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Morning Wrap: 10/8/12

Monday, October 8, 2012

Did Oakland opt for revenue over safety with its traffic light cameras? Plus: Jerry Brown takes steps to boost state’s gas supply, lawmaker cries foul over PUC’s plan to suspend PG&E penalty hearings, more.

  • Oakland is being accused of tweaking red lights equipped with cameras to increase revenue from the fines they bring in at the expense of safety. Oakland Tribune
  • Gov. Jerry Brown authorized refineries to switch from making summer to winter-blend gasoline about four weeks early in hopes of increasing supply and thus help mitigate skyrocketing pump prices in the state. Mercury News
  • A 6-year-old girl was killed after a minivan crashed into a group of people in a Daly City church parking lot Saturday. Mercury News
  • Assemblyman Jerry Hill of San Mateo is crying foul over a last-minute bid by the state Public Utilities Commission to suspend hearings over PG&E’s penalties related to the 2010 San Bruno pipeline disaster. Mercury News

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