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Morning Wrap: 3/19/13

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A little rain in the forecast, new BART director says it’s time to think about I-80 corridor extension north of Richmond, Warriors win big on the road again, more.

  • Grumbles have begun over who will pay the bill if a residential retrofit plan that Mayor Lee and a majority of supervisors have expressed support for is enacted. Chronicle
  • A small amount of rain is in the Bay Area forecast today and tomorrow, but not nearly enough to make up for an abnormally dry winter. Chronicle
  • The latest on lagging passenger traffic at San Jose airport. ABC 7
  • Yoshiaki Nagaya Photo: San Mateo County Sheriff's Offic, Associated PressThe vice consul of Japan’s San Francisco consulate, Yoshiaki Nagaya, 33, was sentenced to a year in jail for abusing his wife, including allegedly stabbing her with a miniature screwdriver. Chronicle
  • BART’s new District 7 director Zakhary Mallett says it’s time to revive the idea of extending BART north along Interstate 80 to San Pablo, Richmond Hilltop, Pinole and maybe Hercules and beyond. Contra Costa Times
  • Google, Apple, HP and other giant Silicon Valley firms continue to resist revealing their workplace diversity data five years after the Mercury News first set out to obtain it. Mercury News
  • Eighteen Bay Area chefs and/or restaurants were named James Beard Foundation award finalists. Mercury News
  • The Warriors put in another solid performance to win at New Orleans 93-72. Mercury News
  • The Washington Post became the latest newspaper of importance to announce it will implement a pay wall, starting this summer. Romenesko
  • The Chronicle reports that SFPD arrested a suspect (on March 13) in the fatal attack of elderly Chronicle newspaper vendor Dallas Ayers, 77, near Market and Montgomery in January.

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