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Morning Wrap: 8/2/12

Thursday, August 2, 2012

SFPD Chief Greg Suhr on Visitacion Valley’s summer of bloodshed, Berkeley peels back its plastic bag ban, a big knock against City College of San Francisco, more.

  • The gang warfare in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley that’s claimed seven lives this summer is the result of an internecine war that’s tearing the gangs apart, SFPD chief Greg Suhr says. Chronicle
  • Cal gets a defector from Penn State’s scandal-plagued football program—middle linebacker co-starter Khairi Fortt. AP
  • Berkeley opts for a limited ban on plastic bags, to affect only large stores with annual sales of $2 million or more. Oakland Tribune
  • A veteran Silicon Valley product developer causes a stir, accusing Facebook of bullying tactics for allegedly threatening to destroy his business if he didn’t sell them an app. All Things D
  • Early indications are that the Board of Supervisors plan a quick decision on whether suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi gets his job back once the Ethics Commission finishes its work. Chronicle
  • One knock on City College of San Francisco by the agency threatening to remove its accreditation: 92 percent of its spending goes to salaries and benefits. California Watch
  • Lots of questions remain as investigators probe the death of a 25-year-old woman aboard a so-called booze-cruise party bus in the South Bay in which everyone but the driver was said to be intoxicated. Mercury News 

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