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Morning Wrap: 3/12/13

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Those offensive anti-Muslim ads re-emerge on Muni, case of the missing Oakland jogger, chief justice’s dire appeal to lawmakers to fix California’s crumbling court system, more.
  • BART officials were still trying to figure out how a man was crushed to death in an elevator shaft at Montgomery Station Sunday night, how he got there, and what he was doing there. Mercury News
  • A judge overturned the conviction of an Oakland man who spent 14 years in prison for raping a 9-year-old girl after evidence unearthed by the Northern California Innocence Project proved the man was innocent. Oakland Tribune 
  • California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye implored the Legislature to better fund the state’s crumbling court system, warning of still more draconian reductions if it doesn’t. Capitol Alert
  • Cal’s Alan Crabbe was chosen Pac-12 men’s basketball player of the year. AP
  • Erica_MaskalerisFamily and friends were waiting and hoping for information about Erica Maskaleris, 31, an Oakland woman who went running near her home and hadn’t been seen in four days. Chronicle; Oakland Tribune 
  • Ads offensive to Muslims and sponsored by a pro-Israeli group have reappeared on Muni and some city officials aren’t happy about it. SF Weekly
  • Compared to the torrent of gifts that flooded in to former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Brown’s gifts are but a trickle. Mercury News
  • The Merc’s Oakland Tribune edition will sponsor a public forum on Alameda County’s abnormally high asthma rate March 20.
  • State Attorney General Kamala Harris named Oakland attorney Eric Casher, 34, to a four-year term on the Fair Political Practices Commission. Political Blotter
  • This blogger says he’s found the smallest laundromat in San Francisco. San Francisco Citizen 
  • The Warriors broke out of their funk with a 92-63 romp over the Knicks at Oracle. Mercury News 
  • Saint Mary's lost to top-ranked Gonzaga 65-51 in the championship game of the West Coast Conference tournament in Las Vegas. Mercury News  

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