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Morning Wrap: 3/13/13

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Anti-gang crackdown in East Oakland, Chez Panisse moves back its re-opening, behind Berkeley’s sky-high apartment rents, more.
  • Caltrans is putting up a $300,000 fence and posting an around-the-clock CHP presence to try and keep the homeless out of a recently cleared San Francisco encampment under I-280, the Chronicle says.
  • Reuters takes its turn writing about how unhappy some folks at Yahoo are over CEO Marissa Mayer’s management style.
  • Chez Panisse, Alice Waters’ iconic Berkeley restaurant heavily damaged by fire last week, has started rebuilding but has moved back its projected reopening to March 30. Oakland Tribune
  • How committed are the Raiders to turning the franchise around? Their top priority this off-season appears to be cutting costs. Mercury News
  • Princess Cruises’ Grand Princess, the first cruise ship to be based in San Francisco full-time, embarks on its inaugural sail from Pier 35 Saturday. SF Business Times 
  • Marin County, which has already earmarked $645,000 in fees to a Michigan consulting firm, will pony up another $149,000 to the firm to improve the county’s business procedures. Marin IJ
  • Oakland Police Department engages in some anti-gang muscle-flexing in East Oakland,  netting 17 arrests of alleged gang members. Oakland Tribune
  • Oakland Tribune writes about what’s behind Berkeley’s sky-high apartment rents.
  • A new UC Berkeley study adds to the literature showing that Americans are becoming increasingly alienated from organized religion. UC Berkeley News Center 
  • A 13-year-old boy was in critical condition after being shot in the chest while walking to school in East Oakland. Oakland Tribune
  • Alameda County residents can now charge their electric cars for free at county-owned facilities in Oakland, Hayward, Alameda and San Leandro. Oakland Tribune

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