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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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