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Morning Wrap: 4/1/13

Monday, April 1, 2013

America’s Cup concert plans take a haircut, Tahoe’s Heavenly ski resort fined for environmental violations, Berkeley mulls a 60 percent hike for street parking permits, more.

  • Those planned 40 concerts at the America’s Cup Pavilion this summer have been scaled back to 30, and with restrictions, after pressure from Telegraph Hill residents. Examiner
  • The injury count stood at four, including one person in serious condition, after a man crashed his car through the front of a San Jose Walmart store Sunday and then got out and began attacking people with a blunt object. Mercury News
  • Columnist Tammerlin Drummond takes a turn explaining how Oakland Police Department’s failure to comply with court-ordered reforms continues to cost taxpayers a bundle. Oakland Tribune
  • Tahoe’s Heavenly Mountain ski resort was fined more than $90,000 for violating environmental laws. AP
  • Daniel Borenstein explains why CalPERS, the state’s giant retirement system, faces trouble and why taxpayers may be on the hook. Mercury News
  • A memo obtained by the Contra Costa Times shows how top officials of Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts failed to report an employee suspected of child molestation to police after firing him.
  • Marin County’s new quarter-cent sales tax approved by voters in November takes effect today. Marin IJ 
  • Berkeley is mulling increasing street parking permits by 60 percent. Oakland Tribune
  • San Jose’s new Vietnam War Memorial was unveiled downtown. Mercury News
  • Menlo Park gave the go-ahead to convert a retirement home on El Camino Real into a Marriott Residence Inn. SF Business Times

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