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Morning Wrap: 4/18/12

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

News and notes:
  • Gov. Jerry Brown says the state budget deficit could be $1 billion or more than the $9.2 billion he previously thought. Capitol Alert
  • Competition to get into UC Berkeley has never been tougher, with the admission rate for fall dropping to 18 percent, a record low. SF Business Times
  • The Legislative Analyst’s Office weighed in against California’s pared-down $68 billion bullet train, calling the financing “highly speculative.” Mercury News
  • There was a Lucasfilm lovefest at the Marin Board of Supervisors Tuesday, with the supes urging George Lucas to reconsider walking away from a digital arts facility unpopular with neighbors. Marin IJ
  • Some folks in the Richmond district are upset that a stripper-mobile from Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club is parking in the neighborhood and Supervisor Eric Mar is on the case. Chronicle
  • For the second year in a row the Raiders opener, on Sept. 10 against San Diego, will be the back-end of a Monday night doubleheader. AP

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