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Morning Wrap: 3/14/13

Thursday, March 14, 2013

New report says San Francisco on the hook for less with America’s Cup, Walmart scores an important victory in the East Bay, a high school newspaper’s sex stories, more.
  • San Francisco is estimating it will spend $22.5 million on the America’s Cup, down from an original estimate of $32 million before plans for the regatta were downsized. SF Business Times
  • The California Supreme Court gave Walmart the green light to expand its Antioch store into a “supercenter” by adding a grocery section, rejecting a challenge from labor groups and environmentalists. Chronicle
  • Caltrans says the new Devil’s Slide tunnels on Highway 1 will open to traffic March 25. Mercury News
  • Construction has started on the roadway inside the Caldecott Tunnel’s fourth bore, which is on track to open later this year. ABC 7
  • The renovation to replace all 18 greens at Harding Park will start in December and is supposed to wrap up by May, 2014. On Golf blog
  • A rash of apparently unrelated bomb and graffiti threats have unnerved students and others at schools in Tracy, Pleasanton and Fremont. Oakland Tribune
Angela Batinovich, new CEO of the San Francisco Bulls.

The San Francisco Bulls have a new CEO. She’s Angela Batinovich. SF Business Times
  • The 49ers lost All-Pro free-agent safety Dashon Goldson to Tampa Bay but signed defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey from Kansas City and were hot on the heels of several other free agents. Mercury News
  • Mercury News looks at the buzz over stories about sex in Mountain View High School’s student newspaper that parents and others say are too explicit.
  • San Jose State fired basketball coach George Nessman after the Spartans lost their last 14 games of the season. Mercury News
  • The Chronicle visits the phenomenon of drivers who slow down at the Bay Bridge toll booths just before 10 a.m. so as to avoid peak hour bridge tolls.
  • What UC Berkeley is attempting to do to fight grade inflation. Daily Cal

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