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Morning Wrap: 6/3/13

Monday, June 3, 2013

Another hiker goes over Nevada Fall at Yosemite. Trial opens in infamous 2009 Richmond High homecoming dance gang rape. Five homicides in a week in San Jose. Lots more.

Politics and Government


June 9 will be “Love Our Lake Day” in Oakland to celebrate the renovations in and around Lake Merritt. Oakland Tribune

He’s convicted but not sentenced so it’s entirely possible that disgraced former Santa Clara County supervisor George Shirakawa Jr. could vote for his successor tomorrow and be hauled off to jail on Friday. Mercury News

More than 600 high-strength rods and bolts used to secure the seismic equipment on the Bay Bridge eastern span are harder than the level at which a Caltrans expert says they’re vulnerable to cracking. Chronicle

City auditor Courtney Ruby becomes the latest high-profile Oakland politician to say she won’t challenge Mayor Jean Quan in 2014. Oakland Tribune

Media, Arts, Books


The 36th annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards were presented by the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club in Foster City Saturday night. SF Peninsula Press Club

The Chronicle steps away from a Comcast SportsNet Bay Area sports talk show and Yahoo steps in: “Chronicle Live” becomes “Yahoo! Sports Talk Live.” SF Business Times

SFMOMA closed its doors Sunday, after thousands filed through, for its multi-year expansion project. Chronicle 

The Marin History Museum is struggling to stay open. Marin IJ

Deborah Cullinan was named the new executive director of the Yerba Buena Center for the
Arts. Chronicle

News and notes


An outbreak of hepatitis A linked to frozen berries bought at Costco stores in five states has reached Contra Costa County. Chronicle

A 19-year-old hiker from Sacramento is the latest person to be swept over 594-foot Nevada Fall at Yosemite after swimming to cool off above the fall Saturday afternoon. Chronicle

All Nippon Airways finally got its Boeing 787 Dreamliner service between San Jose and Tokyo off the ground again over the weekend. Mercury News

Opening statements are scheduled today in the dual jury trial of two men charged in the notorious 2009 gang rape of a 16-year-old girl outside a homecoming dance at Richmond High School. Contra Costa Times

San Jose recorded five homicides last week. Mercury News

Nuttiest arrest over the weekend: the Vallejo man who during a high-speed chase tried to drive through a downtown Filipino parade. Vallejo Times-Herald


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