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Morning Wrap: 3/28/13

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Traffic flows smoothly on Golden Gate Bridge sans toll takers, probe at SFPUC over questionable no-bid contract, Warriors go AWOL in loss to Sacramento, more.

  • Traffic flowed smoothly on the Golden Gate Bridge during yesterday’s historic first day absent human toll takers. Marin IJ
  • Police arrested a Florida man suspected of scamming a Hayward family out of $5,900 for Super Bowl tickets that didn’t exit and then taunting them with a message sent via FedEx. Mercury News
  • At least 30 of the 288 giant bolts on the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span have snapped, and Caltrans is considering replacing all of them before the bridge opens the day after Labor Day. Chronicle
  • The Examiner updates preparations for next week’s move by City Arts and Lectures’ to its new home at the renovated Nourse Auditorium on Hayes Street.
  • A San Francisco Public Utilities Commission executive is under investigation for her role in awarding a $200,000 no-bid agency contract to an East Bay non-profit she chaired. Chronicle
  • California Watch has a Q&A on the funding mess afflicting the state’s community colleges.
  • Police were investigating the death of a man who was hit by a BART train at the Glen Park station yesterday. Chronicle 
  • Battle lines are being drawn in South San Francisco over Planned Parenthood’s efforts to open a clinic within sight of a Roman Catholic church. San Mateo County Times
  • An 8-year-old girl who was shot in the leg with an arrow outside Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science went home from the hospital. Contra Costa Times
  • The Warriors (almost predictably?) sleepwalk their way to a 105-98 loss to the Kings, two days after their emotional win over the Lakers. Golden State Warriors blog
  • The state Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit by a Mill Valley woman injured in a head-on collision on the Golden Gate Bridge who sued the bridge district for failing to install a moveable median barrier. Chronicle
  • Gov. Jerry Brown promoted deputy press secretary Evan Westrup, 31, as his new press secretary. Capitol Alert

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