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Morning Wrap: 5/8/13

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Nurses prepare a weeklong strike against five East Bay hospitals, Jerry Brown breaks his silence on Bay Bridge fiasco, FBI stats qualify Oakland as the robbery capital of America, more.

  • Hundreds of registered nurses are planning a 7-day strike against five Sutter Health hospitals in the East Bay with which they’ve not agreed to contract terms. Mercury News
  • The federal government filed a lawsuit against Berkeley’s largest medical marijuana outlet with the aim of seizing the property from its landlord. Oakland Tribune
  • Lots of grief and now some finger-pointing in the San Mateo Bridge limousine fire tragedy. Chronicle
  • Gov. Jerry Brown broke his silence on the unfolding Bay Bridge engineering fiasco, saying it was premature to “pull our hair out yet.” Mercury News
  • A former chief of staff to Alameda County supervisor Scott Haggerty filed suit against his former boss, claiming he was pushed out of his job illegally. Oakland Tribune
  • One more unwanted crime distinction for Oakland: FBI figures qualify it as the robbery capital of America. Oakland Tribune 
  • Saint Mary’s College is appealing some of the penalties imposes by the NCAA on its men’s basketball program. Contra Costa Times
  • Optimistic sports story of the day: the Warriors, who play at San Antonio in Game 2 of their series tonight, aren’t demoralized after blowing a 16-point lead in the last 4 minutes and losing in double overtime in Game 1, the Mercury News says.

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