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Morning Wrap: 5/14/13

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Feds will investigate Bay Bridge fiasco, German youth sailing team drops out of America’s Cup youth regatta, first-time home buyers losing out to investors in hot Bay Area market, more.

  • The Federal government will investigate the Bay Bridge east span’s engineering failings, including current and future plans by Caltrans on how to go about fixing them. Chronicle
  • A German sailing team dropped out of the America’s Cup youth regatta, saying the death of veteran sailor Andrew “Bart” Simpson raised questions about whether the young sailors would be safe. Chronicle
  • When have we seen this before? First-time Bay Area home buyers are losing out to investors in the hot residential real estate market. Chronicle
  • About 50 protesters returned to a contested strip of land in Albany owned by UC Berkeley  Monday to replant vegetables plowed under by university police over the weekend. Oakland Tribune
  • A San Leandro mother was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of her disabled 8-year-old daughter in what prosecutors portrayed as a murder-suicide attempt. Mercury News
  • Police in Napa were investigating the drowning death of Catherine Perata, 38, the daughter-in-law of former state Senate Pro Tem Don Perata. Mercury News
  • A San Mateo County judge rejected a last-minute attempt to delay the child molestation trial of once-renowned child psychologist William Ayers. Mercury News
  • The family of slain wealthy South Bay entrepreneur Ravi Kumra, whose murder highlighted a long association with prostitutes, say they fear prostitutes are waiting in the wings to claim a portion of his estate. Mercury News
  • The median pay for university presidents nationwide has eclipsed $441,000, with four of UC’s 11 presidents exceeding that figure. Oakland Tribune
  • Stanford researchers have found an African clawed frog in Golden Gate Park of the kind that carries an infection known to be deadly to other frog species. Bay City News Service

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