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Morning Wrap: 1/16/13

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Jerry Brown says Oakland has to solve its own problems, Chronicle editorializes against renaming SFO for Harvey Milk, Apple’s shares continue downward spiral, more.
  • Bay Area air quality regulators have called a winter Spare the Air day today, meaning burning wood is banned both indoors and outside. Chronicle
  • Gov. Jerry Brown, who served as Oakland’s mayor and maintains a home there, weighed in on the notion of the city’s declaring a state of emergency to free up state aid, saying the city “has to solve its own problems.” Capitol Alert
  • The Chronicle editorialized against Supervisor David Campos’ push to let voters consider changing SFO’s name to honor the late gay rights activist Harvey Milk.
  • SKS Investments is seeking a buyer for the property at 181 Fremont Street, which was recently entitled for a 54-story skyscraper—to be the second tallest in the Transbay Center complex—and speculation is that it could go for as much as $75 million. SF Business Times
  • Apple’s shares continued to tumble well below $500, having shed more than $200 billion in market value since the iPhone 5’s debut last September. Mercury News
  • UC Regents are expected today to consider a proposed affiliation agreement between UCSF Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Oakland. SF Business Times
  • The state Commission on Judicial Performance will hear a case against Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Bruce Clayton Mills, accused of violating judicial ethics by handling his teenage son’s tobacco possession case outside a courtroom. Contra Costa Times
  • San Jose named deputy chief Larry Esquivel as interim police chief while the search continues to replace the retiring Chris Moore. Mercury News
  • A 23-year-old man faces felony hate crime charges after police spotted him spray painting anti-gay graffiti on buildings at UC Berkeley. Oakland Tribune

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