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Morning Wrap: 7/10/13

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

NTSB probes possible pilot error, Supes clear way for condos and hotel near AT&T Park, 8 Washington project looks like it’s headed to November ballot, more.

Top of the news

National Transportation Safety Board investigators turned their attention to what increasingly looks like possible pilot error in the crash of Asiana Flight 214. Mercury News

From the heartfelt apology of Asiana Airlines’ president to reaction of people on the street, many South Koreans are reacting to Saturday’s plane crash personally. AP

Apple broke antitrust laws by conspiring with publishers to raise the price of electronic books, a federal judge ruled this morning. AP 

Politics and government

The Board of Supervisors cleared the way for an investment group to build 350 residential units and a 250-room hotel across Lefty O’Doul Bridge from AT&T Park. SF Business Times

Now that CalPERS has postponed the opening of the Bay Bridge eastern span to at least December, there’s growing doubt about whether a celebration of the new span will happen. Mercury News


Other news and items of interest

Think expectations for the Warriors have been raised? They’ve sold 13,400 season tickets, a new franchise record, compared to 9,600 at this time last year. SF Business Times

It looks like the controversial 8 Washington condo development may be headed for the November ballot. SF Business Times

A local arbitrator ruled there was no reason for longshoremen, who blocked ships at some berths for several hours Tuesday at the Port of Oakland, to be picketing. Oakland Tribune

San Jose’s lawsuit against Major League Baseball over its efforts to help the A’s move from Oakland was assigned to veteran jurist U. S. District Judge Ronald Whyte, 70, of San Jose. Mercury News

Silicon Graphics International is moving its headquarters and 200 workers from Fremont to Milpitas. SF Business Times

Remember MSN TV, the set top box technology Microsoft introduced in 1997 amid great fanfare? It’s being shut down. Gigaom

A judge sentenced a teacher’s aide at Richmond College Prep Elementary School to five years in prison for molesting nine of his students. Mercury News

San Jose’s former HP Pavilion, aka the Shark Tank, officially became the SAP Center yesterday. Mercury News

For the third time in two months a masked gunman robbed a Jack in the Box restaurant in Hayward. This time the robber put employees in the freezer. Mercury News

Nothing ventured, nothing gained: the slumping Giants signed outfielder Jeff Francoeur, who was released by the Royals after hitting .208, to a minor league contract. The Splash

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