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Morning Wrap: 4/29/13

Monday, April 29, 2013

Pride Parade rethinks Bradley Manning as an honorary grand marshal, Jerry Brown’s budget proposal contains no reserve, Chevron restarts crude unit damaged by fire at Richmond refinery, more.

  • George Lucas’ offer for a $700-million art museum funded from his fortune is among the three finalists for a major cultural facility at the Presidio. Chronicle
  • The sponsors of San Francisco’s LGBT Pride Celebration announced that accused national security leaker Bradley Manning would not be an honorary grand marshal of this year’s Pride parade, saying his selection was a mistake and should have never happened. Chronicle
  • Open burns will be banned in several Bay Area counties starting today in a bid to limit the risk as fire season gets underway. Mercury News
  • Chevron restarted the crude oil unit at the Richmond refinery, put out of commission by last August’s explosion and fire. Contra Costa Times
  • Daniel Borenstein dissects Caltrans’ contradictory answers about the Bay Bridge’s construction problems. Mercury News
  • Director Quinton Tarantino’s red 1965 Chevy in “Pulp Fiction” that was stolen shortly after the film was released was recovered after all these years in Oakland. Contra Costa Times
  • Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget contains no provision for a reserve. LA Times
  • A former Richmond woman originally sentenced to 25 years to life for beating, starving and torturing her 8-year-old son, and later determined to be not guilty by reason of insanity, has been freed from a mental hospital and is starting a new life. Contra Costa Times
  • The 49ers invited Nate Montana, son of Joe Montana, to the team’s May 10-12 rookie minicamp. 49ers blog

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