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Morning Wrap: 2/12/13

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Rick Perry blusters his way into California, UC Berkeley law student pleads not guilty in bird decapitation, a sportswriter’s wasted trip to see JaMarcus Russell, more.
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry, during a swaggering swing into California as part of a jobs poaching effort, chided the state as having fallen behind Texas in creating jobs. Mercury News
  • A UC Berkeley law student pleaded not guilty to felony animal cruelty charges stemming from the decapitation of a rare bird in a Las Vegas hotel’s wildlife habitat last October. AP
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook is to sit with First Lady Michelle Obama during tonight’s State of the Union address. Mercury News
  • Columnist Monte Poole went to Alabama to see ex-Raider quarterback JaMarcus Russell (while in New Orleans for the Super Bowl) about reports that he’s training for a possible second chance in the NFL, but was blown off. Mercury News
  • Copper wiring thieves are playing havoc with Bay Area metering lights, traffic signals and lights on freeway signs, with Caltrans and others struggling to keep up with replacements. Mercury News
  • The nearly century-old Dornan Drive Tunnel linking Richmond and Point Richmond was closed after workers discovered evidence of concrete failure. Contra Costa Times
  • Warriors co-owner Peter Guber really likes the new sleeved uniforms the team will soon debut but will everyone be so thrilled? SF Business Times

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