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Morning Wrap: 2/4/13

Monday, February 4, 2013

Fraud trial involving ex-49er stars’ company to start, Golden Gate Bridge confusion as toll takers prepare to depart, former schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman dies, more.

  • Marin county planners say they have more important things to do than to seek a scenic highway designation for Lucas Valley Road. Marin IJ
  • Controversial former San Francisco schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman died in New Mexico of pancreatic cancer at age 66. Chronicle
  • Mercury News previews a financial fraud trial about to get underway in San Jose in which former HRJ Capital employees claim they were cheated out of tens of millions of dollars by the firm formed by former 49ers Harris Barton, Ronnie Lott and Joe Montana.
  • Police arrested a man suspected of killing a teenager on Telegraph Avenue and wounding three other people during Oakland’s popular First Friday street fair Friday night. Oakland Tribune
  • Just how confused are drivers as the Golden Gate Bridge authority prepares to do away with human toll takers? Mercury News
  • An Orinda man was badly burned when he lit a cigarette while working with a chemical outside his home. Mercury News

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