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Morning Wrap: 5/16/12

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Top of the morning’s news:
  • A video of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s bruised wife Eliana Lopez may be used in the administrative hearing against the sheriff, a judge ruled. Mercury News
  • Gov. Jerry Brown has changed his mind about shuttering the California Youth Authority after resistance from probation officers, district attorneys and prison guards. Mercury News
  • Oakland’s city council pressed the police department for its policy on notifying relatives of persons involved in officer-involved shootings after the parents of a Skyline High senior killed by an officer last week were left waiting at a police station for two hours without being informed about their son. Oakland Tribune
  • San Jose’s city council approved a social host law that subjects homeowners to fines for underage drinking parties on their property. Mercury News
  • Two Greenpeace activists were arrested outside Apple headquarters in Cupertino during a protest over the company’s environmental practices. Mercury News
  • In defiance of a Presbyterian USA judicial commission, representatives of Northern California churches refused to rebuke a now-retired San Francisco lesbian minister for marrying 16 same-sex couples in 2008 when gay marriage was legal in the state. Marin IJ

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