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Morning Wrap: 3/9/12

Friday, March 9, 2012

Top of the morning’s news:
  • For the second straight year, BART says it will bring in enough money to more than cover the cost of running its trains. Chronicle
  • Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan publicly apologized last night for the department’s handling of a non-emergency call from a Berkeley hills man Feb. 13 who was later killed by an intruder while the department was changing patrol configurations to keep an eye on a planned Occupy Oakland march. Contra Costa Times
  • Wells Fargo, which already rolled out monthly checking account fees of up to $7 for California customers, is introducing the fees in six more states. SF Business Times
  • A Superior Court three-judge appellate panel could decide today whether to allow video of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s bruised wife in his domestic violence trial. AP
  • Medical marijuana advocates are dropping efforts to place a measure on the November ballot to regulate the dispensary industry in favor of a full-on media campaign aimed at influencing the Legislature. PolitiCal
  • No. 2 seed Cal (24-8) held off seventh-seeded Stanford 77-71 (22-11) to advance to the Pac-12 Conference tournament semi-finals against Colorado tonight in Los Angeles. Chronicle

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