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Morning Wrap: 5/31/13

Friday, May 31, 2013

Delay ahead for high-speed rail, state appeals court decision extends death penalty limbo, ex-PG&E manager says he was fired after refusing to mislead regulators, more.
  • State high-speed rail officials acknowledged that they almost certainly won’t break ground in July, as hoped, on the $69 billion project. Mercury News
  • A former PG&E manager who says he was hired to clean up the utility’s shoddy records after the San Bruno disaster sued PG&E, alleging that he was fired after resisting efforts to mislead regulators. Mercury News
  • A state appeals court scrapped California’s latest attempt to update its lethal injection procedures, leaving the death penalty in limbo for the foreseeable future. Mercury News
  • A long-awaited new parking structure opened yesterday at the Richmond BART station. Contra Costa Times
  • Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors unveiled plans for a network of fast-charger stations that would allow drivers using the network to drive the electric vehicles between California and New York. Mercury News
  • San Francisco Zoo welcomed a newborn baby giraffe, weighing 130 pounds. Contra Costa Times
  • A community safety officer at UC Santa Cruz was arrested and charged with plotting a robbery and possessing assault weapons. Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • String Letter Publishing, which publishes Acoustic Guitar and Strings magazines, is moving to Richmond after more than two decades in Marin County, its publisher announced. Marin IJ
  • The Giants avoided a sweep by beating the A’s 5-2 behind Barry Zito in the fourth game of their series, at AT&T Park. Chronicle
  • Warriors assistant coach Mike Malone was named the Sacramento Kings’ new coach. Mercury News 

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