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Morning Wrap: 8/29/12

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown unveils a public employee pension reform plan that he wants the Legislature to approve by the end of the 2-year session Friday, with critics saying it doesn’t go nearly far enough and labor unions saying it goes too far. Chronicle; Mercury News; Sac Bee

Plus top of the news after the jump.

  • The longtime homeless encampment near the Caltrain station at Fifth and King streets was cleared out and cleaned up Tuesday by state and San Francisco authorities. Chronicle
  • Firefighters fully contained the huge wildfire in Shasta County that at one point threatened 3,000 homes and caused thousands of residents to evacuate. Chronicle
  • “Thriller,” the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s new $5.5 million rollercoaster being constructed in Germany is to be shipped to the United States next week, and is to go online next summer. Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Yet another crucial error was found in the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s $548 million parcel tax measure. Mercury News
  • Police in the Pleasanton area are looking for a man they believe is pretending to be a police officer who pulled a woman off the road and sexually assaulted her. Contra Costa Times

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