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Morning Wrap: 4/19/13

Friday, April 19, 2013

Bay Area home prices up for 12th straight month, Italian consular employee and his wife cut a plea deal in alleged home slavery case, candlelight vigil tonight for the late Audrie Pott at the school where she was bullied, more.

  • Aaron Hern, the 11-year-old Martinez boy critically injured during the Boston Marathon bombing, took a “huge step forward” in his recovery and may be removed from intensive care in a Boston children’s hospital soon. Contra Costa Times
  • Bay Area home prices ticked up for the 12th consecutive month. Mercury News
  • A candlelight vigil was planned tonight at Saratoga High School for Audrie Pott, the 15-year-old who committed suicide after photos of her following her sexual assault were distributed by classmates. Mercury News 
  • A 16-year-old suspect in the shooting death of an off-duty Dublin paramedic during an alleged carjacking in the Oakland hills has been charged with murder and will be tried as an adult. Oakland Tribune
  • Federal prosecutors struck a plea deal with an Italian consular employee and his wife who were accused of forcing a woman to work as a servant in their San Francisco home, with the couple pleading guilty to lesser charges. Chronicle
  • Roberts Book Store, an institution serving San Jose State University for more than half a century, is going out of business. Mercury News
  • Former Livermore high school math teacher Marie Johnson, 42, pleaded guilty to nine felony charges related to her having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy. Chronicle
  • Congresswoman Jackie Speier will join with two Peninsula police departments today to co-host anti-prostitution training for hotel managers in a bid to help thwart human trafficking. Political Blotter
  • Lisa Kloppenberg, former dean of the University of Dayton’s law school, was named the next law school dean at Santa Clara University. Mercury News
  • An Alameda developer has submitted a huge proposal to build 80 houses on Alameda’s Bay Farm Island that would involve moving the Harbor Bay Club to the other side of the island. Mercury News

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