Bruce Jenkins points out that the two NBA teams fighting over the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs each has a Warriors cast-off at guard—Jeremy Lin and Monta Ellis. Chronicle 

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