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Morning Wrap: 1/9/13

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Jerry Brown upbeat after treatment for prostate cancer, tanker pilot who crashed into Bay Bridge had earlier problems, downtown Oakland gets national props for its arts scene, more.

  • The pilot of an empty oil tanker that sideswiped a tower of the Bay Bridge’s west span Monday was involved in three previous accidents. AP
  • Bay Area transportation officials are pushing to reduce the voter-approval threshold from two-thirds to 55 percent for transportation sales taxes. Mercury News
  • Gov. Jerry Brown told reporters in Sacramento that he was “raring to go” and “don’t expect me to leave too soon” after completing treatment for prostate cancer. Chronicle
  • Oakland Unified School District’s administrative headquarters was flooded after someone left a water tap on in a custodian’s closet, and officials say about 150 people who work there will be displaced for the rest of the week. Oakland Tribune
  • Downtown Oakland won a spot on national non-profit ArtPlace’s list of the nation’s top urban arts districts. Chronicle
  • Judith Inglehart resigned as Berkeley mayor Tom Bates’ appointed chief of staff after barely a year in the job. Berkeleyside
  • Financially-troubled Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo is in talks to acquire a partner as it struggles to keep its doors open. Mercury News

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