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Morning Wrap: 4/19/12

Thursday, April 19, 2012

News and notes:
  • On the stand in Oracle’s lawsuit against Google, Google CEO Larry Page testified that his company didn’t obtain a license to use the Java software technology, asserting that it didn’t need one. Mercury News
  • Speculation ramped up that Pleasanton-based Safeway may be a takeover target. SF Business Times
  • A tweet that purported to be from missing and presumed kidnapped Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar turned out to be a hoax. Mercury News
  • Berkeleyside asks, ‘Can Telegraph Avenue get its mojo back?’
  • A man who drove his SUV into the bay from the Marina district last month with three teenagers inside was acquitted of reckless driving and child endangerment. Bay City News Service
  • Menlo Park sealed the deal to let Facebook eventually add thousands of employees to its new campus. Palo Alto Daily News
  • UC Davis police chief Annette Spicuzza, criticized for last November’s pepper-spraying of students, announced she’s retiring, effective today. AP
  • Pleasanton approved 500 more apartments near the Dublin-Pleasanton BART station. Contra Costa Times

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