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Morning Wrap: 5/18/12

Friday, May 18, 2012

Top of the morning’s news:
  • In what could be the largest layoff in Silicon Valley history, Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman is expected to announce next week that as many as 35,000 employees will lose their jobs. Mercury News
  • San Francisco will make up for $6.6 million in federal cuts to AIDS and HIV care in the city for the fiscal year that begins July 1, Mayor Lee announced. City Insider
  • Berkeley will spend up to $24,000 to review the police department’s media strategy as a result of Chief Michael Meehan’s sending a sergeant to an Oakland Tribune reporter’s home in the middle of the night to complain about an online story. Oakland Tribune
  • Dhar Mann, 27, a politically connected businessman who sought fame as a “ganja-preneur” in Oakland’s medical pot industry, was charged with 13 felonies for allegedly defrauding a city grant program. Chronicle
  • The state bar charged a Santa Clara County prosecutor with five counts of misconduct, including illegally suppressing evidence and lying to try to cover it up. Mercury News

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