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Morning Wrap: 8/27/12

Monday, August 27, 2012

Why some California Republicans are distancing themselves from the GOP convention, Chevron shuts down its Richmond claim centers, Chronicle editorial blasts Fiona Ma for her carpool lane bill, more.

  • The Chronicle editorializes against Assemblywoman and San Francisco-to-Sacramento commuter Fiona Ma’s bill to kill eastbound carpool lanes on I-80 in the mornings, saying it “may be the most self-serving bill we’ve seen in quite a while.”
  • The scoreboard says the 49ers beat Denver 29-24 but in less than 15 minutes, Peyton Manning shredded the Niners defense, completing 10 of 12 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Chronicle
  • The Chronicle’s Deborah J. Saunders writes about how some within California’s GOP are avoiding the Republican convention in Tampa.
  • A Novato woman led police on a car chase and was eventually arrested after jumping 20 feet off the end of the Richmond Bridge and for a time, at least, trying to swim toward San Quentin State Prison. Chronicle
  • Early reports are that several people died when a single-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the airport on Lake Tahoe’s south shore. AP
  • Chevron over the weekend shut down its claim centers in Richmond after processing roughly 18,000 claims as a result of its Aug. 6 refinery fire and pollution discharge. Contra Costa Times

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