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Morning Wrap: 6/27/13

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Salon.com continues to bleed revenue, Lennar starts some construction at Hunter’s Point, life after DOMA, more.

Top of the news


Edith Windsor is mobbed by journalists and supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court on March 27, when the court heard oral arguments in the case that challenged the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.After DOMA, what’s next for gay married couples. NPR

After yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8 it will likely be at least a month before California joins the 12 other states where gay couples already have the right to wed. Sac Bee

Now that BART workers have given union leaders authorization to strike, all eyes turn to the bargaining table with the prospect that, barring late resolution, a work stoppage could occur as early as Monday. Chronicle

Politics and government


California Pacific Medical Center’s re-invented plan to build a new hospital on Cathedral Hill and rebuild St. Luke’s Hospital in the Mission district sailed through the Board of Supervisors. Chronicle

Died: Elizabeth Coleman, a plaintiff in a groundbreaking sex discrimination lawsuit against Newsweek who went on to be Gov. Jerry Brown’s press secretary in the 1970s and later a vice president of American Express, in New York City, at age 68. Sac Bee

Other news and items of interest


San Francisco-based Salon Media Group, parent of Salon.com, continues to bleed revenue, losing $3.9 million in the year ended in March. SF Business Times

Remember the once-promising buzz associated with OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network? It’s scheduled to begin airing soap operas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” both axed by ABC. NYT

Lennar has started construction on the first 88 townhouses at the former Hunter’s Point Naval Shipyard. SF Business Times

The state has fined health giant Kaiser Permanente $4 million for problems related to patient access to mental health services. LA Times

Fortunate fisherman: the man whose kayak was bitten into by a shark off Pacifica Tuesday but who got away unharmed. Chronicle

Another lawsuit against Monster Beverage, this one in Oakland, from the parents of a teenager who died of cardiac arrhythmia last year after, they say, he habitually drank the energy drink. AP

Palo Alto police blotter item: “Someone urinated in the ticket booth at Stanford Theatre.” Mercury News

Dr. Jane Goodall will be presented the new WildCare Environmental Award for her work with chimpanzees in Tanzania at an event in Sausalito Oct. 15. Marin IJ

A lawyer for the ACLU warned that the new dress code adopted for the Marin Country Fair, which begins next week, is apt to result in lots of violations that he says are unduly aimed at Latino youths. Marin IJ

A federal judge has ordered the U. S. Bureau of Land Management to sell more timber in Southern Oregon, vacating a tool used to avoid harming the northern spotted owl. AP


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