image Ron Russell Editor’s blog

|

Morning Wrap: 4/17/12

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

News and notes:
  • New details emerged about the Farallon Islands sailing accident that claimed five lives, the worst such tragedy in 30 years. Mercury News
  • The A’s have asked that their long sought-after move to San Jose be placed on the agenda at next month’s baseball owners meetings in New York. The Drumbeat
  • A jury in Santa Rosa acquitted the man accused of the 2010 drive-by shooting of Vallejo musician Dewey Tucker. Bay City News Service
  • Anchutz Entertainment Group is poised to win the lucrative contract to manage the Oakland Coliseum, amid secrecy by the coliseum commission over the bidding. Oakland Tribune
  • A surge in tech hiring is driving up rents in Silicon Valley and pushing renters toward the East Bay, where rents are also on the rise, a new report says. Mercury News
  • San Jose State athletic director Tom Bowen resigned to become AD at the University of Memphis, and Marie Tuite was named his interim replacement. Mercury News
  • The Giants signed Madison Bumgarner to a new $35 million, six-year contract. AP

New at Bay Area Observer:

Follow on Twitter

 
Copyright 2013 Bay Area Observer. Blogger Templates created by Deluxe Templates. WP by Masterplan