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Morning Wrap: 4/23/12

Monday, April 23, 2012

News and notes:
  • Researchers today will place ID bands on those four baby falcon chicks nesting on the roof of PG&E's 33-story headquarters downtown. Examiner
  • Suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s hearing before the Ethics Commission officially begins this afternoon, although job one will be to hash out procedures for a process that’s essentially uncharted. Chronicle
  • PG&E is aggressively fighting the hundreds of lawsuits against it related to the San Bruno pipeline disaster. Mercury News
  • Columnist Scott Herhold says it’s time for Rep. Pete Stark, whose latest outburst was accusing his Democratic challenger of bribery and then apologizing, to go. Mercury News
  • How AT&T’s army of lobbyists has become a dominate force in state politics. LA Times
  • Even though millions of dollars were embezzled from her campaign coffers, U. S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein appears to be coasting toward re-election. Contra Costa Times
  • A longtime Santa Clara County prosecutor was fired after being accused of abuse of power by pressuring police to arrest her husband’s ex-wife. Mercury News

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