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Morning Wrap: 5/2/13

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Heat wave has Bay Area firefighters on alert, the future of the shuttered Alexandria Theater in the Richmond district, San Francisco’s STD rates climb, more.

  • The ongoing heat wave has firefighters across the Bay Area on high alert. Mercury News
  • California’s population has swollen to 37.9 million, with five Bay Area counties posting growth rates above 1 percent. Chronicle
  • Virgin America launched four daily flights between San Jose and Los Angeles Wednesday. Mercury News
  • UC Davis officials chose the design team and concept for a new 25,000-square-foot art museum to be built on campus next to Interstate 80. Chronicle
  • Gary Richards writes about why the Highway 4 improvement project in east Contra Costa County seems to never end. Mercury News
  • KQED looks at district attorney George Gascon’s data-driven approach to tracking offenders.
  • After years of waiting, San Francisco’s Planning Commission has approved a rehab and condo project for the Alexandria Theater in the Richmond District, shuttered since 2004. SF Business Times
  • The San Mateo County Times says that a Planned Parenthood clinic that has drawn vocal opposition in South San Francisco is likely to be approved by the Planning Commission tonight.
  • Why sexually transmitted disease rates continue to rise in San Francisco. Examiner
  • Sutter Health has filed notice that it plans for up to 169 layoffs at hospitals in Berkeley, Oakland, Burlingame and elsewhere. SF Business Times
  • Scott Herhold offers three reasons why the alleged Starbucks tainted orange juice story in San Jose likely won’t have legs. Mercury News

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