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Morning Wrap: 5/10/13

Friday, May 10, 2013

Fatality during America’s Cup practice run, stunning statistic on how Oakland police don’t bother investigating burglaries, 49ers’ Santa Clara stadium tops the $1 billion revenue mark, more.

  • Andrew “Bart” Simpson, a two-time Olympic sailing medalist form Britain was killed yesterday afternoon when Sweden’s Artemis Racing catamaran capsized during an America’s Cup practice run. Mercury News
  • Stunner from the consultants’ report on Oakland’s police department: It’s so ineffectively structured that only one part-time investigator was assigned to handle 10,000 reported burglaries last year. Chronicle
  • A new protest is expected in Albany tomorrow over the University of California’s plans to develop property near the so-called Gill Tract, where protesters calling themselves Occupy the Farm demonstrated last year. Oakland Tribune
  • With its just-announced naming rights deal with Levi Strauss & Co., the 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara has topped $1 million in revenue. Mercury News
  • All Nippon Airways’ San Jose to Tokyo service using the troubled Boeing 787 Dreamliner is set to resume June 1, after the planes are retrofitted with new batteries that were deemed responsible for on-board fires. Mercury News
  • Prosecutors in Las Vegas will seek the death penalty for the self-described pimp charged in the shooting and fiery car crash that killed three people, including aspiring Oakland rapper Kenneth Cherry Jr., aka Kenny Clutch. AP
  • The Mercury News reports a huge jump in theft and stolen cars across the Bay Area in the past year.
  • The union representing Santa Clara County prosecutors filed a grievance protesting DA Jeff Rosen’s demotion of an attorney who criticized his controversial paid-leave policy. Mercury News 
  • A Vacaville High School teacher was arrested on suspicion of lewd conduct with one of his students. Vacaville Reporter
  • San Francisco-based Say Media is laying off 10 percent of its 400-person staff. SF Business Times
  • A county grand jury has called on Marin County’s municipalities to join the county government in banning plastic bags. Marin IJ 

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