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Morning Wrap: 6/20/13

Thursday, June 20, 2013

BART Police try to get in front of the Fruitvale movie, youngster who saved dad’s life charged in double murder, Richmond takes a turn banning plastic bags, more.

Top of the news


Once hailed a hero for saving his dad’s life, a 16-year-old boy has been charged with stabbing a couple to death at their home in Davis. AP

Politics and government


That voter-approved panel appointed by the governor to decide on such things has decided to give the governor, legislators and other state office holders a 5 percent pay raise in December—restoring some of the cuts of five years ago—and reduce what they pay for health care. Chronicle

Sac Bee graphic illustrates how state lawmakers will make at least twice as much as most California workers after their pay bump.

A federal survey finds 28.7 percent of San Francisco’s bridges structurally deficient, the second highest such percentage of any city in California. Chronicle

Other news and items of interest


Cash-strapped Los Angeles Unified School District is ordering iPads for all of its students, starting with an initial purchase of $30 million for the first 31,000 of them. AP

After another alleged victim comes forward, a former football coach at Richmond’s Kennedy High School is charged with more child molestation counts, bringing his total to 39. Contra Costa Times

Wired senior editor Michael Copeland has left to join venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz where he will lead the company’s “content strategy.” SF Business Times

Three weeks before “Fruitvale Station,” the movie about Oscar Grant III’s death at the hands of a former BART cop, the transit agency announces its bringing in a retired police chief to assess progress on reforms recommended following the 2009 shooting. Contra Costa Times

A new Salary Surfer website lets you see what  median earnings are for the state’s community college graduates. Oakland Tribune

Jose Manuel Carreno, most recently a principal performer with American Ballet Theatre, was named artistic director of Ballet San Jose. Mercury News

Richmond is the latest Bay Area city to ban plastic bags in grocery and retail stores. Contra Costa Times

Can Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors do no wrong? Even when the electric carmaker suffers a minor recall, its stock goes up. SF Business Times

In-N-Out Burger is proposes to open a new store in Alameda that would stay open until 2 a.m.. Mercury News 

Mill Valley’s Planned Parenthood office relocates to San Rafael and about three dozen people showed up to protest. Marin IJ

In case you wondered, the Walnut Creek Yacht Club won this year’s just-announced Best Martini in the East Bay contest. Mercury News


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