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Morning Wrap: 9/19/12

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Supes open door for 100 percent renewable power for those willing to pay extra for it, developer pulls out of BART’s Lake Merritt Station plans, East Bay divorce lawyer accused of illegally setting up clients’ spouses, more.

  • The Board of Supervisors gave initial approval to a five-year contract with Shell Energy North America to provide renewable power to San Franciscans willing to pay a premium for it. Chronicle
  • A new study predicts that sales of plug-in electric cars will hit 400,000 nationwide by 2020 and that 1 in 4 of such vehicles will be sold in California. Mercury News
  • TRG Pacific Development, the developer that BART’s board gave an exclusive agreement to develop property above Oakland’s Lake Merritt Station, quit after less than two months. SF Business Times
  • San Ramon divorce attorney Mary Nolan was arrested at her Oakland home Tuesday after being indicted for illegally bugging the cars of her clients’ spouses to gain leverage in court cases. Contra Costa Times
  • Frontier Airlines is abandoning service to Sacramento International Airport. Sac Bee 
  • A $20 million gift from philanthropist and Duty Free Shoppers co-founder Charles Feeney will help pay for a new building to house UCSF’s global health sciences program. SF Business Times

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