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Morning Wrap: 4/5/13

Friday, April 5, 2013

Apple’s new HQ could cost $2 billion more than expected, 4,725 people apply for 180 jobs at Concord call center, San Francisco housing wait list for homeless families at an all-time high, more.

  • Talk about cost overruns: Apple’s new Cupertino headquarters could cost $2 billion more than planned. Mercury News
  • San Francisco’s waiting list for homeless families to access shelters is at an all-time high. Chronicle
  • Forget worries over the new Bay Bridge eastern span’s structural problems, organizers say a Labor Day grand opening celebration partly funded by bridge tolls will go forward. Contra Costa Times
  • About those 180 jobs at the state’s planned new insurance exchange call center in Concord: 4,725 people have applied so far. Contra Costa Times
  • The ship pilot accused of causing the tanker Overseas Reymar to crash into the base of a west span Bay Bridge tower in January was stripped of his pilot’s license. Chronicle
  • Businesses along a stretch of Berkeley’s struggling Telegraph Avenue were given permission to stay open 24 hours if they wish without being subject to fees and red tape. Oakland Tribune
  • The Museum of Craft and Design moves into its new home on Third Street in the Dogpatch neighborhood along the San Francisco waterfront tomorrow. KTVU 2
  • A couple who only recently met online and began dating were charged with a spree of armed robberies on the Peninsula. San Mateo County Times
  • Chairman Ray Lane will give up his post and two other board members are resigning from Palo Alto’s troubled Hewlett-Packard. Mercury News
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Woods National Monument and Fort Point combined saw the most visitors among National Park Service properties last year—17 million. Marin IJ
  • Rising star chef Lucas Knox was tapped to head up Burritt Room + Tavern at San Francisco’s Mystic Hotel. SF Business Times
  • A problem one week into the Golden Gate Bridge’s new era without human toll takers: scofflaws are cheating by cruising through the carpool lane without the required three riders. Marin IJ
  • A paramedic who was shot in the head in his car and plunged down a ravine in the Oakland hills Tuesday has died, even as police, who have no suspect, pursue a motive. ABC 7
  • The A’s beat Seattle 8-2 to salvage the last game of the series and post their first win of the young season. Mercury News 

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