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Morning Wrap: 8/23/12

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sizing up a downsized America’s Cup, A’s Bartolo Colon trained with a reputed steroid pusher, plus Sacramento braces for an assault on California’s landmark Environmental Quality Act, more.

  • A poll commissioned by victims rights advocates finds 61 percent of those surveyed say suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi should be removed from office. Bay City News Service
  • A proposal to relax California’s landmark 1970 Environmental Quality Act is expected to be introduced in the Legislature as early as tomorrow, which could mean the public and lawmakers might have only about a week to debate the controversial proposal’s fate. Chronicle
  • A’s pitcher Bartolo Colon, suspended for doping, had his best year in baseball after training with a reputed steroid supplier banned from major league clubhouses. California Watch
  • Businesses in Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto are pushing the city to eliminate some street parking to create areas for outdoor dining. Contra Costa Times
  • As preliminary races begin, the Mercury News looks at the scaled-back reality of next year’s America’s Cup.
  • A Larkspur man was arrested on allegations he threatened to kill the mayor, the fire chief and public works director. Marin IJ

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