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Morning Wrap: 4/15/13

Monday, April 15, 2013

Gun show packs them in at the Cow Palace, Chevron fesses up to violations in Richmond refinery fire, actress arrested after fight over pizza in Walnut Creek, more.
  • Columnist Tammerlin Drummond jumps on the latest Oakland crime stat flub by Mayor Jean Quan. Oakland Tribune 
  • The Crossroads of the West gun show at Cow Palace drew huge crowds over the weekend, with long lines of people waiting to get in. ABC 7
  • Mercury News updates the turbulence surrounding America’s Cup, with the competition less than three months away.
  • Newly revealed court documents show that disgraced former Santa Clara County supervisor George Shirakawa Jr. was back at a casino gambling within three days of resigning, admitting abuse of public funds and appealing to the public for sympathy. Mercury News
  • In an 80-page report released on the brink of the weekend, Chevron acknowledged safety failures in the Aug. 6 Richmond refinery fire. Contra Costa Times 
  • Tami Erin, the actress who played the title role in the 1988 film, “The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking” was arrested at her home in Walnut Creek after an alleged fight with her roommate over a pizza. Contra Costa Times
  • In case you haven’t noticed, it’s a much worse than ordinary allergy season in the Bay Area. Mercury News
  • An 8-year-old boy who suffered a heart attack after being struck by a baseball during a little league game in Rohnert Park Saturday was recovering at Children’s Hospital in Oakland. Bay City News Service
  • A tour bus veered off the road and struck a tree outside Yosemite National Park Saturday night, injuring 16 people, although none of the injuries were considered life-threatening. Chronicle
  • An Amtrak derailment in Fremont Saturday night caused a four-hour delay but none of the 164 passengers or 14 crew on the Seattle-bound train were injured. Mercury News
  • All those department chairs—61 in all—at troubled City College of San Francisco are taking pay cuts to keep their jobs as part of a tentative labor agreement. Examiner 

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