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Morning Wrap: 3/8/13

Friday, March 8, 2013

Move to ban gun shows at the Cow Palace, Mayor Lee’s high poll numbers, Castro district bicyclist to face felony manslaughter charges, more.

  • State Sen. Mark Leno introduced a bill that would effectively end gun shows at the state-owned Cow Palace. Chronicle
  • The bicyclist who struck and killed a pedestrian in the Castro district last year must stand trial on felony vehicular manslaughter charges, a judge ruled. Chronicle
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s pro-rated bonus for her first 5 1/2 months on the job: $1.1 million. AP
  • Sixty-five percent of San Francisco voters say they have a favorable opinion of Mayor Ed Lee, according to a new Chamber of Commerce poll. Chronicle
  • Oakland-based Pandora Media’s CEO Joseph Kennedy announced he’s stepping down after a successor is found. AP
  • The Chronicle’s Joshua Kosman has good things to say about San Francisco Symphony’s presentation of Samuel Carl Adams’ “Drift and Providence.”
  • Beat writer Marcus Thompson II says tonight’s game with Houston will provide a strong indication of where the Warriors are headed. Mercury News
  • Thousands mourned the loss of two Santa Cruz police officers slain in the line of duty Feb. 26 during a eulogy at San Jose’s H-P Pavilion. Mercury News
  • How much Bay Area smoke pollution did we create during the winter burn season? Denis Cuff of the Contra Costa Times explains.
  • Oakland Tribune looks at the latest restaurant in a wave of trendy eateries that have opened in the Rockridge district.
  • Lottery officials were waiting for the winner of a $33 million Super Lotto drawing, the ticket for which was sold at a Walnut Creek service station, to step forward. Mercury News
  • After a year of talks, Fremont teachers declared an impasse in contract negotiations. The Argus
  • Two drifter twins from Washington state, age 20, were in custody after being accused of robbing a Hayward bank with a BB gun. Mercury News

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