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Morning Wrap: 8/31/12

Friday, August 31, 2012

PG&E’s CEO acknowledges utility’s shortcomings, Google and Apple in secret patent talks, Death Row inmate stabs two officers at San Quentin, more.

  • PG&E CEO Anthony Earley acknowledged that the utility is “not where we need to be” in improving safety and customer service since the 2010 San Bruno pipeline disaster. Contra Costa Times
  • Google CEO Larry Page and Apple CEO Tim Cook are conducting secret talks aimed at settling patent disputes between the companies. Mercury News
  • Dumbarton Bridge shuts down for seismic work over the Labor Day weekend, from 10 o’clock tonight until 5 a.m. Tuesday. Chronicle
  • An Alamo man was arrested for murder in the death of his neighbor, who died from a head injury sustained during an altercation between her husband and the accused in their gated community. Chronicle
  • San Jose’s airport ranks first for on-time performance among the state’s large and medium size airports, new Bureau of Transportation statistics show. Mercury News
  • A San Jose firefighter suffered a cardiac arrest while fighting a fire at St. Patrick’s Cathedral downtown and was hospitalized. Mercury News
  • Two San Quentin officers were slashed and stabbed by Death Row inmate Timothy Joseph McGhee, 39, while attempting to return him from the shower in the maximum security lockup. Contra Costa Times

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