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Morning Wrap: 4/17/13

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Caltrans didn’t follow through in testing Bay Bridge bolts in 2008 after contractor complained, UC Berkeley’s worsening parking problem, five teenagers arrested in off-duty paramedic’s death in the Oakland hills, more.

  • Caltrans ordered tests in 2008 that might have revealed problems with the bolts that ultimately went bad on the Bay Bridge but the tests were never done after the contractor disputed whether they were required. Chronicle
  • An ongoing construction binge in which parking lots are being turned into buildings is making already difficult-to-find parking around UC Berkeley even tougher. Oakland Tribune
  • Among the seriously injured during the Boston Marathon bombing was 12-year-old Aaron Hern of Martinez, who is to undergo a second surgery today. Mercury News
  • A state appeals court upheld California’s landmark decision to establish the nation’s largest network of marine reserves, rejecting a challenge by the Coastside Fishing Club, based in Martinez. Mercury News
  • Five teenage boys, none older than 16, were arrested in the murder of an off-duty paramedic who was shot April 2 while driving in the Oakland hills. Chronicle
  • A new spring football league based in Pleasanton, the A11FL, announced it will begin play in 2015. SF Business Times
  • The annual American Rivers Report calls the Colorado River the nation’s most endangered waterway. AP
  • Nate Montana, 23, the son of Joe Montana, and who played collage football at four different schools, ending up at West Virginia Wesleyan, will work out for the 49ers during a local pro day today. AP
  • State Sen. Jerry Hill called for the resignation of California Public Utilities Commission president Michael Peevey after an internal study surfaced showing even staffers don’t believe the agency is as committed to safety as it should be. NBC Bay Area 

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