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Morning Wrap: 6/19/13

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Marin supes approve a county fair dress code aimed at gang members, push for off-the-boat retail at Fisherman’s Wharf,  big conservation victory in the East Bay, more.

Top of the news

Sonoma County has turned back, at least for now, a state parks proposal to charge $7 parking fees at 14 locations in the county where beach access has always been free. Chronicle

Two fatalities involving people hit by BART trains—at Colma and Hayward—within eight hours of each other Tuesday. Oakland Tribune

Politics and government

How’s this for a compromise tax settlement? The state has reduced pot dispensary Berkeley Patients Group’s bill from $7.5 million to $49,500. Berkeleyside

Marin County Supervisors approved a county fair dress code aimed at preventing gang members from wearing their colors. KCBS

Other news

That $100 million Hillsborough estate is still on the market and, not surprisingly, it’s on Forbes’ new list of the most expensive homes in America.

A San Francisco-based fisherman’s cooperative is trying to open an off-the-boat retail outlet at Fisherman’s Wharf. SF Business Times

San Jose’s two downtown theater troupes—San Jose Stage Company and City Lights Theater Company—are celebrating 30 year anniversaries with upcoming galas. Mercury News

Ignominious first-day ratings for CNN’s “New Day” breakfast show rollout: ratings were lower than those of the show it replaced. NYT

Michael Hastings, the journalist whose Rolling Stone feature led to the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, was killed in an early morning car crash Tuesday in Los Angeles. LA Times

“Fruitvale Station,” the film based on the last day of BART police shooting victim Oscar Grant III’s life, is set to open in theaters nationwide July 12. Oakland Tribune

Whales are putting on a spectacular show across Monterey Bay. Santa Cruz Sentinel

East Bay Regional Park District agreed to purchase the Roddy Ranch property near Antioch in the northeast shadow of Mount Diablo for $14.25 million, ensuring that a site long coveted by developers will be preserved. Contra Costa Times

Those with CalPERS health insurance benefits have something to smile about: recommended 2014 insurance rates represent the lowest average benefit increase in 15 years. Sac Bee

SF Business Times has a slideshow of the Giants’ new social media cafĂ© at AT&T Park. 

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