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Morning Wrap: 5/30/13

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Caltrans appears to be prepping the public for Bay Bridge opening delay, SFMOMA’s groundbreaking, Drakes Bay Oyster Co. breaks with the nonprofit that was providing it with legal help, more.
  • Caltrans appears to be attempting to prepare the public that engineering problems with the new Bay Bridge span could delay the planned Labor Day opening by up to several months. Chronicle
  • SFMOMA officially, and ceremonially, broke ground Wednesday on the art museum’s grand 10-story expansion. Chronicle
  • Drakes Bay Oyster Co. cut ties with Cause of Action, the nonprofit that was providing it with legal help to stay open at Point Reyes National Seashore, after a dustup over a PBS news broadcast. Marin IJ 
  • Lawyers for Gov. Jerry Brown are now arguing that the governor shouldn’t be held in contempt for failing to comply with federal court orders to reduce prison crowding, saying it’s up to the Legislature to act. LA Times
  • Here’s a switch: San Francisco Public Library actually plans to extend hours at three of its branches. Examiner
  • The Mercury News looks at how Vivek Ranadive, founder and CEO of Palo Alto-based Tibco Software, managed to buy the Sacramento Kings.
  • Investigators say they are looking for possible additional sex abuse victims of a former coach at Richmond’s Kennedy High School, charged with 16 felony counts, including rape, involving minors. Contra Costa Times
  • Former Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson was hired by Apple with the title of vice president of environmental initiatives. Mercury News
  • Updated cost estimates for Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build two massive tunnels around the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta in order to move water from Northern to Southern California: $24.7 billion. Contra Costa Times
  • Mountain View’s police department has come up with a unique way to reunite people with lost or stolen property using social media—Pinterest. NBC Bay Area
  • After beating the Giants twice in Oakland, the A’s win again last night, 9-6, after the four-game series moves to AT&T Park. Mercury News 

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