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Morning Wrap: 10/9/12

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Oakland tries sitting down with its gang leaders to talk violence, Chronicle editorializes for Ross Mirkarimi’s removal, President Obama’s provocative summary of his reelection chances, more.
  • On the day when supervisors are to decide whether suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi keeps his job for bruising his wife’s arm during an argument, the Chronicle editorializes that he should be ousted.
  • Oakland will try calling in suspected gang members for a community summit-type meeting meant to convince them to help stop street violence, part of the so-called Operation Ceasefire campaign. Oakland Tribune
  • During a fundraising haul in San Francisco President Obama says he intends to win re-election but that “we’re only going to do it if everybody is almost obsessive for the next 29 days.” Chronicle
  • At a time when a number of Bay Area cities are ditching their traffic light cameras, Oakland is considering adding more. Chronicle
  • The winning pumpkin at the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay came in at 1,775 pounds. Chronicle

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