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Morning Wrap: 4/30/13

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

BART will begin banning violent passengers and other miscreants, why going to Muir Beach this summer won’t be easy, monitor says Oakland Police have made only “slight improvement” with reforms, more.

  • BART will begin banning violent passengers who repeatedly deface trains and stations, harass riders and use trains and stations as restrooms. Chronicle
  • Four North Oakland gang members labeled as “domestic terrorists” were convicted of killing three people. Oakland Tribune
  • The parents of Audrie Pott talk to the Mercury News about their quest for justice after their daughter’s suicide following a party at which she was allegedly sexually assaulted while passed out.
  • Pedestrian access and the parking lot at Muir Beach will be shut down from mid-June to November while work is done to improve the tidal flow to benefit threatened and endangered species. Muir Beach
  • A court-appointed monitor says Oakland Police Department has made “slight improvement” in reforms that were ordered more than a decade ago.
  • A new study from Stanford says that the size and circuitry of certain parts of children’s brains are predictors of how well they will respond to intensive math tutoring. Mercury News 
  • Jury selection began in Marin Superior Court in the trial of accused serial killer Joseph Naso, 89. Marin IJ
  • Three abalone divers died while fishing over the weekend along the Northern California coast. Chronicle 
  • Robert Edwards was named to succeed Steve Burd as CEO of Pleasanton-based Safeway. SF Business Times
  • Otto Jacobsen of San Rafael turns 105 years old today. Marin IJ
  • A San Jose woman was arrested after allegedly trying to sneak tainted bottles of orange juice into a Starbucks display case. Mercury News 
  • A teenager who survived a 35 foot fall in a sealed military bunker at the Marin Headlands with a broken arm could face trespassing charges. Marin IJ 

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