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Morning Wrap: 4/11/13

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Presidio Trust smiles on George Lucas’ art museum idea, judge threatens sanctions against Oakland for obstructing police reforms, Palo Alto rethinks swapping stores for offices downtown, more.

  • Cal jumped on the college bandwagon of introducing new uniforms for all its sports—including a logo makeover featuring a more ferocious Golden Bear. Mercury News
  • Renee Frojo at San Francisco Business Times says there’s little doubt that George Lucas’ offer to build a museum to house his personal artworks at the Presidio is at or near the top of the Presidio Trust’s plans for one of the park’s choicest spots.
  • A 27-year-old father was stabbed during a brawl with a man who allegedly urinated in front of his two young daughters at a bus stop near The Warfield theater on Market Street. Examiner
  • A federal judge threatened to sanction Oakland officials if they continue to obstruct the work of the newly-appointed compliance director overseeing police reforms. Oakland Tribune
  • Steven E. F. Brown weighs in on UC Berkeley’s Jan. 1, 2014 campus tobacco ban. SF Business Times
  • Democrats may hold a supermajority in Sacramento, but Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg says 2013 won’t be the year to reform Prop 13. Sacramento Bee
  • A convicted child molester whose permission from the Diocese of San Jose to volunteer at a parish festival geared to families with children was sentenced to 30 days in jail for violating probation. Mercury News
  • Cal State campuses are experimenting with a new learning scheme that has students listening to lectures via video and doing their homework in class. Oakland Tribune 
  • Palo Alto’s city council reversed an earlier zoning decision that allowed developers to turn downtown storefronts into offices. SF Business Times
  • California’s per capita spending on health care has fallen below the national average among states. Wall Street Journal

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