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Morning Wrap: 2/15/13

Friday, February 15, 2013

New rules for ships sailing near Bay Bridge, judge says Oakland can’t fight to block closure of pot dispensary, critics have a field day over Marin sheriff’s $370,000 armored truck, more.

  • Amid complaints of neglect in the Oakland hills, Oakland police have assigned a new “problem solving officer” to work on larger crime-related issues there. Mercury News
  • The Coast Guard with support of the shipping industry has set new rules to limit cargo ships, oil tankers and other large vessels from sailing near the Bay Bridge in heavy fog. Mercury News
  • Critics are ripping the Marin County Sheriff’s Department’s $370,000 armored truck. Marin IJ
  • The San Bruno school board has voted to close Crestmoor Elementary School in the neighborhood where many families who lost their homes in the PG&E pipeline disaster sent their children. Chronicle 
  • A federal judge ruled that the city of Oakland can no longer fight against the federal government’s attempt to shutter the nation’s largest medical marijuana dispensary. Oakland Tribune
  • Labor talks between Alameda teachers and the school district remain at an impasse. Mercury News
  • NBA commissioner David Stern ruled out expansion anytime soon, and also threw cold water on the Kings leaving Sacramento, saying it was “not a good idea.” Sacramento Bee
  • An accrediting agency took College of Marin off its “warning” list, citing improvements in academics, governance and administration. Marin IJ
  • A spring ritual at UC Berkeley’s botanical garden: newts have returned for the mating season. Contra Costa Times
  • LA Lakers owner Jerry Buss is said to be hospitalized with an undisclosed form of cancer. KTLA Los Angeles

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