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Morning Wrap: 7/19/12

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Jerry Brown sounds off to bullet train critics at bill-signings in LA and San Francisco, cruise ship terminal at Pier 27 tops out, state STAR test results delayed after security breach, more.
  • The state’s STAR test results will be delayed for two weeks after a breach of security in which some of the questions were posted online from a dozen schools. Mercury News
  • Faced with the possibility of California Pacific Medical Center’s $2.5 billion planned overhaul of its San Francisco facilities imploding, the Board of Supervisors voted to give the medical group another two weeks to see if a deal can be salvaged. Chronicle
  • At ceremonies in Los Angeles and San Francisco Gov. Jerry Brown signed the $8 billion bill to kick-start construction of California’s bullet train, with blunt talk for the rail line’s critics. Mercury News
  • Workers “topped out” San Francisco’s long-anticipated cruise terminal at Pier 27, putting the final steel girder in place. Chronicle
  • The Alameda County DA’s office charged Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch with DUI following his arrest by CHP in Oakland over the weekend. Oakland Tribune
  • Tim Kawakami dissects the Jeremy Lin trade and his future as a Houston Rocket. Mercury News 

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