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Morning Wrap: 2/21/13

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Obama administration mulls weighing in on Prop 8, the effort to curb Polk Street bar scene, Warriors snap losing streak, more.
  • The Obama administration is quietly considering asking the U. S. Supreme Court to overturn California’s ban on gay marriage. AP
  • The former head football coach at a Catholic High School in Vallejo sued the Diocese of Sacramento, saying he was fired in retaliation for reporting sexual hazing involving players. Chronicle
  • Police in Berkeley say three teenage girls assaulted two women and sprayed them in the face with a toxic substance. Oakland Tribune
  • Some Nob Hill residents are pushing for a moratorium on bars along Polk Street between O’Farrell and California streets. ABC 7
  • There’s a hiring boom underway among Bay Area police agencies. Mercury News
  • A $1,000 reward was posted for information leading to an arrest in the case of a raccoon shot to death in San Francisco last week. Bay City News Service
  • Police say they will clear out a large homeless encampment that sprang up near downtown San Jose. Mercury News
  • Mayor Chuck Reed says San Jose won’t compete to host the 2024 summer Olympics, citing the city’s struggles to keep libraries open and cops on the beat. Mercury News
  • A transient was charged with the stabbing death last year of well-known Oakland artist Michael Thorn Bradley. Oakland Tribune
  • The Warriors snapped their losing streak at six, beating Phoenix 108-98 at Oracle Arena. Chronicle 

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