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Morning Wrap: 6/20/12

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

City Hall politics swirl around chief building inspector’s departure, $1 billion Oakland Army Base deal approved, Ethics Commission takes up the Mirkarimi mess, dozens rally to support man accused of beating up priest, more.

  • Intrigue over Vivian Day’s stepping down as head of building inspections, with a supporter saying she was pressured out by Mayor Ed Lee for tackling corruption, especially in Chinatown and the Tenderloin. Chronicle
  • Oakland’s city council approved the $1 billion redevelopment of the former Oakland Army Base just ahead of a deadline at which the project stood to lose $242 million in federal funds. Oakland Tribune
  • The Ethics Commission began poring over the Ross Mirkarimi affair. Chronicle
  • Dozens of supporters are lining up behind Will Lynch, on trial for beating up a Catholic priest he says molested him as a boy. Mercury News
  • Prosecutors accuse Rickey Goodrich, 54, of Novato, of embezzling at least $380,000 from Pearl Jam while handling the grunge rockers’ finances. Marin IJ
  • Vice President Joe Biden, in Sacramento for a speech, calls President Obama “the smartest guy in American politics.” Capitol Alert
  • The Heat went up 3 to 1 over the Thunder in the NBA finals.AP

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