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Morning Wrap: 5/22/13

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

UCSF hospital workers strike, Gap’s annual meeting gets Bangladeshed, Marin home prices soar 23 percent in a year, more.

  • Thousands of workers at UC system hospitals, including UCSF Medical Center, walked off the job Tuesday in a two-day strike over wages, retirement benefits and staffing levels. Chronicle
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland was fined $142,970 for not properly isolating nearly two dozen patients suspected of having tuberculosis. Mercury News
  • BART’s board is expected to vote tomorrow on whether to drop its ban on bringing bicycles aboard trains during rush hour. Contra Costa Times
  • That May 15 crematory fire at Colma’s Cypress Lawn Cemetery was more tragic that initially disclosed. The remains of at least 16 people were washed away as firefighters fought the blaze. Mercury News
  • Richmond has given Chevron 30 days to compensate the city for damages attributed to last year’s refinery explosion and fire before hiring a high-powered legal firm to pursue a case against the oil giant. Contra Costa Times
  • Gap’s board got an earful from shareholders during the San Francisco-based clothier’s annual meeting for its role in stalling an accord to improve safety for garment workers in Bangladesh. SF Business Times
  • The  brother-in-law of Santa Clara DA Jeff Rosen’s top aide was fired after county officials determined that he didn’t meet the qualifications to be an investigator when Rosen hired him. Mercury News
  • Potential future for UCSF’s Laurel Heights campus: conversion to upscale senior housing. SF Business Times
  • Home prices in Marin continue to soar, with the median price reaching $931,000 in April, up 23 percent from the year before. Marin IJ
  • A former Peninsula letter-carrier charged with stealing thousands of pieces of mail while on the job was sentenced to 18 months in jail. Mercury News

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