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Morning Wrap: 7/17/12

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Facebook raids San Francisco’s Spool to beef up its mobile effort, a bald eaglet hatched at an East Bay lake excites environmentalists, Teatro ZinZanni takes to the road after being uprooted by America’s Cup, more.
  • Lafayette developer Peter Branagh, 59, and his interior designer wife, Ramona, 57, were killed in a small plane crash in a remote section of Utah. Chronicle
  • Facebook, whose stock price continues to fall, acquired the team behind San Francisco startup Spool to beef up its mobile technology efforts. Mercury News
  • A bald eaglet that’s the first to hatch near Lake Chabot in Castro Valley in modern times has environmentalists cheering the recovery of the species in the Bay Area. Contra Costa Times
  • It’s expected to take a couple of months for the State Bar to file new disciplinary charges against Lorna Browne, the attorney accused of smuggling a hit list out of jail while representing Your Black Muslim Bakery leader and convicted murderer Yusuf Bey IV. Contra Costa  Times
  • Delays in its talks with the city over a new home after being forced to abandon Pier 29 in advance of the America’s Cup have forced Teatro ZinZanni to take its long-running show on the road. SF Business Times

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