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Morning Wrap: 7/12/12

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Longtime bullet train backer Quentin Kopp says latest compromise is probably illegal, Berkeley shutters two more massage parlors, City College of San Francisco leaders battle the accreditation blues, more.

  • Berkeley’s city council ordered two more massage parlors closed for alleged prostitution, bringing to 12 the number of such orders in the last 18 months. Oakland Tribune
  • After leading the fight for the bullet train for 20 years, former high speed rail authority chairman Quentin Kopp says the compromise bullet train plan crafted by Gov. Jerry Brown and approved by the Legislature last week is “mangled” and probably illegal. California Watch
  • Police said a man found shot to death in a car near an Interstate 580 off-ramp had been hit by gunfire 20 minutes earlier in another part of East Oakland. Oakland Tribune
  • Officials at City College of San Francisco, whose accreditation is threatened after years of mismanagement, are trying to calm fears that the college might be forced to close. Chronicle
  • Assessed property values in Alameda County grew for the first time in two years. Oakland Tribune
  • Sausalito’s city council unanimously approved tightening anti-smoking rules. Marin IJ

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