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Morning Wrap: 3/29/12

Thursday, March 29, 2012

News and notes:
  • A judge ruled that the names of UC Davis police officers must be redacted before a university report of last November’s police pepper-spraying of student protesters is made public. AP
  • Activists protested Mayor Ed Lee’s controversial deal with California Pacific Medical Center that includes a massive 555-bed hospital on Van Ness Avenue, saying it doesn’t create enough jobs. Chronicle
  • The state parks system agreed to make temporary fixes to a private road leading to Mount Diablo State Park in time for May’s Amgen Tour of California bike race. Contra Costa Times
  • Bay Area transportation officials signed off on a deal with the state to split the $1.5 billion cost to electrify the Caltrain line that’s ultimately to be shared with the state’s bullet train. Mercury News
  • Alleged serial killer Joseph Naso, who had declared he wanted to represent himself before prosecutors announced they would seek the death penalty against him, will now have an “advisory counsel” at his murder trial. Marin IJ
  • A federal bankruptcy judge approved the sale of the Tracy Press, Patterson Irrigator and the Press-Banner in Santa Cruz County for $1.25 million to a Texas publishing group.

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