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Morning Wrap: 6/13/13

Thursday, June 13, 2013

BART brass reacts to Dorothy Dugger story, a mixed report card for Bay Area hospitals, what waterfront restaurants are doing to attract the America’s Cup crowd, more. 

Thursday news and notes


Two of the three engineering panelists commissioned by Caltrans to review the severity of the Bay Bridge’s bolt problems say the eastern span should open Labor Day weekend as planned, with or without bolt repairs. Contra Costa Times

BART brass’s first reaction to reports that ousted ex-BART chief Dorothy Dugger was kept on the payroll and paid to do nothing: It’s worth examining as a potential abuse. Contra Costa Times

More than half of Bay Area hospitals had worse-than-average death rates for at least one medical procedure or patient condition in 2010 and 2011, a new state report says. Mercury News

New Cal football coach Sonny Dykes rolled out a plan to improve the football program’s slumping academic performance: he’s requiring players to spend two years in campus dorms. Daily Californian

A low-speed collision between a Muni bus and a trolley on Market Street sends 15 people to the hospital. Chronicle

Bay Area home foreclosures were down in May. Mercury News

What waterfront restaurants are doing to try and reel in the America’s Cup crowd. SF Business Times

Pleasanton-based Safeway is selling its stores in Canada for $5.7 billion. SF Business Times

A 25-year-old UC Berkeley graduate student was sentenced to six years in prison for killing his girlfriend and her 6-year-old son during a drunken driving accident last year. Oakland Tribune

Jury selection is finished in the trial of accused serial murderer Joseph Naso, 79, in Marin Superior Court. Marin IJ

Bay Area native and just-retired New York Knick Jason Kidd was hired as the Brooklyn Nets’ new coach. ESPN

A frame grab from the video shot in BART's 16th Street Mission Station  in San Francisco shows naked acrobat Yeiner Perez accosting people in the station and performing acrobatic moves in and around the turn-styles.Now that video of a naked man running amok in the 16th Street BART station has made the YouTube playlist, C. W. Nevius at the Chronicle wonders why no one tried to stop him.


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