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Morning Wrap: 3/7/13

Thursday, March 7, 2013

High speed rail project hits another speed bump on the Peninsula, 49ers release David Akers, 300 chickens at a cock-fighting operation, more.
  • Another speed bump for California’s high-speed rail project, this time in its partnership with Caltrain on the Peninsula. Mountain View Voice
  • Apparently only one of the three people allegedly involved in the so-called booze cruise theft of that luxury yacht that went aground at Pacifica will be charged with a crime. Chronicle
  • An explosion and fire that damaged a condo and killed a cat in Corte Madero may have been sparked by a Toyota Prius charging in a garage. Bay City News Service
  • The 49ers released kicker David Akers. Mercury News
  • A new Saturday outdoor flea market opens at College of Alameda starting March 23. Mercury News
  • Mooyah Burgers, the Texas chain that has already scored big in Walnut Creek, plans to introduce 20 stores into the Bay Area. SF Business Times
  • How Fairfield’s experiment with a private-sector company to provide mass transit went off the rails. California Watch 
  • A crowd of more than 300 people showed up in Danville to protest zoning changes aimed at boosting high-density affordable housing and other projects on agriculturally zoned land. Contra Costa Times
  • Police in Santa Rosa say they found 300 chickens at a cock-fighting operation. AP
  • Alameda police chief Mike Noonan announced he’s retiring after 27 years with the department. Mercury News
  • The Warriors win ugly over the Kings, 87-83. Chronicle

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