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Morning Wrap: 4/25/13

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Minority contractors say they’ve been shut out of 49ers stadium construction, ex-SFSU official charged with 128 felonies for alleged bribery, Northern California courts may suffer under new funds formula, more.

  • A coalition of civil rights groups is threatening legal action, claiming minority contractors have largely been shut out of construction of the 49ers’ $1.2 billion stadium in Santa Clara. Mercury News
  • A former San Francisco State University official was charged with 128 felonies for allegedly taking bribes for a waste-disposal contract that cost the university millions of additional dollars. Chronicle
  • San Francisco rapper Keith L. Head, 22, aka K.O. Da Bandit, was shot and killed late Tuesday near 13th and Broadway in Oakland, becoming the 30th homicide in the city this year. Oakland Tribune
  • A UC Berkeley law student accused of decapitating an exotic bird at a Las Vegas Strip resort last year waived an evidentiary hearing and will go to trial on felony animal cruelty charges. AP
  • The state’s judicial leaders are planning a new formula for distributing state funding that could take tens of millions of dollars from Northern California courts and send them elsewhere. Mercury News
  • Two sisters who ran a Livermore child care center were arrested on felony child abuse charges after being accused of swaddling infants so tightly some could barely breathe. Mercury News
  • Users are flocking away from once-high-flying Zynga’s Internet games, and now it appears investors are doing the same. Mercury News
  • The death of a San Lorenzo woman found lying in a pool of blood in her driveway over the weekend was classified as an accident, although it remains under investigation. Mercury News
  • The state of Virginia rejected a request from Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors to operate its own dealership at a mall. AP
  • On the heels of a similar probe in San Francisco, Los Angeles’ city attorney announced a criminal investigation into the state of Nevada’s alleged “dumping” of psychiatric patients who were given one-way bus tickets from a Las Vegas hospital. LA Times

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