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Morning Wrap: 7/27/12

Friday, July 27, 2012

California gun sales soar, product recalls at the Fremont health food company busted for filth in its factory, groups that donated to prevent state park closures want their money back, more.

  • Gun sales are breaking records in California, with 725,000 rifles, pistols and shotguns expected to be sold in 2012. Chronicle
  • Fremont-based San Francisco Herb and Natural Food Company, busted by state health officials for having its factory overrun with rodents, recalled 16 products. Chronicle
  • A growing number of groups that donated money to prevent state park closures and who are angry over the state parks slush fund scandal want their money back. Mercury News
  • Oakland councilman Ignacio De La Fuente, who has long wanted to be mayor, is rolling the dice and giving up the Fruitvale district seat he’s held for two decades to challenge Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan for the seat that represents all of Oakland. Oakland Tribune
  • The Contra Costa DA is considering adding a torture charge to the murder charge against an Orinda man accused of killing his girlfriend with a machete. Contra Costa Times
  • Opponents of a $146 million, 2000-seat regional theater approved by Livermore 18 months ago are pushing to have the city abandon the project. Contra Costa Times

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