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Morning Wrap: 2/22/13

Friday, February 22, 2013

Bay Bridge construction crane topples, mayor gets heat to name a mom to District 4 seat, why lots of old trees in Golden Gate Park are about to be chopped down, more.

  • A huge crane working on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge toppled over a barge Thursday but, incredibly, no one was injured. Chronicle
  • The man shot and killed and whose car careened into a cab killing two other people on the Las Vegas Strip early Thursday was rapper and former Oakland resident Ken Cherry, 27, who performed under the name Kenny Clutch. Oakland Tribune
  • A nurse at Washington Hospital in Fremont faces criminal charges for allegedly sexually assaulting two women in the emergency room there three years apart. Chronicle
  • City workers are set to begin cutting down 150 nearly century-old Monterey pine, cypress and eucalyptus trees in Golden Gate Park that are unhealthy, dead or a safety risk. Chronicle
  • California is now the number one tourist destination for Chinese visitors. SF Business Times
  • Some local Democratic officials are pressuring Mayor Ed Lee to name a mom to the Board of Supervisors’ District 4 spot. Chronicle 
  • The Contemporary Jewish Museum named Lori Starr as its executive director, effective June 10. SF Business Times 
  • The Warriors traded bench players Charles Jenkins to Philadelphia and Jeremy Tyler to Atlanta in a move to trim payroll and avoid the NBA’s so-called luxury tax. Mercury News 
  • Saint Mary’s beat BYU 64-57 to clinch second place in the West Coast Conference regular season standings. Mercury News

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