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Morning Wrap: 12/17/12

Monday, December 17, 2012

Port of Oakland reacts to scandal, MBA costs at Stanford hit the world’s most expensive list, why there’s a grapevine rootstock shortage in Napa Valley, more.
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday and pledged to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons in response to the Connecticut school massacre. LA Times
  • Berkeley’s leaders this week will take up whether to declare a “No Drone Zone” against the possible deployment of surveillance drones by Alameda County. Oakland Tribune
  • There’s a shortage of grapevine root stock in Napa Valley as vineyards replace aging plants put in the ground after the deadly phyloloxera outbreak of the 1980s. AP
  • A business school website reports that the two-year cost of an MBA at Stanford is $185,000, making it the world’s most expensive. Stanford Daily
  • Port of Oakland is promising reforms to guard against another spending scandal that brought down its former executive director and maritime director. Oakland Tribune
  • Make it four state open division football championships in a row for Concord’s De La Salle High, which beat Centennial High of Corona 48-28. Mercury News

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