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Morning Wrap: 5/6/13

Monday, May 6, 2013

Looking for answers in tragic limousine fire that claimed bride and four others, tenant evictions soar in San Francisco, another Bay Area weather swing, more.
  • The coolness that slipped back into the Bay Area is supposed to gradually disappear as the week wears on, with a chance of a few thundershowers today. Chronicle
  • No answers yet as to what caused that tragic limousine fire on the San Mateo bridge Saturday night, claiming the lives of a bride and four of her friends on their way to a wedding party. Mercury News; Chronicle 
  • The Mercury News looks at how Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s political action committee has run into hot water while supporting individual politicians on partisan grounds.
  • Tenant evictions in San Francisco have reached levels not seen since the early 2000s. Examiner 
  • Former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher of San Diego, the once up-and-coming GOP star who became an independent last year, switched his party affiliation to Democrat. Capitol Alert
  • The Mercury News’ Tim Kawakami asks if the Warriors have what it takes to beat the San Antonio Spurs. We’ll find out starting tonight in their best-of-seven series.
  • A Northern California lawyers' group decried the newly-announced once-a-month closure of Bay Area federal courts as “death by a thousand cuts” and “an outrage.” Courthouse News Service
  • Ann McDonald, the Marin woman who made widespread headlines after being convicted of hiring two hit men to kill her husband in 1991, died in prison at age 79, it was reported over the weekend. Marin IJ
  • The Giants replaced the Barry Bonds homerun plaque stolen from the wall outside AT&T Park in April. Mercury News
  • CNN anchor Carol Costello was mugged on an Atlanta street. TV Newser
  • Another blip for Oakland’s First Friday arts street fair over the weekend: a man with a gun was arrested following the festival. Oakland Tribune
  • Six people were shot and injured in a shooting near a McDonald’s in East Palo Alto Sunday afternoon. KTVU 2 

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