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Morning Wrap: 3/25/13

Monday, March 25, 2013

Devils Slide ribbon-cutting, private security patrols sprout in the Oakland hills, San Jose digs in to keep Samsung Semiconductor from fleeing to Texas, more.
  • The long-awaited new tunnels at Devils Slide on Highway 1 in San Mateo County will have their ceremonial opening this morning. Mercury News
  • Shinji Nakadai, 34, a Japanese computer science research fellow, finished ahead of 9,000 other runners to win Sunday’s Oakland Marathon. Chronicle
  • Jean Padrasky, 48, of San Francisco, a lesbian who wants to marry her partner—and a cousin of Chief Justice John Roberts—will be at tomorrow’s U. S. Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8. LA Times
  • The Warriors are acting as if Stephen Curry, who tweaked his surgically repaired right ankle Friday, might possibly play tonight against the Lakers at Oracle Arena. Mercury News
  • Private security patrols are on the rise in the Oakland hills. Oakland Tribune
  • San Jose is poised to approve s $7 million incentive package to encourage Samsung Semiconductor to expand its North First Street facility instead of moving to Austin, Texas. Mercury News
  • Bottom line decision: San Francisco’s Palace Hotel has taken down its famous Maxfield Parish Pied Piper painting that has graced the hotel’s main bar for more than a century and intends to sell it at auction. Chronicle
  • There’s a huge brouhaha at Washington Hospital in Fremont, where only two surgeons are being allowed to use the new $42.7 million Center for Joint Replacement. The Argus
  • A 4.3 magnitude quake was recorded Sunday morning 39 miles offshore of Eureka. NBC Bay Area
  • A Chevron fuel spill near a northern Utah bird refuge was much worse than previously believed. AP
  • Stanford’s women beat Tulsa 72-56 Sunday at Maples Pavilion in an NCAA tournament first round game. Mercury News
  • Real March madness: UCLA coach Ben Howland led the Bruins to three Final Four appearances and won four Pac-12 championships, including this year, but his team lost to Minnesota in the first round Friday, and Sunday he was fired. LA Times

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