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Morning Wrap: 4/9/13

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Santa Clara’s 49ers-fueled vision of a new “downtown,” new study signals big trouble for California wine country, doubts linger about Warriors, more.

  • A new climate change study published by the National Academy of Sciences portends a radical shrinkage of California’s wine-producing regions. Mercury News
  • Another tale from Bay Area real estate boom 2.0: The Prado Group sold a portfolio of San Francisco apartment buildings for $48 million, reaping a 38 percent increase over what it paid in 2009. SF Business Times
  • Now that they’ve secured the 49ers from San Francisco, Santa Clara officials are eyeing a huge new “downtown” that might be developed on 230 acres across from the new football stadium. Mercury News
  • Columnist Scott Herhold writes about the planned ceremony Saturday to commemorate the April 11, 1853 sinking of the Jenny Lind, the ship disaster on San Francisco Bay that that claimed at least 34 lives. Mercury News
  • Even as the Warriors prepare to try to clinch a playoff berth with a win tonight against lowly Minnesota, their disappointing loss to Utah Sunday continues to be parsed for signs that they’ve not really arrived. Mercury News
  • Tammerlin Drummond takes a dim view of those private patrols in Oakland being able to substitute for needed police protection. Oakland Tribune 
  • After a dismal spell of missteps and a stock plunge, J. C. Penny dumped former Apple retail guru Ron Johnson as its CEO. Mercury News
  • A Livermore family was rescued after their SUV plunged into the American River near Placerville. Contra Costa Times
  • The body of Giselle Ayala, 18, of Santa Rosa, a freshman on spring break from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, was found on a beach near Santa Barbara. Chronicle
  • Deer Valley High School in Antioch will test 200 students for tuberculosis after a student there was diagnosed with the infection. Contra Costa Times

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