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Morning Wrap: 8/10/12

Friday, August 10, 2012

Wireless industry lawyer calls San Francisco cell phone radiation warning “laughable,” civil grand jury takes Muni to task for stranding passengers, Chevron sets up claims center in Richmond, more.

  • A lawyer for the wireless industry called San Francisco’s attempt to educate the public about cell phone radiation “laughable.” CNet
  • A civil grand jury report slams Muni for its use of switchbacks, the practice of unloading passengers and turning around trains and buses unexpectedly before they reach their final destination. Chronicle
  • Groups aligned with the soft drink industry who’ve spent hundreds of thousands of dollars so far to fight Richmond’s proposed penny an ounce tax on sweetened drinks are outspending supporters by 10 to 1. California Watch
  • Chevron opened a claim center in Richmond in response to a flood of residents who say they’ve experienced negative health effects from Monday’s refinery fire. Chronicle
  • Three children left orphaned after their parents were killed in their San Jose home were to receive $6,200 in gift cards from the San Jose Police Department and the police officers union. Mercury News
  • Retired Contra Costa sheriff Warren Rupf died of leukemia in Martinez at age 69. Contra Costa Times 

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