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Morning Wrap: 3/27/13

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

“The people’s tunnel” at Devil’s Slide opens to regular traffic, Philz Coffee comes to the Tenderloin, Saint Mary’s College picks its first-ever lay president, more.

  • Unsure yet if it will stick, but the new Devil’s Slide tunnels that opened to regular traffic yesterday are being referred to as “the people’s tunnel.” Mercury News
  • For those who like good things in maybe unexpected places, Philz Coffee opened a new shop in the Tenderloin. SF Business Times
  • James Donahue, the president of Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union, was named president of Saint Mary’s College, the first lay president in the Roman Catholic liberal arts school’s history. Oakland Tribune
  • A third-grader on a field trip to Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley was shot in the leg with an arrow while sitting on a life-size model of a whale outside the building, and no one seems to know where it came from. Chronicle
  • San Jose police released a sketch of the man suspected of stealing a car with an infant inside that touched off a manhunt before the child turned up unharmed. Mercury News
  • PG&E says it will complete tests in April to verify whether all of its natural gas pipelines are safe. Mercury News 
  • You’d think it was a college town or something: Four new beer-drinking establishments will open in Berkeley by year’s end, two micro breweries and two beer bars. Oakland Tribune
  • The feds busted what they say was a $27 million Silicon Valley insider-trading ring involving several tech companies. AP
  • Police have ramped up patrols at the Richmond BART station after a man was shot and killed in front of commuters there two weeks ago. Contra Costa Times
  • San Leandro is offering a $10,000 reward in the case of an Alameda man shot and killed while defending his mother-in-law. Mercury News

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