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Morning Wrap: 8/9/12

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Repair of Chevron refinery could take months, another Spare the Air alert, report critical of competitors for not trying to help in Farallon Island yacht race that claimed five lives, more.

  • High inland temperatures and low winds are expected for the rest of the week and air quality officials have declared a fifth Spare the Air alert of the summer for the Bay Area today. Chronicle
  • A report on the tragic April yacht race in which five people died off the Farallon Islands calls it “troubling” that competitors passed the victims’ ailing yacht without stopping but concludes little could have been done if they had. AP
  • Damage from Chevron’s Richmond refinery fire may take months to repair. Chronicle
  • Lawmakers ordered an audit of the state athletic commission in the wake of its former executive officer’s resigning with the commission on the brink of insolvency. News10 Sacramento
  • In a move that may mean Zynga CEO Mark Pincus is becoming more hands-on at the ailing company, it was announced that chief operating officer John Schappert, who had been at Zynga for less than a year, is departing. AP
  • Michele Achilli, 54, the widow of slain Los Gatos bar owner Mark Achilli, was killed in a fiery car crash off Highway 9 in Saratoga. Mercury News

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