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Morning Wrap: 9/11/12

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ross Mirkarimi asks that his case be put off until after the election, Mayor Jean Quan warned against skipping out on police reform deposition, a former Ron Dellums crony sues Oakland, more.

  • A federal magistrate, upset that Mayor Jean Quan failed to show up for an Aug. 30 deposition related to Oakland’s progress in reforming its police department, warned the mayor that she could face sanctions if she skips another one. Chronicle
  • The Chronicle editorializes in favor of a November ballot measure asking San Francisco voters to study the possibility of restoring Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley.
  • Former Ron Dellums crony Jeffrey Baker, who despite a checkered past rose quickly in the ex-Oakland mayor’s administration and who later lost his job, is suing the city for wrongful termination. Oakland Tribune
  • Suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi asked the Ethics Commission to delay his official misconduct case until after the November election, saying that having the Board of Supervisors decide the outcome while five are up for reelection is unfair to him. Chronicle
  • Jeff Karp, Zynga’s chief marketer, became the latest top officer of the troubled San Francisco online gaming company to quit. SF Business Times
  • Federal officials say a key section of pipe involved in Chevron’s Aug. 6 Richmond refinery fire appeared to have been badly deteriorated. Chronicle

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