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Morning Wrap: 2/5/13

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bay Area’s commercial real estate market heats up, Jerry Brown shoots back at Texas governor over business poaching, judge upholds oyster farm eviction from Point Reyes National Seashore, more.

  • A federal judge in Oakland upheld the eviction of a Drake’s Bay oyster farm from Point Reyes National Seashore. AP
  • The Bay Area’s low retail vacancy rate—reflecting a red hot commercial real estate market—could hold back future growth by leaving little to offer new stores. SF Business Times
  • Gov. Jerry Brown disses Texas governor Rick Perry’s radio ads seeking to draw businesses away from California. Capitol Alert
  • Sunday’s Super Bowl drew 108.4 million viewers, less than the previous two games with their record audiences, but good enough to make it the third most watched Super Bowl of all time. Bloomberg News
  • Santa Clara officials are saying that a Super Bowl blackout such as the one that occurred in New Orleans could not occur in the 49ers stadium under construction there. Mercury News
  • A former Berkeley High School teacher found with LSD after a traffic stop in San Rafael pleaded guilty to felony possession of LSD and misdemeanor drunken driving in a plea bargain to avoid prison. Marin IJ
  • Karen Kubin was elected president of the San Francisco Opera Guild. SF Business Times

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