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Morning Wrap: 5/9/13

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Caltrans postpones decision on when Bay Bridge will open, Levi’s Stadium is the new moniker for the 49ers’ new Santa Clara home, controversy over handling Lesher Center sex abuse allegations in Walnut Creek, more.

  • Caltrans is now saying it will be yet another three weeks before a decision is made on whether the engineering-troubled east span of the Bay Bridge will open as originally intended over the Labor Day weekend. Chronicle
  • San Francisco’s Levi Strauss & Co. will pay $220 million over the next 20 years to put its name on the the 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara, which will be known as Levi’s Stadium. Chronicle 
  • A human head was found at a West Oakland recycling company. Chronicle
  • The last remnants of Doyle Drive have begun to come down as part of the second phase of the Presidio Parkway improvement. Marin IJ
  • Oakland Tribune editorializes that PG&E deserves the $2.25 billion penalty for its role in the deadly San Bruno disaster, which is about the same amount that a consulting firm estimated the utility could handle without it affecting ratepayers.
  • With 98 percent of its capital fundraising campaign in the bag three years ahead of schedule, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art announced it’s increasing the campaign’s goal from $555 million to $610 million. SF Business Times
  • San Francisco-based Twitter has established its first presence in Silicon Valley, leasing office space in Sunnyvale. Oakland Tribune
  • Santa Clara County prosecutor Jeff Rosen was on the defensive for retaliating against a whistleblower after demoting the most outspoken critic of his controversial paid administrative leave policy. Mercury News
  • In an unusual move, five former Walnut Creek mayors are openly criticizing city council members’ handling of a probe into who knew what about an alleged child sex scandal at the city’s Lesher Center for the Arts. Contra Costa Times
  • Marin Supervisor Susan Adams filed a response to a recall petition against her, urging voters, “Please don’t sign the recall petition!” Marin IJ
  • Shares of Palo-Alto based Tesla Motors jumped 20 percent in after-hours trading after the company posted its first-ever profit. SF Business Times

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