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Morning Wrap: 5/20/13

Monday, May 20, 2013

Poverty rises in Bay Area, Bay to Breakers goes off with no security issues, backlash over Burlingame restaurant serving African lion meat, more.

  • A new Brookings Institution study to be released today shows a dramatic upsurge in suburban poverty in the Bay Area over the last decade. Mercury News
  • Post-Boston security concerns aside, the 102nd Bay to Breakers run went off without incident Sunday under the watchful eye of an expanded police presence. Chronicle
  • A man suffered life-threatening injuries after falling from the roof of a building in the 200 block of Fell Street during a Bay to Breakers house party. Chronicle
  • The backlash is hot and heavy after a Japanese restaurant in Burlingame puts African lion meat on the menu. Mercury News
  • Santa Clara County is scrutinizing an ambulance deal and disgraced former county supervisor George Shirakawa Jr.’s role in it. Mercury News
  • Could a 4-mile stretch of Highway 156 between the Monterey Peninsula and the Bay Area become the first toll road in California north of Los Angeles? Mercury News
  • Berkeley is set to raise fees on a host of services, including tattoos, homemade cupcakes and boat berths. Chronicle 
  • Yahoo’s much-publicized $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr is expected to be officially announced today at a news conference in New York. Mercury News
  • San Jose SaberCats defensive coordinator Cedric Shawn Walker was jailed on felony battery charges after an altercation following the Arena Football League team’s game in Jacksonville, Florida, over the weekend. Mercury News
  • Two homicides in Oakland Sunday, bringing the total for the year so far to 39. Oakland Tribune

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