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Morning Wrap: 5/1/13

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Warriors lose at Denver setting up Game 6 at Oracle tomorrow, judge sets June 7 sentencing for ex-Santa Clara County supe, Facebook gears up for expected environmental protesters today, more.

  • On to Game 6 at Oracle tomorrow night. The Warriors dug themselves too deep a hole and couldn’t quite climb out of it last night, losing 107-100 to the Nuggets in Denver. Mercury News
  • A judge set June 7 for sentencing disgraced former Santa Clara County supervisor George Shirakawa Jr. on felony corruption charges. Mercury News
  • Protesters are expected at Facebook in Menlo Park today in response to CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s role with a public policy group believed to be advocating for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Political Blotter
  • The woman accused of tainting two bottles of orange juice with lethal doses of rubbing alcohol and putting them in a display case at a Starbucks in San Jose was booked on suspicion of attempted murder. Mercury News
  • A state audit finds persistent security problems at Alameda Superior Court. Chronicle
  • The S&P 500 index closed at a record high, at 1,597.57, thanks in large part to tech stocks. AP
  • The president of a parent-teacher group at an  Antioch elementary school was arrested after being accused of embezzling thousands of dollars. Contra Costa Times
  • Former California First Lady Maria Shriver is returning to NBC News, primarily to report about women’s issues. NYT
  • Graffiti scrawled on Filipino businesses in Union City are being investigated as a hate crime. Mercury News
  • Talk of a long-sought transit link between East Contra Costa County and the San Joaquin Valley are revving up again, with public meetings scheduled in the coming weeks. Contra Costa Times

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