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Morning Wrap: 4/10/13

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Arrest in murder of former Oakland Tribune freelance photographer, judge temporarily blocks fracking along Central Coast, Warriors clinch playoff berth, more.

  • A 10-time felon was charged with murder in the death of former Oakland Tribune freelance photographer Lionel Fluker, caught in the crossfire at an East Oakland gas station while on his way home from the gym. Oakland Tribune 
  • The Warriors came alive in the second half to put away lowly Minnesota 105-89 and clinch their first play-off berth since 2007. Chronicle
  • About 15 cars suffered flat tires from debris on Interstate 680 in Fremont. Chronicle
  • In a decision cheered by environmentalists, a judge temporarily blocked oil and gas fracking on 20,000 acres along the Central Coast. Monterey County Herald
  • A state agency approved the sale of $1.9 billion in tax-exempt bonds to help Kaiser Foundation Hospitals build six new medical facilities and expand another one. Mercury News
  • San Jose’s city council delayed a vote on an $82 million proposed private terminal at San Jose Airport mainly to serve Google executives after the entity attempting to build it and its primary tenant couldn’t agree to terms. Mercury News
  • A judge says San Jose owes a librarian $28,000 in unused sick leave in a decision that could have far-reaching implications for millions of dollars it may owe to other retiring workers. Mercury News
  • A harbor seal was rescued from a Palo Alto waterway Tuesday. Mercury News
  • A new analysis shows that the state’s community colleges are slipping farther behind in serving their students, with it becoming increasingly difficult for them to get the classes they need to transfer to four-year institutions in a timely way. Oakland Tribune

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