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Morning Wrap: 2/14/13

Thursday, February 14, 2013

New report faults Chevron workers in refinery fire, Barry Bonds’ lawyers make pitch for new trial, Sierra Club chief arrested after chaining himself to White House fence, more.

  • Barry Bonds is seeking a new trial on his felony obstruction of justice conviction but three 9th Circuit judges gave little clue as to how they’re leaning during a hearing Wednesday. Mercury News
  • A routine inspection of a ship docked at Port of Oakland discovered capeweed, an invasive weed that officials say is capable of wreaking havoc on the agriculture industry. Mercury News
  • Now that the Warriors are reeling after losing five straight, is Mark Jackson’s optimism wearing thin? Mercury News
  • A woman’s bones discovered on a hillside in Brisbane last month had been there for more than five years. Mercury News
  • A Sumatran tiger gave birth to a single cub at the San Francisco Zoo. Chronicle
  • Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune was arrested after chaining himself to a fence outside the White House in protest of the Keystone natural gas pipeline. KQED 
  • A new report faults Chevron workers for damaging a leaky pipe at its Richmond refinery before the line caught fire last August. Chronicle
  • A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill aimed at helping Silicon Valley that would extend green cards to immigrant startup entrepreneurs and students with advanced science and engineering degrees. Mercury News
  • A gas leak forced the evacuation of San Ramon’s California High School. Mercury News

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