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Morning Wrap: 4/2/13

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Jury absolves Oakland cops in barber’s shooting death, Cal women advance to Final Four, Giants and A’s lose openers, former St. Patrick’s Seminary finance chief pleads not guilty to embezzling, more.
  • A federal jury in Oakland absolved two Oakland police officers of civil rights violations, determining that they were justified in shooting an unarmed barber to death after a foot-chase in 2010. Oakland Tribune
  • The director of a Walnut Creek investment firm was charged with mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering in allegedly defrauding his company’s lenders. Mercury News
  • The National Park Service now says that part of the coastal trail at the Presidio closed due to erosion will remain closed indefinitely. ABC 7
  • A man who died after apparently setting himself on fire on a highway overpass last week was identified as the son of Napa County district attorney Gary Lieberstein. Chronicle
  • The board of Pleasanton-based Safeway apparently believes that retiring CEO Steven Burd, who pulled down $11.4 million last year, isn’t paid as well as he could be. SF Business Times
  • A judge accepted Stockton’s request to enter bankruptcy, making it the most populous city in the nation to do so. AP
  • The former head of finance at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University pleaded not guilty to stealing $200,000 and a donated Mercedes from the school. Mercury News
  • The Oakland International Film Festival opens Thursday and runs through Sunday at five different venues. Oakland Tribune
  • Get ready for 14 months of late night and some weekend train delays through the Transbay Tube as BART gears up for seismic safety improvements. Contra Costa Times
  • The Mercury News writes about how Santa Clara County workers ignored red flags in the years-long crime spree of disgraced former Supervisor George Shirakawa Jr.
  • The Marin IJ describes how federal sequester cuts are starting to show up in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and other federal parklands.
  • Three of four peregrine falcon eggs about 20 stories high on San Jose’s City Hall have hatched. KTVU 2
  • Cal's women beat Georgia 65-62 in overtime to advance to the NCAA basketball tournament's Final Four for the first time in school history. Mercury News 
  • Tough openers for the locals, who each get shut out. Giants lose to the Dodgers 4-0, while the A’s lose to Seattle 2-0.

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