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Morning Wrap: 4/22/13

Monday, April 22, 2013

Facebook and other Silicon Valley companies go into overdrive to try and snuff out a California Internet privacy bill, cries for development crackdown in Marin, more good Bay Area jobs numbers, more.

  • How Facebook, Google and other big Silicon Valley companies are working behind the scenes to kill a proposed California Internet privacy bill. Mercury News
  • How’s this for a warm-up to Earth Day? The annual pot party held on April 20 and known as “420” drew 15,000 people to Golden Gate Park—and they trashed it. Chronicle
  • Political pressure intensifies on Alameda County sheriff Greg Ahern to stop participating in a federal program that has led to the deportation of nearly 2,000 illegal immigrants since 2008. Oakland Tribune
  • The Bay Area has added jobs for 20 of the past 21 months, with the latest uptick strongest in Silicon Valley and the East Bay. Oakland Tribune
  • The 6.7-mile Guadalupe River Trail was officially unveiled over the weekend, linking downtown San Jose to San Francisco Bay. Mercury News
  • The Chronicle devoted a big spread Sunday to San Francisco State professor and political pundit Joe Tuman’s possible attempt to run again for mayor of Oakland.
  • A coalition of conservation groups is pushing for a sweeping crackdown on new development in Marin County, including limits on the size of new homes, tighter zoning and a ban on new big-box stores. Marin IJ
  • Ouch! The A’s, after such a hot start, were swept in three games with the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend. Mercury News
  • NBC Sports announcer and voice of “Sunday Night Football” Al Michaels was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Santa Monica. AP
  • State lawmakers will soon consider legislation that would clear the way for Alameda and Contra Costa counties to attempt ballot measures to increase sales taxes for transportation. Mercury News

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