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Morning Wrap: 6/21/13

Friday, June 21, 2013

Judges order Gov. Brown to immediately begin releasing prisoners, full service grocery coming to Mid-Market, Oakland’s post-federal overseer police department gives a nod to community policing, more.

Top of the news

In a rebuke of Gov. Jerry Brown, a three-judge federal panel ordered him to immediately begin releasing inmates from the state’s overcrowded prison system, something he has resisted doing. LA Times

Politics and government

The city of Oakland went back to court yesterday to fight the federal government’s effort to close Harborside Health Center, reputedly the nation’s largest medical marijuana dispensary. Oakland Tribune

Oakland Police, settling in under a new federal overseer, is unveiling a new kinder, gentler face with an emphasis on more community policing and getting more officers out from behind desks and onto city streets. Oakland Tribune


Other news and items of interest

Where was that protest again? About a 1,000 nurses who are gathered in San Francisco for a professional conference marched on the Golden Gate Bridge yesterday—in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline’s construction from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. Chronicle

A storm in the Gulf of Alaska could mean rain in the Bay Area by Sunday or Monday. Monday

Another sign of Mid-Market’s transformation: it’s getting its first full-service grocery, in the building that houses Twitter headquarters. SF Business Times

Curious Mercury News headline: “Wall Street plummets as Facebook adds video to Instagram, Oracle sales disappoint.”

The Oregonian, Portland’s daily newspaper, announced it’s reducing home delivery to three days a week. Poynter

The first crude Apple computer designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak is expected to fetch up to $500,000 when it goes up for auction at Christie’s in New York next week. KTVU 2

Former World Boxing Association welterweight champion and Pittsburg resident James Page, 42, was indicted by a grand jury in Oakland on charges of robbing six East Bay banks. Contra Costa Times

Police in San Mateo think they’ve identified the so-called “knock, knock” house burglar, although they’ve not located him yet. San Mateo County Times

San Francisco attorney James Donato and San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman were nominated by the White House for federal judgeships. Mercury News

Filmmaker George Lucas unveiled statues of his iconic Yoda and Indiana Jones characters at San Anselmo’s Imagination Park. Marin IJ

A 16-year-old boy who was reportedly beaten and shot by a gang mob in broad daylight in an East San Jose neighborhood died of his injuries. Mercury News

Oracle is moving from the Nasdaq to the New York Stock Exchange, becoming the fourth Nasdaq-100 company to do so this year. SF Business Times

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