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Morning Wrap: 11/8/12

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Group says it will push for Ross Mirkarimi’s recall, another arrest in Muni bus burning, UC Berkeley’s top cop “retires” to become chief in Calistoga, more.
  • A group considered instrumental in the defeat of Supervisor Christina Olague in the District 5 supervisor’s race announced it will launch a recall effort against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. Chronicle
  • A second person, Nicholas Hudson, 19, of Daly City, was arrested on arson and vandalism charges in connection with the destruction of that $700,000 Muni bus following the Giants’ World Series victory. Bay City News Service
  • The new storm in the northeast continued to play havoc with flights in and out of SFO, with more than 40 canceled on Wednesday. Chronicle
  • UC Berkeley’s police chief, Mitch Celaya, 51, announced he’s “retiring,” and will become the new police chief of Calistoga. Weekly Calistogan
  • The Richmond man who spent two weeks at trial giggling and belittling his victims while representing himself was convicted in the double murder of his former girlfriend, a toll taker, and her friend at the San Rafael-Richmond Bridge toll plaza. Contra Costa Times
  • Rebuilding of one of the South Bay’s most dreaded interchanges, where I-880 and I-280 meet, is set to begin tomorrow. Mercury News
  • Apple’s shares plunged to a five-month low during yesterday’s post-election sell-off, sinking 20 percent below the peak of two months ago. Mercury News

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