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Morning Wrap: 5/17/13

Friday, May 17, 2013

Once-renowned child psychiatrist William Ayers pleads no contest to molesting children, Dianne Feinstein won’t come to aid of Livermore’s National Ignition Facility project, latest effort to revive Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue, more.

  • Hundreds of nurses walked off the job at East Bay hospitals affiliated with Sutter Health this morning to begin an announced 7-day strike over wages, benefits and patient care issues. Contra Costa Times
  • The Obama administration budget cuts proposed for the National Ignition Facility in Livermore won’t get pushback from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who says it’s time to “reassess” the experimental project meant to try and help assure the safety of the nation’s nuclear arsenal. Chronicle
  • After years of court haggling and one mistrial due to a hung jury, once-renowned child psychiatrist William Ayers, 81, pleaded no contest to eight counts of child molestation in a Redwood City courtroom. Sentencing is Aug. 6. Mercury News
  • The latest attempt to help revive Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue: ban cars on part of it on Sundays during summer for an all-day party with music and food. Oakland Tribune
  • The suspect charged in the kidnapping and murder of Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar once again did not enter a plea during a court appearance Thursday, nearly a year after his arrest. Mercury News
  • A Caltrans project near Novato has uncovered what is believed to a major Coast Miwok archeological site. Marin IJ
  • The body of a man clad in a wetsuit and jacket was discovered in a rugged area of the Marin Headlands, hundreds of feet from the water. Marin IJ
  • Police arrested five people who entered a residence hall at San Francisco State last night and resisted efforts to remove them. Chronicle
  • A Southern California developer has bought a 150-acre parcel in Fremont near Interstate 880 and Auto Mall Parkway that’s creating a buzz about future major development. Oakland Tribune

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