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Morning Wrap: 6/13/12

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Top of the morning’s news:

  • Home foreclosures were up slightly in April and May across the Bay Area but are down sharply from a year ago. Mercury News
  • A UCSF employee was charged with grand theft and forgery for allegedly embezzling more than $17,000 from the medical school’s transplant surgery division. Chronicle
  • A long-anticipated $1 billion redevelopment of the Oakland Army Base cleared a key hurdle last night and faces a final City Council vote next week. Oakland Tribune
  • A week after voters endorsed public pension reform, San Jose’s city council voted 9 to 1 to shrink pension benefits for future new hires. Mercury News
  • Berkeley’s proposed ban against sitting on sidewalks wouldn’t take effect until July 2013 to allow time to provide social services to persons who would be expected to violate it under a plan by Mayor Tom Bates and two other councilmembers. Oakland Tribune

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