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Morning Wrap: 7/1/13

Monday, July 1, 2013

More heat, Chevron’s $1 billion plans for Richmond refinery, SF Pride helps BART edge toward a single-day ridership record, more.

Monday Quick List


Maybe not quite so many triple digits, but the Bay Area heat wave is supposed to stick around this week. Chronicle

Owing largely to the San Francisco Pride celebration, BART was on track for a record ridership day Sunday. Chronicle

Justice Anthony Kennedy Sunday denied a request from Prop 8 supporters to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in California. AP

Oakland city workers, excluding police, fire and other emergency services workers, plan a one-day strike today. Chronicle

The state’s ban on shark fin soup and anything else made with shark fins goes into effect today. Mercury News

Some good news for one community orchestra: the Mill Valley Philharmonic’s attendance was up 20 percent during the just concluded 2012-13 season. Marin IJ

Chevron wants to spend upwards of $1 billion to upgrade its Richmond refinery and expand the varieties of crude oil it refines there. Contra Costa Times

The Mercury News looks at how a growing number of Bay Area police agencies have turned to Big Data technologies to keep an eye on us in public places, whether or not we know it.

The Giants won in Colorado to break a six-game losing streak. Mercury News 

The LA Times announced “modest staff reductions,” apparently mostly members of its graphics and design team, without divulging numbers but which were being reported variously as between seven and 20 staffers. LA Observed; Romenesko


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