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Morning Wrap: 2/19/13

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cold and wet today, Scott Wiener’s higher political profile, San Jose State basketball coach denies he’s fired, more.

  • After the spring-like temps, winter-like temps along with scattered rain are predicted for the Bay Area today. Mercury News
  • Police in Alabama arrested a man whom they say fled there after killing three people in Sonoma County this month in an alleged marijuana deal gone bad. Chronicle
  • The Chronicle takes note of the publicity garnered lately by Supervisor Scott Wiener, owing largely to the city’s nudity ban that he sponsored.
  • If you’re counting, gas prices have risen for 32 consecutive days. ABC 7
  • One of two men in a motorboat that collided with a Golden Gate Ferry over the weekend died. Mercury News
  • The Chronicle looks at efforts by pastors from Oakland’s black churches to pressure City Hall to do something about rising crime.
  • In a nod to bicyclists, BART is planning a second test of expanded bike access on trains, with bikes allowed in BART stations and aboard all trains, where there’s room, from March 18-22. Chronicle
  • Hayward is cracking down on so-called Internet “sweepstakes” cafes that offer a form of illegal gambling. Hayward Daily Review
  • San Jose State basketball coach George Nessman denied an Internet report claiming he’s been fired. Mercury News

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